Things to watch as July winds down

Kids soccer at the county recreation park in 2016.

Interesting week ahead in Floyd County.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors meets with the Floyd Town Council and the re-comprised board of the Parks & Recreation Authority to try and sort out what may or may not be happening with recreation that is now supposed to be handled by the county’s new recreation department.

At the beginning of the year, the board of the Authority notified both the county and town that they were dissolving and recommended the county take over recreation activities at the park on Webs Mill Road (Virginia Rte. 8) just north of the town.

That board had fired its director of recreation and had gone through an audit, which recommended several changes to the way the authority did its business and handled money.

A new director, hired to replace the fired one, came in with lots of good ideas but left when Montgomery County offered him more money and benefits.  The county created a new department of recreation and started looking for a new director.

Last month, a new chairman of a new board of the park authority introduced herself to the town council and board of supervisors and offered to help.

So, things are a bit discombobulated in the county when it comes to what is or is not happening with recreational activities.  Tuesday’s meeting is, hopefully, a step towards working that out.

In another source of news, Circuit Court Tuesday has a scheduled trial on a woman charged with drug distribution, a bunch of bond hearings and some pleas — a typical Tuesday in a county with a bunch of people who like to break the law.

Just off the Parkway on the FloydFest site that is mostly in Patrick County, the last remaining campers are taking down their campsites and most be gone by noon Monday/  FloydFest ended its five-day run Sunday night after great weather and few reported problems.

August begins on Thursday.  Classes at Floyd County public schools begin on Aug. 13.

Weather this week says sunny skies Monday and Tuesday and then a string of days with scattered thunderstorms with chances of precipitation at 40-50 % through the rest of the week with highs in the lower 80s and lows in the 60s on Monday and Tuesday and then 70s for the highs and lows in the 60s for the remainder of the week.

For the time being, the high humidity that drenched the area in July seems to be on an August recess.  Let’s hope it stays that way.

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