The Montrose City Council will consider a resolution tonight that would make official the council’s support for a proposed recreation center.

Montrose Mayor Judy Ann Files said she expects the council to unanimously approve the resolution that also urges the public to vote “yes.”

“Understand we have done real in-depth research on the economic impact and how the rec center will affect the community, but also with all of us it is a quality of life issue,” she said.

Opponents of the rec center, including Curtis Robinson, have doubts the rec center will have a positive economic impact on the community. Instead, they assert that the .3 percent sales tax increase for the rec center is too much for the community to bear.

Files said 25 years ago when the vote for the Pavilion was up, there were opponents who said the Pavilion wouldn’t’ see much use, but now it is used all the time.

While normally resolutions are signed only by the mayor, this resolution, which is likely to be approved, would be signed by all the councilors, Files said. The city council meeting begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the city council chamber in the Elks Civic Building at 107 South Cascade Ave.

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