The Taylorville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night at the Taylorville Municipal Building. One of the items on the agenda was purchasing a new vehicle for the street and sewer department. There was discussion from the council on whether or not the city should continue to approve borrowing money for additional equipment for the city.
Alderman Larry Budd raised concerns he had with with taking out another loan for the vehicle, saying the city should consider paying off current loans before taking out additional ones.
Budd said he thought the matter shouldn’t have been brought up at the nights meeting, and instead should of waited until after local elections have occurred so the city knows where it’s finances will look like in the future.
Alderman Shawn Burtle, who ultimately voted for the purchase, did say that Budd made a good point, and suggested the city take a closer look at the current loans the city is paying down at the next finance committee meeting.
The motion to allow waive the bidding process and to allow Superintendent Wiseman to purchase a new international truck passed by a vote of 5-2.