The city of Taylorville and its firefighters have agreed on a contract. The agreement came after the city council approved the terms five to three at Monday night’s meeting.
The contract will provide firefighters with an eight percent raise over the terms of the contract, and will loosen the residency requirements so that firefighters only have to live within ten miles of Taylorville city limits to work as a Taylorville firefighter.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the contract is a two-year contract, and the city is trying to get all of its union contracts lined up through the latest negotiations.
Barry says the city is continuing to negotiate with AFSCME workers. Their contract expires at the end of the year, but they are ahead of schedule in those negotiations.
The city council also approved some changes to an ordinance allowing Powder Keg Outfitters to open an indoor firing range in Taylorville. The original ordinance was approved at the last meeting, and Barry says the city wants to issue the business its permit as soon as possible.
Because of New Year’s Day, the next city council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 2nd at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville Municipal Building.