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Lee County residents voiced their displeasure with a potential property tax hike Thursday evening.More >>
Lee County residents voiced their displeasure with a potential property tax hike Thursday evening. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
LRA Construction of Albany will handle the construction of new canoe/kayak launches on the Flint River. They'll build a launch near the Georgia Power Dam and two downtown, one near the rail trestle and one below the Ray Charles statue.
Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority leaders say the project will bring more visitors to town. ADICA Director and Downtown Manager Aaron Blair said, "It's one of those projects that we've heard a lot of thumbs up on, way to go getting that done. That's one of the things that people have been always wanting to see is more use out at the river and engaging the park.
The $275,000 project should be complete by the spring.
ADICA is also selling the property just east of the river where the skate park now sits. No word yet on what the new owner will do with the land.
ADICA hopes to move the skate park equipment to a new site, but one hasn't been chosen.
ADICA will also appoint a new board to oversee the Art Park on Pine Avenue downtown. They'll take applications soon and hope to have the board in place by January.
Members will develop any changes to the rules for the park and will help plan, schedule, and oversee events at the park.