Recreation lease could top council agenda

first_img Book Nook to reopen Email the author Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Recreation lease could top council agenda The Brundidge City Council could vote Tuesday on a proposed agreement for the Pike County Board of Education to lease the city’s recreational facility and provide recreational services for children in the town.The council has discussed the proposal at pervious meetings but has not come to a decision.The first proposal was for the Pike County Board of Education to lease the city’s recreational facilities for 15 years and provide the administration of the recreational services for the same period of time. However, the proposal was later amended to a two-year agreement for the administrative services. By Jaine Treadwell The Brundidge City Council expressed concern about a long-term agreement regarding the recreational services and requested a two-year agreement, which would give the city the opportunity to opt out if it so desired.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the board of education asked for a long-term lease in order to make capital improvements to the recreational facilities.The council requested additional time to consider the proposal and also to engage in further discussions with Bazzell. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The City of Brundidge will be responsible for repairs and maintenance work on the buildings, driveways and parking area. The city will not charge the BOE for any utilities provided by the city, including sewer, water, electricity and garbage.Thomas said the city does not currently charge the BOE for utilities provided by the city.Both the City and BOE will carry adequate liability insurance.Bazzell said the BOE is committed to providing a quality recreation program for the children of the Brundidge area.“The sports programs at our schools need to mature and, for that to happen, we need good feeder programs and that is what we can offer through the recreation program,” Bazzell said. “We will run a good recreation program with good people working it and with people who will represent the Pike County School System and the City of Brundidge well. I see this opportunity as a win-win situation for our kids and for the City of Brundidge.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip You Might Like Senior Complex planning Mardi Gras Gala The Mardi Gras season is here and the staff and board of the Colley Senior Complex are ready to celebrate… read more Published 11:00 pm Friday, January 11, 2013 Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The board considered the lease agreement at its January 3 meeting but declined to vote due to the absence of two council members, Arthur Griffin, District 2, and Steven Coleman, District 5.Griffin had asked to meet with Bazzell to discuss the concerns of his constituents.During the term of the 15-year lease of the city’s recreational facilities, the city will pay the Pike County BOE $75,000 a year for the first five years of the lease and $56,250 for the remaining 10 years.Britt Thomas, Brundidge city manager, said that $75,000 is the amount that the city budgets annually for its recreation program. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img