Licking residents overwhelming approved a half-cent recreation sales tax Tuesday that will allow the community to construct its first swimming pool.
The vote was 156-43. A simple majority was required for passage.
In additional to swimming lanes, the pool features several other amenities that will appeal to all ages.
The $1.3 million project will be built at Deer Lick Park. Work is slated to begin in the spring for completion by Memorial Day 2012.