The Taylorville City Council held their first meeting of 2013 last night and the first item brought up was the hiring of a new police officer. The officer that was hired is Wes Withrow.
Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton says that the city has been short on officers over the past few years.
Another issue discussed during the committee reports also involved the Taylorville Police Department and some purchases of equipment.
There were purchases of police equipment which totaled in $23,868. One of the motions passed within those purchases included a motion to purchase 8 Kenwood P25 portable radios from Global Tech at a cost of $1400 each.
Brotherton says that this purchase was needed to help the city police officers and other government agencies communicate.
There was also an annexation and permanent sanitary agreement between the city and the Curvey family for the property located at 2100 West Spresser Street.
Alderman Earl Walters of Ward IV explained the agreement.
That motion passed unanimously at the meeting.
Other motions that were passed unanimously at the meeting include
Ordinance – Authorizing the City to Enter Into Certain Annexation Agreements – Water Annexation Agreement
Ordinance – Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Taylorville, Taylorville Community unit School District #3 – 3702 Lake Drive Ordinance – Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Taylorville, Natalie Blevins – 1130 W. Waco
Motion to approve a bid for the Dredging of Locust Creek Silt Area II.
Again all of those motions passed unanimously at the meeting the next meeting is scheduled for January 21st.