City Manager Recommends Delay in Selection of Recreation and Parks Board Members Until April 11

City Manager Mark Watson announced today that he is advising a postponement of the election of members to serve on the newly created Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. The vote was to take place at a special meeting of City Council on Monday, March 28th; he recommends moving the election to Monday, April 11th, the date of the next regular City Council meeting.

“With more than sixty-one (61) applicants, I am extremely pleased with the large number of individuals applying for the nine (9) positions,” Mr. Watson stated. “It is a testament to the dedication of Oak Ridge citizens who are willing to serve as volunteers to improve the quality of life in our community. Postponing the election by two weeks will give City Council additional time to review the applications prior to making their selections, and to further define how the selection process will be conducted.”

The special meeting of City Council will still be held at 7:00 p.m. on March 28th in the Municipal Building Courtroom. City Council will consider a resolution authorizing the purchase of materials and equipment for Cedar Hill Park Playground, and then discuss the selection process for the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.

Following adjournment of the special meeting, the City Council will reconvene to conduct its regular monthly work session.

For more information, visit the city’s website at www.oakridgetn.gov.

News media contact: Amy Fitzgerald (865) 425-3554 or afitzgerald@oakridgetn.gov.