At the August Board Meeting, the Directors passed a motion to award the Mountain Home School District $7,000 towards refurbishing and renovating the track at Tiger Field.
The Tiger Field Track Refurbishing project will include track conditioning and repair, additional turnstile and concrete, lighting, barricades and signage.
In a letter to School Superintendent Tim McMurtrey, President Marsha Sellers stated, "The WECRD feels that this track project is vital for our community. With your pledge to keep the track open for public use, this project falls into the realm of the Recreation District's mission to provide recreation opportunities to the community."
ZUMBA TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY 5-6 PM
SAGEBRUSH SHUFFLERS FRIDAY 7-10 PM
SPECIAL OLYMPICS MONDAY 4-6 PM
YOUNG MARINES 2ND & 3RD SATURDAY 8AM-4 PM
HEALING HEARTS OF IDAHO QUILTERS 1ST & 3RD TUESDAY 9 AM - 3 PM
RED HAT PURPLE GEMS 4TH SATURDAY 11AM - 3PM
In 2010, we had a total of 27 facility reservations for use of our meeting rooms by community clubs. . This is a breakdown of the groups and number of events they booked a room for:
For 2011, the Sagebrush Shufflers are still using the room on Friday nights. Also booking usage are the Mtn Home Arts Council, Red Hats Group, Youth Baseball, Quilter’s Club, Let’s Play Committee, and several Gardening Classes sponsored by the U of Idaho Elmore Extension office. We also have scheduled the Young Marines Boot Camp training, a Zumba Class, and the Mtn. Home Writer's Club. For groups desiring to use our meeting rooms, Please download a Facility Use Policy Form, or stop by our office and fill out the form.
The Idaho State Legislature has made certain changes in the election laws, effective January 1, 2011. The following is an excerpt from Title 31, Counties and County Law; Chapter 43, Recreation Districts:
31-4306. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011) (1. An election of directors shall be held in each district on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November of each odd-numbered year.
Any questions concerning these election changes should be directed to the Election Clerk at the Elmore County Courthouse.
Board Meeting Time Change:
Beginning April 26, 2012, The Western Elmore County Recreation District has changed the time of their regular Board meetings to 7:00 p.m., the second Thursday of every month.
The WECRD office, located at 245 East 6th South (next to the potato processing plant) is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Depending on staffing availability, there will be other days and times the office will be open, but not on a regular basis. It is suggested that people should call the office at 580-2377 or stop by to check if the office is open on non-scheduled days.
The current Board will continue on with its work as incumbents Marsha Sellers and Jana Borgholthaus won the election over challengers Judy Mayne and Art Nelson in the November 2nd WECRD election.
Marsha Sellers defeated Judy Mayne 1,381 to 1,225 votes in the District 1 race, and Jana Borgholthaus won over Art Nelson 1,385 to 1,217 votes in the District 2 seat in heavy balloting.
The challengers were advocating a clear change in WECRD priorities, preferring to spend District dollars on existing programs in the community and possible a large building that could be used for community events and some recreation. Sellers and Borgholthaus supported a “stay the course” route towards the end goal of building a recreation/community center that would house a variety of recreation components, youth activity room, and an event room for the community to use. Their desire is that, once the Recreation Center is built, it will be run by the Treasure Valley YMCA.
The Directors will continue on with their goal of working with the YMCA and obtaining funding to build the recreation center.