The Taylorville City Council honored a long-time city resident as its volunteer of the month at Tuesday’s council meeting. John McClure has been involved with the Taylorville Optimists Club, Kiwanis Club, and Missions for Taylorville. But what put McClure over the top for this month’s award was the recent help he gave to a disabled veteran.
Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry says McClure came to him recently when the veteran had plumbing issues in his home.
Barry says it’s important for everyone in the community to help their neighbors when they can.
Also at Monday’s meeting, the city approved to hold public hearings for two possible ordinance changes. One change involves the process of approving metal structures on properties in the city, while the other involves the gun range ordinance allowing Powderkeg Outfitters to operate an indoor firing range in Taylorville. The meeting and hearings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 16 because of the Martin Luther King holiday. The public hearings will start at 6:30, with the regular meeting to follow.