Our Boulevard Woods proposal will likely be voted on at the Tuesday, July 3 regular session meeting of the Mayor and Commission, according to Pam Reidy, Director of Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.
In April, Mayor Nancy Denson and Commissioner Jared Bailey asked Athens-Clarke County staff to review our Boulevard Woods proposal "expeditiously" and make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission. It looks like that review is being completed now. ACC Manager Alan Reddish must sign-off on the review before it's officially presented to the Mayor and Commission, but all indications are that this will happen.
While this is definitely progress, it's worth noting that we haven't yet seen a draft of the review or recommendations. There may be challenges that will need to be addressed before we can shift into the fundraising and construction phase of the project. And, of course, we'll have to work hard in a short amount of time to educate many of the commissioners about the project before the vote.
Stay tuned for appeals to speak in support of Boulevard Woods before the Mayor and Commission and for help with outreach to commissioners.