Taylorville aldermen Tuesday night heard a report from city attorney David Fines, on his ongoing efforts to convince businesses in the old Industrial Park on the city’s south side, to annex into the city. Fines said that of the 8 properties the city is trying to convince to annex in, 5 are owned by local businessman Bernie Curvey, and that discussions with Curvey have continued. Fines added he felt that if Curvey’s properties were to be annexed, others would follow. Fines added that both the city and Curvey have agreed to discuss the annexation issue rather than resort to litigation. Some council members opened questioned the benefits of annexing the former Taylorville Industrial Park properties, versus the possible cost for providing city services to some that don’t now have them.
Taylorville mayor Greg Brotherton reported at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, that the City of Taylorville is now in 21st place in the Reader’s Digest “Best City in America” voting on line, with over 175-thousand votes. The top 18 cities on the list at the conclusion of voting, will receive grants from the publication, and the mayor urged all local residents to go to the Reader’s Digest web site and vote as many times as you like. Voting will remain open for 3 weeks.