The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners approved a Parks Millage to go to the voters in 2020, and it was approved by voters on Aug. 4, 2020.
The Calhoun County Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for overseeing the funds collected by the millage and ultimately, all decisions of how and where money is spent is approved by the County Board of Commissioners. The Parks and Recreation Commission would use 50% of funds to develop and maintain current county parks, and 50% of funds would be used by other municipalities to develop parks in their own communities.
Click here for a 2021 millage summary
Click here for the parks millage operating guidelines
Click here for DNR Grant links
How does the millage work?
The millage rate is .2 mills for five years.
The millage will generate approximately $730,000 per year to be used to operate, preserve, acquire, maintain, and develop parks in Calhoun County. Each year, 50% of the millage revenue ($365,000) is available to all municipalities for local park projects, with each allocation based on population size.