When asked if the board had a timeline for when a director or a contract would be in place, board member Bobby Day Wilson answered that the board was close to a decision but did not want to be locked into a timeline.
During the public participation portion of the meeting, a number of residents of Squire Lake subdivision voiced their concerns about the neighborhood park.
The board had recently requested the Nicholasville City Commission take control of the property and the playground equipment would be removed from the property.
The initial call for change came after a number of complaints about young people trespassing through private property to access the playground and teenagers destroying property.
Some residents wanted a simpler solution that would allow the playground equipment to stay. Some suggested a fence with a gate be installed to force playground visitors to access the park only from the street.
After some discussion, the board decided the residents of Squire Lake should meet independently and decide what would be the best solution for them and then the board, the residents and the city commission would meet together to make a final decision on the playground's fate.
Representatives from the Jessamine County Girls Youth Softball League asked the board for the ability to lock up gates leadiing the fields at City/County Park in an effort to slow a recent rash of robberies and property destruction at the field.
The board agreed as long as Parks and Rec would maintain a key and the public could still schedule events at the fields when available.
Danny Shearer said the softball lights that had been promised this summer would still be going up but had been delayed because of weather.