The board heard from officials with both L.A.D.D Engineering Firm out of Fort Payne and Diane Glenn with the East Alabama Planning Commission to discuss plans and grant opportunities for the development of the campsites at Cherokee Rock Village Park, the board appointed a committee consisting of Vice Chairman Scooter Howell and Secretary Leanne Hill to work with the organizations to finalize plans for the project.
In other business the board accepted resignations from both Chairman Jeff Wolfe and Treasurer Pam Hofer, Wolfe’s resignation was effective immediately as he was not present and Hofer will serve until Feb. 1st, the County Commission will be accepting applications for those vacant positions until Feb. 17th.
The board has agreed to allow Wolfe to continue to serve the Parks Board as the Volunteer Coordinator at Cornwall Furnace.
The boards newest member, Jerry Baker has been elected to serve as the Interim Treasurer until such time that all seats on the board are full and at that time the board will then appointment new officers.
The board also approved to allow Park Board employees to do some maintenance on some of the existing trails and trail markers at Cherokee Rock Village and also approved the study and work on changing the traffic entering and exiting Cherokee Rock Village so that guest entering the facility will now enter on the drive through window side of the cabin.
The purchase of a 120 drink cooler was approved in the amount of $217.00 to be used for the sale of drinks at the commissary at Rock Village in addition to the purchase of playground equipment for Rock Village from Gametime in Fort Payne in the amount of $10,500 which will be funded from monies received from the Tillotson-Menlo Grant. The order for 5000 brochures from GotPrint.net was also approved in the amount of $139.10
The Park Board will meet again on Wednesday January 27th at 1:00 p.m. with a Work Session to take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Park Board Office on Main Street in Centre.