Doing business locally was a theme throughout Monday night’s Taylorville city council meeting. The city agreed to a contract with CTI and a Springfield roofing company at the meeting and will be looking for loan bids from all Taylorville banks.
The new roof comes after what is acknowledged as a mistake by past city leadership to work with an Indiana roofing company on the last municipal building roof about six years ago. Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the contract includes a 30-year warranty, which he says is in part to a great job by the public facilities chairman.
The city council also approved a new contract with CTI that includes automatic backups done by the company to prevent lost data like what happened with the July city computer system crash. Barry says in the case of CTI and working on a loan for the roof, it’s great to keep Taylorville business in the city limits.
The city tore down it’s first blighted building under Barry’s leadership Tuesday morning at 805 East Esther Street. Barry also announced at the meeting that $600,000 in IEPA loans the city has have been forgiven thanks to work done in Springfield. The council also went into closed session for negotiations with the police union, which Barry says are coming along but more talks will be done at the next city council meeting October 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville Municipal Building.