The only public tennis courts in Cedartown were in need of repairs and the work that began in November by contractors Bartow Paving was completed just this week.
$45,000 was allocated to the project, and was paid in full by SPLOST (special local option sales tax) monies. Improvements include brand new benches and a repainted sign, along with the compleely resurfaced courts.
“This is a shining example of SPLOST dollars at work,” said City Manger Charles Akridge. “I want to thank the voters for making this project and other projects like this possible.”
Commissioners Johnny Barrett, Larry Odom, and Gary Martin were on hand, as well as recreation director Johnny Morris and Akridge. Tennis patrons also gathered for the special event, and D.J. Conner did a great job completing the ceremonial first serve on the new courts.
“You won’t find courts any better,” said Akridge. “These courts enhance both Peek Park and the community.”