$25,000 County Recreation Study To Start

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 15, 2012

An advisory committee is ready to come up with a plan for recreation opportunities in Davie County – but it needs some help.
County commissioners agreed to spend $25,000 from the recreation budget capital reserve fund to pay Miller Landscape Architecture to come up with a master plan – something needed before the county can apply for grants to make improvements, said Will Marklin, committee chair.
The current study is 15 years old, and a master plan is required for most grants, he said. “You’ll get excited about what can happen for all of Davie County,” Marklin said. The money will be well spent, including direction to alleviate duplication of services.
He reported that the committee has identified needs, and members realize that with the current economy, tax dollars will be limited.
“To make meaningful impacts in the world of recreation, grant dollars are imperative,” said a letter signed by committee members. “Those grant dollars have become increasingly more difficult to obtain due to the competitive nature of the grants and dwindling funding sources.”
“This is a great start,” said Commissioner Ken White …