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   The search is on to find a location for a proposed soccer complex to be built by the city.
   The complex is a scaled-downed version of the $10 million sports project that stalled earlier this year when the state legislature failed to pass a law paving the way for an increased tourism tax on Grenada restaurants and hotels to fund it.
   Mayor Billy Collins, speaking at a special called meeting of the city board Thursday, said location was the first detail to be worked out. Some opposition to the earlier project centered around the city’s plan to put it on prime property that has been prepped for industrial development.
   “With a possible land donation, volunteers and in-kind labor, I think this project can be built for very little money,” Collins said.
   The site selection should include the needs of the growing soccer program and be able to accommodate roads and buildings, according to Collins.
   Judith Eldridge, whose term on the Grenada Youth Soccer Board of Directors ended last week, gave the council the names  of a proposed committee to work on the new complex.

Swimming Pools
   Until a formal policy is adopted, Grenada firefighters and fire equipment will no longer be used to fill private swimming pools.
   After Fire Chief Herman Simpson and Water Department Superintendent Mark Tilghman addressed the council at its special meeting Thursday, the consensus of the board was to stop filling pools for now.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.


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