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Officials concerned about strings on free land

Natchez officials say there may be too many strings attached to accept a 50-acre land donation for a recreation area.

Board of Supervisor President Henry Watts says he received the proposal for the donation last week for a Natchez-Adams County joint recreation complex.

The two businessmen making the offer, however, want a road built and stipulate that the recreation project be finished within two years of the donation.

Supervisor Mike Lazarus said the land donation for the road makes sense because “you’ve got to build a road out to the complex anyway.”

Supervisor S.E. “Spanky” Felter says the problem with the two-year stipulation is that building right now is not an option because of funding concerns.