Quest to establish park building fund ends unsuccesfully

2013-06-24T00:00:00Z Quest to establish park building fund ends unsuccesfullyMary Wilds Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
June 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DYER | The quest for a building fund devoted to Dyer’s park has come to an abrupt end.

So many residents spoke against the proposed tax the measure died at the June meeting for lack of a second, never even coming up for a vote.

The building fund would have supported the maintenance of town parks and building projects and the first new non-bond related source of funding for the Dyer parks system.

The council held a public hearing associated with the tax during the June meeting. All residents who addressed the council during the meeting spoke against the tax.

The town would have asked for a levy of up to .0167 cents, which would have cost Dyer taxpayers between $12 and $30 extra per year.

The Park Board bond is nearly depleted and the board still has much of Central Park to develop, as well maintenance and future projects in Dyer’s townwide system of neighborhood and community-oriented parks.

The Redevelopment Commission recently gave the Park Board $200,000 in funds, which the Board plans to spend on several projects, including fencing for a future dog park.

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