The Taylorville City Council approved the purchase of three new police cars at Monday night’s city council meeting. After trading in one police car, the cost of the cars comes to about $85,000 for the city.
Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry says the city will add to their loan with First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust to make the purchases.
A few more derelict buildings have been torn down in Taylorville since the last city council meeting. Barry says he hopes the city can bring a few more down before the winter cold arrives.
Barry and Pana mayor Don Kroski are hosting a mayor's meeting for Christian County village mayors on Wednesday morning at 9:30 at Taylorville City Hall. Barry believes productive conversation will come out of that get-together with the county mayors.