At their regularly scheduled January meeting held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro the Jackson Parish Recreation Board elected officers for 2021. Actually, it should read re-elected. By unanimous decision, incumbents Brent Barnett and Ricky Cash were chosen once again to lead the JPRB as President and Vice-President.
In subsequent action, the minutes and financials from the meeting in November was approved by board members Jeff Hairston, Brandon Lamkin, Rodney Potts, Sullivan Stevens, Chris Womack, Barnett and Cash. JPRD director Tommy Smith then provided an update on the status of archery/shooting range, fitness trail, ongoing basketball leagues and the baseball/softball complex.
Rebecca Williams then gave an update on the golf course including information regarding memberships, banquet rentals, tournaments and a cart shed quote. This was followed by a discussion regarding compensatory time for salaried employees and the agreement to hire Dodson Enterprises to design and build a flag display for the amount of $26,000.00.
Under old business Mr. Hairston discussed getting a permanent gas and diesel fuel tank at the golf course and keeping a debit card there instead of having to go back and forth to the complex east of Jonesboro every time they need to use it. Mr. Lamkin also discussed the possibility of pay increases for full time employees.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 15th at 6:00 pm in the Nathaniel Zeno Jr. Meeting Room at the Jackson Parish Police Jury’s new Administration Building located at 160 Industrial Drive. NOTE: Due to possible COVID-19 meeting protocol requirements still being investigated regarding the size and space available at the new admin building the meeting may be moved to the Charles H. Garrett Community Center which is located directly behind the JPPJ Admin Building.