The Taylorville City Council made quick work of city business in their 20-minute meeting Monday night.
Among items passed was a release and global settlement agreement with Jamal Shedadeh (shuh-HAHD-uh) who filed a host of Freedom of Information Act requests with the city and other law enforement agencies, in an attempt to defend himself from charges that ultimately landed him in prison. Shedadeh (shuh-HAHD-uh), thru the agreement presented to Taylorville aldermen Monday night, dismissed pending court cases filed in U-S District Court against the city, Christian County, State's Attorney, and several other city and county officials regarding his Freedom of Information Act requests. Mayor Greg Brotherton told Regional Radio News that the requests will now end.
Brotherton added that Shedadeh (shuh-HAHD-uh) cost the City of Taylorville thousands of dollars in city attorney fees and time.
Taylorville aldermen Monday night also approved a transmission line easement agreement with Ameren, and purchased a garage door for the Cemetery Machine Building at a cost of some 6-thousand dollars.