Cash, Lamkin elected as Recreation Board officers for 2022

Ricky Cash and Brandon Lamkin will serve the Jackson Parish Recreation District Board (JPRD) as President and Vice President for 2022. The selection of the two was confirmed after no other nominations were made by the quorum of Jeff Hairston, Chris Womack, Cash and Lamkin, for the offices at the regularly scheduled meeting of the JPRD held at the Jackson Parish Golf Course Clubhouse on Monday, January 17th. Brent Barnett, Rodney Potts and Sullivan Stevens were not present. 

In additional action taken it was agreed to provide the Town of Chatham $1701.00 to help pay for costs associated with the town’s Christmas Parade. This was the remaining amount that was eligible to be received through the $10,000.00 Co-Operative Endeavor Agreement that the two entities entered into in 2021. A payment of $3,780.00 was also approved to be paid to Champion Trophies for medals and trophies that will be used with the Youth Basketball League (YBL). 

In regard to the YBL, Recreation Director Tommy Smith let the board know that an all-time best of 43 teams were competing on each Saturday throughout February at the J-H Middle School and Jonesboro-Hodge High School. Smith also stated that the Cheerleader uniforms are now in. 

Under old business former part time employee was promoted to Assistant Manager at the Golf Course and received a pay raise to $10.00 per hour. The board also agreed to compile a wage scale chart for all employees that will provide for raises based on time served and performance. 

In final comments Brandon Lamkin informed the board that the LACC was looking at having a ride on the in February on the riding trail at the JPRD Complex and asked the board to consider promoting the trail for future side by side, motorcycle and bicycle events. Director Smith followed by saying that there is a race scheduled for the LACC on Sunday, February 13th with sign up and practice set for the day before. 

In closing, Monday, February 21st was set for the next meeting date. 

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