MetroParks won't use local tax dollars to buy land

Erie MetroParks has announced it won't use local property tax dollars to fund additional land purchases.
Andy Ouriel
Aug 21, 2010

Erie MetroParks has announced it won't use local property tax dollars to fund additional land purchases.

The only way Erie MetroParks adds its 12th park or 14th conservation easement is if ample dollars, either through grants or donations, become available.

For the full story see Saturday's Register.

Comments

Bailey

 

If they take governmnet grants then it IS from local tax payers.

North Bass Tard

Grants are generated with tax dollars. Our kids and their kids will be paying off this debt! Why can't we use the land that has been purchased? No hunting, no tresspassing... It is old already! No I don't live on river road, I am just tired of seeing the areas best property which will generate the highest property taxes be bought up and hoarded in the name of the Metroparks.

samiam

Looks like Metroparks is running scared that their levy won't pass in November.  They have misused funds for so long and will now have to pay the consequences for not listening to the taxpaying residents.

Salvatore

My federal and Ohio income taxes are local since I have to pay them. Vote NO to any future Metro Park levies. Erie Metroparks just wants to get bigger, like the government. Spend Spend Spend and ask for more. Parasites!

eriemom

 Salvatore: I watched your video. Propaganda.

eriemom

 First, not all grants are federally or tax-payer funded. Many are given through trusts and individuals. Second, the MetroParks in our area have gone too far. They have taken something that has always been for the common good and for public use, and made enemies out of property owners instead. As far as I'm concerned, they made their bed in Erie County.