The Taylorville City Council passed a number of motions and heard 3 different presentations from the public, at their Monday night meeting.
One of the public groups recognized, were Boy Scouts from local Troop 68, who attended the meeting as a requirement toward merit badgees. Mayor Greg Brotherton asked each Scout to identify themselves and state what badge they were working towards. Several were working toward their Eagle Scout designation.
The Council OK'd sending Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner a letter asking to protect the full funding of local governments; they OK'd the city's donation of 25-hundred dollars to the Taylorville High School Band toward their July 4th trip to play in Washington, D-C with the donation coming from the city's hotel-motel tax fund; they'd OK'd the re-imbursement of incentives given to the Taylorville Cinema and Gowin Parc, contingent upon completion of site plan requirements; and directed Taylorville City Attorney Rocci Romano to amend the city code on liquor license classifications with those recommendations going to the Council's Ordinance Committee.
Taylorville Aldermen in their 45-minute meeting Monday night directed City Attorney Rocci Romano to update and amend an ordinance dealing with current technology and new state laws; they forwarded the fiscal year 2016 health and building officer budget to the Council's Finance Committee; they OK'd the annual Red Bland Little League fund-raiser at South Webster and West Main Cross on April 18th, and their annual parade April 25th. They approved the Taylorville Tree Board minutes, accepted their extensive inventory of trees they did inside city limits, and presented the board with a one-thousand dollar budget.
The Taylorville City Council Monday night accepted the only bid submitted for the annual sidewalk program from Presnell Brothers, Incorporated; the lone bid for sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement from Phil Tullis Excavating; and the only bid for fuel for city vehicles from Christian County Farmers Supply Company. The Council also waived the bidding process to accept the only bid received for trash hauling from Waste Management, for the next 4 years. The Council also OK'd spending almost 19-thousand dollars for a new radio repeater system for the police department.