Murray-Calloway Parks & Rec “Nickel Tax” Signature Count Verified

Aug 28, 2014

The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department has enough signatures to put a “nickel tax” on the ballot this November.

Roughly 3,000 signatures were needed. The County Fiscal Court verified the petition this week.

The measure would establish a special taxing district, setting aside 5 cents for every $100 of assessed property value.

Credit Murray Calloway County Parks and Recreation / Facebook

Park Director Tab Brockman says the funds will help with much-needed projects.

“The parks referendum would allow us to catch up on deferred maintenance, take care of some goals that the community has said they wanted and then also be prepared for opportunities for expansion as the community grows," Brockman said.

Brockman says he encourages voters to read up on the situation before making a decision. The polls open November 4th.