City Spending Over $1.1 Million On Hixson Recreation Center Improvements

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The city is planning over $1.1 million in improvements to the Hixson Recreation Center.

The overhaul at the former Hixson Elementary School will be by Construction Consultants Inc.

Lee Norris, public works administrator, said one of the improvements will be a much quieter and more efficient heat and air system.

He said there will be better access to the facility, including handicapped accommodations. There will be a raised and lighted walkway at a nearby road.

Another project will be asbestos removal by Affinity Environmental Group at a base cost of $38,820.

Councilman Russell Gilbert questioned why so much funding was going to one district, saying there are needs at a number of centers.

Councilman Larry Grohn said his East Brainerd district is the only one without a recreation center.

Councilman Ken Smith, who represents the Hixson area, said he expects that other centers will be getting attention.

He said the Hixson facility is heavily used by all ages. He said its gymnasium gives an outlet for many young people.

Jeff Cannon, city chief operating officer, said plans are underway for improvements at other centers. He said some have already been carried out.



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