5/15/2014 8:39:00 AM Counties to proceed with joint Parks and Trails job
It appears Cottonwood and Jackson counties will soon be sharing a county parks and trails position.
Subcommittees of the two counties recently ironed out the details and advertisements have been running in an effort to fill the position. The deadline for applications is May 23.
The two counties decided to share the position partly because it allows one person to have a greater focus on parks and trails (rather than multiple other responsibilities), but also to expand the number of campsites to include on grant applications. This will make the two counties' park systems eligible for significant grants.
For more on this story, see the May 21 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.