The purpose of the CARES Millage is to provide funding for recreation programs and facilities that enhance the life of residents within the Saline Area School District community.
In May 2009, voters passed the CARES Recreation Millage for 0.5 mills for 10 years. The millage will provide annual funding for five specific programs and also create a Discretionary Fund which may be allocated annually through a grant process to meet additional recreation needs.
The five specific programs funded annually through CARES are:
- Saline Area Senior Citizen Center
- Saline Area School Pool
- Saline Area School Theater Management
- Saline Community Education Recreation and Enrichment Programs
The Discretionary Funds are expected to be more than $30,000 each year and may be granted to any worthwhile projects which enhance the quality of life in the Saline Community through new or expanded programs and/or facilities for the Cultural Arts, Recreation, Enrichment, and Senior Citizens.