The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District will have to wait a little while longer to know who its new officers will be.
At its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 a scheduled election was tabled due to only three board members -- Gayle Stewart, Nick Cyr and Brian Duhart -- being present.
Board Members Paul Press and Paulette Rush were absent.
It was determined that all members should be present for the election, however, Carrie Champlin was appointed as board clerk.
In other items, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi made a proposal to provide volunteer services to the district for meaningful projects to support its goals. These services would occur at least twice a year on projects agreed upon by both parties.
The board also accepted bids for tree trimming at Brite Lake in the amount of $12,200, from General Tree Service in Bakersfield whose bid was about 25 percent lower that the next bid. Last year the district
Meanwhile, Foam Experts Inc. from Mesa, Arizona was selected to repair the roof of the Dye Natatorium for $40,800. The roof will be replaced with a foam roofing material that will alleviate condensation and serve as insulation.
The cost also includes eight skylights and carries a 10-year warranty on the new roof. The anticipated start date for the project is mid April.
Discussions were held on the Little League 2013 contract including the snack bar, the health insurance certificate, fence trimming, travel teams and trash and restroom cleaning. The board members voted to accept the new contract and allow the league to postpone the first payment on the agreement from March 1 to April 1.
It was also discussed and decided that payroll would be moved from the Kern County system to Better Ledger as they have a more flexible system and reports can be obtained quicker and any changes processed faster.
Interim Director Debbie Williams reviewed the budget that shows the district to be over all in good financial shape based on the budget. She did flag some items to watch but the over all budget showed 52 percent of the budgeted funds to be still available after six months of the fiscal year.
A special session is scheduled on March 12 with the majority of the meeting being closed to the public, while the board interviews potential candidates for open employment positions. Photo by Ed Gordon/Tehachapi News
Rotary Club President Tim Trujillo presents proposal to the Parks and Recreation board to provide volunteer service for projects