The City of Taylorville will be installing 19-thousand watts worth of solar panels to generate electricity at the Municipal Airport in the near future. The Council approved the 95-thousand dollar project at their meeting Tuesday night. Part of the cost will be paid for by grants, but the city’s share is some 38-thousand dollars. Aldermen Shawn Burtle and Rob Heberling voted against the project, saying the city’s share could be used for more pressing project. Burtle spoke with Regional Radio News after the meeting, echoing his earlier comments during the Council session.
Mayor Greg Brotherton told the Council that the solar panels will have a reasonable payback.