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Attention Burlington County Residents

Burlington County has the opportunity to build out several miles of Circuit trails  –  but they need YOU for support! Next Wednesday (6/24), Burlington County Freeholders are holding a board meeting and will consider adjusting its Open Space tax rate as part of the budget process. Please join us and speak in support of greater investment for trails and parks!

Kinkora Trail Photo

A half mile section of the Kinkora Trail opened in November 2014

 

Your presence is needed to support increased county investment in Burlington County trails and parks!

Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:00 PM
County Administration Building
3rd Floor, COURTROOM 1
49 Rancocas Road
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

 

 

 
Burlington County Freeholders are holding a board meeting on Wednesday, June 24 and will consider adjusting its Open Space tax rate as part of the budget process. In 2013, Burlington County rolled back the tax from four cents to 1.5 cents per $100 of equalized assessed value. We’ve heard that the Freeholders are considering restoring the tax rate to four cents.

Burlington County has the opportunity to build out many miles of the following trails.

According to a new Circuit public opinion poll, those surveyed from Burlington County demonstrated that they are in favor of more trails.  The survey found:

  • 69% of Burlington County residents would like to have access to a trail, or to more trails within 10 minutes of their home
  • 86% support the construction of new trails in Burlington County
  • 72% of Burlington County residents support spending $2 of tax dollars per person per year to add 64 miles of trails in Burlington County to the 750 mile Circuit regional trail network.
  • 77% of Burlington County residents have used a trail for recreation or transportation within the Delaware Valley

The County is on a roll with new parks and trails being planned and opened. Increasing their investment will help keep up the momentum. Please attend the Burlington County Chosen Freeholders Board meeting and speak in support of greater investment for trails and parks!

 

Topics: Action Center, Biking the Suburbs, Connecting Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Network, The Circuit, Uncategorized

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