By GEORGE SOUTHERN
Cape Charles Wave
May 16, 2013
Real estate developer J. David McCormack, new owner of the former Central Park basketball court and Cape Charles Old School, has rejected a request to allow basketball hoops to be reinstalled on the court.
The request came from two local civic leaders, Lenora Mitchell of Concerned Citizens of Cape Charles, and Wayne Creed of Old School Cape Charles, LLC.
Mitchell and Creed sent developer McCormack a letter after Cape Charles Town Council postponed the deadline for construction at the old school to August 23.
“During the four months since our Town Council gave our school property to Charon Ventures, the young people in our town have been without a place to play basketball. This is a hardship for both children and their parents, since the basketball court was one of the favorite places for our youths to expend their excess energy,” the letter states.
“We request that you allow the town to reinstall the basketball hoops so that both locals and tourists will have a place to play during the interim period before a new court is constructed,” they wrote.
Yesterday, McCormack told Lenora Mitchell no — he would not agree to allow the Town to use the basketball court.
According to Mitchell, McCormack said his reason for denying use was because Old School Cape Charles was suing him.
The Wave left both a voice mail and a text on McCormack’s cell phone last night requesting his side of the story, but did not hear back as of time of publication.
Although McCormack rejected the request from the two civic leaders, the question remains whether he would reject a request from Mayor Dora Sullivan to use the court. [Read more…]
Cape Charles Town Council will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at St. Charles Parrish Hall. The regular Town Council meeting will immediately follow. [Read more…]