The City of Taylorville continues tearing down blighted properties in the community. Mayor Bruce Barry ran on a platform of beautifying the city, and in the past year he has gotten to work on fulfilling that goal.
At last week’s Christian County Mayors meeting, Barry discussed how the city has torn down 15 homes in the past year with more demolition projects on the horizon.
The City of Taylorville fronts most of the costs for the demolitions. Barry says that leaves just dumpster fees to the property owner, and is a benefit for the city, residents and the property owner.
Barry says the city has at least four more demolitions ready for the fall, and residents interested in having the city demolish a building on a property they own can contact city hall for more information on how to begin the process.