Recreation Board discusses new soccer fields, manager’s job description
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County Recreation Board discussed the idea of having one or more soccer fields at the complex, for use by, among others, Trigg County Youth Soccer, when they met Monday night at the complex convention center.

Recreation Board Chairman Ralph Thomas told two representatives of Trigg County Youth Soccer that they need to have an elected board with a chairman and a constitution, and that such actions will take care of many of their headaches.

The two representatives also said they have at least a couple of soccer fields near Lake Barkley that they would like to continue to use, and added that they hoped for support from the complex board.

Thomas said most of the responsibilities would fall to their soccer board when it forms, and that while the complex board can endorse soccer rules, it can’t enforce them, as that will be one of the responsibilities of the soccer board.

The board also discussed the job description for the new Recreation Complex Manager, although no decision was made, and a special called meeting on the subject will be held on Monday, Oct. 26.

As had been announced earlier, Thomas said Recreation Complex Manager Jerry Radford’s resignation will be effective Monday, Feb. 1.

Among other things, the new complex manager will have to stay at the complex until all of the lights go out, Thomas said.

Mentioned in the discussion was the idea of having an intern from Murray State University help whoever replaces Radford.

Complex Board Member and Trigg County Magistrate Larry Lawrence pointed out that the new manager’s contract will be for one year, and after that, the manager’s contract can be renewed or ended.

The board also discussed adding electrical hook-ups for recreation vehicles at the complex, although no action was taken. Lawrence said that after talking with RV owners that have stopped at the complex, he believes water hook-ups are at least equally important.

It was the first meeting with Jason Strickland, who was appointed to the board by the Trigg County Fiscal Court at their regular meeting the week before.
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