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Neighborhood residents want county to repair tennis court

POSTED: October 7, 2014 12:17 a.m.

Residents of the Village at Deaton Creek have asked Hall County officials to spend $20,000 to repair a tennis court damaged during the construction of the subdivision’s sewer system.

During a work session Monday, a few commissioners questioned whether the damage to the court was a result of weather, particularly given the heavy rain and snowfall that hit the region in the last year or so.

But residents told the Board of Commissioners that a 60-plus-foot crack in one of the tennis courts had been repaired several times before to no avail.

They want the county to first conduct an analysis to determine whether there are foundational problems with the court, which also reportedly has a few dead spots.

“It looks like this court wasn’t put in correctly,” said Commissioner Craig Lutz, adding that he believes weather has not played a role in the damages.

Public Works Director Ken Rearden said the county could pay for the repairs out of the sewer fund.

“I think this is something we ought to go ahead and take care of,” said Commissioner Billy Powell.

The board will vote on the matter at its 6 p.m. meeting Thursday at the Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.


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