MPR sees its revenues increase, its participation in early 2022
Members of the Maryville Parks and Recreation Board heard January’s revenue for fiscal 2022 was the best MPR has seen in the past four years at the Feb. 21 meeting.
Revenues were up $38,000 excluding Rickard Trust funds while expenses also increased by approximately $5,400 due to equipment purchases and the increase in minimum wage.
It was also noted that fees and services are on the rise as activity attendance continues to be strong.
Facilities Supervisor Maggie Rockwood reported increases in January 2022 over January 2021, including MCC course attendance up 47%, membership revenue up 37% and active memberships up 10%.
The board approved the financial report and the minutes of January 17.
Recreation Supervisor Kristy McLain: Youth Soccer Clinic started with over 60 participants learning from Coach Marc Gordon and the North West Women’s Soccer Team; Registration for Youth Spring Soccer runs until March 11, with games tentatively starting in early April; Youth baseball/softball registration runs through March 18 with games tentatively starting in mid-May; Registration for Men’s Adult Slo-Pitch Softball begins March 21 and closes April 8 with games beginning in late April.
Bailey Fergison, Special Events and Marketing Manager: Upcoming events include Women’s Craft Night on March 18, Mom/Daughter Night on March 21, and an All-Female Murder Mystery on March 30 at the Backyard Vine and Wine.
Rockwood: Fitness Class “Frenzy” for February was a hit with several new fitness classes and schedules; working with Mosaic to reschedule the health and fitness show which was postponed to January.
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Steve Griffith: The southwest rooftop unit had a cracked heat exchanger and was repaired; prepare for the annual safety inspection by the municipal inspectorate and the fire department.
Parks Maintenance Supervisor Kavin Dew: New bleachers were assembled and placed on the ball diamonds at Beal Park; Maintenance personnel attended the MPRA Maintenance Rodeo in January in St. Joseph and finished 2nd out of eight teams, with Tyler Peve placing 1st in the Zero Turn Mower course and Brenden Pedersen placing 2nd in the Back-Pack Blower course.
Director Jeff Stubblefield: Two new treadmills have been ordered along with weights and other items with an expected delivery date of late April or early May; meeting with NWMSU, Mozingo and MPR staff to collaborate on some special events and programs; will attend the MPRA Annual Conference March 1-4 in Springfield with Fergison and Rockwood; will be the president of the MPRA for 2023.
The board approved the opening of an in camera session for staff purposes.
The next meeting will be on March 21.