Mount Jackson’s tennis courts are coming down. At the Town Council meeting held Aug. 12, Council members unanimously agreed to demolish the courts at the Lions Club Park.
According to Town Manager Kevin Fauber, the tennis courts’ nets and playing surfaces are in poor condition.
“They have gotten to the point where they have deteriorated over the years, there was some concern that the courts aren’t safe to play on because of the surface,” he explained, adding that there could be potential “liability issues” if a player sustained an injury.
A few years ago, Fauber says that the council looked into repairing the courts, but found the process to be too costly.
He adds that the demolition costs should be minimal, roughly $500, as the town’s maintenance department will handle the procedure.
In other business, the council approved an amendment to a special use permit for the planned Family Dollar store.
Due to estimated building costs, Fauber says the chain had decided against opening a branch in Mount Jackson.
However, the amendment will allow the store to be built with hardi plank siding — a durable, cement fiber material — in place of the originally agreed upon brick.
“It’s a little lower in cost than an all brick structure,” said Fauber, explaining the change.
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