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Taylorville Park Board Meets on Monday Night

The Taylorville Park Board met this evening at the Manners Park Dining Hall for their monthly meeting. They began by approving minutes and the treasurer's report, making slight adjustments to the budget.


The board locked in the 2024 meeting schedule for the 4th Monday of each month, except December, which has shifted to January 6th, 2025, accommodating Christmas in the Park and New Year's Eve festivities. Consequently, this year's December meeting will be on January 2nd, 2024. Additionally, the board greenlit the employee Christmas bonus and party, alongside approving the concrete bid for the skate park.


Attention then turned to the impending spring opening of the dog park, this brought up discussions over who was going to pay park district employees who had worked overtime on this project, given it was a privately funded project.  This topic was tabled for the next meeting.


Regarding the Ameren issue, the board discussed ongoing private investigations into the nearby remediation project adjacent to Manners Park. They emphasized the significance of the impending Ameren and Illinois EPA meeting at Taylorville Junior High School. 



Following this, reports were delivered by the Maintenance Superintendent and the Recreation Director, Bailey Hancock, who provided updates on upcoming events, notably Christmas in the Park.



The next scheduled park board meeting is scheduled for January 2nd. 

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