The Taylorville City Council held their bi-monthly meeting last night and several topics were discussed.
The City approved to implement a new gas pump at the Lake Taylorville Marina, a much needed change the city hopes can be implemented in time for the 4th of July festivities.
Another topic of concern was allowing the new K9 officer to bring his squad car to his home in order to be able to respond to emergencies quickly. Alderman Martin Vota believed this could be a slippery slope and lead to more spending and more problems for the city.
Other alderman believed that allowing the new K9 officer to take his squad care home improves response time and ultimately safety for residents.
The vote passed by a 5-2 margin in favor allowing the officer to bring his squad car home with him.
In other City Council news, the city has no official update on the status of the proposed Steak N’ Shake restaurant since last meeting.
The next City Council meeting will be on Monday July 2nd at 7 p.m at the Municipal Building in Taylorville.