Randy Ahrendt, the city of Mitchell’s director of parks, recreation and forestry, called me recently to inform me of what I consider a welcome addition to the city’s Web site. His department has started posting the Park and Rec Board agendas to the site every month.
You can view the agenda by going to http://www.cityofmitchell.org/park_rec/index.htm and clicking on the appropriate link. The board meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Rec Center conference room (this month’s meeting is tonight).
As long as I’ve been a reporter here, I’ve been frustrated by the degree to which the city’s dozens of boards and committees operate out of the public eye. Getting agendas or even advance notification of meetings has been frustratingly difficult. The Park and Rec Department’s new practice of posting agendas is a welcome change for the better, and I hope other committees and boards follow suit.