The Maryville Park and Recreation board approved a partnership with the Maryville Soccer Association during its regular meeting on September 1.

MSA representatives Joe Suchan and Chris Riley discussed the partnership prior to board approval. Riley said the organization was formed in June from several existing organizations and adopted bylaws, elected a board of directors and received a 503(c)(3) status from the IRS in July.

As part of the partnership, MPR will be responsible for administrative duties including promotions, registration and fees, field maintenance, equipment, uniforms and scheduling of games and practices. MSA will be responsible for coaching, referees and club duties including fundraising, team assignments, tournament development and tryouts.

With the approved partnership, MPR will take a 5-10 percent fee from registrations for administrative costs. The structure will be revisited at the end of the spring 2017 season.

In other business, the board approved the August 4 minutes and expenditures in the financial report.


Maryville Community Center:

• Attendance for August totaled 8,239, down from 9,675 in August 2015.

• The MCC is partnering with SSM St. Francis Hospital to host a Lunch and Learn series featuring information on health-related topics and a free lunch. The next lunch is September 19.

• More than 30 people attended the latest Fit Family Fun night program.

Maryville Aquatic Center:

• Shelly Hersh presented a review of the pool’s attendance and revenue. In 2016, the pool was open 77 days and had a total of 20,044 attendees compared to 89 days open and 20,473 attendees in 2015. A rough estimate of the total revenue for 2016 was $109,971.87 compared to $107,017.53 in 2015.

• With the recent addition of Monica Ottman, recreation coordinator and head lifeguard, MPR Director Aaron Dobson said that next year Hersh will be able to devote more time to developing summer sports programming.

• An audit of the pool was finalized and substantial amounts of work need to be done. Piping, nuts and bolts have begun to rust. Dobson spoke with Brock Pfost of White Cloud Engineering who said it would be more cost effective to sandblast and paint the pipes than replace them.


• Special Events and Marketing Manager Jordyn Swalley will begin on September 6.

• Dobson, Hersh and Hallie Blackney met with Kristy Rich, Amateur Softball Association, about hosting tournaments in Maryville. Dobson will attend an ASA Board of Directors meeting in October.

• The Rotary Club donated $1,500 to enhance the Franklin Park Christmas lights.

Summer Camp Final Report:

• The 13th annual Youth Camp was held in July for children ages 9-12. A total of 31 children participated for a net income of $959.70, compared to 14 participants with a net income of $356.89 in 2015.

The next regular meeting is Thursday, October 6.