Taylorville Park District approved plans for a new pool during the September meeting Monday evening. First, the board members approved the minutes for August's meeting, and they approved the Treasurer's report.
Recreational Director Bailey Hancock represented the Manner's Park Pool Committee and provided blue prints for pool renovations. She says pool conditions are dire.
Hancock unveiled the plans for the pool. She hopes that the pool will last generations.
To find the funding, the park district will put the issue to vote on the April ballot. Hancock hopes to minimize the referendum cost through over $3.1 million in grants, and there's hope for donations.
Burbatch Aquatics is the pool contractor assisting renovations. Hancock says Burbatch will help with community fundraising, and Hancock hopes the City of Taylorville will assist in the $7.8 million project.
The board indeed acted swiftly and approved the motion to draft a referendum for the April ballot.
The park board also accepted the resignation of Office Administrator and Board Secretary Lisa Morillo.
On a lighter note the board received news a donor wishes to build a dog park within the Taylorville Park District. Board President Marlane Miller says the board has to figure out where to put a dog park. Otherwise, the park district is all for the construction.
The board went into Executive Session to discuss the hiring of MaryAnn Becker for the empty position. They approved the motion.
Before heading into Executive Session, the board also heard from the Maintenance Superintendent Gary Brown, and Hancock provided a recreation update.
The next park district board meeting is October 24th.