City of Moore Our Parks, Our Future Election

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Learn more about the November 6th City of Moore Parks Improvements Elections.

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City of Moore Our Parks, Our Future Election

  1. 1.  Citizen driven process You, the citizens, talked and we listened The proposed park improvements were developed based upon a great deal of citizen input (almost 1,000 people participated)
  2. 2.  Four priorities came out of the citizen-driven master plan process 1. Better maintenance and improvements to existing parks 2. A new aquatic facility (water park) 3. A new community/recreation center 4. Walking trails
  3. 3. The Moore Parks Board and the Moore City Councilunanimously called for an election on November 6 th forthe voters of Moore to consider the following: Proposition #1 Proposition #2 A temporary, 4 year, ¼ cent sales tax G.O. Bond Issue •Aquatic Facility Improvements to all 11 existing parks + develop 2 new parks •Community/Recreation Center •2 mile multi-use walking/biking trail •Farmers Market/Multi-purpose building •Amphitheater/stage
  4. 4.  Land acquisition Aquatic Facility (water park) ◦ Shade ◦ Slides ◦ Lap lanes ◦ Water/spray features New Community/Recreation Center  Basketball/volleyball courts  Fitness and exercise facilities  Running/walking track  Community rooms and events hall  Specialty studio for hobby and craft classes  Aerobics/dance studio  Activities for families & kids Farmers Market/multi-purpose building Approximate 2-mile multi-purpose trail (walking, biking etc..) Amphitheater/stage ◦ Summer Nights concert series ◦ Movies in the park ◦ School concerts/bands ◦ Theatre events ◦ Special community events
  5. 5. Proposed Central Moore Park
  6. 6. Proposed Central Moore Park
  7. 7.  Upgrade ALL parks ◦ Playgrounds (includes one universal playground) ◦ Spraygrounds (3) ◦ Restrooms ◦ Picnic Pavilions ◦ Shaded areas ◦ Signage ◦ Parking areas ◦ Drinking fountains ◦ Improvements to athletic facilities
  8. 8. ◦ Veterans Memorial Park (SE 4th & Bryant)  Veterans Wall of Honor  Water feature  Rebuild current restroom  Expand parking◦ Little River Park (SW 4th & Telephone Rd)  Dog Park  Rebuild existing walking trail  Two permanent restrooms (2)  Shade structure
  9. 9. ◦ Buck Thomas Park (12th & Eastern Ave.)  New 1-mile walking trail  New permanent restroom  Shade structures (around playgrounds)  Rebuild existing walking trail  Large new parking area  Improvements to Athletic facilities◦ Kiwanis Park (501 East Main)  Replace existing walking trail◦ Arboretum (Arbor Gardens) (34th & Telephone Rd)  New permanent restroom
  10. 10. ◦ Apple Valley Park (34th & Eastern)  Build a new walking trail  New restroom  Enhance existing sprayground◦ Fairmoore Park (5th & Telephone Rd)  Completely rebuild this park  Playground, sprayground, walking trail etc…◦ Westmoore Trails Park (SW 22nd & Lonnie Lane)  New playground  New restroom  Shade structure  Sprayground/parking◦ Madison Place Park (Stonebridge Drive)  New playground/shade◦ Cottonwood Park (SW 2nd & Santa Fe)  New playground/shade◦ Greenbriar Park (Santa Fe & 6th Place)  New playground/shade◦ Senior Center Expansion (510 East Main)  Expand Brand Senior Center (2,000sf)
  11. 11. ◦ Parmele Park (12th & Janeway) *NEW PARK*  Playground  New 1/3 mile walking trail  Pavilion  Permanent restroom  Sprayground  Landscaping◦ Quail Ridge Park (SE 24th & Eastern) *NEW PARK*  4-new tennis courts (replacing the ones at Fairmoore Park)  Restroom  Landscaping
  12. 12. Parmele Park
  13. 13. Veterans Memorial Park Wall of Honor
  14. 14.  Veterans Wall of Honor at Veterans Memorial Park Dog Park Improvements to athletic facilities (shade, new bleachers, parking, etc…) Expanded parking in some parks Expansion of Brand Senior Center Restrooms ◦ 9 new ◦ 1 rebuilt Walking Trails ◦ Approx. 2.2 miles rebuilt ◦ Approx. 2.2 miles new 11 man-made shade structures Splash Pads ◦ 1 enhanced ◦ 3 new 7 new playgrounds (including handicap accessible playground) 3 new pavilions 4 new tennis courts (will replace the ones at Fairmoore Park) 2 new parks (Parmele & Quail Ridge Parks) 1 rebuilt park (Fairmoore Park)
  15. 15.  Proposition #1 ◦ $25.1 million GO Bond Issue for Central Moore Park  Land acquisition  Aquatic facility  Community/Recreation Center  Farmers Market/Multi-purpose building  Amphitheater/stage  Associated Infrastructure (water, sewer, parking, traffic control, etc..) Proposition #2 o Dedicated ¼ cent sales tax to fund improvements to all existing and undeveloped parks
  16. 16.  Sales Tax= For every $100 purchased it will cost you an extra 25cents Property Tax o Home with an assessed value of $50,000= $1.90/month o Home with an assessed value of $75,000= $3.04/month o Home with an assessed value of $100,000= $4.18/month o Home with an assessed value of $125,000= $5.31/month o Home with an assessed value of $150,000= $6.45/month o Home with an assessed value of $250,000= $11.01/month
  17. 17.  If ¼ cent sales is approved by voters: ◦ Cities with a higher total (state, city & county) sales tax :  Oklahoma City, Piedmont, McLoud, Newcastle, El Reno, Mustang, Yukon, Chickasha, & Noble ◦ Cities equal to Moore’s new sales tax rate:  Bethany, Guthrie, Shawnee, The Village, & Warr Acres ◦ Cities with a lower sales tax rate:  Midwest City, Edmond, Norman, & Del City
  18. 18.  What we will have done  Results of the Park ◦ Taken care of what we have improvements ◦ Gathering spots where families/friends can spend time together ◦ Enhanced what we have ◦ Individual health and wellness opportunities ◦ Planned, preserved, and ◦ Positive economic impact from built for the future special events and destination facilities ◦ Collaborative efforts with public, private, and not-for-profit partners ◦ Citizen involvement in the planning process at all times
  19. 19.  Why not fund this through current sales tax or general fund dollars? ◦ The dollar cost of the projects are just too high. Just to do a few of these projects, funding would have to be taken from public safety, streets and other areas of city government. When will the temporary sales tax begin? ◦ April 1, 2013. Is the parks sales tax permanent? No! Unless recommended for extension by City Council and approved again by Moore voters, the sales tax will expire March 30, 2017. Will new staff be hired with the new sales tax or GO Bond funds? Absolutely not! All monies will be spent on capital projects. What will happen to the old Community Center? No determination has been made yet. Staff will go through a process in 2013 to determine the next, best use of the facility and/or the land. Is there a schedule for these projects? Yes. Our goal is to have the projects done in approximately 5 years. When will the vote take place and how do I find out where I vote? The election will be on Tuesday, November 6th. You may call the Cleveland County Election Board at (405) 366-0210 to find out your exact precinct voting location.

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