While work continues on the new floating plaza and boat dock on the Oostanaula River by The Forum, the fountain will be open daily from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning May 3 and continuing until Sept. 29.
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority along with the City of Rome and Floyd County will once again work together on maintaining the downtown public use area.
It was said during Monday’s monthly RFPRA board meeting that all entities involved decided to reduce the hours of operation of the fountain while the construction project is ongoing.
The RFPRA will continue to maintain water quality and keep daily records for city and county officials.
The Parks and Recreation Authority board also had a first reading of a proposed sexual harassment policy that they are hoping to put into effect next month for all employees.
“We had a committee put a lot of hours and utilize a lot of resources to come up with this and we really didn’t have a policy before this,” authority chairman Jerry Lee said.
“It gives all employees what our position is on harassment of any kind and provides avenues on how to go about lodging a complaint and how it will be addressed.”
Every recreation employee ill be required to sign a form saying that they have attended a training class and received a copy of the policy.
The board will vote to approve the policy at its next meeting in March.
The 2013 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame awards banquet will be Monday at the Krannert Center at Berry College.
Four new members will be inducted into the Hall — Lamar Wright, Ray Brown, Hugh Selman and the late Nick Hyder.
Additionally, 13 male and female college-bound high school seniors in Rome and Floyd County will be recognized as John Pinson Jr. Outstanding Student Athletes.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. and consists of a reception, dinner banquet and awards ceremony. Tickets are still available and are $25. Tickets may be purchased in person at the RFPRA headquarters at 1 Shorter Ave.