Demolition delayed at north Tulsa parks

Demolition has been delayed for three north Tulsa rec centers

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Mayor Maynot - 6/21/2013 7:42 PM
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Blah blah bla bla bla bla bla bla blaaa. Fertile ground for gang AcTiViTy

Islander - 6/21/2013 4:48 PM
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As a member of the Sales Tax Overview Committee, I am aware of the park situation you're reporting on. The earlier interview with the neighborhood representative is WAY off. The park will NOT BE SOLD to a private entity. The option is to have a private entity operate the facility, meaning pay and provide for personnel, utilities and general maintenance--ongoing costs. The City will continue to own and do structural maintenance on the facilities. Money has been available to make the upgrades to the basketball courts and other facilities, but any movement forward has been stalled by the demands to keep the crumbling buildings, which have been vandalized beyond any lack of maintenance, to the point they need complete replacement, a very expensive endeavor, and then where are the funds to operate them to come from? Operation includes personnel to open/close the buildings and replace the toilet paper, electricity and water--ongoing costs. Other northside neighborhoods have accepted the Parks Department plans, and are reaping the benefits of those upgrades. Perhaps a review of parks, like Maxwell, for instance, would give a perspective other than the demands of a few. For accurate information as to the status of the parks, I suggest you directly contact the Parks Department, perhaps Lucy Dolman, rather than Mr. Midget. And here is a reference page from the Parks Master Plan,
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