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According to Jeff and Jason Boldig, managers at Lakeshore Golf Course in Taylorville, improvements have been made, some are yet to be made and the course is ready to open for business on March 1, 2013.

Boldig reported that the banquet room has been repainted and the furnace repaired. Also, a larger water softener was installed to handle the increased water usage in the clubhouse. New carts have been added to the fleet. He also reported on some items he would like to see taken care of including the moving of the current septic tank and chlorinator from it’s present position to the far end of the cart shed. It was reported that the best bid received was from Ricci Plumbing in the amount of $7356.75. It was felt that this move was necessary to cut down on the odor being issued near the clubhouse and party areas. The management also received a bid in the amount of $6253 to paint the exterior of the cart shack. This bid was received from Primary Painting in Taylorville. The board approved the 2 bids and are awaiting a bid on repairs to the irrigation system. Boldig informed the board that the Hopper Foundation had graciously made a donation of $20,000 to the course to use for the purpose of repairing sand bunkers.

In other business, the Park Board approved the Operating Budget for the 2013-2014 year. The budget was approved with $742,420 in expenses and $743,715 in income. These figures were based on the actual amounts for 2012-2013 which were $685,827.29 in expenses with February expenses still pending and $752,429.48 in income with February income still pending. The purchase of a power washer in the amount of $1759 was also approved with the bid being submitted by Sloan Implement in Taylorville.

The board also approved the sale of 2 pieces of equipment by sealed bid. The high bidders were Tim Wicker for the used New Holland mower with a bid of $100 and ABC supply for the cart in the amount of $125. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:45.

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