A measure facing all West Virginia voters on the November election could take away local control and imperil important sources of funding to build and maintain trails in West Virginia. If exemptions are enacted, it threatens to cut an estimated $250,000 from the Monongalia County Parks & Trails Levy and funding to the Mon River Rail-Trails for routine maintenance.
Property taxes are an important source of revenue for services and amenities that local communities have deemed important. Amendment 2, the “Property Tax Modernization Amendment,” would limit the ability of local communities to decide how to fund everything from schools and emergency response to routine maintenance for parks and rail-trails. Vote NO on Amendment 2.