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Dustin Clark, whose building on the Taylorville square collapsed in late July, reported to the Taylorville City Council during their meeting Monday night, that his insurance company has authorized him to begin the re-building process of replacing the front of the 2 storefronts. He told aldermen that the clean-up and shoring has begun.


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Clark added tin will be removed off the front in the near future to install a new support beam.


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Clark added he was hiring his own structural engineer, plus the insurance company was hiring their own structural engineer, to make sure the work is being done properly.


Council members pressed Clark for something in writing from the insurance company's structural engineer, saying that the building was structurally sound, so that barricades around the northeast corner of the square could be tightened up to just surround the work area where Clark's crew would be working. Clark said he would work with his insurance company to provide the city with that paperwork.


The building housed a To the Moon Tattoos and Bolinda's Shoe Store. Bolinda's has since moved to the former Doc's Maytag building on the north side of the square.


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