Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry ran for the position with his biggest promise being to clean up the community. Barry says he believes he’s off to a great start on his largest campaign promise.
Barry appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show. He says the number of blighted buildings torn down continues to go up, and he continues to ask for the community’s input.
Although the process to get a new water treatment plant in Taylorville started under previous leadership, ground has been broken on the plant since Barry has taken office. He says the new facility that will provider high quality water for residents long into the future.
Barry says the city continues to look at refinancing the loan for the new water plant to bring the interest rate down to one-point-three-two percent, saving the city money on loan payments.