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Taylorville aldermen transacted a lot of business in their 45-minute session held Tuesday night instead of Monday due to President's Day.

Aldermen OK'd an amended right-of-way grant for Ameren Illinois to install new poles on power lines sitting on 2 islands on Lake Taylorville; they tabled for further discussion, the first addendum to the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System agreement; and they OK'd the sale of a street sweeper, dump truck, and 3 trench boxes.

Taylorville city attorney Rocci Romano told the City Council Tuesday night, that negotiations are underway with Computer Techniques, to provide cable TV service to the city via their newly installed fiber optic line. Romano said that talks with the local firm and the city are ongoing to determine what fees will be charged to apply for a cable TV franchise in the city.

Taylorville aldermen Tuesday night approved advertising for summer help for various city departments; they began the process to hire a new police officer to replace a retiring officer; they OK'd the Taylorville High School Band to have a fund-raiser at the Taylorville Fire House May 9th, to help in paying for their 4th of July trip to play in Washington, DC; and approved connection of computers thru the state Central Management Services and Verizon at a total cost of some 3-thousand dollars.

The Taylorville City Council Tuesday night approved an agreement with Aquabackflow for a 3-year cross connection control program; they allowed Youth Turkey Hunting for shotgun only April 4th and 5th on lake property; accepted the low bid of just under 32-hundred dollars for a new hot water heater for the Lake Shower House; and allowed the Lake Superintendent to seek bids for the next 2 years for sanitation and cabin cleaning.

Taylorville aldermen Tuesday evening OK'd proceeding with an application for lake shoreline improvements totaling some 2-thousand dollars with half paid up front and half paid if and when the grant is received. They also approved drafting a letter to pilots leasing hangar space at Taylorville Airport, telling them that certificates of insurance must be provided to lease space at the facility. And, the Council OK'd the dates of May 17th, July 19th, and September 30th, for the E-A-A Club Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfasts at Taylorville Airport. They also bought a truck for the Health and Building Officer, with the 2015 Ford to come from Bob Ridings at a cost of just over 25-thousand dollars.

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