The Neighbors for Parks, Pools and Playgrounds officially launched their Yes! GR Parks campaign at Cherry Park Friday.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - City commissioners Tuesday endorsed plans for a temporary property tax hike to improve the city's parks, pools and playgrounds.
They approved a series of investment guidelines they say are meant to ensure the money is spent wisely and with public oversight.
City voters will be asked November 5th if they approve the seven year, .98 mill tax to improve the parks.
The guidelines include:
- Maintaining base levels of park mowing, restroom cleaning, trash collection and snow plowing;
- Investing 45% to 55% of the funds in park rehabilitation and repairs;
- Investing 25% to 35% of the funds in park improvements;
- Using 15% to 20% of the funds to operate three swimming pools and support a longer season.