Carter, supervisors on the right track

Published 12:02am Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I read Top of the Morning article by David Carter, our District 2 supervisor, in reference to a program to start recreation in Natchez and Adams County.

David referred to the first step as hiring a recreation director. I totally agree.

Further, the director would be in charge of the recreation in place at present, the upgrading of present recreation and charged with the responsibility to organize and put in place a recreation program that would benefit not only the young people but the middle-age and senior citizens.

Again I agree, and by a prior vote of the citizens believe that 75 percent agree.

This is a joint city/county program with both sharing the expenses David, and I believe our supervisors, want to get started right away and have agreed to finance their part for recreation the remaining part of the year.

Well, I read in The Democrat that the city has postponed action during a regular meeting concerning recreation.

Our recreation program has been postponed some 20 years. Vidalia has made our city look sick as far recreation.

What is it going to take to get our officials to move forward with a recreation program in a timely manner as a large majority of our citizens have requested?

I believe Supervisor Carter is on the right track.

 

Jerry McDaniel

Adams County resident

 

  • Anonymous

    It is kind of ironic. Here you have an opinion letter, in which part of it is based on “peni* envy” with Vidalia. Mr McDaniel, I point you to the headline in the paper today. Still envious of Vidalia? Would you like Natchez/Adams to indebt themselves to this “Folly”, only to turn around later to lay off emplyees ’cause the money is drying up?
    You “recreation” people need to get over it. There are FAR MORE important things to take care of in this area right now than building your new ball-parks.
    JMHO

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Ataboy, tell the truth and facts of the issue as you just did for my neighbors country county folks are sick of the talk about a rec. director and rec. complex is so foolish during the economic times!! Mr. McDanields go to Walmart, Natchez high school track, or the Natchez Mall if you want to walk or run and just as a swimming pool comes up do as I did for my grand kids go to walmart and buy a swimming pool or go to the lakes!! The neighbors and the country county folks #1 issue is for the two fire stations on the north and south sides to be put into affect within the year!! We want to have our homes saved as that of the city folks also we need the EMT people to always be with the firetrucks to save peoples lives as other small towns all ready do during a fire!! This way we aren’t dependent of the city and save that almost 1 million dollars and invest in our country full time fire stations to save lives and property is more important than digging another endless money pit as that of the convention center for example!! Also , disagree with this again that the mention of 75% voted for the rec. complex for this isn’t the full truth of the matter and all know this!! The city and county are broke and they need to make cuts as that of Vidalia that made the headlines!! Wake up BOA & BOS times are tough on the Adams county taxpayers so don’t test our intelligence ??!!