The future is now in the city of Taylorville, as the new city administration was sworn in at Monday night’s city council meeting. Mayor Bruce Barry, City Clerk Julie Lilly, City Treasurer Jacque Nation, and Ward 2 Alderman Lee Lanzotti have all taken on their positions in the city administration.
Barry is excited to start his term as mayor. His first act as mayor was to call on the city aldermen to come up with a list of five addresses in their wards that are in need of cleaning up. This was a campaign promise that Barry says is a big issue in Taylorville.
Although Barry has other goals he wants to accomplish, he says his biggest task the next few weeks is getting settled in and seeing first-hand what problems the city is facing.
Barry says he was pleased with the attendance at Monday’s meeting. He hopes the see Taylorville residents continue to become more active in the community.
Other council proceedings Monday included the approval of special events permits for the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce for hosting blood drives in May and August. Previously, the chamber only held one blood drive a year. Also, the board approved another month for clean-up days for free dumping at the street department.