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The Taylorville City Council received great news in regards to the settlement with Siegrist over the Hathaway Homes Project at their meeting Monday night. City Attorney Rocci Romano told the Council that the paperwork has been signed:

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The lawsuit comes to end after a 3 month battle.   


The Optimist Club had their hands full raising money this year for the 4th of July Fireworks show. Member Steve Milling told the Taylorville City Council at their meeting Monday night that the Club was able to raise more than enough to cover the costs:

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Milling said the wild card was the money they raised at the gate which totaled 5700-dollars.


Mayor Greg Brotherton is still looking to appointing an official fire chief next month. The Mayor gave an update at the City Council meeting Monday night:

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Mike Crews is serving as the Acting Fire Chief and is a candidate for the spot.


The Taylorville City Council was presented with a motion from the water and environmental committee to approve the purchase of a new Ford F150 by Superintendent Speagle. The truck will be used by a water service technician on a daily basis and is replacing a 1997 Chevy Van which will be placed in the City Auction. Alderman Martin Vota voted against the purchase saying there may be better options that could save money:

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The purchase still passed on a 6-2 vote. Alderman Ray Koonce also voted against it.


The Council also approved the recommendation by Taylorville Police Chief Dave Herpstreith to add one investigator to the Police Department effective October 7th, 2013. The Council approved a motion to direct Mayor Brotherton to send letters to the Board of Fire and Police Commission to fill the third shift sergeant position and to fill a second sergeant position. The Council approved motions to allow Chief Herpstreith to send an officer to a K-9 Handler Training course and for Taylorville Fire Department Captain Andy Goodall and personnel to attend the Tornado Siren Class in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Council also approved two events. The first was to allow the Minas Morgul Autumn Wars to be held at the Lake starting around noon on Friday, September 13th through Sunday September 15th. The second is for the Mid America Sport Parachute Club and Skydiving Boogie at the Municipal Airport on Friday August 16th through Sunday, August 19th.


The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:34pm. 

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