Six mayors of Christian County villages and cities gathered this morning in Taylorville to discuss common issues, brainstorm ideas and hear from presenting speakers.
The mayors, representing Tovey, Morrisonville, Palmer, Mt. Auburn, Pana and Taylorville took time to hear from Michelle Knox of Wind Solar USA, who led a discussion on the benefits of residential and commercial solar energy use in Christian County. Lisa Badger representing the Illinois State Treasurer's office, also spoke to the group discussing ways to help the local communities of Christian County become more involved with the Treasurer's office.
After presentations, the six mayors discussed the process of demolishing homes, with Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry noting the city has demolished 16 buildings in the past year. In addition the group talked about the intricacies of water billing, with Barry noting that the City is hoping to move to monthly billing by the end of the summer.
The next meeting of the Christian County Mayors will be in Taylorville on August 13th.