Lebanon Reporter

September 28, 2012

Loss of county tax will cause parks pain

By Rod Rose
Assistant Managing Editor

Boone County — Park and recreation departments in Boone County have been stunned by a Boone County Council decision to revoke a county park tax.

“It’s cutting a big chunk out of our budget,” Lebanon Park Board President Laurie Gross said Monday. “I don’t think they understood the impact that money has on the parks; it has a huge impact on us.”

Advance, Jamestown, Lebanon, Thorntown and Zionsville all have parks, although Advance doesn’t collect a park and recreation department tax.

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