Vote for Issue 6 to Support Five Rivers Metroparks

BY: Lisa Seibert
last updated 11/03/2018
Vote for Issue 6 to Support Five Rivers Metroparks

Five Rivers MetroParks is one of Montgomery County's greatest community assets. Please join us in voting for Issue 6.

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Event has passed (Tue, Nov 06 2018)
* this page may be updated if event is repeated in the future *

Vote for Issue 6 to Support Five Rivers Metroparks

Issue 6 is a replacement of MetroParks’ existing 1.8-mill levy, plus a small increase of 0.2 mills. Based on projections from the County Auditor, Issue 6 would generate about $18.1 million annually. The current levy, originally projected to raise $17.9 Million annually, actually generates less than $15.9 Million. Homeowners currently pay about $4.35 a month. The additional .2 mills will cost around $1.48  per $100,000 in property value per month. Less than the cost of a cup of coffee or a soft drink. 

Our local levy is critically important to everything Five Rivers MetroParks does as it makes up about 80% of all annual revenue. Levy funds are used to preserve green space; protect natural resources and the quality of streams and river corridors; provide outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages; keep parks and trails safe and clean; maintain existing facilities; offer a variety of educational programs about nature, history, gardening, and fitness; operate the 2nd Street Market to promote sustainability featuring local growers, food producers, and organic products; and host related outdoor festivals, events, and performances.

VOTE Early at the *Montgomery County Board of Elections: 451 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45422
1p - 5p, Sunday Nov 4
8a - 2p, Monday Nov 5


VOTE at your Local Polling Place 6:30a - 7:30p Tuesday November 6

Five Rivers Metroparks protects and conserves 16,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, grasslands, trails, over 330 miles of bikeways, and 270 miles of river corridor. They also:

  • Educate & enrich our lives ~ Over 300,000 children & adults attend Five Rivers MetroParks programs & events every year
  • Have their own Law Enforcement Division patrolling all 18 MetroParks 24/7 365 days a year helping keep your MetroParks safe
  • Adopted a 10-year master plan to ensure it is focusing available funding & plans to address our communities’ priorities
  • Have been Awarded CAPRA Accreditation ~ A mark of distinction indicating that Five Rivers Metroparks has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety, and services. (One of only 10 park & recreation agencies in Ohio and 155 in the United States to receive this designation!)  

* Only Montgomery County Ohio residents will vote on Issue 6. 

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