Parks millage approved by Jackson County voters

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) – Officials say future of Jackson County Parks depended on August election results.

 

And right now, the future is looking bright.

 

The parks millage proposal was approved by voters Tuesday night, with 59% voting yes. 

 

The new millage will raise $21.8 million dollars over 10 years.

 

The money will be used to maintain and update county parks.

 

Officials say the millage is needed to make up for dwindling tax revenue, and they’re having trouble maintaining all 17 of the county’s parks.

 

Officials say the alternative was closing some parks.

 

The millage means a taxpayer with a home worth $100,000 will pay an extra $25 a year in taxes.

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