Charlottesville City Manager shares Parks and Rec Plan

Updated: Mar. 15, 2021 at 9:38 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville’s City Manager says there is some concern that the city won’t be able to get facilities fully staffed for spring and summer, which means some wouldn’t open.

Chip Boyles shared his concern with city councilors Monday night.

Baseball fields are already open, with 100 percent compliance with COVID-19 protocols so far. Pools are set to open on a staggered schedule, with Washington Park scheduled to open first on May 29.

“By staggering the opening of these, it allows us to experience and see what works and what doesn’t work” said Boyles. “With the biggest concern that we have, and another reason for staggering facility openings, are the staffing levels.”

To meet safety standards, the city is having to add new positions.

Councilors will consider that funding need as it prepares to tackle the budget. The group also discussed the City Manager’s proposed budget, including staff compensation concerns, Monday night. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for April 5.

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