Hyland Hills Park and Recreation Residents and Taxpayers,
In response to questions received by the District from some of its residents and taxpayers, we would like to explain our thoughts behind the ballot question presented to the voters at the 2022 election.
Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District has historically maintained a philosophy of supporting the community’s non-revenue producing facilities, such as parks, swimming pools and community centers. Certain recreation facilities such as Water World, the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, Adventure Golf and Raceway, and FIT by Hyland Hills, all help support these important non-revenue producing community assets, through the District’s enterprise program.
Due to the COVID pandemic’s impact on the District’s enterprise operations in 2020, combined with the District mill levy re-purposing for the General Fund, the District may now be in a position that could leave the District General Fund not able to fully utilize all its revenues from operations at enterprise facilities, and with it, the ability to take advantage of certain state and local grants. This could result in possible impacts on facilities and services to the residents. The ballot question will not increase the current tax rate paid by District residents.
As a pre-emptive measure and to avoid any possible interruption of the quality of services the District is providing, Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District is asking its voters to consider a “De-Brucing” ballot question this November.
More details can be found on the Hyland Hills website under Board of Directors tab.