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The Taylorville City Council took another step towards cleaning up Taylorville at Monday night’s meeting. It’s also possible you could see golf carts on city roads in the future.


A motion was passed to give the Health and Zoning Office permission to post that five derelict buildings across Taylorville would be demolished. The notice has to be posted for 34 days so previous owners or lean holders could reach the city if necessary.


Third Ward Alderman Ernie Dorchinecz says Mayor Bruce Barry has put plenty of time and effort into cleaning up Taylorville since taking office.



The council also passed a motion for the city attorney to prepare an ordinance to make Taylorville a golf cart community, allowing golf carts to be driven on city streets. Golf carts are currently only allowed to be driven on streets around Lake Taylorville.


Dorchinecz says golf carts are growing in popularity, and the city would like to model a possible ordinance for Taylorville after another city seeing success with golf carts in their community.



Other action items included the swearing in of new Taylorville police officer Christian Nelson, a motion to approve a purchase of a new dump truck for the Street Department, and a motion to amend an existing ordinance to raise the spending limits without needing city council approval for the Superintendents, Committee Chairmen, and the Mayor. The next scheduled meeting is set for August 21st at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville Municipal Building.

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