PEOPLE FOR PARKS

Olive Branch is known for our outstanding parks and recreational facilities. Parks add value to a community and improve the quality of life for local citizens.

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

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

RICKY STENHOUSE, JR.

Olive Branch native, NASCAR Cup Series Driver

“I grew up playing baseball in Olive Branch and being able to further develop our parks so our youth and adults can benefit is pretty special to me. Voting in the parks and recreation referendum is quick and easy. You can do it in record time because there’s only one question on the ballot. Please come out and vote on August 2nd and I’ll see you at the races.”

 

K.J. WRIGHT

Olive Branch Conquistador, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Superbowl champion 

“There’s an important election coming up on August 2nd about our parks and recreation. Everyone in Olive Branch is eligible to vote. The referendum is the only issue on the ballot, so it won’t take but a few minutes of your time. Don’t get sacked! Everyone, please vote.”

ED EASLEY

Olive Branch Conquistador, Mississippi State Bulldogs, St. Louis Cardinal

“Olive Branch is growing. Our parks and recreation needs are growing too. There’s an important referendum coming up. It’s quick and easy to vote because there’s just one question on the ballot. Vote in the August 2nd parks and rec election. It’s a home run for Olive Branch!”

 

VOTING INFORMATION

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:

Sample Ballot

 

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               

AGAINST the Tourism, Parks and Recreation Tax       

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