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Taylorville City Treasurer Guest Speaker at Taylorville Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the Taylorville City Treasurer, during their weekly luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Jacque Nation told Kiwanis members about 2 major things going on in her department.  Her department's computer server crashed in July, and the city lost 3 months worth of vendor records and water customer usage information.  As a result, Taylorville water customers had to have their bills estimated and that caused a lot of confusion for several months.  Nation added that most of that confusion has been addressed.

Nation also told the Kiwanis Club, that the City of Taylorville will be going from quarterly to monthly billing for water and sewer service.  This means the current water ordinance must be revised, go thru the City Council committee process, then to the full Council for approval, then change the billing cycle in her department, which sends Taylorville's water bills.

Nation added that the switch to monthly billing will make meter reading more accurate with newer equipment.  Bills will also be sent by letter rather than postcard, and the City will also offer electronic methods of payment to make it more convenient for Taylorville water customers.

Nation shared with the Kiwanis Club, that construction on the 24-million dollar water treatment plant to replace the City's aging plant, is on schedule, with an expected completion date of January 2019.

Last Saturday's Taylorville Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake and Sausage Day at the Moose Lodge, went very well according to Kiwanis president Martin Vota.  Final numbers aren't in yet, but turnout was great.  The Club also complimented the Taylorville High School Kiwanis Key Club, and the Junior High Builders Club, for providing nearly 25 volunteers to assist at last Saturday's Kiwanis fund-raiser.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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