Management and maintenance of Idyllwild’s Town Hall facility will become the responsibility of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District on July 1.
A year ago, the Board of Supervisors approved the shift of the County Service Areas, which have recreation responsibility, from the Economic Development Agency to the parks district. This includes CSA 36 for Idyllwild.
At its June 17 meeting, the board was to approve the agreements between the two agencies formalizing this transfer of responsibility.
“This agreement facilitates the transfer of County Service Area park maintenance, recreation programs and Idyllwild Town Hall operations from the county to the district,” Scott Bangle, general manager of the parks district, said in his memorandum to the supervisors. “Under contract, the district will be responsible … [to] operate and maintain Idyllwild Town Hall as a recreation facility.”
“Our overall goal is keeping the programs as consistent as possible,” said Kyla Brown, parks and recreation bureau chief. “We want to offer the same services and programs.” The district is attempting to keep the same staff, instructors and contractors, Brown added.
Once staffing is assured, she said the district will schedule a “meet and greet” Town Hall session.
The county is transferring $176,000 for contracts for after-school programming, sports coordinators and recreation. The district will schedule all reservation and rentals for Town Hall.
Each fiscal year, the county will transfer funds to the district for these purposes. The contract specifies, “No district funds shall be required to be used for the district obligations contained in this agreement.”
CSA 36’s street-lighting responsibility will remain with the county, according to the documents.
Among the other areas being transferred to the district for management are three in Corona and four each in Murrieta and Temecula.