Current Alton Public Works Department Executive Director Bob Barnhart is easing into his duties as temporary head of the Park & Recreation Department.  After taking the reigns of the Park & Recreation Department a month ago, Barnhart has been looking at ways to help both departments run more efficiently.  He says now is a good time to do that, since there is no grass to mow.

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Barnhart believes there are pieces of equipment and employees that can be shared between the two departments, and thinks any issues that would be encountered because of duties attached to job titles could be overcome.

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