Thompson Park Levy Information

Thompson Park kindly requests your consideration passing of a 2.0 mil capital improvement levy.
On March 15th, please vote Yes for the Park Levy!

 

What is the proposed Parks and Recreation levy for Thompson Park?

On October 5, 2015, the East Liverpool City Council approved a measure for the March 15th, 2016 primary election ballot for a proposed additional tax levy of 2.00 mills for Parks and Recreation purposes with Thompson Park.

Why is Thompson Park in need of levy funding?

While the park receives money annually from the city of East Liverpool, the budgeted funds barely allow for the park to be maintained. The funding generated by passing the proposed levy would create an opportunity to not only repair the deteriorating park infrastructure, but also make many improvements throughout the park.

Some of the park’s many needs:
– Resurfacing of approximately 2.5 miles of roadway and expand parking areas
– New playground swing equipment
– Pavilion flooring repairs on Pavilions 2 and 3
– Pavilion roofing repairs on Pavilions 1 and 3
– Clearing and maintenance of hiking trails
– Replacement split rail fencing
– Replacement garbage receptacles
– Replacement picnic tables

Equipment Needs (and ages):
– Tractor with bucket, backhoe, and side-arm cutter (1971 International 464)
– Zero Turn Lawn Mower (2004 Toro Z-Master)
– Pickup Truck with snow plow (1997 Dodge)
– Grass Trimmers (2004 Echo Trimmers)
– Backpack Blower (2004 Echo Power Blower)
– Push Lawn Mower (1989 Honda)
– Dump Truck (1991 GMC 3500 Dump)
– Steiner Tractor with attachments (1999 Steiner 430 Max)

What is Thompson Park’s plan for proposed levy funding?

The Park Board of Commissioners, along with input from city residents, plans to adopt a 5-year improvement plan to prioritize and more adequately address the needs of the park.

Levy generated funds will allow the park to utilize matching grant opportunities otherwise unavailable due to the inability to fund matching portions.

If passed, how much will the levy generate for Thompson Park?

Passing the proposed 2.00 mills levy would generate an estimated $170,200.00 per year for 5 years as calculated by the Columbiana County Auditor’s Office.

If the levy passes, what is the tax increase?

The following chart is information directly from the Levy Analysis performed by the Columbiana
County Auditor’s Office:

Home Assessed ValueEstimated Cost Per Year
$40,000$28.00
$50,000$35.00
$60,000$42.00
$70,000$49.00
$80,000$56.00
$90,000$63.00
$100,000$70.00
$150,000$105.00