The parks commission members also ordered Hutchinson to undergo ethics training from the Ethics Commission.
Hutchinson also admitted to using a park's vehicle to take his son to and from school. He also admitted to discounting park facilities for non-profit organizations in the area.
Dailey pointed out that the parks commission does not have a policy addressing these issues and that Hutchinson had permission from the chair of the personnel committee to pick his son up in the parks vehicle when he was already in the area on official business.
She also said the parks commission was aware of the discounting practice and that it was done in a similar way as other parks commissions around the state.
Dailey had an individual call every park in the state, and found that only one park, located in the Martinsburg area, did not offer discounts to non-profit agencies.
"But in the end, it's really on us," Dailey said. "We should have a policy."
The decision to reprimand Hutchinson came after an executive closed-door session lasting nearly an hour.
Carper said there would be no executive session when the issue is discussed at the county commission meeting on April 25.
"They (parks commission) had their meeting, now I'm going to have mine," he said.
Carper said he was more than disappointed with the parks commission's decision dealing with Hutchinson.
Carper also expressed his anger about the parks commission opting to pay nearly $57,000 in legal fees associated with the Hutchinson case.
On Wednesday, Dailey said she was unsure if the $56,500 had all been spent defending Hutchinson from the ethics allegations or if a portion of it was also spent dealing with a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former employee Sandra Baisden.
"I'm just not sure," Dailey said.
Carper expressed his anger about board members not knowing exactly how much money had been spent defending Hutchinson. The commission provides $1.2 million to the parks commission annually, Hardy said.
Dailey believes the money defending Hutchinson was well spent because the original complaint included several allegations. However, Hutchinson said only three were included in the agreement between him and the Ethics Commission.
Hutchinson declined to comment on the specific ethics agreement. Instead he thanked the parks commission for standing behind him.
"They're a good group of people," Hutchinson said.