Euharlee selects parks and rec director
by Neil B. McGahee
Jul 16, 2014 | 1165 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a special called meeting, the Euharlee City Council announced it had decided to offer the parks and recreation director’s post to Darren Bowers. If he accepts the position, he will take the reins from Mark Mathison who resigned in May.

In the scheduled work session, council member Ronald Nesbitt suggested an alternative idea for Osbourne Park.

“Let’s think about a fountain park,” he said, “like the one at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta where kids can play freely among dancing fountains of water. Before we look at replacing the old playground equipment, which can be very expensive, I think we should explore the possibilities of such a move.”

Mayor Dennis Thayer lent his support, as did other council members, but all cautioned that safety must be paramount.

The idea was scheduled for more discussion at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 5.

The council also discussed various amendments to the 2014 budget and new dental and vision insurance rates for employees.

The Euharlee City Council will meet again on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Euharlee City Hall.