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Metro Parks will be asking for levy on May 5 ballot

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Metro Parks board to push 0.75-mill levy
By Mark Ferenchik

People love their parks. But do they appreciate them enough to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for them, even if the annual cost adds up to just a few lunches?

Metro Parks is asking voters to approve a 10-year, 0.75-mill levy to maintain parks, while also expanding the system and adding programs. The three-member board voted yesterday to place the issue before Franklin County voters on the May 5 ballot.

The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 house $23 a year, compared with $13 spent with the current 0.65-mill levy, parks officials said. That levy expires at the end of this year.

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