Brandon voters are making a $12-million decision. At stake is the future of a town park. The City wants to make upgrades and expansions while those against the plan don't like the price tag.
A cool, rainy October day doesn't usually bring an outdoor pool or ball fields to mind, but for many in Brandon, it's a hot issue.
"Once you get in there, yes or no, done," voter Alex Zuke said.
While the ballot just has one decision on it, a steady stream of voters is turning out. The issue at hand is Aspen Park and city plans to renovate the town's pool. The bond issue would also allow new parking lots and softball and baseball fields to be built.
If approved, construction could start as early as next year with the new ball diamonds ready for play in the spring of 2016.
"I hope that people are making a really informed decision when they vote today and the voters will decide," voter Sandy Klatt said.
The bond would add $300 in property taxes per $100,000 of value. Voters say no matter how this one goes; many in the community have been engaged in the debate.
"It's important to show your support for the community that you live in," Klatt said.
"Whether they're going to have to pay for something or whether the kids are going to get what they need and just making sure that the right thing happens," Zuke said.
And once the ballots are counted, we'll know if voters say the plan is fair, or foul.
The Brandon City Council says that if voters reject this plan, they'll start working on an alternative.