Commissioner Rob Jones said he is considering different options to replace Recreation Department Director Melinda Goss who was dismissed last Thursday.
Jones said he will present the issue to the recreation and parks board this week to get some input, but that his first thought is to operate with an interim director for the remainder of 2012. He said by delaying it until that time, the full three-person commission can be sworn in and he can enlist the two district commissioners in the hiring process.
Jones confirmed over the weekend that he had dismissed Goss, who has served as director of the parks and recreation department for the past several years and has worked in the program for the last 21 years. “It was no secret that there were some issues with that program,” he said.