The Carolina Beach Town Council has budgeted thousands of dollars to build an outdoor basketball court, but some residents are not at all pleased with the proposal. The new basketball court has not been officially voted on yet, but just the idea of it has at least one resident very concerned. Paul Feldman said during these tough economic times, the $20,000 budgeted for the basketball court should be spent on a senior center, a new library or something to stimulate the local economy. He said since the town has had to make budget cuts in all its departments, the $20,000 dollars should be put to good use, and go toward keeping the town safer. Feldman said, “When the economy goes bad crime increases; that’s true for Carolina Beach, it's true for New York City, so it's not a time to start cutting police services, but this is actually the time they should be possibly increasing police services." The Carolina Beach town manager said the basketball courts could stimulate the local economy, but that no definite decision on whether to build the courts has been made. There is a public meeting on the proposed basketball court Tuesday night at 7:30 at the Carolina Beach Town Hall.
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