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The Taylorville City Council met on Monday evening and the biggest order of business was the recognition of Taylorville Police Officers who had recently been promoted. Sergeants Alan Mills, Christian Nelson, and Wes Withrow, and Detective Christopher Adams were recognized for their achievements. Lake Superintendent Geoffrey Ortman was also sworn in along with Cemetery Sexton Mike Tennent.


Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler said that with these promotions he is able to have a Sergeant on duty for every shift.



Chief Wheeler also praised Detective Christopher Adams and looks forward to what he can bring as a detective.


Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry again encouraged people to take the census as it helps out the city of Taylorville and can get the city more funding.



The City Council had two members absent: Aldermen Chris Skultetty and Kathy Driskell. Under Emergency Services the board approved preventative maintenance for truck 1. along with purchasing two Knox boxes.  A motion was approved to hire one additional police officer and to advertise for a full-time dispatcher. All voted yes except for Alderman Larry Budd.


Under Lake/Airport, a motion was approved for a request for a tent camping area to be relocated, along with the approval of the money collected from adding a second camper to the Lake Lots. 


Under Water/Environmental a motion was approved to purchase two feed pumps and to approve a service agreement with HACH.


The next City Council Meeting will take place on September 7th.



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