Jamestown city council votes to upgrade city’s tennis courts

The Jamestown City Council voted to upgrade the city’s tennis courts at their meeting Thursday night.

The price tag for the upgrades comes in at a little over $14,000, but the cost will be offset by whatever money is generated from an upcoming surplus auction the city is holding. Mayor Nick Shearer said the funds that the city receives from the surplus auction will go toward the tennis court upgrades to lower the cost.

The upgrades include resurfacing, restriping, and new nets. The restriping will also make way for the courts to be used for pickleball.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer pickleball and tennis at the courts,” Shearer said.

Shearer added that with the improved tennis courts, the high school tennis teams could use the courts for practices and/or matches.

The process of the upgrades is expected to begin in the next couple months. Announcements will be made about when the courts will be unavailable for use due to resurfacing.

In other news from the council meeting: 

  • The city approved a donation of $500 to the Russell County Honor Guard.
  • The city welcomed a new police hire. Elliot Smith will join the Jamestown Police Department next month, and then entering the police academy in August.
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