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Vermilion parks levy passes narrowly


VERMILION — Voters narrowly approved the city’s parks and recreation levy Tuesday.

According to the unofficial results, Issue 24, an 1.0–mill additional levy, was approved by 58 percent of the vote, 1563 to 1,155. The money from the levy will be used to create parks and recreation maintenance positions in the city.

The levy will cost the home owner of a $100,000 home

$35 annually, and will raise $269,026 annually.

“We’re thrilled that it passed,” Mayor Eileen Bulan said. “It just shows that the people do care about our parks.”

Bulan said the city won’t see any money from the levy until 2019, but she believes the city can begin planning ahead and begin to “make plans and begin to move forward.”

Contact Scott Mahoney at 329-7146 or Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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