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 width=The Taylorville City Council met last night and there were many important issues being discussed.

One issued discussed was an ordinance to direct the City Attorney David Fines to amend the Taylorville City Code Section 6-5-1 “Definitions: Damaged Vehicle” to include…”junked, that is prepared for Demolition Derby, Racing, or disabled….”

Alderman Bruce Jones of Ward III says that this gave more teeth to the ordinance.

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This motion passed unanimously.

During the Mayor Updates Mayor Greg Brotherton brought up the topic of the Minnesota students who worked at the Christian County Historical Society in June.

Brotherton says it was a great program.

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Also brought up in the Mayor Updates portion of the council meeting was the recent passing of the Affordable Care Act.

Mayor Brotherton says it’s time to get serious

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Ordinances brought up at the City Council meeting that faced opposition included the annexation of the Louis J. Sloan and Rebecca L. Sloan property at the 1700 block of West Elm Street. This passed with a vote of 6-1, with Rob Heberling of Ward II wanting to table the measure, but not getting a second to his motion to table the measure. Heberling then voted no on the annexation measure.

Also brought up at the meeting was the amendment previously discussed at the last city council meeting, to address the salary for the Cemetery Sexton/Airport Manager. This motion passed with a 6-1 vote with Alderman Shawn Burtle of Ward IV voting no to the measure.

All other motions at the meeting passed unanimously. Those motions included:

Motion to accept the estimate from Brent Windell for $3,400 for surveying Block 40 because the additional 18 lots in his plan will result in approximately $45,000 additional income Motion to renew the property and equipment insurance, the general liability and auto          coverage, and the pollution liability/storage tank environmental impairment      insurance through Kinsella-McNeely-Ryan-Markwell, Inc. at a cost of  $176,714.00          that does not include the two (2) Police vehicles just purchased.

Motion to place on the November 6, 2012 ballot as a referendum item “Shall the City of Taylorville have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program?”

Motion to forward the Administration, Fire/Police Commission, Municipal Building, Insurance, IMRF, and Social Security FY 2012/2013 Budgets to the City Treasurer for further refinement.

Motion to approve the 27th Annual Chillifest for the weekend of October 13 & 14, 2012 and the 10th Annual Chillifest 5 K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

Motion to approve Pay Request #9 from McIntire & Company in the amount of $17,099.05 for the Kenmore-Phase II-Storm Sewer Project.

Motion to approve Pay Request #6 from McIntire & Company in the amount of $201,120.23 for the Kenmore-Phase III-Storm Sewer Project.

Motion to approve new curbs, gutters and pavement on North Main and Vine Street around City Hall at a cost of $7,000.00 per Ward.

Motion to approve the Resolution for Maintenance of Streets and Highways by Municipality under the Illinois Highway Code ($250,000.00)

Motion to allow Superintendent Wiseman to purchase a 2012 Elgin Pelican NP Three Wheel

Broom Street Sweeper with Single Side Broom and Belt Conveyer at a price of $162,800.00 from Key Equipment & Supply Company.

Motion to approve the payment of $11,070.00 to Evans-Mason, Inc. for the City of Taylorville Municipal Building Masonry Repairs.

Again all of those motions passed unanimously.

The next City Council Meeting will be on July 16th.

 
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