The Taylorville Park District made the first real steps towards a new or remodeled pool in Taylorville. Recreational Director Bailey Hancock announced that there were three groups that were left for the assessment part. The assessment was needed for any project to see what was all needed before moving forward. The three groups were Williams Architecture, Burbach Aquatic, and Farnsworth Group. Hancock said she preferred Burbach or Williams but Burbach definitely had some pros other than no grant writer which would cost extra.
The motion was approved to go forward on Burbach Aquatics for the first part. Hancock says she’s excited that things are finally starting to move in the right direction.
Hancock also talked about the upcoming pool season. There is still a need for lifeguards and helpers at the pool. There was a big discussion on raising prices due to the minimum wage going up. One of those changes would be changing pool hours.
There was also talk about changing the reduced pool rates.
Nothing was set at this meeting and the discussion went on quite a bit over the best way to move forward. Hancock said she would go back and come up with a formal plan to introduce it to the board at the April meeting.