Today the Fiscal Court appointed a committee to hire a Little League Program Director for the county Parks and Rec Program. The committee will be made up of Judge Cannon, District 6 Magistrate Mark Woosley, Current Parks Director A.B. Webb, District 2 Magistrate Joe Durbin, and requested County Attorney J.B. Hines provide legal assistance.
The committee will be in charge of outlining the complete job description of the new position and will handle the interview process of qualified applicants. Duties of the new position that were discussed today included being in charge of all little league sports, (baseball, softball, and basketball) as well as concessions sold. In the past, concessions were contracted out, but now will remain run by the park. All proceeds from concessions will go back into Parks and Rec, and will help fund the salary of the new program director. The new hire would allow current Parks Director Webb to focus solely on the maintenance of the parks; mowing, field preparation, etc. Judge Cannon pointed out that the new position would probably be best suited for someone looking to volunteer most of their time and effort and not in it strictly for an estimated $12,000/yr salary (exact amount to be finalized later), an amount certainly not considered to be full-time pay.
There was much discussion as magistrates asked questions and offered suggestions, along with current little league coaches in attendance. As we earlier reported, Parks Director Webb has offered $2,000 of his own salary to help fund the new position. He felt it was worth it to be relieved of some of his current responsibilities.
The newly formed committee agreed to meet this Friday, February 13,2015 at noon at the Judge's office, and outline the qualifications necessary to fill the position, and would advertise the information as soon as possible in order to receive applications. The court agreed that it would be better to begin the upcoming baseball/softball season with the current system in order to allow enough time to hire the best candidate available. The new Program Director would assume his/her duties immediately upon hiring, whether it be before the upcoming season or after it begins.
The Court also heard from Renee Hunt with Double Trouble, which is a 12-step program for help with substance abuse and mental disorders that stem from it. She had requested use of the community center building for the organization for one hour per week. The court agreed.
Vicky Walker, administrator of a privately run food bank, invited members of the court to a free dinner she and other volunteers provide with hopes that the Fiscal Court would see the need for the county to help administer her food bank. She said the meal is assembled by several volunteers and also includes live music from locals. She requested county space to store necessary food and personal hygiene items used for needy members of the community. The Fiscal Court agreed to look in to the matter.
Bowling Green Disc Golf Club asked to use the Chalybeate Disc Golf Course for two upcoming tournaments. The Court agreed upon verification of the organization's insurance.
The Court also: