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Park District;Taylor To Resign

00:00 AM January 23, 2018

During the January meeting of the Prophetstown Park District Commissioners President Jason Taylor, announced that he would be resigning his position in the next few months. Taylor had indicated to the board several months ago that he would not be seeking another term due to plans to move out of the district.


Taylor has been a member of the board since 2002.  "I plan on April being my last meeting," said Taylor.  His hope is the the current board will find someone to fill his spot for the final year of his term. "I hope that by resigning now it will give the appointee a year to acclimate to the board before having to run for a full term in the spring of 2019."  "It's been challenging and rewarding," said Taylor adding he plans to give the board a formal goodbye in April.


District Director Karyn Sommers-Buck in her report said several major renovations are being scheduled to begin during the last week of February.The pool will be drained and painted, new flooring will be installed in lobby and the locker rooms will receive new lockers, benches, and flooring. She added that the latest round of swim lessons have started and 7th and 8th grade boys' basketball league is also underway.


In an update with the on-going plans for the Grove Street property Sommers-Buck reported that the PLT School Board discussed the property at their meeting in January. The group discussed the idea of the tennis courts and green space becoming parking again and did not sound interested in perusing the proposed land swap. The Director said she will attend the school board's February meeting to see what and if any discussion takes place.


The Commissioners' next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m

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