Stories indexed with the term ‘park operations’

Parks Group Recommends Tax Renewal

A 1.1 mill renewal of the Ann Arbor park maintenance and capital improvements millage will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, if the city council follows a unanimous recommendation of the Ann Arbor park advisory group. PAC voted at its June 19, 2012 meeting to recommend that the council put the millage renewal on the ballot.

The current 1.1 mill tax expires this year. A renewal would run from 2013-2018 and raise about $4.9 million next year. The recommended allocation of revenues is 70% for park maintenance activities, and 30% for park capital improvement projects. Of that allocation, up to 10% can be shifted between the two categories as needed.

Examples of park maintenance activities include “forestry and horticulture, natural area preservation, park operations, … [Full Story]