Dill said he would like to stay on to complete the football season and get basketball started for the park.
Dill offered no reason for the resignation, although there have been recent conflicts with the council. During his resignation, he said he began helping at the park when his son was a small child and said that they had a good time during his tenure. He still had high praise for the program and the facilities available to the department, crediting those attributes to the dedication of the volunteers.
Dora Mayor Chris Edwards thanked Dill for his service to the city and the park. The park director is an volunteer position.
In other business:
•The council approved an alcohol license for T.J.’s Convenience Store in the Burnwell community. The property was annexed into the city in August.
•The council approved the hiring of Jessica Motte to plan the city’s Winterfest event, which will be held in December at the civic center.
•The council approved the purchase of a new bumper and wench for the fire department’s rescue truck. They also approved the purchase of the fire prevention week supplies for use in local elementary schools.
•The council approved the purchase of a new trailer for the city’s street department to allow them to haul their mowers and other supplies, rather than driving them on the roads.
•Police Chief John Duchock told the council that the department’s arrests on felony and misdemeanor warrants increased last month.