The Barrington recreation board is continuing a push for a full-time recreation director -- with your help.
The Parks and Recreation Commission decided last week to create a survey to determine what types of new programs Barrington users would like the recreation department to offer.
“It will create a value base for a full-time person,” said Michael Seward, chairman of the recreation commission. “Once we do that, we’ll know what people want."
Seward said the survey will focus on various categories of potential users of recreation and leisure services.
“It will be very specific,” said Seward. “We’ll provide a list of programs, new things we think people might like.”
After the recreation commission knows what people want, he said, “We can make a better case for a full-time director to the town council.”
Seward said the recreation board already has a job description for a full-time director.
“We finished that,” he said.
The next step is to find out what people might want or see as missing in Barrington so we can make a case, he said.
Barrington has a part-time recreation and leisure services director right now. Michele Geremia took over on Oct. 22 after former recreation director John Taylor retired at the end of the summer season.
Geremia herself is asking for feedback from Barrington residents. She is running a separate survey to determine what programs are working and which are not; what you like the most, and what you feel is missing from the programs currently being offered.
Click here for that survey: Barrington Recreation Department Survey
The recreation commission survey probably won’t be ready until January, Seward said.