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The Taylorville City Council transacted a lot of business in their 35-minute meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.


The meeting began with a moment of silence for the late Fred Ronnow, president and C-E-O of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, who passed away last Friday. 


Mayor Greg Brotherton announced that the city of Taylorville is 14th in voting on the Reader’s Digest web site for Favorite Towns in America.  Brotherton added the top 18 towns will receive various cash awards, and he’s hoping that Taylorville will be among the communities winning a grant.  Voting ends March First.


The Taylorville Council Tuesday night passed 2 drainage agreement resolutions with various property owners in town; they also annexed 3 pieces of property into the city at 100 Airlawn Street, 800 South Central and 2100 South Spresser; and they moved the date of the Council’s Lake and Airport Committee and Water and Environmental Committee meetings, from March 8th to March 7th.


Taylorville aldermen Tuesday night voted to spend some 18-hundred dollars for chlorinator maintenance; they accepted an 18-hundred dollar quote for the annual well maintenance test on all 4 wells; approved dates for a fly-in at Taylorville airport with a discount to be given on fuel; and OK’d a free fishing clinic hosted by the Taylorville Park District on Lake Taylorville June 19th.  The Council also OK’d upgrading electrical service at 8 camp sites on Lake Taylorville at a cost of just under 5-thousand dollars, spent some 86-hundred dollars on replacing 12 pads in the overnight camping area, and OK’d seeking bids for cabin cleaning for 2012.  The council also approved the installation of 4 “no stopping on pavement” signs on Broaddus road, due to people stopping on the road to view the petting zoo instead of pulling into the zoo’s parking lot.

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