Traverse City Record-Eagle

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June 26, 2014

GT parks director files workers comp claim

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County's top parks and recreation officials is off the job after filing a workers compensation claim.

County Administrator Dave Benda said Parks and Recreation Director Jason Jones filed a four-week claim June 19. Benda would not discuss the contents of the claim.

"It’s a privacy matter," Benda said. "It’s a personal matter for him."

Benda said county administrators are overseeing the parks department in Jones' absence, and recreation services remain unchanged.

"The department is functioning right now," he said. "There’s no crisis. People are swimming (at Easling Pool), the lifeguards are there, and people are running around at the Civic Center and doing what they do."

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