BG to put park levy on May ballot PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:29
Bowling Green voters will be asked to approve a 1.4-mill renewal operating levy for the city's parks and recreation department on the May 7 primary ballot.
City council Monday night unanimously approved two resolutions needed to submit the issue to the Wood County Board of Elections.
The existing operating levy expires Dec. 31 with taxes from 2012 being collected through 2013.
A renewal levy would generate the same amount of income for the department. There would be no increase in taxes. The renewal would run for three years.
BG's Park and Recreation Board initially considered seeking additional funds but decided to stick with the 1.4-mill request. Director of Parks and Recreation Dr. Michelle Grigore also urged the board and council to stick with the renewal, citing the general economic climate in the nation.
"This is a renewal and the money represents a significant part of the park and recreation budget," At-Large Council Member Robert McOmber said.
"There has been a long history of citizen support for this levy," Third Ward Council Member Michael Aspacher said.

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