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In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Grady County Board of Commissioners remains split on the reopening of Barber Park for fall recreation programming.
Grady County administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, recently conducted a telephone vote by the board on the question of proceeding with the county recreation department’s fall sports schedule. Chairman Keith Moye, Vice Chairman Phillip Drew and Commissioner Ray Prince voted in favor of reopening the park, but Commissioners June Knight and LaFaye Copeland opposed.
On Tuesday night, Johnson sought ratification of the voice vote and the board remained split on the issue. None of the commissioners commented on the issue or shared their opinions on the matter. Neither were safety protocols for the fall sports program discussed by the board.
In other business Tuesday night, the board:
‰Heard concerns from Kenneth Hicks regarding the county’s recent decision not to abandon a portion of Asbell Lane. Hicks had originally requested the abandonment. He told commissioners Tuesday night that if the board was going to stand by its decision he should be entitled to compensation. “You all shouldn’t get all the groceries,” Hicks said. “I think it stinks,” he added. Chairman Moye told Hicks he would look into the matter further.
‰Heard a request from Commissioner Knight for an update on signs marking the entrance to the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve and Tired Creek Lake from U.S. Highway 84. According to Johnson, the signs have been ordered from the Department of Transportation, but they have not arrived at this time.