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The Taylorville City Council took action to prevent future computer system crashes at Monday night’s city council meeting. That was one of the many action items and purchases approved at the meeting held at the Taylorville Municipal Building.


Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry says after the computer system crash at the City Clerk and City Treasurer’s office last month, the city wants to prevent another crash in the future.



Barry says the city wants to keep this business locally, and the city is still negotiating a final monthly price with CTI.



In addition, there were some questions about two recent city financial commitments. Alderman Martin Vota questioned the need to give $5,000 to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce for Chillifest, along with the purchase of a pre-owned truck for the street department. Barry says for Chillifest, the hotel tax fund’s money should go towards one of the biggest hotel tax money generators each year.



For the truck purchase, Barry says it would have cost the city four times as much to buy new.



Other items at Monday’s meeting included passing an ordinance allowing golf carts to be driven on Taylorville city streets, along with honoring Alivia Kent, a Taylorville girl who recently won a national championship in gymnastics. Mayor Barry also announced the creation of two awards, one honoring a youth in Taylorville excelling like Kent, and a volunteer of the month for a person going the extra mile for cleaning up Taylorville. The next city council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5th at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville Municipal Building. The meeting will be pushed back one day because of the Labor Day holiday.


Mayor Bruce Barry reading Taylorville's Alivia Kent a plague officially declaring August 21, 2017 as Alivia Kent Day in the city of Taylorville.

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