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The Taylorville City Council made quick work of several motions and resolutions at their 30 minute meeting Monday night.

The biggest issue of the night came when a resolution was brought to the Council from city attorney Rocci Romano, with a settlement of a dispute between the city and several parties involved in a project at the Taylorville Municipal Airport. The city had contracted with K-A-M Solutions, engineer Kent Metzger, engineer John Mericle, and Laker Petroleum Services, for work at the Airport. After many months of negotiation, attorney Romano told the Council that he had received signed signature pages from 2 of the 3 entities involved to settle the dispute.

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The Council voted 6 to nothing with Alderman Ray Koonce abstaining, to approve the settlement once Metzger signs the agreement. Since state E-P-A monies are involved, Romano has also been in contact with the state agency and they have indicated they will disperse funds to pay for the project as soon as the paperwork showing a settlement between the parties, is forwarded to them.

Taylorville Aldermen Monday night approved several ordinance amendments. They passed the annual Tax Abatement Ordinance; they OK'd the city to enter into annexation agreements with owners of 4 properties outside the city limits for them to be sold city water, with the stipulation their property will be annexed if ever becomes contiguous to future city limits; they amended an ordinance prohibiting the stockpile of dirt in residential areas effective January First of next year; and amended an ordinance prohibiting semi parking in the downtown area for longer than 45 minutes.

The Taylorville City Council Monday night passed several motions which came from various city council committees. Aldermen OK'd the renewal of the city's worker's compensation policy with the annual premium of nearly 305-thousand dollars; they approved the annual 5-thousand dollar contribution to the Christian County Economic Development Corporation; accepted the treasurer's report; and directed City Attorney Rocci Romano to draft an ordinance similar to the City of Springfield's on video gaming terminals, for committee review.


The Taylorville City Council Monday night approved the appointment of Cathy Robertson as the newest member of the Taylorville Library Board. Robertson replaces Joe Meeks who is moving.

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