A split vote, with Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman breaking the tie on March 5, means a building in the city’s downtown district will be demolished to make way for the city’s new park.
For $95,471, Southern Environmental Services, Inc. will fence and destroy the large commercial structure at 4485 North Town Square.
In favor were Councilmen Patrick Bordelon and Henry Lust.
Opposed were Councilwomen Nancy Farmer and Patricia Wisdom.
Absent was Councilwoman Doris Dawkins.
Bordelon said, “We have to demolish the building, so we can build our park. There are a lot of positive changes coming.”
However, Farmer said she objected since the park will involve a tax increase of one millage from 8 to 9.
Farmer said she had wanted to delay the vote until after the city’s 7 p.m. March 13 town hall on the budget at the Ron Anderson Center, 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs.
Park information: CityOfPowderSprings.org/DocumentCenter/View/4650.