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The Taylorville City Council conducted a lot of business in their 45-minute meeting Monday night at the Council chambers.

 The Council held a public hearing at 6:45 before the Council meeting at 7, on annexing the Ziad Asali property near Route 104 and Langleyville Road, into the city.  There was no public comment during the public hearing.  The Council in their meeting, OK’d the annexation.  They also OK’d Planning Commission recommendations for approving site plans for a new concrete plant to be built at the former T-G Double Play on East Main Cross, and a new parking lot at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at the southeast corner of Main and Adams. 

 Taylorville aldermen Monday night approved a a joint resolution between the city of Taylorville and Christian County, for the West Lake Shore Drive Spillway Bridge….and they approved an ordinance erecting a “no stopping on pavement” sign on Broaddus Road, after cars were stopping to view the Broaddus petting zoo without pulling into the parking lot provided.

The Taylorville City Council Monday night voted to purchase a used Kuhn Knight lime slinger for an amount not to exceed 30-thousand dollars, voted to vacate a portion of Boch Street between 1115 and 1127 West Russell even to Steve and Melvin Grieme with the Grieme’s responsible for all associated fees; they purchased concrete for this year’s sidewalk replacement program from Presnell Brothers, Incorporated; they bought fuel from Christian County Farmer’s Supply; aldermen accepted the low bid for mowing for the 2012 season from Schmedeke Mowing; accepted the low bid for the city’s curb and gutter replacement program from Phil Tullis Excavating; and also accepted Tullis’ low bid for the 2012 sidewalk replacement program.

 width=Taylorville aldermen Monday night approved several pay requests for the city’s storm sewer project, and allowed the city to purchase a color copier for the Street and Sewer Department at a cost of nearly 56-hundred dollars.

Council members OK’d replacing a steel door at the police department costing nearly 3-thousand dollars, and voted to send 2 police officers to the fall Crime Scene Investigator Course at a cost of some 44-hundred dollars.  Council members also directed Mayor Greg Brotherton to notify the Police and Fire Commission to update the applicant list, to begin the process of filling a policeman position upon retirement of one of the officers.

Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton announced at Monday night’s City Council meeting, that the City has updated their web site, with lots more information now available to residents at Taylorville-dot-net.  Brotherton also reported on last week’s police arbitration hearing; he’s expecting to get the arbitrator’s decision in writing this coming week.  Brotherton did express to the Council his frustration that the labor agreement with the police union could not be settled before the city had to spend a considerable amount of money to arbitrate the issue.


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