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Starkville mayor discusses next step for Cornerstone Park

Starkville's mayor discussed the next step for Cornerstone Park after a 1 percent tax increase was approved.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 6:26 PM
Updated: Jun 5, 2019 9:26 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - After 74 percent of Starkville residents voted to implement a 1 percent tax increase on food, beverage and lodging, Mayor Lynn Spruill said the next step is planning a timeline for Mckee Park and Sportsplex improvements.

Spruill said the tax increase takes effect on August 1.

The 1 percent tax increase now makes two percent dedicated to the improvements of existing parks and the construction of Cornerstone Park.

Spruill, along with other city administrators, will discuss a timeline to transform Mckee Park and to improve the soccer fields at the Sportsplex before starting construction of Cornerstone Park.

Spruill speculated about $2 million from the $18-20 million bond issue will support McKee Park, the Sportsplex and Cornerstone Park.

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