Utah County commissioners have delayed until next week a decision on whether to hold a special bond election to help fund the proposed Utah Valley Special Events Center.
Commissioner Malcolm Beck said legal details need to be finalized before the commission can approve the election. The voting districts must be determined and advertised at the time the election is approved.Beck said the commission will likely approve the election next Wednesday and will likely set it for April 9.
Commissioners are hoping that voters will approve a $7.7 million bond to provide funding for a 6,500-to-8,500-seat special events center to be built on the Utah Valley Community College campus. The bond would be repaid either through a property tax increase or by imposing a 1 percent restaurant tax that was recently passed by the Legislature. Commissioners said they will likely use the restaurant tax to repay the bond.