Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton recently found himself the decision maker in a controversial issue. The City Council was moving towards an ordinance which would have offered 911 callers the option of picking city ambulance service instead of just the two for profit services. The council originally voted six to two in favor of moving ahead with the plan. When Aldermen Ray Koonce and Martin Vota changed their positions, it became a four to four tie. The Mayor broke the deadlock, in favor of dropping the plan. Mayor Brotherton says it's a complicated issue:
By City Ordinance, the Mayor can only vote in the event of a tie.