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Hall County Board of Commissioners to discuss lingering issues today
Tumbling Circle crossing, credit card processing, tennis court repair on agenda
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Hall commissioners work session

What: Discussion of lingering issues

When: 3 p.m. today

Where: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville

Note: The voting session scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday has been moved to 10:30 a.m. that day.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will address several lingering issues when it meets for a work session today.

Those lingering issues include what to do with the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing right of way; whether to contract for new credit-card-processing services; and how much money to dole out to rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision.

The board has been trying to work out a deal with the Georgia Department of Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and state lawmakers to reopen the Tumbling Circle crossing, which was closed late last year.

State transportation and railway officials have said it is in the interest of public safety to close the crossing.
But county officials dispute the danger and would like to have a bridge constructed over the crossing.

Tumbling Circle was formerly used as a westward cut-through from Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway to Old Oakwood Road, which then leads to Mundy Mill Road to the south and Mountain View Road to the north.

Meanwhile, the board will once again discuss whether to change credit-card-processing vendors.

Officials had previously decided against it because the purported savings were minuscule and may not outweigh the hassle of having to implement new systems and credit card machines.

But Purchasing Manager Tim Sims recently told the board the upside may still be worth it.

Finally, the board appears intent on moving forward with demolishing and replacing a tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision.

The board has previously postponed a decision 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 following the installation of sewer infrastructure.

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