With a budget move, Mayor Jack Everson has eliminated six administrative positions for 2013 for the City of Chillicothe, including the position of parks and recreation director held by Cathy Primer.
Mayor Everson says the the decision won't change how the city uses the recreation levy passed in 1993. The levy generates about $700,000 a year and will be used for parks and recreation purposes. Depending on the city's budget situation, Primer could possibly return to the city later this year.
The parks and recreation department is now combined with the safety and service department.The functions of the parks offered to the community will continue.