Recreation & Trails Sales Tax - Indoor Recreation Presentations

May 21 Steering Committee Presentation (28 Slides)         

Steering Committee September 21 Meeting

September 10 Steering Committee Presentation (38 Slides)

Steering Committee Meeting September 10 Image

October 15 Steering Committee Presentation (18 Slides)

Steering Committee Meeting October 15

October 29 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation (31 Slides)

October 29 Steering Committee

December 10 Steering Committee Meeting (51 Slides)

Steering Committee Meeting September 10 Image

January 7 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation (36 slides)

Steering Committee Meeting January 7 image
New! Indoor Facilities Steering Committee has been formed to begin working on the new indoor facilities. Check out information here

Manhattan voters approved a 10-year, 0.25% sales tax to fund identified indoor and outdoor recreation and trail improvements in the community on the November 7, 2017, election

2018 New Indoor Facility Steering Committee

Approved:

What does this cost?


The total cost of the projects is $27.5 million. The city intends to stagger construction of the projects in order to avoid financing costs and use all revenue collected for construction so more amenities can be included. It is estimated the 0.25% sales tax will generate $2.75 million annually for 10 years. 

How does the sales tax affect me?


A current 0.25% quality of life sales tax will sunset on March 31, 2018. This sales tax began April 1, 2018, resulting in no change to the city's 8.95% sales tax. For the effect on your pocketbook, 25 cents of every $100 spent goes toward these improvements — think of a $100 grocery bill.


How did we get here?


A steering committee appointed by the Manhattan City Commission studied recreation challenges and opportunities for two years before recommending this ballot question. A community survey was conducted during a strategic facility study to gauge community needs and interests in future recreation opportunities. The results of the survey were used to formulate a strategic plan that included four priorities for parks and recreation improvements. A subsequent feasibility study explored priority projects in more detail. That lead to the development of the ballot question.

Total Project Cost: $27.5 million

Cost of Proposed Improvements

Sales tax breakdown

Sales tax breakdown

Proposed Construction Timeline

Project Timeline