2021 Budget Approved by Jackson Parish Recreation District Board

Amending the 2020 budget and approving the 2021 budget were the main items of business handled by the Jackson Parish Recreation District Board in their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro.

Members present were Brent Barnett – President, Ricky Cash, Jeff Hairston, Brandon Lamkin and Chris Womack. Rodney Potts and Sullivan Stevens were absent. Also present was Steven Gatlin.

After the President called the meeting to order the invocation was given by Cash and Barnett led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The floor was then opened for public comments of which there was none.

Minutes and financials of the September meeting was then approved leading to the

approval to amend the 2020 Budget and adopt the 2021 budget. Under old business, the board discussed Weyerhaeuser land purchase.

Ms. Kayla McGuire, 4-H Agent for Jackson Parish then took the floor to discuss dedicating the archery trail located at the Recreation Department’s Complex on Hwy 4 East in honor of Mr. Steven Morgan. The board then authorized Ms. McGuire to do further research for the trail to be named in honor of  Morgan and present her findings at the November board meeting.

Jackson Parish Recreation Director Tommy Smith followed by giving the board update on some of the ongoing programs at the sports complex including Fall baseball/softball, flag football, soccer, archery and golf clinic. Ms. Rebecca Williams also provided the board an update on the golf course including membership, banquet rentals and roofing quotes.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, Jonesboro.

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