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Taylorville City Council Holds 30 Minute Meeting, Lots of Business Transacted Monday Night

It was a short half-hour meeting, but a lot of business was transacted at Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting.


It started with Mayor Bruce Barry honoring T-H-S and college track and cross country runner Anna Lowry for the many records she broke.  Due to COVID restrictions, the Mayor presented Lowry her proclamation at her home earlier Monday.


Taylorville City Attorney Rocci Romano, in his attorney update, let aldermen know the city is in mediation on one law suit filed against it, and had 2 additional law suits filed against it on Friday.  


In his mayoral update, Mayor Bruce Barry reported on the tree cleanup after last Thursday’s severe storm.


Taylorville Aldermen Monday night voted to give additional duties of Airport Manager to Health and Building Officer Andy Goodall, with a 10-percent increase in pay.  Personnel Committee chair Kathy Driskell explained to Regional Radio News after the meeting how this all came about.



During the public comment session of Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting, Driskell questioned Mayor Barry on why taking down trees on Pawnee Street was deemed an emergency and paid for by Ward 5 funds.



The Ward 5 Fund is a fund used for emergency projects.


Alderman Megan Bryant also asked City Attorney Rocci Romano if the procedure used to pass the project was proper.   



The Taylorville Council adjourned just past 7:30 Monday night.

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