The Taylorville City Council met in their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night at the Taylorville Municipal Building. It was the final meeting for several city officials, including Mayor Greg Brotherton, who has served as Taylorville Mayor since 2009.
Mayor Brotherton spoke with WTIMTV following the meeting and discussed several items discussed during the meeting, including a possible TIF district that will be discussed at an upcoming committee meeting. Brotherton said a TIF district is simply a tax district where taxes go back into the TIF district.
Brotherton expanded on TIF districts, saying they can potentially help to bring new businesses to town, and give the area an edge over other competing municipalities for those businesses.
There was also several ordinances to purchase new equipment for the city. The new equipment had been a hot topic for the council, on whether or not the city should take out an additional loan to purchase the equipment. Brotherton said sometimes however buying new equipment is just the cost of doing business, and could potentially save the city money over paying additional workers.
Mayor Brotherton also addressed the city of Taylorville, thanking them as well as those he’s worked with on the City Council during his time as mayor. Brotherton also urged those thinking about running for office to do so.