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Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract
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The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

The board postponed a decision last year on whether to spend up to $20,000 to repair the court, one of eight in the subdivision, after seeing it damaged multiple times in recent years.

The county spent about $22,000 in 2009 to completely rebuild the tennis court, which had been damaged, residents claim, when the subdivision’s sewer line was being laid.

In September 2013, the county poured an additional several thousand dollars into repairing a crack in the court, only for it to re-emerge in February 2014.

Commissioners have said they want to do what’s right for the residents of Deaton Creek and are committed to finding a permanent fix.

But commissioners also said this is the last time they will approve payment for any repairs. The contract exceeds the county’s most recent $55,000 budget for the project, with demolition, grading and asphalt work alone topping $53,000.

The only bid on the contract comes from Marietta-based Talbot Tennis.

The Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.