A New Direction for Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis
Citizens of the Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Community are seeking changes. After numerous attempts over the years to pass off responsibility for the facility to others (contractors with no oversight)—the County wants to continue down the same failed path. History has shown that this will not work.
Starting with the poorly designed, energy inefficient $1.6 million clubhouse that is already falling apart at the seams and continuing with the lack of oversight and gross mismanagement of the golf course, practice and tennis facilities—Dekalb County has totally failed the Sugar Creek community. Over the past several years, the inept handling of this valuable County asset finally led to the closing of the entire facility in early October 2017.
Now is the time for a new direction for Sugar Creek—one that requires diligent planning, effective execution and continual oversight provided by the community. A Community Advisory Board (5 to 7 community members with differing areas of expertise) can be formed to provide the hands-on local experience needed to get Sugar Creek back on track and to provide the compassionate oversight required to ensure its continuous success. Developed with County interaction, an effective plan can be implemented with total community involvement and oversight.
Many municipalities across the country have successfully taken this community oriented approach. Though on a larger scale, such an approach is no different than what is currently being done by DeKalb County with youth baseball and football programs.
If you want to be a part of the new direction for Sugar Creek or just to show your support and concern for this valuable asset in our community, please sign this petition to help us move forward on a better path for Sugar Creek.