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It was a short monthly meeting of the Taylorville Park Board in the Manners Park Office Monday night.

The board approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2017 that began March First, totaling some 753-thousand dollars.  Park Board attorney Quinn Broverman broke the numbers down.

Board president Marlane Miller brought up an incident she witnessed at Jaynes Park last Saturday, and said as a result access to the park from Franklin Street over a curb into the grass, needs to be blocked.

After a short discussion, the Park Board voted unanimously to erect the metal poles and chains in the area where the trucks crossed the curb last Saturday.

It was reported at Monday night's Taylorville Park Board meeting, that their annual I-M-R-F employer contribution rate was going down to 6-point-7-5 percent.

Department heads reported that a lot of mowing has been going on due to recent rains, the Manners Park pool is being readied for another season, and that Manners Park has been abuzz with activity from a variety of organizations including Kids are Kids, and University of Illinois Extension Conservation Day.  Recreation Director Bailey Hancock said that over 400 children attended the Conservation Day and the day went very well.

Hancock added that Red Bland Little League games began last Saturday, and that this summer's Camps are also full.

The Taylorville Park Board ended their meeting Monday night, with a short executive session to discuss pending litigation.

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