Looking forward

Published 7:06 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2010

All the city capital projects Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby talked about last Tuesday at the Rotary Club would be revenue-generating projects.

And not only are they revenue-generating projects for city coffers, but they are worthwhile projects that enhance the quality of life for the community.

The expansion of the Bill Reynolds Sports Complex will include additional softball and baseball fields, it will also have multi-purpose fields and five basketball courts, which is something needed in the community.

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Also, having the additional—and better—fields will not only bring in out-of-town tournaments, it will benefit the hundreds of city and county residents who play ball.

The expansion and reconfiguration of the ramps at the Earle May Boat Basin will not only benefit the big bass tournament participants, but the local users of the Flint River and Lake Seminole.

Streetscape of the downtown has been an important project, and will continue to be.

All these projects could have been curtailed because of revenue shortfalls, but they weren’t.

Bainbridge—and its residents—will be better because of them.