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The Taylorville City Council will meet on Monday evening at 7 PM for their first meeting of 2020. The city council meeting will take place at the Taylorville Municipal Building. Andy Goodall will be sworn in as the Health and Building Officer. Taylorville Police Officer Kirsten Bollinger will be honored by Mayor Bruce Barry and the Alderman. An ordinance will authorize an intergovernmental cooperation agreement between the city of Taylorville and Christian County for a temporary lease for the official court business. City Code 3-6-A will be repealed in order to change the age from 18 to 21 to fit with national law.  This city code talks about alternative nicotine products for persons under 18 years of age.  

 

A resolution will be authorized for the execution of easement agreement and acknowledgment and consent concerning the Jaynes Park Storm Sewer Project. A motion will be brought forward to ratify and name Julie Lilly who is the city clerk, as an agent for the IEMA Disaster Assistance Application in regards to the State Disaster Assistance to Local Government Grant. A motion will be pushed for approval to approve the appointment of Lee Beckman with Milano and Gronloh Engineers to be the administrator for the DCEO Grant at a cost not to exceed $7,500.

 

Under Committee Reports, a motion will be recommended to the City Council to approve the hire of one volunteer firefighter pending completion of physical and background notarization. There will also be a motion to recommend to the City Council to allow Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler to purchase 8 body cameras which include HD recordings, camera mounts, docking stations, charging base, and a transfer station to download to the current server, a warranty, and licenses for all officers from Watch Guard at a cost of $13,562. 

 

There will also be a closed session to discuss collective negotiating matters between the City and AFSCME along with City Attorney and Mayoral Updates as well.

 
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