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Council questions bid preparation bill

By Anessa Myers
Published in News on February 17, 2009 1:46 PM

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The Community Recreation Center, if it comes to fruition, will be built on this site on South Center Street, across from the Goldsboro Police Station. Goldsboro City Council members decided to hold off on the project in January, putting it at a standstill until economic times improve or until officials feel the city can afford the more than $12 million project and the annual costs to operate it, which Florida consultant firm the Sports Facilities Advisory says could be more than $2 million.

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This is a drawing of what the proposed Goldsboro Recreation Center would look like if the City Council goes forward with plans to build the structure.

At their Monday night meeting, Goldsboro City Council members didn't approve paying a Raleigh consulting firm $39,187 for architectural and bid preparation services of the new Community Recreation Center. In fact, they took the item off their agenda until...

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