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+ Tennis Center serves community
In reply to the letter from Mr. Bennett on the Tennis Center, I wonder if he would also consider the closing of other city and county activities not used by a majority of taxpayers, such as the Community Center, bike and walking trails, the new horseshoe pits, sidewalks not needed for children’s access to schools, the children shows at the library, and I could probably go on for a dozen more.
It’s not a matter of closing but finding a way to operate the Tennis Center more efficiently, and not everything run by the city or county is there to make a profit but to provide a service to the taxpayers.
As to the Tennis Center, I think it will never make a profit, but it will supply a service to the community.
Here are some of my suggestions for the center: If you look at the public courts in the city and county, you will find many people playing tennis who can’t afford to play at the center. Why not use slack times to lower the price to play? Empty courts don’t make money.
Do away with the outside management company; it is only an added cost. If the city doesn’t want to use city employees for various reasons, then do as most companies do: Hire part-time employees without benefits. Use public means to reach the public court players; the center is not for the just $80,000-a-year players but for all citizens of this beautiful city.
+ Tennis players should buy it
The tennis players in Palm Coast griped long enough to get a private facility, which is now in financial trouble. There are 76,499 Palm Coast residents paying for a private and now semi-private sports facility, including salaries and maintenance, for less than 2% of our residents. Why don’t the tennis players buy this white elephant facility? Then, they won’t have to play with the average resident.
Our City Council missed the boat for not purchasing the vacant tennis courts with a swimming pool and snack bar. That could be converted into a pay-to-play sports facility with other sports available.
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- Now I know why the city is putting up 10 more red light cameras! To make up for the $120,000 deficit at the tennis center. Red light cameras are revenue producing and do not stop cars from running red lights, DUH! In my opinion they cause more accidents than prevent them. Why can't they adjust the lights to make all 4 ways red for a few seconds longer to make sure the intersection is completely clear from bonzai runners before changing to green? OH, I see that doesn't produce revenue and that's what they are after.
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22 New Jersey Social Club Meeting
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Premier: Rotary of Flagler County gets thumbs up
Also, Club President Rick Staly was recognized with a "Well Done" Award.
Friends of A1A produce videos to promote cycling and safety along the coastal byway
The Friends of A1A has produced six new videos designed to attract more cycling visitors to the 72-mile Scenic & Historic A1A Coastal Byway that travels through St. Johns and Flagler counties. Also, AAUW awards scholarships and loggerheads have arrived.
Palm Coast offers summer recreation, tennis, golf camps for children, teens
The city of Palm Coast is planning a summer of fun and recreation for children and teens through its summer camp at Parks & Recreation, as well as summer golf and tennis camps.