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Sports complex referendum to be acknowledged
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In what will be among Jeffrey Graham and Pat Partin’s final actions as, respectively, Camden’s mayor and a city councilman, Camden City Council will consider a resolution to declare and acknowledge the results of a referendum held during the Nov. 6 general election on the construction of a proposed sports complex. By a 7 percent margin, city voters said “no” to continuing the project, which would have seen a $5 million to $6 million sports complex built on part of the grounds of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy at the intersection of Campbell and Rutledge streets. Although not mentioned in the ballot measure, council had proposed paying for the project through hospitality taxes and engaging a third party -- likely the YMCA of Columbia -- to administer the facility.