Supervisors opt for facility oversight board

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 5, 2006

An independent Parks and Recreation Commission will operate theLincoln County Multi-Purpose Building, supervisors decidedMonday.

Precisely how that will be done, however, is still beingdetermined.

Supervisors also filled three positions as maintenance andjanitorial workers at the facility.

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The commission will be composed of an appointee from eachdistrict. Supervisors said they are approaching people in theirdistricts who they feel would be able to do the job temporarilyuntil the bylaws of the new commission can be established.

“We’ve talked to a few people about a temporary position, but wedon’t have any commitments yet,” said Chancery Clerk TillmonBishop.

Bishop, County Administrator David Fields and County AttorneyBob Allen were tasked to meet and draft the bylaws that wouldestablish the commission.

The commission, once appointed, would then be charged withcreating the bylaws that would guide the facility in its day-to-dayoperations and future planning.

“I think most of the board members have somebody in mind,”Bishop said.

Although no timeframe was set Monday, Allen encouraged the trioto move quickly. A Brookhaven Parks Commission move to ceaseoverseeing the facility becomes effective May 15.

“The three of us need to do some rocking and rolling because weneed to have that in place before the commission is appointed,” hesaid.

District Four Supervisor Doug Moak said he needed guidance onwhat he could tell potential appointees in regards to compensationfor their time and efforts.

It was eventually decided the temporary commission members wouldget some minor financial compensation for their time and mileageshould they have to attend an event.