Board Agrees To Swap Names of ParksJul 22nd, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Community News, Front Page
The Madison City Commission voted to swap the names of two parks, which are being constructed in the city, at their Monday, July 15, meeting.
Commissioner Judy Townsend brought the matter to the board. The park, to be located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive had been named in honor of former football standout Jesse Solomon, who played for the Madison County High School Cowboys and Florida State Seminoles before having a successful NFL career. The park at Jeanette Circle had been named in honor of former city commissioner, mayor and businessman Sumpter James.
Townsend pointed out that James was in failing health, and since she believed the park at MLK would be finished first, she felt it should be named in honor of him. The park on Jeanette Circle will be named in honor of Solomon.
After a brief discussion, the board voted unanimously to approve Townsend’s suggestion.