Saying goodbye to ball diamond and tennis courts

 

South Dundas council approved the removal of the Morrisburg tennis courts and the Iroquois Haldane Park East ball diamond during the July 17th council meeting.

According to chief administrative officer Stephen McDonald, the recommendation was “based on the usage and the cost it would take to bring them up to standard.”

The fact that the township doesn’t own the land on which the tennis courts are located was also a major factor in the recommendation and, in turn, a major factor in council’s decision to go ahead and dismantle the structure.

The Hartford Retirement Centre and the Upper Canada District School Board each own sections of the land where the tennis courts are located.

The main Haldane Park ball diamond will remain in use. It is the East diamond that is to be removed.

Dates have not been set for the removal of either recreational structure and the cost to remove both is estimated to be between $7,500 and $10,000.

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