The Taylorville Park Board met Monday night at Manner’s park Dining Hall. The first order of business was the swearing in of newly appointed trustee Doug Meyer. Meyer is filling the seat left vacant by Jim Curtner.
Park board President Marlane Miller read 2 thank you letters, one from St. Mary’s for the use of picnic tables during the recent St. Mary’s Festival, the other from Taylorville Youth Football for the use of the field at the Don Bragg Sports Complex
Jeff Boldig of J & D Golf Management LLC petitioned the board for an amendment to the management agreement for Lakeshore Golf Course. That request was granted. Boldig also reported on the maintenance and upgrades underway at the golf course. He recommended the district replace the current control boxes and heads for the irrigation system, at a cost of approximately $36,000. The board unanimously approved the expenditure, with J & D to purchase the equipment and the Park Board to reimburse them in March. The work will replace obsolete equipment that is considered beyond repair
The board also okayed the Recreation Director beginning the process of pricing a new computer system
The board discussed the upcoming Christmas in the Park, which will get underway Friday December 9th and continue through December 23rd, with special events planned every night.