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North Ogden Sued Over Swimming Pool

North Ogden Sued Over Swimming Pool



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- An Ogden resident has filed a lawsuit over the city's new aquatic center.

Dorothy Littrell has filed a lawsuit against North Ogden and its Redevelopment Agency.

She claims the city circumvented voters by going through the RDA to approve the four-point-two (M) million dollar aquatic center.

Last year, the city had to close the 40-year-old pool due to reconstruction costs outweighing the overall worth of the pool.

Last May, the city's RDA decided to move forward with a new pool using the city's sales tax increment over the next 20 years.

After 2006, tax increment funds will no longer be available for such a purpose.

This is the second time Littrell has filed a lawsuit against a Weber County city. She's currently suing Ogden over property rights in the Walmart case. That case is expected to go to court today.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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