Plans Underway for Park Sales Tax Revenue
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Parks and Recreation department said Thursday Shepard Boulevard tennis courts and the Maplewood Barn Theatre will be among the first Columbia landmarks to benefit from the park sales tax revenue. Columbians voted to extend the park sales tax Tuesday. The one-eighth of one cent sales tax is expected to generate up to $12 million dollars over the next five years."There are things in that park sales tax for everybody. From trails to sports, you know whether you're a softball or baseball player, football or lacrosse, we have it all," Mike Griggs of Columbia Parks and Recreation said.
Griggs also said they already know what they want to spend the money on, but first they have to have city council approval. They hope to approach the council with their plans within the next six weeks.