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The Taylorville City Council met Monday night and received some good news in regards to the noise problem at Ahlstrom. Alderman Larry Budd told the Council about Ahlstrom’s plan to fix the noise:

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Alderman Rob Heberling again suggested the City do a sound study so they are ready if another problem arises.


 The 175th anniversary of Taylorville and Christian County will be celebrated this year. Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton told the City Council at their Monday meeting that they have a special cleanup project planned:

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The 175th anniversary celebration will take place in conjunction with the annual Chillifest in October.


The City of Taylorville recently tore down a damaged building on East Franklin Street. Mayor Greg Brotherton told the City Council at their meeting that while getting rid of these eye sore buildings is a positive, there is one factor to remember:

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Alderman Ray Koonce suggested that the City begin plans to take control of a property on East Vine Street where a burnt house that is falling apart sits.


The Taylorville City Council approved a motion to implement Steps 1-4 of the Water Rate Increases in the process to build a new Water Treatment Plant. The first step increase will begin May 1st and then will increase May 1st of each year for the next 3 years.    

1st Step Increase May 1, 2014



Declining Block Rate



First 400 Cubic Feet



Next 1600 Cubic Feet



Over 2000 Cubic Feet



Flat Industrial Rate












The Council also approved motions to contribute $5,000.00 to the Senior Citizens of Christian County and $3,000.00 to the Optimist Club for the 4th of July Fireworks.

 The meeting adjourned at 7:42pm.

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