The Taylorville City Council met on Monday evening. The board praised and recognized Ted Chapman, Taylorville Volunteer Firefighter with a framed Axe. Chapman is retiring. The meeting itself was fairly straightforward with the Red Bland Little League Parade approved for April 24th at 10 AM, ordinances concerning the business development district-approved, and budgets being set for 2021-2022. Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry gave his comments and urged everyone to vote on Tuesday.
One of the major motions that was set to be discussed and talked about was a motion to recommend the City Council decrease Liquor License Fees by 50% at pour establishments only, which would be determined by the Liquor Commissioner. Larry Budd brought the motion to the floor but said he was opposed to it. Aldermen Lee Lanzotti requested to table it, since Alderman Kathy Driskell was not present.
The motion was tabled by a final vote of 4-2 with Aldermen Jim Olive and Meg Bryant voting no and Alderman Shawn Burtle abstaining. A motion approving Tyler Technologies Software as a Service Agreement was also tabled.
The board also approved signs and ordinance for signs to be posted along the South Side of Gandy Street for “Cemetery Visitor Parking only” at the Cemetery. The City Council also approved the request of Oak Hill Cemetery to close Cherokee Street for Memorial Day Services on May 27th from 6:30 AM until 11 AM.
The board also tabled a motion to recommend approval for purchase of a new Cure Lamp II Launch System until all members of the board were present. The next City Council meeting for Taylorville is set for April 19th.