LeVora appointed to park board
By Misty Fritz
Carlinville Park Board no longer has any vacancies, as J.R. LeVora, owner of Epic Entertainment, was appointed to the board at its most recent meeting, held Jan. 10. The seat had been vacant since former Board President Larry Smith resigned in August 2017.
One of LeVora’s first tasks will be helping Administrator Regie Byots set up and learn how to use the Square app for credit card purchases on the park district’s new iPad, to be purchased from Carlinville Walmart, which offered a $25 discount.
Byots said soccer for ages 3-5 began Jan. 5, with more than 80 children participating. She also announced the park board had received a $500 restitution check from Macoupin County Clerk Lee Ross for a 2018 theft.
Maintenance Supervisor Randy Link informed the board that no maintenance had been done on the mowers for quite some time under the previous supervisor, including oil changes or cleaning the blades. He has since remedied that, getting oil changes for all the mowers and new blades for those that needed them. “The way they look now, no matter who is taking care of them, is the way they should stay,” he said, acknowledging that two of the mowers are older and don’t look as nice as the newer one.
“Right now, everything’s good to go, as long as the grass grows,” Link said about preparations for the spring. He noted he seeded three fields and still had one 50-pound bag of grass seed left.
Byots and Link recently donated about 50 unused five-gallon buckets to local teacher Michelle Owsley, who wanted them for a drum class.
Carlinville Park Board President Dave Suits swears in new member JR LeVora. MCED photo by Misty Fritz.