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Taylorville City Council Approves Cozy Grind; Other Business

The Taylorville City Council met Monday evening for its regular board meeting. All aldermen were present.


The board approved minutes of its regular meeting and meetings of committees. 


Mayor Bruce Barry provided a mayoral update.

The board unanimously approved the redevelopment agreement between the city and Matthew H. Rogers and Cozy Grind, LLC at 310 N. Webster St. 


The board approved the low bid of just over $166,000 to perform maintenance on the municipal building roof. It also approved a motion to remove a portion of the retaining wall in the Police Department Parking lot at a cost not to exceed $2,750. 


Under committee reports, the board approved a motion from the Cemetary board to purchase a 2022 John Deere X750 Diesel Lawn tractor and auto connect deck from Sloan Implement. 


The finance committee submited a motion to recommend workers compensation and truth-in-taxation funds, while also providing $5,000 to the Christian County Economic Development Corporation utilizing the contingency fund. 


The board approved a motion increasing the Sewer Tap fee to $300 and the Excavation Fee to $500.


Under emergency services, the board approved the purchase of three portable radios for the police department at a cost not to exceed $5,000. It also approved the purchase of two sets of fire gear at a cost to not exceed $2,409. The board tabled a motion to obtain a second K9 unit. 


The board then went into a closed session to discuss evaluations and salary increases.


The next scheduled board meeting is set for Dec. 20th.

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