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— Gentry Voters on Tuesday approved the city’s plan to spend up to $15 million for park expansion and improvement.

Vote totals show 121 people, or 81%, voted for the issue and 29 people, or 19%, voted against, according to unofficial results from Benton County’s Election Commission.

The vote allows the city to redirect one-half cent of the city’s recently passed seven-eighths cent sales tax increase to back a bond issue for the park work. Voters approved the sales tax increase in November 2018.

The city hired Garver, an architectural engineering firm, to study and develop plans for park expansion and improvements.

The plan includes buying land and building recreational facilities. The bond money could be used for constructing amenities such as a splash pad, athletic courts and fields, bicycle and walking trails, parking areas and more.

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