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O’Fallon, Mo voters to decide on tax increase for new park

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Voters in O'Fallon, Mo will soon decide whether to raise property taxes to build a new park. Credit: KMOV Voters in O'Fallon, Mo will soon decide whether to raise property taxes to build a new park. Credit: KMOV
O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

On August 2, voters in O’Fallon, Mo. will decided on a property tax increase dedicated to develop a new park.

City leaders are hoping to develop O’Day Park, which will sit on land that was donated in 2001 by a local family under the condition that it be used for a park.

The city believes it will cost $23.8 million to make the park a reality.

“The ballot issue will allow us to issue bonds on the construction of a new park down on Highway DD. A 55-acre natural theme park, as well as double the size of Alligator’s Creek, which is our indoor pool in O’Fallon,” said Tom Drabelle, Communications Director for O'Fallon, Missouri. 

If voters approve the measure, an owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $3.80 more in property taxes. A $200,000 home will see an extra $7.60.

Many voters told News 4 they believe the measure is a good idea.

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