Recreation Board Dedicates Archery Trail in Honor of Stephen Morgan

Stephen Morgan, who passed away on September 23, 2020, was honored by the Jackson Parish Recreation Board at the regularly scheduled November meeting by dedicating the archery trail that is located at the Rec Complex on Hwy 4 East in his name.

A sign in his honor was presented to the board members in attendance: Mr. Brent Barnett, Mr. Ricky Cash, Mr. Jeff Hairston, Mr. Rodney Potts, Mr. Sullivan Stevens and Mr. Chris Womack by Jackson Parish Recreation Department Director Tommy Smith.

Mr. Barnett followed by giving thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Tammy Morgan, wife of Mr. Morgan, on behalf of the board and Ms. Kayla McGuire for all that he had done for the Recreation District, 4-H program and the community.

Before the meeting, that was held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro began a public hearing regarding the 2021 budget was held. No comments were expressed and after the allotted time the hearing was closed.

Once the meeting began the October minutes and financials were approved the board agreed to adopt the 2021 budget. Director Smith followed by providing information on the ongoing programs at the sports complex and Ms. Rebecca Williams gave an update on the golf course including membership numbers, banquet rentals and a quote on a cart shed.

Engineer Paul Riley then gave an update on the concession stand project. Board President Barnett was then authorized to sign the substantial completion form once the project was finished pending all necessary inspections.

In additional action the Board agreed to set the 2021 meeting dates for third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm to be held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center. The Winn Parish Enterprise was deemed the official journal for 2021 and Mr. Steven M. Gatlin was retained as attorney.  After announcing the next session will be held on January 18th at 6:00 pm the meeting was adjourned.

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