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Taylorville City Council Meets; Gives Go Ahead For Paw Paw Street Project

The Taylorville City Council met on Monday evening for a quick get together. All aldermen were present except for Shawn Burtle. Jeremy Alwerdt was recognized as Officer of the Year. Alwerdt could not be present due to training. Aldermen voted unanimously to approve work on the Paw Paw Street Drainage Design Proposal. Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry says this has been a long time in the making.



A motion was approved for a Class O Liquor license for Tangles Salon, pending receipt of proper application and verification of the location of the gaming area. The motion passed 4-3, with Aldermen Chris Skultetty, Kathy Driskell, and Lee Lanzotti voting “No.”


Under Mayoral comments, Mayor Bruce Barry again congratulated Officer Jeremy Alwerdt, and praised the work of the Taylorville Development Association for the work on the industrial park, and invited everyone to “National Night Out.”



Mayor Barry also says that there will be discussions about projects coming up at the airport and the Lake Lots.



A unanimous vote was passed for building a concrete pit area with a drain at the Street Department, which will help with garbage for people with wheelchairs. A motion was also approved for purchasing two police radios, two tasers, and four Tactical Performance power magazines for the Police Department.


The City is continuing to look for funding for the walking bridge between Taylorville and Pana. Mayor Barry will be meeting with Pana officials, engineers, and Senator Andy Manar on Friday.


The next City Council Meeting will take place on October 19th.


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