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Taylorville City Council To Meet Monday Evening

Taylorville City Council will meet on Monday evening at 7 PM to discuss ordinances and go over committee reports.  After an invocation by Pastor James Jones of Taylorville Christian Church, the oath of office will be given to Firefighter Marshall Call. Minutes from previous meetings will be approved.


Under ordinances, there will be discussions over the city code for hotel/motel transient occupancy rental units, an ordinance will be discussed authorizing the sale of personal property owned by the City of Taylorville, and there will be an ordinance discussing annexation agreements pursuant to Illinois State Code.


There will be a motion to approve a Class O Liquor License for Quick Cash Pawn and Jewelry. A discussion and possible motion relating to the sewer and restroom repair in the Municipal Building. The Board will also vote on a motion to appoint Attorney Beth Brotherton to prosecute City Ordinance Violations. 


Under committee reports, there will be a motion to recommend to the City Council to increase the salaries of the Police Chief, Deputy Chief, and Water Superintendent.  The motion is to increase the Police Chief’s to 110% at 2184 hours per year with the Deputy Chief at 105% at 2184 hours per year. The percentage increase is over the highest-paid sergeant on staff.  This would put Chief Dwayne Wheeler’s salary in the low $70,000’s. The average salary of a police chief in Illinois according to www.salary.com is $111,802.


There is a motion to recommend to the City Council to increase Water Superintendent Dave Speagle's salary $15,000 per year for two years with a cap of $30,000. and the Non-Bargaining Ordinance to be rewritten to reflect this.  Upon Superintendent Speagle's departure the Water Superintendent's salary will revert back to the current salary.


As always there will be City attorney and Mayoral updates from Bruce Barry.

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