Council discusses recreation board, Enterprise Zone at special workshop

Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM.

Mayor Cook provided the city with an inventory of equipment the city owns and a list of equipment purchased in the past year.

Changing the Sportsplex keys was an action that was not approved by the council, said Council Chairwoman Tina Sloan. “That should have been voted on by the council,” she said.

The council did vote to not allow practice for the Snapper Bowl at the fields because the city did not know what liability it could face. Bullard was not in attendance at that meeting to explain the situation, Councilman Tray Hawkins said.

“If you could have been here to explain, we could have worked it out,” Hawkins said. “Any time you have something like this, come to the council with it.”

The formation of the recreation board was also a topic of discussion.

“Last year we decided as a council we would all work together to keep the recreation department going without hiring a rec director,” Cook said. She volunteered to head the effort and the city advertised for volunteers to form a recreation board. Eventually the five-member board was formed.

However, the board never adopted any bylaws and there is no ordinance for how the board is to operate or how members will be appointed.

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