Youth and Rec gifts show value of tax

Nobody likes to pay taxes, but the $564,800 recently allocated toward 29 projects by the Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee shows that, sometimes, a little bit of tax money can do a lot of good.

The money for the projects comes from a four-year, 0.5-mill tax in Alpena County. That tax costs the owner of a $100,000 house about $25 a year.

Among the projects funded by that tax, according to a recent story by News staff writer Steve Schulwitz:

∫ The largest check to be cut is for $90,000 to the Plaza Pool for operations.

∫ The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is slated to receive $75,000 toward a large-scale improvement project to upgrade exhibits and make them more interactive.

∫ $45,000 went to the Girls Scouts of MI Shore to Shore for renovations at Camp Woodlands on Indian Reserve Road.

∫ The Wolf Creek Park Commission, Alpena Huron Shore Little League, and Michigan State University Extension are all slated to receive grants of $40,000 next year.

All worthy projects showing tax money going to good uses.

We’re glad voters in August renewed that property tax.


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