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New Park Planned for Columbia County

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Columbia County Commissioners bought land on Hardy McManus Road with an eye toward developing a new park.

The commissioners voted March 30 to spend $6 million to buy the land at 4975 Hardy McManus Rd. It is 120 acres, and County Manager Scott Johnson said they bought all of it.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. So the Polatty family once again gets super rich off of the County overspending taxpayers’ money. The tax value of the land was $1,313,800 or about $19,000 per acre, but they pay $50,000 per acre for the land. Unbelievable how Columbia County’s government leaders think they have a bottomless pit of money to enrich the few at the cost to the many.

  2. My personal opinion CC is overdoing recreational areas like this park and the others mentioned in the article. Once built parks require lots of maintenance and policing and safety for mountain biking = $$$$$ on top of land and development costs.

  3. While I’m glad this move avoids the prospect of dense residential development in the area, when will a park be developed in district 2 (Martinez)? To enjoy a park, we must drive to Evans Towne Center Park or a Richmond County park.

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