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While doing research for the jurisdictional transfer of several roads that were discussed at the last meeting, City Attorney Rocci Romano told the Taylorville City Council at their meeting Monday night that something about a transfer of a road several years ago was brought to his attention:

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The matter will be discussed at the next Ordinance Committee meeting.



The Taylorville City Council was told by Mayor Greg Brotherton that September 19th is being declared as “Drive 4 Pledges” day. Mayor Brotherton read the proclamation at the Council meeting Monday night:

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The proclamation was requested to all municipalities in Illinois by the Illinois Municipal League.



The Taylorville City Council was presented with a motion to approve the purchase of a 2014 Ford F150 for the Taylorville Police Department and to purchase the patrol equipment for one patrol vehicle. Alderman Earl Walters says while he would vote in favor of the vehicle, he wishes they would go a different route:

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The Council approved the purchase and also approved the purchase of a detective vehicle and an additional Record Management Software License from In-Synch Systems.


The Council approved the motions to bid a full time working foreman position for both the Street and Sewer Departments. They also approved the motion to direct Mayor Brotherton to send a letter to the Board of Fire and Police Commission to begin the process of promoting an Assistant Fire Chief and a Captain. They also approved the hiring of a SAFER Grant Firefighter when the promotional vacancy is created. Aldermen Rob Heberling and Martin Vota were absent from the meeting.


The meeting adjourned around 7:16pm.

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