Kennesaw’s gymnastics program will not get the facility they fought for in phase 1 of the new $10 million to $11 million recreation center, the City Council decided this week.
City officials say architects have stopped work on the partially completed construction drawings of Kennesaw’s new recreation center to be built in Adams Park and warn late changes to the project could drive up the cost and delay its opening.
Construction is estimated to be completed by Christmas or early next year on Kennesaw’s new Inclusive Playground at Swift-Cantrell Park.
A temporary withdrawal was approved recently by the Kennesaw City Council about a variance request for property along Pine Mountain Road and Wellcrest Drive that was submitted by developer Beazer Gain, LLC.
A Cobb County church has opened its doors to law enforcement officers and first responders who may need a place to take a pit stop or a grab a few refreshments for the road.
Officer Scott Luther, a Kennesaw police spokesman, said the agency can use that info to more quickly investigate a crime.
Sixty percent of expenditures go to personal services, which include employee salaries and benefits. Four percent of the budget, about $590,000 will go to the reserves.
The City Council on Monday approved a contract with Playground Creations to make the upper playground at Swift-Cantrell park more inclusive for $449,933.25. The current setup includes nine slides, 11 swings and a play structure with ADA ramps and sensory boards.
Councilman James W. Eaton, a chiropractor, a professor at Life University in Marietta and a U.S. Army veteran, is opposed by Karen Gitau, a senior accountant, and Antonio Jones, a small business owner.
Drobney said the city will study how other municipalities are handling the issue in order to make a decision.