Passage of MetroParks Replacement Levy
On November 2, Butler County voters, MetroParks of Butler County’s customers and owners passed a six-year, 0.7 mill replacement levy for MetroParks. Revenue from the replacement levy will begin to be distributed to the park system in 2023, with the levy expiring at the end of 2028. About 80% of MetroParks annual operating budget relies on funding generated from the local property tax.
MetroParks manages 12 parks, 60 miles of trails and approximately 85 different park facilities across Butler County. Jonathan Granville, MetroParks of Butler County’s Executive Director said that “Because of the passage of the levy, MetroParks will be able to continue to offer a quality park system to the residents of Butler County for six more years, beginning in 2023. MetroParks is dedicated to providing an exceptional park system which maximizes the community’s quality of life through conservation, education and recreation. With operational funding secured through the passage of the levy, MetroParks of Butler County parks will remain accessible, safe and open for all to enjoy.”