Left to right: Chris Weittenhiller, Mayor Greg Brotherton and Dick Wamsley.
The TaylorvilleKiwanis Club heard a State of the City report at their Tuesday luncheon held at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton stated that current sales tax revenues, which provide thirty percent of revenue collected by the City, have been stable. Brotherton went on to say that monies are now being collected from video gaming that also adds to the City’s bottom line.
When referencing the current water rate increase the Mayor explained that current and future rate increases are needed to finance the new water treatment plant as mandated by EPA directives.
The Mayor noted that several projects are currently underway throughout the City including replacement of the spillway bridge and major road repairs in near the Jr. High and North schools. Brotherton says that the City continues to address challenges on a regular basis such as upgrade of the City’s aging infrastructure, street maintenance needs and the need to dredge Lake Taylorville. He also said that each of these projects carries a high price tag.
The TaylorvilleKiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to www.taylorvillekiwanis.com.