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The Taylorville Park Board had a meeting on March 26th.

The Board went over many things; one of the many issues was the issue of workers compensation insurance. Since the last fiscal year the workers compensation insurance has increased by 87%.

The park has also been working a lot on maintenance. The pool at Manner’s Park has already been drained, and has been kept clean. All of the plumbing set up for the bathrooms at the park has been turned on after being turned off for the winter months.

All road holes in the park have been patched up, and the pond at Manner’s Park has been cleaned and with spring here the maintenance team has already started mowing to make sure the grass does not get too thick.

The golf courses figures were also discussed as the total expense with the course being $82,162 and the income made from the course being $13,491 the overall total expense for the course in the past fiscal year was $68,670.

There were also many upcoming events discussed at the meeting including the monthly Senior Citizen’s meal the next meal will be on April 12th and is baked spaghetti.

Another event upcoming at the park is the Earth Day celebration which will be on April 22nd. Also in case of inclement weather the dining hall at Manner’s Park was reserved for the Earth Day celebration.

The running club discussed at last month’s meeting will be in full effect as they already have 7 dedicated members the first meeting for the club is on May 12th at 8 a.m, and will be every Saturday at 8 a.m. if you want any more information as well as registration forms for the running club you can contact Recreation Director Bailey Hancock at 824-5878.

The Leslie Black Memorial 5k will also be happening out at Manner’s Park on March 31st at 10 am. Registration cost for the 5k cost $25 and all of the proceeds will go to two scholarships for students.

The last thing brought up at the meeting was the retirement of Park Maintenance Superintendent Ron Stoldt after over 25 years of service to the park district. Stoldt will be going to Effingham to work in farming.

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