Potential New Levy Could Increase Costs To Manage Parks In Hamilton Co.

Posted On May 18, 2016

By Travis Thayer


Photo courtesy Great Parks of Hamilton County.

(Hamilton County, Oh.) – A potential new parks levy could cost Hamilton County property owners more money.

Last month, Hamilton County park commissioners were told that keeping the current $1 million levy would result in significant cuts to park services and events, reports the Enquirer.

Potential cuts could directly affect popular places such as Sharon Woods, Winton Woods, and Little Miami Bike Trail.

As of now, the $1 million levy that ends December 2017, costs property owners $26.95 per $100,000 of property’s value.

Great Parks of Hamilton County which manages and protects about 17,000 acres of parkland, plans to ask voters if they are willing to pay more money to keep their parks as they are now.

One option being considered is a new $1.5 million levy, which would nearly double costs to $49.70 per $100,000. However, board members are considering several other plans to replace the levy that is currently in place.

The public will be able to comment on potential plans at the Board of Park Commissioners regular meeting on Thursday. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Winton Centre, 10245 Winton Road in Winton Woods.