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The Taylorville City Council Finance Committee had an agenda full of items to consider at their Tuesday night meeting.

The committee, made up of chairperson Larry Budd, and members Lee Lanzotti, Earl Walters, and Bruce Jones, acted on a number of issues.

The committee recommended to the full City Council, that the City hire a Carlyle, Illinois, web developer, to create a new web design for the city, at a cost of just over 27-hundred dollars. 

The committee heard from Dan McNeely of Diamond Brothers Insurance, the city's health insurance agent, that Blue Cross Blue Shield will be increasing the city's health insurance rates in the coming fiscal year, just under 4-percent.

The Taylorville City Council Finance Committee recommended to the full City Council, a donation from the hotel-motel tax fund, of some 8-thousand dollars to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest. 

And, they budgeted 45-hundred dollars to the local Optimist Club for the annual fireworks display on Lake Taylorville. 

The Finance Committee also began work during their over 2-and-a-half hour meeting Tuesday night, on the 2018-2019 city budget.

 
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