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The city of Taylorville has been working to bring new businesses to town, and may soon have a new attraction for Lake Taylorville. Dale Shaver and Kirk Barton of “Princess Laura LLC” own and operate a “cruise boat” that hosts parties and other gatherings. The pair was in attendance at the Taylorville Lake Committee Meeting Tuesday seeking permission to bring their boat to a spot on Lake Taylorville.


Shaver said the company has scouted several lakes in the area, and explained to the committee why he wants to bring his boat to Lake Taylorville.



Barton said although the company received little interest from Springfield, they had conducted a survey of residents who live on the lake, who said they’d be interested in having the boat put onto the lake.



Taylorville’s Lake Committee was generally in favor of the new business, but did have some concerns such as where the boat would be placed on the lake, and the noise from the boat. A motion to allow the business however was successful.

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