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Park District Meets; Tables Storm Sewer For Jaynes Park

The Taylorville Community Pleasure Driveway and Park District met on Monday evening. The board approved the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 operating budget. The real discussion came over a storm sewer that is going to be built from Franklin Street and run straight west down Franklin to Jaynes Street and then down the south edge of Jaynes Park. Jim Olive, who runs the Taylorville Street and Sewer Department Committee, stopped by the meeting to explain.



Park District attorney, Quinn Broverman had some concerns on behalf of the board, especially over an apparent lack of communication as nobody was aware that the city was already in the planning stages of doing this project.



It was determined that the pipe would be 24 inches round. The board tabled everything until they had more time to review what all the storm sewer would entail. Maintenance Supervisor, Gary Brown, says that they are still working on clearing trees from the pond but the weather always plays a factor.  Recreational Director Bailey Hancock says that they are starting to work on summer plans and to look for lifeguards for the pool for the summer.  To see the full meeting click here.

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