#F2H Votes: Farmington Hills voters to decide recreation millage

Farmington Hills voters will have more than primary candidates on their Tuesday, August 7 ballot.

City officials are asking voters to renew a Parks and Recreation millage originally approved in 1986 and renewed in 2009. The  0.4781-mill, 10-year levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home around $24, and the owner of a $250,000 home close to $60, each year.

Heritage Park Splash Pad
The Splash Pad in Heritage Park is among city facilities that would be funded by a millage renewal.

The $1,573,000 generated would support:

  • The After School program, which serves about 500 middle school students at four centers
  • Programs for adults ages 50 and older, including transportation, Meals on Wheels, support groups, and monthly activities
  • Cultural arts programs and classes
  • Recreational activities and sports programs for all ages
  • Facilities including the Costick Center, Nature Center, Stables Art Studio, Riley Archery Range, Farmington Hills Ice Arena, Farmington Hills Golf Club, Jon Grant Community Center, Longacre House, and Riley Skate Park
  • 600 acres of city parks

The city is also expected over the next 10 years to redevelop the Harrison High School site as a comprehensive community center. (Read more: THEATER, WATER SLIDE AND MORE IN PLAN TO REPURPOSE HARRISON HIGH)

To learn more about all of the parks and recreation facilities and services offered by the City of Farmington, visit fhgov.com.

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