The Sedalia Park Board met for a brief meeting Thursday night at Convention Hall where they were updated on summer activities.

Sedalia Parks and Rec Director Amy Epple provided an update on the Sponsored Swim program, which provides free swimming on select nights throughout the summer between Liberty Pool and Centennial Pool.

Epple said the program began last year. The first sponsored swim of the 2018 season was held Wednesday night at Liberty Pool. Epple indicated over 600 people took part in the program. Sponsored Swim nights are provided by area groups and Epple thanked Sedalia Outdoors and Interstate Studio for sponsoring the program for the summer. The next sponsored swim night will take place June 13 at Centennial, from 6:00 - 9:00.

Liberty Pool officially opened June 2, after a delay for maintenance work.

The Sedalia Parks and Rec Department is also offering swim passes for the summer. Epple said the passes are $60.00 each. Passes can also be purchased for $50.00 each if three are purchased in the same transaction. They are available at the Sedalia Parks office.

During the meeting, board members were also updated on the hiring of Matt Harris as the new Park Superintendent. Harris will begin work June 11, following the retirement of current superintendent Dave Moore.

Board members expressed gratitude to Moore for his years of service to the parks department, especially his recent work with the maintenance project at Liberty Pool.

One item on Thursday's agenda was tabled until the next meeting scheduled for July 5, pertaining to part-time employees pay scale.

Ryan Skaith