Tell the St. Mary's County Commissioners to fix our parks
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As many of you are aware, the conditions of many of St. Mary's County's fields are poor and failing. Our County cannot continue to grow and build yet neglect its parks and fields, like the multipurpose field at Dorsey Park in Hollywood, MD (pictured).
So here is where it all stands! You want new facilities and infrastructure in our County? Right? Currently, we have the lowest impact fees on new home construction at $4500. Charles and Calvert counties impact fees are more than triple that amount - they also have nicer parks! The money has to come from ...somewhere - so it's comes from one of two places. 1) Impact fees on new home construction or 2) property taxes. I'm sure most of us don't want our property taxes to increase!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Tell the St. Mary's County commissioners to vote for the increased impact fee so that our kids can have better facilities. County Commissioners are elected officials and as such it is their duty to listen to their constituents and respond accordingly. It's time for our elected officials to be held responsible for the decaying of our parks and the inadequate facilities in which our children are forced to play. It is the mission of the County Commissioners to "support programs for youth, families and seniors" as well as to "support land preservation, parks and recreation plan". Let's hold them to that. Please sign the petition and consider emailing the County Commissioners to tell them to vote "yes" for the increased impact fees and creating room in the budget for fixing our parks and fields. We only have 4 days left to get as many supporters as we can. Make your voice heard!
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