The new water treatment plant and the two new TIF districts in Taylorville are both one step closer to reality after actions taken at Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting. A new contract was approved between Plocher Construction Company and the city after new negotiations were started amid fears that state money would not come in because of the budget crisis. Also, both proposed TIF district maps were approved, moving those one step closer to fruition in the city.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the new negotiations were started to protect the city if the Illinois EPA were to not release the allocated funds to the city.
Barry says since the contractor has approved the new terms already, things should get rolling quickly on the new water treatment plant.
Barry says there is some work to do to annex some of the proposed land for each TIF district, but that the boundaries are now sorted out.
For the complete interview with mayor Bruce Barry or to see the full city council meeting, you can visit WTIM-TV on YouTube.