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Taylorville Park Board Meets For Lengthy Monthly Meeting

The Taylorville Park Board met on Monday evening for a lengthy meeting, among the topics were the Ameren remediation site, Red Bland Little League, and budget talks. All members were present except for Roy Monasco. 


The board spoke about the Ameren Remediation site located near Manners Park, Taylorville Park Board President Marlene Miller was frustrated after meeting with representatives from the Illinois EPA and Ameren as well as State Senator Steve McClure and State Representative Brad Halbrook. The board has contracted its own air quality reports as well as looking at what Ameren is providing. It was stated that the private air quality reports would be available in approximately 2 months. The board stated it is continuing to gather information to ensure the safety of Taylorville residents There was discussion by the board over concern that the baseball fields being stirred up for practices could be of concern for contamination. 



The board stated they would continue operations as normal but with more caution.

Representatives from Red Bland Little League were present; they looked to gain approval to do minor improvements on Jayne’s Park and Don Bragg Sports Complex as the Red Bland Little League has decided to change where games are played this year. Those were approved. 

February 29th is the deadline for the Budget and was brought up tonight. The board had disagreements over salaries for Park district employees. The board will hold a special meeting on the 29th in hopes of finalizing a budget. 

The board then heard from recreation director Bailey Hancock. 



The board approved minutes and the treasurer's report. 

The next park board meeting is set for March 25th 

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