The Taylorville City Council met Monday evening to approve minutes and go over motions. The volunteer of the month was announced for the Taylorville VFW Riders who will be hosting their 5th annual PTSD Benefit Ride on July 13th.
The motion was passed to approve a special events permit for the 8th annual Car Cruise for O’Reilly Auto Parts which will be held on June 29th, 2019. An ordinance for the Enterprise Zone for Christian County, will be amended to include a Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement.
It was announced that most of the City Council had been sent messages concerning the incoming Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler. Aldermen Kathy Driskell and Jim Olive both said they have faith that Wheeler would help Taylorville.
The motion to approve Dwayne Wheeler for the position of Police Chief effective July 1st, for the City of Taylorville passed 8-0. Approval for the new Water Treatment plan passed 8-0. In Mayor comments, Mayor Barry thanked Senator Manar for appropriating money for tornado relief and announced some road improvements from roads damaged by the December 1st storm.
After the motion for paying the bills was passed, and one person spoke about how important Chief Wheeler would be for the city, the meeting adjourned at 7:28pm.