Re-elected trustees were seated, and one new trustee was sworn in, during the 45-minute meeting of the Taylorville Park District at the Manners Park Office on Monday night.
Board President Marlane Miller, along with Sue Phillips, Kay Champley, and Tonya Reno, were all re-elected and seated, and new board member Jeff Hancock was sworn in, replacing Don Bragg who did not seek re-election.
Miller made no changes in existing board committees, other than Hancock replacing Bragg on committees Bragg served on.
Tonya Goodroe and Kim Smith, co-owners of the new Kono Ice franchise and truck for the Taylorville-Springfield area, approached the Park Board about allowing them to sell their shaved ice product at Park District events. The pair said that the Kono Ice business model is unique in that 20-percent of their profit goes to the non-profit entities or events they sell their product at.
After discussion, board unanimously allowed their request.
Local resident Terri France approached the Park Board, about the status of a large dirt pile in front of her house, with the pile sitting on Park District property. Park Board officials assured her that the Taylorville Sanitary District replacement sewer project, which caused the pile, will be removed as soon as the weather allows. France has built a new house and is selling her home adjacent to Park District property, and received assurances that the Board will allow the easement she has with the Park District, to be transferred to whoever buys the France house.
Recreation Director Bailey Hancock reported that Sunday's annual Easter Egg Hunt saw a great turnout, and that the opening day of Red Bland Little League games at Manners Park takes place this Saturday.
She also requested that some eleven-thousand dollars worth of rubber mulch be purchased as part of the new playground equipment project at Manners Park. That project's completion has been delayed due to this spring's rainy weather.