The Taylorville City Council approved the motion to direct City Attorney Rocci Romano to enter discussion with the Illinois Department of Transportation about Jurisdictional Transfer of Morrison Drive from Abes Way to East Lawn Drive, Greenview Street from Pershing to Lincoln Trail, a section of Old Route 48 by ADM and Illinois State Route 48 south of the Airport. While the first three passed on an 8-0 vote, the Route 48 barely passed on a 4-3 vote with Alderman Bruce Jones abstaining. Alderman Rob Heberling explained why he was voting against it:
Several audience members who live in that area voiced concern about having their property annexed into Taylorville. City Attorney Rocci Romano explained how the process would work if the City took jurisdiction over those roads:
Once the information from IDOT is gathered by Romano, the topic will be discussed at a committee meeting and the public will be able to voice their opinions again.
Often times people focus on the negative news about the City of Taylorville not having enough money or losing business. Mayor Greg Brotherton, however, pointed out some positive news at the City Council meeting Tuesday night:
Mayor Brotherton says he takes this as being a very good sign.
As Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton stated in the last meeting, he will be sharing a history tidbit at meetings as the 175th anniversary of Taylorville and Christian County approaches. This time he told the City Council at their meeting Tuesday night the story of how Taylorville got its name:
The 175th anniversary will be celebrated next year.
City Attorney Rocci Romano introduced a new associate attorney to the Taylorville City Council at their meeting Tuesday night:
The Council welcomed Jay after his introduction with a round of applause.
The City Council also approved the resolution of the IDOT Construction Engineering Services agreement for federal participation between the City of Taylorville and Greene & Bradford, Inc. regarding the Spillway Bridge project. The Council also approved ordinances to amend the city code in regards to water customer activation fees and to add a section in regards to fire hydrants outside city limits and a subparagraph in regards to the annexation of contiguous subdivided or site plot land. The Council approved motions to allow: the KC Charitable Fund Drive to be held on September 27th and 28th at the intersection of West Main Cross and Webster, the United Way of Christian County “Shred Event” on September 14th on the south side outside lane of the Square, and to close off the inside parking spaces around the Square on October 12th for a “Meet the Machines” event. The Council also approved the pay request from McIntire & Company in the amount of $120,848.62 for the Ward II-City Park Addition-Phase IV Park Avenue Storm Sewer Project.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:44pm.