PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Administrative Complex Board Meeting Room
The June meeting of the Santa Rosa County Parks and Recreation Committee was held at the Administrative Complex beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The following members were present representing the sports associations and host organizations: Phillip Baggett, East Milton Recreational Park; Larry Dixon, Navarre Youth Sports Association, Navarre Sports Complex/Navarre Football-Soccer Park/Holley Ball Field; Lucy Paux, Pace Area Tennis Association, and John Corey Stephens, Fidelis Community Center and Park.
Absent were representatives from Tiger Point Recreational Park, Swenson Park, Chumuckla Community Center and Park, Santa Rosa Sportsplex/PARA and Santa Rosa Soccer/Horse Park.
Also present was the Administrative Services/Parks and Airport Operations Manager, Tammy Simmons and Dixie Bonds, Human Resources.
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.
Minutes from the July 22, 2015 meeting were approved without objection as written.
Jessica Dirickson with The Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Child Labor Program presented “Florida Labor Laws”.
Ed Spears with In the Game Emerald Coast presented their program.
Simmons relayed information provided from County Administrator, Tony Gomillion:
The county will soon be in contact with the groups related to current agreements and or expired agreements to bring those current.
There is the need for good Park “utilization data”, this information is particularly important as it relates to justifying the need and value of capital dollars to fund these facilities.
How many individuals are using the facility
While the proposed ½ cent infrastructure surtax has no proposed percentage allocation to any use, it is logical to expect that if approved these dollars will likely result in additional capital dollars for parks and recreation.
The individuals utilizing the facilities and understanding the value to the community are the ones that need to express this to their neighbors and friends.
The next regular scheduled meeting is July 27, 2016
The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.