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The Taylorville City Council met Monday night and discussed the water rate increase that will happen in the near future. Mayor Greg Brotherton says it is something they have to do:

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Again the water rate increase will go towards funding the new water plant.


The Taylorville City Council addressed the noise problem at Ahlstrom’s during their Monday night meeting. Mayor Greg Brotherton told the Council about the latest he had heard from Ahlstrom:

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Alderman Larry Budd then elaborated on the topic:

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Alderman Rob Heberling suggested that they do a sound study on the noise issue and possibly start a discussion about annexation.


The Taylorville City Council was presented with a motion to take control of the property located at 803 East Franklin and go forward with the demolishing of the building. Alderman Earl Walters further explains the situation:

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The Council approved the motion unanimously.


The Taylorville City Council approved a resolution to utilize Motor Fuel Transport funds for Cherokee Street/Pawnee Street project. Alderman Earl Walters says they will begin the project as soon as possible so it will be finished by the start of the next school year. The Council approved the motion to annex the Shanks Property located at 1430 West Sunset Drive. The Council also approved the motion to have all four Memorial Cannon Bases replaced. The Council was informed that Rick Champley and his wife, Lisa, have volunteered to donate the supplies and his labor to sandblast and paint the Memorial Block Cannons.

The meeting adjourned at 7:57pm.

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