June 29, 2017

A Message from the Parks Commissioner

PARK LEVY WITHDRAWN FROM UPCOMING BALLOT

Since the spring of 2015, the purpose for purchasing the Beech Acres property evolved to include a combination of possible community concepts: a renovated or new public recreation center and a new Anderson High School; new development at the current Anderson High School site.

The various concepts being explored have resulted in confusion regarding the purpose of the park district’s levy. Additionally, the Township Trustees announced on October 1, 2015 they will buy the Beech Acres property and RecPlex for the community and serve as the placeholder until the concepts
can be further explored. If the end result is not a school, the Township is on record as saying it would be parkland. Accordingly, the park board has withdrawn the park district’s levy from the ballot.

We are grateful to Beech Acres Parenting Center for their longstanding partnership and for the opportunity to have had a chance to acquire their property for the community. We look forward to working through the process with the Forest Hills School District and Anderson Township government
towards the betterment of the community.

If you have questions for the park district, please contact Ken Kushner at (513) 388-2492 or KKushner@AndersonParks.com.