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City to spend $100K on parks

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

The City of Brewton plans to spend up to $100,000 in coming weeks on improvements to O’Bannon and Dogwood Hills parks — including replacing the cart path and kitchen appliances at Dogwood Hills.
Gary Hill with Brewton Parks and Recreation said the work is planned in the near future to help make needed repairs and upgrades at both city-owned facilities.
The money will come from the city’s natural gas fund, Mayor Ted Jennings said. The fund has built up a surplus because Georgia-Pacific is using so much natural gas, Jennings said.
Using the natural gas fund for other purposes has been done before, just not in a while, he said.
Hill said additional cleanup would be done by city employees to include areas near the water’s edge.
Hill said fencing around ball fields will also be repaired, replaced or extended.
At Dogwood Hills Park, Hill said one of the main focuses of repairs will be repairs and replacement of the cart path along the golf course.
Hill also said several golf carts will be replaced for use at the golf course at Dogwood Hills as well.
Other items on the project list for Dogwood Hills included replacement of appliances in the facility’s café.
In other business, the council: