Board recommends creation of new park ranger position

First Posted: 3/5/2015

LIMA — The city of Lima Civil Service Board is recommending that Lima City Council approve a reorganization of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division, according to a letter that will be submitted during Monday’s council meeting.

The board is recommending the creation of a Head Park Ranger, which, according to the board’s specifications, “supervises rangers; assists with training and instructional activities, prepares and maintains records, performs park facility construction, maintenance and repair functions, performs law enforcement functions [and] assists in supervision of seasonal employees.”

This new position would require five years experience as a ranger, Ohio Peace Officer certification, a commercial driver’s license and an Ohio Department of Agriculture public operator license. The head ranger would report to deputy public works director Ric Stolly.

The board also recommended that the Forestry Park Supervisor position no longer require law enforcement certification and be changed in pay scale.

Additional items on Monday’s agenda include receiving the annual report from the city’s Public Works department. Council will also view preliminary legislation concerning the Ohio Department of Transportation’s plans to resurface portions of state Routes 65, 81, 117 and 309 within city limits next year.

The meeting agenda and docket can be found on the council’s agenda and minutes page at

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