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Taylorville City Council Conduct Business in 23-Minute Meeting, Then Go Into Executive Session

The Taylorville City Council conducted routine business in their 23-minute open session Monday night, before going into executive session to discuss probable litigation being threatened by Christian County Integrated Community Services over its denying permission to build the proposed Hathaway Homes subdivision behind the V-F-W on the city’s south side.

The Council OK’d a lease agreement with the Taylorville Fire Protection District, for a 2013 Ford Expedition, they OK’d turkey hunting using a bow on the north end of Lake Taylorville for this season, they ratified the 3rd and last labor agreement—this one with AFSCME Local 3349—for a 3-year period, and OK’d use of city streets by the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for their 5th annual 5K run and walk May 4th.

Taylorville aldermen Monday night accepted the only fuel bid received which was from Christian County Farm Supply, they accepted the only bid received for sidewalk concrete from Presnell Brothers, they OK’d the only bid received for curb and guttering replacement this season from Phil Tullis Excavating, and also approved Tullis’ bid for sidewalk replacement which was also the only bid received.

The Taylorville City Council Monday night OK’d the city to seek quotes for trash removal for the next 2 years, they accepted a quote of 8-thousand dollars to upgrade street lights at Shumway and Spresser, they OK’d the Main Street Committee’s 2013 event dates, approved an additional sign to be erected on the square prohibiting parking on the south inside of the square Saturday mornings from 6 to 10 during the Farmers’ Market season, and OK’d asking the state to use motor fuel funds for concrete grinding and asphalt overlay on North Cherokee from Bidwell to Esther and North Pawnee from Esther to Pleasant Street. They also voted 7 to one, with alderman Martin Vota voting no, to waive bidding and purchase a 2013 vacuum truck for the street department at a cost of just under 300-thousand dollars.

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