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The Taylorville City Council recognized Kevin Stitch at their meeting Monday night for his 32 years of service on the Fire and Police Commission Board. Mayor Greg Brotherton read what was written on the plaque that will be presented to Stitch:

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Stitch was unable to attend the meeting to accept the award.


The Taylorville City Council also heard an update on the Ahlstrom situation at their Monday meeting. Mayor Greg Brotherton says Ahlstrom has found the problem and is quickly working to remedy the situation:

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Again, the noise problem started when Ahlstrom installed EPA-mandated equipment.


Towards the end of the Taylorville City Council meeting Monday night, Alderman Shawn Burtle made a note in regards to a list of burned out street light bulbs throughout the city that was recently brought to the Council’s attention. Burtle says he is now asking Taylorville residents for help in reporting burned out lights:

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Mayor Brotherton noted that there are tags on the lights with a number that if you can write it down, it will help them better locate the light. If you do see a burned out light, call the Street Department at 824-2559.


The Taylorville City Council approved a resolution for improvements by municipality under the Illinois Highway Code in regards to Cherokee and Pawnee Streets. The Council approved an amendment to the City Code in regards to Lake Lot and Campground Site Leases. The Council approved a motion to allow the Junior Girl Scouts to set up a cookie booth in the City Parking Lot on the corner of Webster and Main Cross on February 15, 22, and March 1 from 9:30am to 1:30pm. The Council also approved the request of McDonalds to hold a charitable fund drive at the intersection of Webster and Main Cross on February 8 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The Council approved the motion to allow Superintendent Dick Wiseman to contact Shelby Electric to place three new lights around the Lake on West Lake Shore and Westwood, Westwood and Sweeney Drive, and West Lake Shore Drive and Captains Lane.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15pm.


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