The Christian County Board meeting was held Tuesday evening. One of the top issues was a grant application from Christian County, Taylorville, and Taylorville Township. The grant that was being sought was the State SCBG program, which is a community development block grant. This grant would allow for funds to be used for a community development project that would include helping to cover clean up costs from the EF-3 tornado which struck Christian County on December 1, 2018. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $533,698.55. Split up the costs would be: Christian County, $113,897.63; Taylorville-$379,078.41; and Taylorville Township, $40,722.51. Becky T. Edwards, County Board Chairman says that after spending money from the general fund that they didn’t have, it’s nice to have the State help with the grant in order to offset costs for salary, overtime, and other expenses.
The motion passed unanimously. Resolution R2019CB004 will be signed Wednesday and submitted to the State of Illinois.