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Records show Tucker owes thousands in unpaid bills related to Fitzgerald Field

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Records show Tucker owes thousands in unpaid bills related to Fitzgerald Field

Fitzgerald Field. Photo by Dean Hesse.

By Logan C. Ritchie, contributor 

Tucker, GA — The city of Tucker took ownership of Fitzgerald Field in 2019, but records show the city owes thousands in unpaid bills related to the 19-acre property.

The city is denying any debts are owed on Fitzgerald Field. Tucker Parks and Recreation department says they have not received “verifiable” invoices.

Fitzgerald Field is located on Lawrenceville Highway. It has been the home of Tucker Football League since the 1970s. The city acquired Fitzgerald Field with plans to renovate the property and create a sports complex. Tucker Football League, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was in debt approximately $40,000 when the city took over the property, according to records obtained by Tucker Observer.

A memo dated May 2019 stated, “The City of Tucker agrees to pay existing balances for water/sewer, electric, sanitation, tree service and field light repair, a one-time expense, at assumption of property.”

Three years later, the city still owes $15,826 to DeKalb County Sanitation and $6,900 to small businesses for services provided to Fitzgerald Field.

To read the full story on Tucker Observer, click here.

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