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Promoted Taylorville Fireman Take Oath; City Council Approves Annexations


Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews, Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall, and Captain Matt Adermann shake the hands of the Aldermen and Mayor after taking Oath of Office.


13 ordinances to approve the annexations of properties were brought before the Taylorville City Council at their meeting Monday night. Alderman Martin Vota voiced concern over the funding for these annexations especially with having to come up with funding for the new water treatment facility. Alderman Ernie Dorchinecz explained why these are being brought up now:

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Alderman Ray Koonce also voiced concern saying that it would cause extra strain on fire and police personnel and also citizens but Alderman Shawn Burtle says these properties are already being serviced by the city. The following properties were approved on a 7 to 2 vote: the Mid America Sport Parachute Property, Garren Property, People’s Bank & Trust, Evergeen Aviation Property all located on South Spresser, the Bangert Property located on Northern Avenue, the Vangeison Property and Stillwell Property on South Houston, and the Reber Property on North Snodgrass. The Klinghammer Property and Dennis Property on South Shumway were approved on a 5 to 4 vote.  The Phillips Property on North Snodgrass was approved on a 6 to 2 vote with Alderman Bruce Jones abstaining.


The Taylorville City Council was presented with an ordinance to amend portions of the City Code in regards to rules of order in Committee meetings. Alderman Martin Vota told the Council he was not in favor of this:

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Alderman Rob Heberling says it helps provide clarification:

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The ordinance passed on a 7-1 vote.


Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews, Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall, and Captain Matt Adermann were all present at the Taylorville City Council meeting to take their oath of office for their recent promotions.  The Board approved a resolution for a real estate lease with Clint Barlow. Mayor Greg Brotherton reminded people in his update that Cheney will be closed this week as work on the sewer continues and also the railroad crossing at Cherokee and Adams will be closed for several days for maintenance. Mayor Brotherton also proclaimed October 22nd-25th as Illinois Federation of Business Women Week.


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