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2010 Census

Community center should be a ballot issue [Letter]

The Mount Airy Community Center Task Force looked at a community center in Howard County and then made recommendations to construct a similar center. They included a strong recommendation that a commercial kitchen and other amenities be included in this community center. But is Howard County really similar to Mount Airy? According to the 2010 Census, Howard County has a county-wide municipal tax base of approximately 100,000 households. No surprise, then, that it can support five amenity rich community centers with an average of 20,000 households per center. Mount Airy has 3,107 households, which is substantially less than the tax base that Howard has per community center. Although the...