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Taylorville Council Discusses City Treasurer Position, Possible Comptroller in Closed Session Monday Night

While the public portion of Tuesday night's Taylorville City Council meeting was only 16 minutes including the swearing in of 2 city personnel, the most newsworthy part of the meeting was when the Council went into Executive Session to discuss the status of the City Treasurer position, and whether a new Comptroller position should also be established.


In an interview before the Executive Session, Mayor Bruce Barry explained that the Comptroller idea had been discussed before by the Council, and that they wanted to discuss the present status of the City Treasurer position as well as a possible Comptroller position.



Kellie Hamell is the current Taylorville City Treasurer.  


In other Taylorville City Council business Tuesday night, Nick Zepin was sworn in as a Taylorville Fire Department Captain, by City Clerk Julie Lilly.


Traci Bentley was sworn in as the city's Human Resource Manager, also by City Clerk Julie Lilly.


In comments before the Bentley hire, Alderman Larry Budd told the Council that the city's got to, quoting Budd, "get the train wreck back on track", while Alderwoman Kathy Driskell added that she was upset the appointment didn't go thru the Personnel Committee.


The Taylorville Council Tuesday night OK'd advertising the Deputy Clerk position and Airport Consultant position, purchasing a 2nd K-9 unit, and tabled revisions in the city's COVID-19 policy and procedures for employees and managers.

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