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Public meeting held to discuss rebuild of Grant Community Center

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A public meeting was held Wednesday night at the Moses Jackson Center to discuss how $2 million worth of SPLOST funds should be used to rebuild the Grant Community Center.

The question is whether they will rebuild on the same plot of land or if they will go somewhere else.

Voters approved the funds for the project and officials say the building needs so many improvements that they are just going to rebuild. Ideally, they want to build somewhere else because parking is an issue at the current location.  But it all depends on if they find a new place to build.

Regardless, it will be a bigger and better place than what they have now.

"More advanced computer rooms and just places for the kids to come after school and maybe weekends. You know a decent place to go,” said Ronald Williams, President of W. Savannah Community Association.

This was just one of several meetings they'll have to get feedback and input from the community about what kind of facility they want to see.

"Basically, the center that we have right now has a smaller sized gymnasium. It has a computer lab, an activity area, a small kitchen area, primarily used for activities in the after school hours,” said Barry Baker, Savannah Parks and Recreation Director. 

Baker said a follow-up meeting will be held in a few weeks, but currently there is no date set.

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