The City of Griffin approved the bid from Sunbelt Asphalt of Auburn, Ga., for tennis court reconstruction at City Park for $42,800, and amended the budget accordingly. The city had budgeted $40,000 for the project and will be moving $3,000 from another line item to cover the difference.
Griffin Director of Public Works & Utilities Brant Keller said the project will take out and repave two tennis courts and the water line underneath the courts that may have caused some of the problems with the courts has been relocated.
City Commissioner Cynthia Ward asked if there was “intent to do the others,” and Keller said, “eventually.”
He said the project includes removal and replacement of the two courts, paving, color system, striping, nets, posts and footings. The fencing will be removed and replaced but will be bid out separately under repairs and maintenance.
City Commissioner Ryan McLemore was glad to hear some of the courts will be resurfaced, saying he was out there recently and “it was rough to play” on the courts.
The city also approved the purchase of playground equipment to replace 16-year-old equipment at City Park. The commissioners unanimously approved the low bid of $31,288 from Southern Playgrounds, and the equipment will be installed by city staff.