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The Taylorville City Council approved a number of motions Monday night including the approval by Mayor Greg Brotherton to appoint Debbie Wells to the Library Board.

Motion was also approved to accept the highest bid for the sale of the 1988 Ford 2-ton dump truck, and to advertise for a heavy equipment operator position for the Street Department.

The council authorized the sale of personal property items owned by the city.

Pending the repairs to the Squad 1 vehicle, owned by both the City and the Taylorville Fire Protection District, aldermen approved the motion to sell Squad 1 by sealed bid.

Aldermen authorized a one-time reduction of the annual fee paid by the Taylorville Fire Protection District, by 25-hundred dollars, in exchange for ownership of the 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty to be used by the Lake Department.

The Taylorville City Council approved several motions which came out of the city’s emergency services committee on Monday night. They allowed Police Chief Herpstreith to seek bids for the 2016 Ford Interceptor Utility All-Wheel-Drive as a replacement vehicle was approved by the aldermen.

Also approved Monday night was the Fire and Police Departments to charge a fee for responding to a call which was caused by a person under the influence and also a lease agreement for the 2015 Ford F350 pickup truck.

After recommendation from the council’s personnel committee, aldermen directed the Mayor to send a letter to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to hire a replacement from the firefighter eligibility list.

On Monday night, the Taylorville City Council approved the Crop Applicator Lease Form and to apply a one-hundred dollar fee per day for Crop Dusters to park their equipment at the airport. The council directed Airport Manager Bill Newberry to send certified letters to Crop Dusters including the Crop Applicator Lease and Crop Dusting Rules.

Due to the Weather Spotter Class on April 9th, the date of the April Lake/Airport and Water Committee Meetings will be moved to Wednesday, April 8th.

Taylorville Aldermen approved the bid of an 85-dollars per week for 4 toilets for Lake Taylorville from Whitlow Sewer and Septic for the next 2 years, and forwarded next year’s Lake Budget to the Finance Committee.

The Taylorville Council approved the payment of bills totaling some 169-thousand, 4-hundred dollars. The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

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