Havelock to seek grant for Lewis Farm Road park project

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:28 AM.

"If we’re going to acquire a new piece of property for our teens and our youth to go hang out at and to play football and play basketball and to stay out of trouble, well let’s do it," he said.

Havelock Mayor Jimmy Sanders said that the Greenfield Heights property was a good deal, but operating costs were too high compared to the Lewis Farm property.

"If this land (the Lewis Farm Road Tract) was not going to be turned over to the city of Havelock, this land in all probability would have been developed as residential property," Sanders said. "It was a concern to Cherry Point because it was off the end of one of the runways and it helps us with preventing encroachment."

Walsh said he opposed the plan because the Greenfield Heights property would be better for the city in the long run

Commissioner Jim Stuart liked the idea of the city getting the property.

"We’re going to own that land whether we put horse trails on it or ball fields," he said.

He suggested committee of area residents who could offer suggestions as to how to use the tract.

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