Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Chamber Issues Endorsement

Licking County Chamber Issues Endorsement

October 6, 2010

The Directors of the Board of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the 5 year, 0.2 mill levy for the Licking County Park District. This levy will raise $740,000 annually and will cost the average homeowner only $.50 cents per month.

“Without the passage of this levy, our communities will suffer a great loss when programs and facilities will no longer be able to be available for everyone to use”, said President Cheri Hottinger.

Hottinger went on to say that by having a thriving parks system, including the 36 miles of bike trails, gives Licking County a heads up on other communities when companies are looking to relocate their businesses.

The Licking County Park District manages 11 parks totaling over 1600 acres of open space along with over 36 miles of bike trails. In the past 20 years, over 4.7 million visitors have utilized the parks and the trails.

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