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Taylorville City Council Meet; Discuss 204 East Main Cross

The Taylorville City Council met on Monday evening and met, and well met. The meeting lasted for nearly two hours with quite a rather large discussion concerning the building at 204 East Main Cross, finances when it comes to hiring people, and of course the coronavirus. 


Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry read a letter from Matthew B. Hardy from Benton & Associates saying that the building at 204 East Main Cross needed to be demolished.



After a very lengthy discussion, it was approved that the building should be torn down 6-2 with Alderman Megan Bryant and Ernie Dorchinecz voting “no”. 


With spring and summer coming, usually, the city of Taylorville hires seasonal help, along with some other positions including a new clerk at the City Clerk’s Office to help and to raise the position of a part-time dispatcher to full time. Alderman Larry Budd urged the council to reconsider, as he was very concerned about finances, especially if the coronavirus becomes bad in Christian County.



Hiring seasonal help for the 2020 season was tabled, but it was approved to hire a Full-Time dispatcher for the Police Department and to advertise for an Office Level 1 position in the City Clerk’s Office.


Mayor Barry talked about the building at 204 East Main Cross.  He says the next two weeks will be the most important two weeks of his Mayoral time. He urged patience and to stay home if at all possible due to the Corona Virus. 


To view the meeting in its entirety visit WTIMTV and click on our link here and here

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