Recreation Board votes to increase Golf Course membership dues in July

Beginning in July the membership dues at the Jackson Parish Golf Course will be going up. Fortunately, it is only a small $10.00 a month increase that was voted in by Jackson Parish Recreation Board members Ricky Cash, Brandon Lamkin, Rodney Potts and Sullivan Stevens at the regularly monthly meeting held on Monday, April 18th. Brent Barnett, Jeff Hairston and Chris Womack was not present. 

The cost of a one day and weekend rental of the Clubhouse and Banquet Room and the amount required for the refundable security deposit has risen as well. The new rates are in effect for any new rentals while those already registered will remain at the old prices.

New Rental Rates as of April 18th, 2022

1 Day Rental: $500.00
2 Day Rental: $750.00
Security Deposit: $250.00

The board also agreed to purchase three flag poles and additional playground equipment to be placed at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department Sports Complex located on Hwy 4 east of Jonesboro. It was also agreed to hire certified high school officials to call behind home plate at the youth league games and that they will be classified as independent contractors. The purchase an outdoor gazebo was also approved in order that the Golf Course will have an outdoor structure where gatherings can be had and pictures taken. 

JPRD Director Tommy Smith announced that summer league youth baseball and softball has begun play as of Monday, April 18th with 46 teams in all competing. This is comprised of 20 T-ball/Coach Pitch teams and 26 baseball/softball teams.

In regard to the Archery Program, Smith reported that a new target will be on the range soon and that each month throughout the spring and summer there will be tournament hosted by the Jackson Parish Bowhunters Association. 

The meeting began with Dusty Tolar stating that the netting on the batting cages at the Sports Complex needs to be repaired or replaced. He also requested the board look into the problems youth league teams are having scheduling practices due to lack of field availability because of the high schools playing on them. 

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