DeKalb May Close Mason Mill Rec CenterDecatur Metro | January 27, 2011
The DeKalb County Commission has to have its budget balanced each year by March 1st. Its the law!
Faced with the unenviable task, CEO Burrell Ellis’ administration asked DeKalb’s Parks and Rec Dept., which Recreation Centers should be closed.
According to North Druid Hills Patch, Mason Mill’s Recreation Center – inside Mason Mill Park off Clairmont Road – was among the five recommended for closure, based on “a number of factors”, such as age, location and maintenance costs. A bit more from Patch…
Closing the centers is estimated to save the county $500,000.
…“We asked our parks and recreation department to identify which parks and rec centers would be the most appropriate to close, based on a number of factors,” said DeKalb Chief Operating Officer Richard Stogner. “These recommendations were based on a number of factors, such as their respective service areas, age, and maintenance costs.”
Photo courtesy of DeKalb County’s website