This criteria would include all felony violence offenses, examples but not limited to murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary and so on.
“This would include all felony offenses, other than violence or sex within the past 10 years and those examples would include but are not limited to drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.,” said Williams.
“The last one would be considered with any other misdemeanor within the past five years that would be considered potential danger to children,” said Williams. “Some of the examples would be but not limited to delinquency of a minor, providing alcohol to a minor such as that.”
“Again it was a quick deal when we did this,” said Mayor Wilkie. “We had good intentions and the intentions are still good in protecting our children but we had to have some kind of criteria then something came up with a background check that would disqualify that individual from being a coach on one of our fields. There is an appeals process in there if they feel they are not going to be able to coach from a background check that comes back.”
Wilkie said these guidelines fall under the National Recreation Park Association and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.
Council Member Kay Davis motioned to accept the criteria for background checks and the council approved. In other business, the council: -Approved minutes from the Tuesday, March 14, meeting of the council.
- Approved the AMIC ( Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation) renewal. Mayor Wilkie said the city would receive a 2 percent discount this year with a total premium cost of $111,979. The renewal covers a three-year period.
-Approved re-appointment of Gary Davis as Centre’s representative on the CED Mental health Board.
-Approved re-appointment of Tom Owens to the city’s Alcohol Review Board for a three year period.