An open house will be held Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall for the new Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Complex.
Commissioner Billy Grayson told commissioners Tuesday that the basketball season should get underway anytime after the open house.
“There’s a few things still to do,” Grayson said, adding that plans are underway for hanging the new scoreboard, baseboards need to be added and the bleachers painted.
“We’re shooting for Dec. 1,” Grayson said, noting that there are still rules and regulations to be written regarding use of the gym.
“The public is getting antsy,” said Mayor Steve Moses.
Along those same lines, the commission voted 3-1 for the approval of the new Park and Recreation System.
Moses was the only dissenting vote.
“I’m not against recreation,” Moses stressed. He noted that he had written numerous recreation grants and “done more for recreation than anyone in this room,” but said he could not support the realignment of the recreation department.
In other business, the commission:
•Heard Grayson report that tax bills have been mailed and that they are due Nov. 30 to avoid penalties.
•Agreed to use a temporary staffing service to provide a fill-in for the front office. Polly Wilson resigned effective Nov. 9.
•Approved the 2012 vacation buy-back for employees who did not use all of their vacation time in 2012.
•Heard Commissioner Jack Keith report that work has been completed on the U.S. 27 north water tower.
•Agreed to have three street lights installed at Rodgers Park.
•Heard Brunker announce, in absence of Commissioner Roger Slade, that the leaf pickup will continue through Nov. 21. He asked that leaves be raked to the back of the sidewalk and not to the gutter.
•Recognized Chief Ray Johnson who was honored by Kentucky ASAP for outstanding service in substance abuse initiatives.
•Agreed to offer employment to a part-time telecommunicator, subject to pre-employment requirements.
•Declared lots 3 and 4 on Lincoln Avenue as surplus property. Restrictions are being drafted and will accompany any advertising for the sale of the property. Sealed bids will be accepted
•Agreed to give $100 to Bluegrass Tomorrow.