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Taylorville aldermen acted on several items in their one hour meeting Tuesday night at city hall. They voted to annex property belonging to Cheryl Assad at 2020 South Spresser; they voted to ratify the contract with AFSCME Local 3349 calling for a one-percent wage increase and a 500-dollar signing bonus for 2012; they approved the Christian County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented; approved the purchase of 2 new police cars, one will be marked and the other unmarked, both from Bob Ridings Ford at a total cost of just over 71-thousand dollars; and they approved granting a temporary easement along Lake Taylorville to Rich Payne as well as a tract swap, so that selected timber along the lake can be logged with the city receiving the proceeds of the timber sales totaling some 22-thousand dollars.

The Taylorville City Council met Tuesday night due to the Monday Martin Luther King holiday. Aldermen in their one hour meeting, passed a motion changing quiet time at the Lake Taylorville lake lots and campgrounds, to begin at eleven in the evening instead of midnight; they approved to begin the process of issuing bonds for the rehabilitation of the Cherokee Street water tower, with total bonds proposed being some one-million dollars; they voted to replace a variable frequency drive on the North High Service Pump at a cost of some 61-hundred dollars; and purchased 2 pickup trucks for the water department, both from Bob Ridings Ford, at a total cost of just over 51-thousand dollars.


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