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Parks coordinator appointed

Barbie Parsley was appointed as the coordinator for the White Hall Parks and Recreation Department at Monday’s meeting of the White Hall City Council.

The council met briefly in executive session before making the appointment.

Mayor Noel Foster said he and the aldermen agreed that Parsley was right for the job.

“Barbie has some background that we feel will benefit the community center and the water park,” Foster said.

Parsley is currently a city employee working for the White Hall Police Department.

White Hall voters last week approved a bond issue to help finance a community center and aquatics park.

“Hopefully it will be open by sometime next summer,” Foster said Monday about the aquatics park.

Foster said Parsley will be helpful in regard to the aquatics park.

“It is important that policies and procedures are developed,” he said. “There needs to be a lot of research and preparation, not only for the water park but the community center as well.”

The council also unanimously approved a motion to send any first responders that might be needed to assist tornado victims in Moore, Okla.

Foster also reminded everyone that city hall will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. He encouraged residents to attend the Memorial Day celebration at the White Hall Museum.

It was announced at the council meeting that the city has received a recycling grant in the amount of $30,000 that was used to purchase a pre-owned tractor.

The council adopted an ordinance amending the city zoning code so that C-2, general commercial, will now include churches and religious educational buildings.