Parks and rec. meeting held

Published 6:54 am Thursday, August 17, 2023

City of Selma Parks & Recreation Director Dr. Denisha Hendricks spoke to the Selma Recreation meeting on Monday.

Hendricks gave an update to the Recreation Committee chairperson Atkin Jemison and committee members Clay Carmichael and Atkin Jemison.

Hendricks said contractors are working seven days a week to get Memorial Stadium ready for Labor Day weekend, when Selma hosts Southside on September 1.

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“Our contractors are out here at the weekend working Saturday and Sunday,” Hendricks said. “This is a project that runs seven days a week.

The stadium was badly damaged by the January 12 tornado. Two months ago, the Selma City Council made a declaration of emergency.

Hendrick said the estimated cost of the repair is about $450,000. She added that $330,000 is being pulled from the parks and recreation budget, with the rest coming from American Rescue Funds.

“The insurance money hasn’t arrived. I think it’s important for people to know that.,” Hendricks said. “The Insurance company came out on January 13, the dafter the tornado hit.

“I’m not making excuses, just stating facts.”