Thursday, January 6, 2011

Putnam Parks Board To Be Dismantled

Putnam County commissioners next week will begin the process of dismanting the board which oversees the county's Parks and Recreation Department.  County executive Kim Blaylock says auditors have recommended that the parks department and the county library become departments of county government.  In the past, those two departments have operated somewhat independently of county government while still receiving funding from them.  Blaylock says a committee made up mostly of county commissioners would probably be appointed to hear any complaints about the operation of the parks department.  She says the re-organization of the library board would take a bit more time because the city of Cookeville also contributes to its funding.