The city of Reynoldsburg and the YMCA will hold a town-hall meeting April 12 to update residents on plans for a proposed community recreation center.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.

Building the community center is contingent on voter approval of Issue 11 on the May 2 primary election ballot.

If approved, it would increase the city's income tax rate from 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent. It would be Reynoldsburg's first income tax increase for more than 30 years.

City Auditor Richard Harris said the tax issue would generate about $6.5 million per year.

Mayor Brad McCloud said the community recreation center is being designed as a partnership between the city and the YMCA. Reynoldsburg would build the two-story, 52,000-square foot center on 9.75 acres at 7215 E. Main St.. The YMCA would manage and operate the facility.

Development Director Dan Havener said the tax increase would not only pay for the recreation center, but also infrastructure improvements associated with parks and recreation and the Reynoldsburg Senior Center.

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