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Newtown moves forward on new Community Center project

The Newtown Board of Selectmen will vote next month on a date for a referendum for the Newtown Community Center project.  The Legislative Council voted Wednesday night to authorize sending the $9.5 million request for design and construction costs back to the Board. 


The proposed facility has a senior center and an aquatics center.  The funding comes from a $15 million grant donated by General Election last year.  The grant is to be used for the development, construction and operation of a new community center. 


The aquatics center would have a multi-lane pool with a diving component .  The other pool would be for lessons, therapy and a play area for kids.  The pools would be different temperatures.  Men's and women's locker rooms and separate family facilities would be built into the center.  A room for team meetings and events, a cafe, vending machines and lobby are also in the plans.


First Selectman Pat Llodra said at the meeting that projected revenue would go up even though there is no plan to increase the fee to belong to the senior center, based on new programming and more members.

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