Steering Committee A discusses tennis courts at high school

By | December 6, 2018 8:52 am

White County Steering Committee A discussed, on Dec. 3, what to do with the tennis courts located at the high school.

The committee concluded the courts have fallen in disrepair over time. To establish who will be responsible for investing in the upgrade, they must first decide who will own the courts from that point forward.

“It is my understanding that the property belongs to the White County Board of Education,” said Commissioner Cain Rogers. “I would like to see us move towards a long-term solution that satisfies all parties, and I think that is why we are going to bring that back up.”

Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger, who was present at the meeting and spoke on behalf of the board of education, explained the board would be happy to take over the courts. He recognized the county’s concern about keeping the courts open for public use and said he would consider doing that but not without limitations.

“It’s the school board’s intent to keep that open somehow to the public as part of the community,” said Dronebarger. “Most people don’t understand that it is owned by the county because we get fussed at on why the lights are on. From the school’s standpoint, obviously, if we have a lot of investment in it, we want to protect it. If the county is going to invest money, we are in the position that we can keep it up and make sure it stays clean.”

Robinson explained to the board he is waiting on a written estimate for the repair of the tennis courts.

Other items on the agenda included:

-Little League request for baseball batting nets

The next Steering Committee A meeting will be 5:30 p.m., Jan. 7, 2019.

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