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Park district's revenue from state declined 50 percent over three years

Published: April 16, 2014 12:00 AM

As your Portage

Park District Executive Director on behalf of the Portage Park District Commissioners, I want to encourage you to vote "For" Issue 10. Funding from the state and county has declined by 50 percent over the last three years. We must rely on donations to keep the parks operational, and that simply isn't sustainable. With a little support, we could compete for grant dollars, open more public land throughout the county, better maintain what we have, and further develop our hike and bike trails. We have a beautiful county that can and should be enjoyed by the public. If this levy doesn't pass, we will lose all kinds of economic growth and development opportunities and put our parks in further jeopardy. Please join us by voting "For" on Issue 10 on May 6.

Christine Craycroft,

Portage Parks District

executive director

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