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There are many events that are held on city property in Taylorville but with those events come questions about insurance requirements. The Taylorville City Council asked City Attorney Rocci Romano his opinion on what they should do at their meeting Monday night:

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Again, under Romano’s recommendation, event sponsors would need to provide a certificate of insurance, name the City as additional insurance, and sign a document that would hold the city harmless if something happens. Aldermen Rob Heberling and Shawn Burtle said they should continue as planned with upcoming events while the system is being developed. The issue will be discussed further at the next Ordinance Committee meeting.


The Taylorville Police Department has been cracking down on lawbreakers and issuing many citations. However, there are some citations where the element of that offense is unclear. City Attorney Rocci Romano addressed this issue in his update at the Taylorville City Council meeting Monday night:

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This topic will also be discussed at the next Ordinance Committee meeting.


The Taylorville City Council approved the appointment of Kira Propst to the Tree Board. Kira will replace Adam Johnson and serve the remainder of his term. The Council also approved the payment of $20,000 to McIntire & Company for the retainage on Ward II and Kenmore Phase 2 and 3 Storm Sewer Projects. The City Council approved several upcoming events including the Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s 5k Run/Walk on October 12, the Taylorville High School Band Boosters Charitable Fund Drive for Band Tag Day on October 12, the St. Mary’s Church Parish Fiesta on September 20-22, the Young Ag Leaders 5k on September 7, and the Taylorville High School Homecoming Parade on September 26. The Council approved the use of the water plant property to be used by the Soccer Club if the city’s insurance says they are good to go. The Council approved the motion to allow Acting Fire Chief Mike Crews to begin the process of applying for the 2014 SAFER Grant for one firefighter. The Council also approved the motion to bid and/or advertise to fill a full time dispatcher position at the Taylorville Police Department and to do the same for a part time dispatcher if the position becomes available as they anticipate current part timers to apply for the full time spot.


The meeting adjourned at 8:00pm.

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