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The issue of buying a new truck for the water department, became a bit contentious at Monday night's Taylorville City Council meeting.

Some aldermen were questionning the need for the truck, and Alderman Ernie Dorchinez defended Water Superintendent David Speagle's request.

Dorchinez talked with Regional Radio News after the meeting, and said he told the Council it was Speagle's idea to purchase the former Taylorville Country Club property, which is across the road from the present water plant, to be used for the new water plant, that saved the city at least a million dollars in construction costs.

The motion to allow the Water Department to purchase the truck, passed 6 to 2 with aldermen Martin Vota and Larry Budd voting no.

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