Fernandina Observer

From 2018-2020, the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners (NCBOCC) paid handsomely for an independent consultant to 1) evaluate the county’s existing parks and recreation system; 2) conduct a county-wide needs and priorities assessment; 3) develop a long-range vision for parks and recreation; and 4) work with the county to create a fiscally sustainable implementation strategy for capital improvements, operations, and maintenance.  The study’s findings show the existing parks system is in need of repair, maintenance and improvement, and the current and anticipated growth of the county showed an increasing need for parks and recreation facilities to meet demand. Sadly, the same deficiencies are prevalent in our county road network. Also, there is a need for additional fire stations to reduce response time and other civic facilities that have been largely neglected for decades.

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