MARYVILLE, Mo. — For the first time in Maryville Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Stubblefield’s short tenure, his department is fully staffed and full steam ahead.
“I have a full team now,” Stubblefield said triumphantly at last week’s meeting. “We’ve been meeting regularly and getting our gameplan together, and I feel very comfortable with the team that I’ve put together … There have been some rough moments, I understand that, but (everyone has) kept their head down, done their job, and done it professionally.”
Several positions had to be filled after some employees left the department over the winter and after a departmental reshuffling. Over the past month, the department has filled out, including the hiring of a new community center director and marketing supervisor, Justin Miller, last month.
The Maryville Aquatic Center will open for the season on May 27. It will be open seven days a week, with open swim hours from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and family hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday Buck Nights will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Aloha Fridays will be $3 after 3 p.m.
Individual passes cost $80.
Household passes (up to 5 people) cost $200.
Punch pass costs are: 5-punch: $26; 15-punch: $76; 30-punch: $144.
Swim team sign-ups will begin on April 22. Private swim lesson sign-ups will start on May 13, and group lesson sign-ups will start on June 3 at the aquatic center.
- New board member Timothy Conn was sworn in at last week’s meeting. Conn was appointed to the board to serve out the term of Amy Skidmore, who resigned earlier this year. Conn’s term will run until 2022.
- Stubblefield estimated that the use tax approved by voters in the April 2 election will add between $40,000 and $50,000 to MPR’s annual budget.
- MPR officials estimated that Robertson-Crist Park sustained around $340 in damage after a vehicle driven by a juvenile ran into the park, got stuck and had to be towed out. Maintenance Superintendent Kavin Dew said the driver’s parents were very cooperative and are making sure the juvenile helps with the cleanup.