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Park Board Hears Report on Wells at Lake Shore Golf Course

 width=Amid the process of swearing in newly elected board members, the Taylorville Park Board heard an extensive report from Jeff Boldig, golf course manager, concerning the issue of water wells at the course. Apparently after an exhaustive search to find someone willing to work with Lake Shore on the well problems, Todd Skinner of  Skinner Limited Total Pump Services inspected the present wells and pumps. His report was that 1 well was totally nonfunctioning and that the other well was working at less than half it’s original capacity. Unfortunately, both wells have concrete walls and are unable to be redrilled. Mr. Skinner submitted a bid to drill a new well, at a site to be determined by the Health Department. The bid came in at an amount of $7975. J’s Pump Service also submitted a bid to install the new pump, run the wiring and water lines, to the new site from the old well. The amount of that bid was $6000. The board approved these bids for the golf course as well as bids in the amount of $9641 for irrigation and heads and $2500 for repairs to the maintenance shed, including new gutters. The money was to be dispersed from $40,000 that had been set aside for repairs and updates to Lake Shore Golf Course.

The board also heard a request from Matt O’Brien, District Executive for Boy Scouts of America. The request was to hold a 1 day camp on Thursday, July 25, 2013 for the Cub Scouts (K-4). The members of the board verified that the Scouts would have the proper insurance in place. Permission was granted.

Quinn Broverman swore in the newest members of the Taylorville Park Board. The members sworn in  were Doug Meyer, Tanya Reno and Jim McCoy.

It was noted that the budget for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 would be on file for the next 30 days for the purpose of public inspection. The budget should be approved at the regular May meeting of the Park Board.

Maintenance Supervisor, Gary Brown, reported that the crews had prepared the ball diamonds for opening day of Red Bland Little League which was Saturday, April 20th. The maintenance crew has also begun full mowing and working on the pond. There is some work to be done on the pool prior to opening day.

Recreation Director, Bailey Hancock, reported on several activities that had taken place in April including the Senior Citizens lunch, opening day for Red Bland Little League, the Kids are Kids dance and the kickoff of the Running Club. Upcoming events include the Relay for Life 5K and The Cotton Club Dance both scheduled for May 11th.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45.

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