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Marshalltown approves 17 million dollar facility

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MARSHALLTOWN - Marshalltown voters have overwhelmingly approved plans to spend $17.5 million on a center for the city's police and fire departments.
The Times-Republican reports voters approved the center Tuesday night, with 65.2 percent supporting the proposal and 34.8 percent opposed.
The margin of victory was enough to top a 60 percent threshold required for passage of such tax measures in Iowa.
The vote came 15 months after about 65 percent of voters defeated a police-only measure.
The measure backed by voters will allow the city to borrow $17.5 million to buy property from the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA, purchase additional land and make street adjustments.
City officials say police and firefighters need a larger, more modern facility.

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