WILMINGTON — The Monday Morning Men’s Club (3M Club) was recently brought up-to-date on the tax issues to be voted on in Clinton County.
Bob Holmes filled the group in on the fire and school tax issues in the county.
The bulk of the meeting was taken up with very good explanation of the 3-mill Clinton County Park and Recreation District Levy. Bill Peelle, attorney, and Ron Rudduck, former Clinton-Massie Schools superintendent, said Clinton County ranks 57th of 88 Ohio counties in health outcomes.
“We have nine parks scattered around Clinton County, land donated for family recreation, and no funds for their upkeep” explained Rudduck. “And since the YMCA pulled out, Clinton County does not have a recreation center.
“If this levy passes, a 50,000-square-foot recreation center will be built on 100 acres donated by the Roberts family on land near the present Wilmington High School, said Peelle.
Both speakers used architectural drawings to describe this facility.
“It will have three pools — one championship and two others for a variety of needs — a walking track, full-size gymnasium, fitness center, rooms for meetings, family activities, etc. Realtors and businesses have indicated that in order to bring new businesses and families to Clinton County, a recreation center is very important.”
But most important is the present and future health of where we live as the number one need for this facility.
The 3M Club meets at 9 a.m. in the Campus Center at Ohio Living Cape May on the first and third Mondays of the month. All senior men are invited. For more information about the 3M Club call Abby Ellsberry, Director of Business Development at 382-2995 or Bob Holmes at 382-3673.