The Taylorville City Council met Monday evening to discuss water, road projects, and appoint a new Fire Chief. All Aldermen were present except for Kathy Driskell. Matt Adermann, who was the acting Fire Chief for former Fire Chief Mike Crews, was officially sworn in as Fire Chief in a special ceremony Monday night in front of family and friends. Chief Aderman was approved by the city Alderman 8-0. The planning commission had met earlier in the evening and it was voted on to send a motion to the council to take the west school investments LLC located at 300 North Elevator and zone it from R2 to C1 with some contingencies. City attorney Rocci Romano explained what the new motion would entail for the West School Investments project.
The motion passed 8-0. The city also voted to approve authorizing the extension and maintenance of City Water Mains to areas outside city limits along with a few redevelopment agreements as well. The Aldermen also approved resolutions to improve west main cross from North Webster Street to Shumway and use motor fuel tax funds to improve both East Main Cross and West Main Cross. The two projects combined will cost over 1.9 million dollars. Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry gave Mayor updates. Barry announced that negotiations will start between the City and the employees. Barry wanted to make sure everyone knows that he wants to do what’s best for his employees and the city of Taylorville. Barry said the city would be holding a remembrance of the December 1st tornado at the VFW that Sunday.
The next city council meeting will take place on November 18th. Elli Skultetty was also honored by Mayor Barry for her hard work with her artwork and donating money to victims and Shop with a Cop.