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Salary range increased for TRAC position

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners approved increasing the salary range for the Learning Center child care supervisor at the Two Rivers Activity Center at its meeting on Monday. TRAC Facility Manager Amy Walters requested t...

   

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners approved increasing the salary range for the Learning Center child care supervisor at the Two Rivers Activity Center at its meeting on Monday.

TRAC Facility Manager Amy Walters requested to change the salary range for the Learning Center supervisor from $28,000 to $35,000 to $35,000 to $45,000, making it consistent with the other supervisor positions.

Walters said she wanted to change the salary range because the Learning Center supervisor will have the same level of responsibility as the other supervisors, and the two applicants she has seen didn’t have the required qualifications.

“I think it will get us more applications and elevate the position on a profession level,” Walters said.

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The Learning Center supervisor will oversee child care staff and the drop-in child care, run communication with parents and create the program’s curriculum, Walters said.

The TRAC positions will be open through April, Walters said. TRAC has been quite pleased with the number of applicants it’s received so far, which has been about 80 percent local applicants, she said.

TRAC has also found a marketing and communications student at the University of Jamestown to be an intern, Walters said. Walters anticipates having opportunities for internships for UJ students after TRAC opens as well.

A representative from Vermont Systems Inc. was in Jamestown last week to help TRAC get its membership system online so people can pay for their memberships on the website, Walters said.

In other business, the board also approved Hillcrest Golf Course’s request to lease a new greens mower. Bob Schuchard, assistant superintendent at Hillcrest Golf Course, said having a second mower would help save time and money. The mower will be leased for three years for $11,260 per year, Schuchard said.

The board also:

› decided the Parks and Recreation Department’s employee handbook will be given to an attorney to look over before changes are approved by the board.

› learned alcohol won’t be sold this year at Hillcrest Golf Course, said John Ruff, pro shop manager.

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› learned the hockey puck shooting area for the Eagles Arena approved during last month’s meeting is being paid for by a donation in memory of Aaron Nordstrom, said Junior Kautz, ice rink manager.

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