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Taylorville City Council Discusses Sewer Taps

The Taylorville City Council met on Monday evening. All Aldermen were present except for Shawn Burtle, and Larry Budd. One of the big focuses and a topic that was discussed most of the evening was on sewer taps. Aldermen Megan Bryant announced the motion but said there was an amendment to what had been discussed at the committee meeting.



Aldermen Ernie Dorchinecz says that the subcomittee was concerned about a large bill being stuck on a family that may not be able to afford it.



Aldermen Jim Olive had reservations concerning prevailing wages. Aldermen Bryant stressed that if it was the city’s problem then the city had to pay it.



Aldermen and Mayor Bruce Barry continued to discuss the issue and the motion carried 6-0. 


Under Mayoral updates, Mayor Barry asked all aldermen to be present at all committee meetings to help be involved with the whole process. Trick or Treating for Halloween hours were set for Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st, from 5 PM until 8 PM. The city also approved a motion to send to the city attorney to amend the UTV ordinance to extend the timeframe to year-round and remove sun-down to sun-up restrictions.


Lucas McCleod, Tim Brown, Gary Edwards, and Jim Thompson were also recognized for their heroic efforts in saving a house from burning down on Elm Street in Taylorville.


The next City Council Meeting is set for November 2nd.

To view the meeting click here.





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