Recreation Commission could run new Community Center
at 7200 Laseter St., was completed a couple of months ago, but after the three years of delays, the original purpose and management of the building was called into question. The most important question for commissioners was who is going to fund and operate the center.
The options over the past couple of years have included having Washington Street Community Center run the center, having the center be selffunded by renting it out like the Mansfield Center and having the recently created NHCC non-profit board of directors run the center, while funding it through a combination of rental fees and county appropriations. The Recreation Commission option was first brought up Tuesday.
District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson, in whose district the center will be located, has been pushing for this last option, but Chairman Kathy Morgan and other commissioners have expressed concern because the BOC never voted to create a 501(c)3 for the center, nor did it ever specify how the center would be run and operated. They had some concerns about the county