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The Taylorville City Council met in regular session Tuesday night at the Council Chambers, due to the Monday Martin Luther King holiday. The city council meeting was preceded by a meeting of the Council’s ordinance committee, and one of the items on the agenda was the continuing discussions about allowing additional billboards inside city limits.

A Springfield firm has an option on ground along Illinois Route 48 near the Christian County YMCA, and wants to erect 2 40-foot poles which will each hold 4 billboards. The issue went thru committee before, and after a tie vote, went to the full Council where it was extensively discussed and ultimately sent back to committee.

The committee vote after discussion last night, was again 2 to 2, and the committee is sending the issue back to the full Council to be discussed again at their next meeting.

Ordinance committee chairman Bruce Jones told Regional Radio News why the city council has to act on the request.

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Jones added that he wants to make sure that the City of Taylorville remains business friendly.

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So, after the tie vote in the ordinance committee Tuesday night, it appears as though the billboard issue will come before the full Taylorville City Council a 2nd time, at their February 6 meeting.

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