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State Budget Crisis Could Affect City Projects in Taylorville


The Illinois budget crisis is trickling down to local governments across the state, and Taylorville may feel its own effects. Those effects came up at Monday’s city council meeting at the Taylorville Municipal Building.


Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the city will not see any further money for local sewer projects from the state until appropriations are approved to be disbursed.



State appropriations could also affect what happens as the city looks to replace the roof of the Taylorville Police Department. Although the roof is only six years old, it is leaking and needs at least a fix. But poor customer service from the roofing company who did the job has led the board to look for a new roof elsewhere.



A public hearing will be scheduled for prior to the next city council meeting so residents can view the city’s appropriations for the coming year. The next board meeting is scheduled for July 17th at 7 p.m.

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