Jonesboro offficials will weigh a plan to renovate Lee Street Park at a City Council work session Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
JONESBORO — After months of public discussions about the future of Lee Street Park, the time is nearing when the Jonesboro City Council will have to make a decision about what will be done.
Mayor Pro Tem Pat Sebo and Councilman Randy Segner will make a presentation about a citizens committee’s recommended park renovation plan to their colleagues next week. Sebo said the committee has worked tirelessly to put together a recommendation to the council.
“We have spent a lot of time meeting and debating over it,” Sebo said. “I hope it goes well.”
The council’s discussion about the renovation proposals will be part of the agenda for its work session Monday at 6 p.m., at the Jonesboro Police Department, 170 S. Main St.
Jonesboro’s park planning committee has recommended two options which mainly differ on where parking is placed. One plan has a parking lot in the middle of the park, while the other moves parking along the perimeter. Both plans include a performance stage, a playground, a farmers market space and basketball and tennis courts.
Sebo said the committee has taken feedback on those plans and put together a new plan, which will be the one presented to the council Monday.
In other action, the council will consider a conditional use permit request to let a church open in the far north reaches of the city. If approved later this month, the church would be Jonesboro Commercial Center, 7857 Old Morrow Road.
The council will also consider two related items dealing with an issue which prompted a lot of debate among council members and residents earlier this year. One item is a possible city clean-up fee discussion led by Councilman Wallace Norrington. The other item is a possible $10 sanitation late fee, with a discussion led by Mayor Joy Day.
Day will also make a presentation about a community guide the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce is compiling.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the council’s discussions by asking questions and offering commentary during public comment periods offered after each presentation.