By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate
The caretaker report was intended to be given by staff member Greg Evans, though he was not at the recent meeting of the Tucker County Parks and Recreation Board. Commissioner Jon Bush said, “I notice he’s never here, has he ever come?” It was then asked if Evans was ever invited to the meetings when Betler responded, “He’s invited, and we had the review of employee evaluations a while back and we went over the position profile and that’s part of it, so he is aware of it, but he does not participate.” Bush said it would be nice to have Evans participate and provide feedback adding that the Golf Course side of Camp Kidd looks great, but, “On the other side of the fence, the Camp Kidd side of the fence, there’s a lot of things he (Evans) could answer about that aren’t getting done and he’s not here.” Bush continued, “I just see a lot of work being done by volunteers and that’s fine, that’s wonderful, but we’re paying somebody to do it.”
The minutes from the August meeting were approved as presented before moving into the financial reports. President Mike Betler stated the operating account balance is currently $21,083.28, the credit card account is $14,563.31, the savings account balance is $22,010.75, and the rental account has $6,657.17.
Accountant Brenda Moore announced the board is due for their audit and a score sheet will be completed by an audit committee made up of Betler, Jonathan Hicks, and David Lambert. That sheet will then be submitted to the State Auditor’s Office for review.
Mike Canfield has been working at the Holly Meadows Golf Course as a seasonal employee, though his hours have expired for this season. Vice President of the Parks and Recreation Board and employee at the golf course Deborah Chapman received the Golf Course agreement with the handicap, “That’s for that VIP card and I signed again that we would offer if they came in here with a VIP card, that they’d play a free round and cart for $15.”
Signs for the camp and Golf Course were briefly discussed with future plans to paint or change the signs. It was also noted that the chemicals needed have been ordered, the tire has been changed on the lawn mower, and none of the weed eaters work. Betler stated the floor in the Main Hall needs to be inspected but it must be accessed from underneath the building. Blocks will need to be removed in order to get beneath the structure to determine needed repairs. The new water lines are in operation and extensions have been installed to water some of the tees and fairways. “They work really well,” stated Tom Gutshall, Vice President of the Holly Meadows Golf Course. “Our greens are about as good as they get,” he added. “We heard a lot of good feedback from people,” stated Phil Fansler.
The Gutshall Golf Tournament had a phenomenal turnout with 110 golfers, which was the maximum capacity for the course. The total revenue for the event came to $8,670.
Fansler suggested a personnel policy amendment be made for current employees and future hires that outlines and details their duties that are expected upon their employment. The board agreed and the topic will be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.
The board went into Executive Session and upon return, announced that no decisions were made. Tucker County Parks and Recreation Committee which will meet again on November 10 at 6 p.m. at the Holly Meadows Golf Course.