PEOPLE FOR PARKS
Parks in Olive Branch are presently funded through a combination of property taxes, sales taxes, grants, and participation fees. Earlier this year, a new state law gave citizens an opportunity to vote on another source of funding for local parks and recreational facilities.
An August 2nd election will permit Olive Branch citizens to vote on a proposed 1% tax on overnight stays at hotels and motels. If approved, the special tax is expected to generate about $500,000 annually for use in local parks. Potential improvements to Olive Branch parks and recreational facilities, if sufficient funds are available, include:
- New parks in other locations
- Multi-purpose facility for indoor athletics
- Additional soccer fields
- Enhancements to existing parks, recreational facilities, and equipment
Election Day is Tuesday, August 2nd. Polls will be open 7:00 am till 7:00 pm. Voters will cast ballots at their regular polling location:
Shall the City of Olive Branch, Mississippi, levy an additional sales tax of 1% on the gross proceeds of overnight room rentals at hotels and motels in the City for the purpose of providing funds to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
FOR the Tourism, Parks and Recreation Tax ㅁ
AGAINST the Tourism, Parks and Recreation Tax ㅁ