The Taylorville City Council approved extensions for water service with Kincaid and Langleyville, multiple purchases and more in Monday night’s city council meeting.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the extension is for 20 years, and it keeps that revenue coming into the city to help pay off the loan for the new water treatment plant.
The water cooperation agreements must still be approved by the two entities before going into effect.
The board also called for action to prevent people from abusing the 911 system. Mayor Barry says the issue isn’t a widespread problem, but even one person abusing the system ties up emergency resources when they could be needed elsewhere.
A loan with First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust was approved by the council to cover the cost of a new roof on the west side of the Taylorville Municipal Building and the purchase of three new police vehicles for the Taylorville Police Department. Total costs of all of these items equal approximately $195,000.
The next Taylorville City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville Municipal Building.