The Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Board kept its chairman in place and elected a new vice chairman during its monthly meeting Monday night at the Winchester-Clark County Health and Wellness Center.
Charlie Eury was chosen to remain in his current role as chairman of the board, while Ramsey Flynn was selected to serve as vice chairman. B.J. Wasson remained in his role as secretary-treasurer. Flynn replaces Bob Jackson as vice chairman.
“(Flynn) has really gotten involved, which is good,” Eury said. “He’s been present at extracurricular events and he has really done a good job. He’s a young guy and we’re glad to have him on the board.”
Eury added that Jackson will continue to be part of various projects as a board member.
“Whether he’s an officer or not, it doesn’t matter, because I’ll still keep him heavily involved,” he said. “With his background and knowledge both in the financial world and certainly his contacts in the community, he’s just an extremely valuable member of the board.”
The board also approved a request from George Rogers Clark High School track and field coach Dodd Dixon to host an indoor track meet at College Park Gym Monday. The event will be held during a three-hour period in the afternoon. Eury said the meet won’t distract from morning and evening walkers at the track, which will be closed during the meet.
“The beauty of that is — it’s in the middle of the day of the day and the heavy use on the track is early in the morning and early in the evening,” Eury said. “We’ll make it work. We’ve done it for three years.”
Dixon will be renting the walking track and the gym for $50 per hour.
The board received an update on maintenence issues, including sprucing up the fitness room at College Park.
“We’ve painted the floor, got it looking good, and it’s really brightened it up,” Eury said. “We’ll finish up painting the walls and in the lower portion that will be painted. In the lower portion, they were very careful to leave the old depth markers for the old pool and didn’t paint over them, which I think is neat. There are a lot of memories for folks in Winchester and a lot of folks who swam in that pool when they were growing up. We want it to be there, so (people) can at least identify where they were.” Eury added that additional gravel will be added to the parking lot “on the side of the gym along the alley.”
“Some of that area has gotten a little muddy and we’re going to be laying down some additional gravel,” he said. “We’ll be doing that pretty quickly.”
The board also heard a programs report from Michelle Manzetti. George Rogers Clark High School swim coach Alicia Henderson will be conducting a swim clinic Saturday on competitive strokes. The board also will be starting a little kickers introduction to soccer program for “little guys and gals” ages 3-5 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 31 at College Park Gym. The cost is $30 for the entire session.