The city of Taylorville and its police officers are nearing a contract after months of negotiations. The Taylorville City Council approved some minor changes to an agreement already passed by the police union. City police officers have been working without a contract for about 17 months and have not had a raise since 2015.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the new contract does include a raise for city police officers.
This approved pay raise comes one day after the largest mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas. Barry says the city’s officers deserve this raise.
Other action items included honoring Warren Kelly as the city’s “Volunteer of the Month” and approving the terms of what will be a loan for the new municipal building roof. The loan was not formally approved, that is pending the results of the city’s audit. The loan could be approved come the next city council meeting, scheduled for October 16 at 7 p.m. at Taylorville City Hall.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry (right) presents a plaque to the city's "Volunteer of the Month" for October, Warren Kelly (left).