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The Taylorville City Council met last night and discussed many different issues in the brief half an hour meeting. One of the biggest issues brought up was the City of Taylorville paying to relocate the sewer located under the new location of Larry’s Service Center at 710 West Springfield Road because that sewer line is actually a city line that is used by the Taylorville High School.

Alderman Earl Walters of Ward 4 says that the problem was found while investigating the site.

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Another important talked about was the liquor training used by Mach 1 in Taylorville which the City Council passed unanimously.

Alderman Bruce Jones of Ward 3 says that the Mach 1 training is equal if not better than the required training.

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Other issues brought up at the meeting was the motion to allow the Taylorville Area Arts Council to block off the Northeast corner of the Square on June 2, 2012 from 10 am until 4:30 pm for the Art on the Square. That motion passed unanimously, along with the motion to allow the closing of Lincoln Avenue from Northwestern Avenue to Springfield Road from 5 until 10 pm on June 1, 2012 for the O’Reilly’s Car Cruise.

There was a motion to allow the Optimist Club to hold a Charitable Fund Drive on June 15, 2012 at the corner of West Main Cross and Webster Streets to help fund the 4th of July Fireworks which passed unanimously

Another motion was one to close Cherokee Street going south from Gandy Street to Second Street and to close First Street at Gandy from 8 am until 11 am for the Memorial Day Service on Monday May 28, 2012. That motion passed unanimously as well.

Trash Attendant Alex W. Smith Sr. was unanimously retained as the Trash Attendant for the 2012-13 year. The motion to no longer accept pickup truck loads of garbage for $10 and to remove #8 pickup truck loads that require ten $1 tickets from the garbage tickets was also unanimously approved.

The motion to approve Change Order #3 extending the completion time from April 1, 2012 to July 1, 2012 with McIntire and Company for the Kenmore Phase II Storm Sewer Project to coordinate the completion date with Phase 3 was also passed.

There was also two different motions to approve Pay requests from Mcintire and Company in an amount totaling $422,225.24. These pay request motions were also passed unanimously. The last motion passed was to purchase an additional two Norway Spruce Trees and 3 prairiefire Crab Apple Trees which will complete the Route 29/McAdam Drive Streetscape Project and that motion passed unanimously.

Seven aldermen were present at the meeting the only alderman that was not present was Alderman Shawn Burtle of Ward 4. The next City Council meeting will be on May 21st.

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