The Taylorville Park Board met on Monday, November 25th. All were present except Trustee Kay Champley, who was absent. Tim Mathis from Ameren was at the meeting. With him, were Don Richardson, and Bret Carney. Richardson, an Environmental Specialist with Ameren, assured the board that Ameren is checking the area for contamination and that wells that were on the ground did not have any contamination, so they would be removed and a new well would be put in. Testing on the old wells and new wells will continue. The board announced that they would draw up a proposed access agreement for the new well.
The Board of Trustees announced Christmas information including the date for their employee party and approval of the 2020 meeting dates. A final decision was made on the North Pond Excavation Bids. After President Miller announced that Aldrich had pulled his bid, the board awarded the bid to Michael Mizeur in the amount of $135,125. All voted yes with Robert Steiner voting no.
Superintendent Gary Brown announced that brush and trees were being removed from the pond area, but due to weather had to stop their efforts. Recreational Director Bailey Hancock, reported that Kids-R-Kids held their dance on November 8th and it was a success and that she will be on Newstalk WTIM’s morning show on December 2nd to share Christmas in the Park events.
The next Park Meeting will take place on Monday, December 23rd at 3 PM.