On May 8 the voters of Sandusky County have the opportunity to support the Sandusky County Park District's 1-mill levy. The current levy of one-half mill expires at the end of this year and the request to replace the millage and add a new one-half mill is fair and reasonable. It has been 18 years since the park district has asked for a millage increase and their record of expenditures of current funds has been outstanding.
Our park district has done a great job operating the parks, providing nature programs building bike paths, restoring historical barns and buildings and maintaining are wetlands. All this and more has been accomplished at a very reasonable cost to the taxpayers of Sandusky County.
Whether participating in the planned events or just exploring on your own, Sandusky County Parks offer something for everyone regardless of age or income. Sandusky County residents are fortunate to have such a wonderful and diverse park system. Since we have been retired, we have been on eagle watch trips, salamander hikes, wetland walks and canoe adventures. We have also participated in a wildlife gardening class, bike the North Coast Trail, cross-country skied at Wolf Creek and swam in the White Star Quarry.
It you are looking for low cost entertainment and exercise activities as well as just enjoying the outdoors vote yes for the parks on May 8. It is money well spent for our generation and the ones to follow.
Carolyn and Joe Johnson