Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Updated: 8:47 AM
Cadiz City Council has paved the way for the creation of a parks and recreation department.
The council voted unanimously last Wednesday in a special-called meeting at Cadiz City Hall to amend the city’s pay classification ordinance following the first reading of the proposed ordinance Feb. 7 at City Hall. The ordinance called to create a new parks and recreation director position, with a salary range of $31,500 to $40,000.
The new director position will be created under a proposed agreement with the county and Tourism commission. The draft agreement, which has not been finalized, calls for a six-member board with representatives from each agency to oversee projects under the parks umbrella. Board members would be appointed by the mayor and judge-executive, and one appointment from each must be a member of the Tourism commission.
The director, as outlined by the draft resolution, would be responsible for the day-to-day parks department operations.
In other business, the council voted to allow Mayor Todd King to submit a Community Block Development Grant application for up to $1 million to apply toward the new water treatment plant construction.
Officials hope to break ground on the 1.5 million gallon per day capacity plant later this year. Total project cost was estimated at $5.5. million.