The Jackson County Board of Commissioners will move forward on approving recreation projects to be funded with special purpose local option sales tax revenue at the meeting set for 6 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at the courthouse.
At a meeting Monday, the board reviewed the proposed recreation projects, which include renovations at the Center Community Center, located near Nicholson.
Recreation director Ricky Sanders outlined the $525,000 in projects to be funded this year, which include:
•new parks and recreation office, $300,000.
•Center Park, phase one, $150,000.
•maintenance equipment, $25,000.
•Lamar Murphy Park backstop/fencing replacement, $30,000.
•Kings Bridge fitness track, $20,000.
The BOC is also set to vote on May 19 on future recreation projects. Those on the list for 2015 are: Pat Bell Conference Center expansion and renovation, $100,000; and maintenance equipment, $20,000.
Projects on the list for 2016 are: Maintenance equipment, $25,000; and West Jackson Middle School multi-purpose field, lighting of football and softball field and paved track around field and seating, $850,000.
On the list for 2017 is maintenance equipment, $30,000.
Additional projects on the list pending funding from SPLOST include: Hurricane Shoals Park restroom addition and Lamar Murphy Park fencing.
Also on the agenda at the May 19 meeting are approval of roads to be paved and road maintenance equipment to be purchased this year with SPLOST funds. The total cost will be $1.1 million and will include 9.54 miles of road paving, 2.55 miles of gravel road improvement; and three pieces of equipment. The three pieces of equipment to be purchased are a hydraulic excavator, $350,000; spray injection pothole patcher, $70,000; and skid steer loader, $55,000.