Friday, September 25, 2015 12:02 AM

COUNTY REC PROGRAMS GROWING

Rec wants new employee to manage programs

Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:43 pm

In just its first year of play, the Whitfield County Parks and Recreation Department soccer program is serving 31 teams and some 320 players.

Weve already had a lot of requests for spring soccer, and we expect that will probably about as big, said Director Brian Chastain.

Chastain met Thursday with County Administrator Mark Gibson and county finance officials to discuss his 2016 budget request. Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Babb and Commissioner Lynn Laughter sat in on the meeting.

Chastain presented a request for a $1.054 million budget, up from projected 2015 spending of $935,000 and $937,000 in the 2014 budget.

The only new item in the budget is salary and benefits for a new program coordinator, which would total about $32,000. Chastain said the growth of the departments various programs requires a new ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

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