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Sealed bids were opened last night at the regular monthly meeting of the Taylorville Park District. The bids were for the sale of equipment from the Lake Shore Golf Course. Dan Coker was the winning bidder on the John Deere tractor with a bid of $750. Mark Releford’s bid of $500 was the high bid for the Cushman Truckster and Tim Wicker bid $200 each for the 1999 and 2000 Toro fairway mowers.

 In other business, the district revised the pool rates for the upcoming 2012 season by doing away with the in-district/out-of-district rates and went to a much simpler fee schedule. Children 4 and under are free while anyone 5 and over will pay only $3. Also, a bid was accepted from Dunn Company in the amount of $5742 for repair of the walking path at the Don Bragg Sports Complex. The bid was for the sealing of cracks in the path.

 It was also reported that the Historical Society Courthouse has been scraped down completely and painting is to begin immediately. Weather permitting the project should be complete by the end of this week. The Christmas Home Tour will once again have a stop at the park with a tea to be served both December 2nd and 3rd at the park dining hall.

 A couple of items tabled until the next fiscal year included surveillance cameras outside the restrooms behind the park office and the construction of a sidewalk from Jayne’s Park to the parking lot at the Don Bragg Sports Complex.

 The park district will meet next on November 8, 2011 to interview to possible candidates to fill the vacant trustee positions.

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