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Taylorville Swears In 3rd City Treasurer, Firefighter Monday Night

The Taylorville City Council had its city treasurer resign, swore in a new city treasurer and a new city firefighter, plus passed several motions in a 23-minute meeting Monday night. 




Kellie Hamell resigned as city treasurer, and the city appointed Valerie Miles (left) as the city's 3rd city treasurer since the April 2021 election. City clerk Julie Lilly (center) gave the oath of office.


Alderman Larry Budd told the Council before the vote, and again in a visit with Regional Radio News after the meeting, that this is the start of getting the city's financial train back on track.



Former city treasurer Hamell was re-instated as Water Office Manager.



The City also swore in its newest firefighter, Dylan Goldsmith (left).  City clerk Julie Lilly administered the oath of office.


Taylorville Aldermen Monday night also approved spending 5-thousand dollars, to go with Pana's 5-thousand dollar expenditure, toward a 2nd grant application to replace the Bike Trail Bridge.  Mayor Bruce Barry told Regional Radio News after the meeting that the replacement cost has gone up appreciably since first being bid in 2016.



The Taylorville Council approved:

--Business Develpment District agreements with Christian County Integrated Community Services, Inc.; Gary and Brenda Spurling; Southern Ledge, LLC, Teresa and Ron Wiltsie; SM Capital, LLC; and the Coker Family dba Battery Specialists Plus Golf Carts

--a change order for the East Main Cross Roadway Project costing $5201.83

--payment for the Municipal Building Roof Replacement Professional Services to Graham and Hyde Architects, Inc., totaling $12,787.59

--the purchase of a 16ft by 16ft air curtain from Grainger costing $2400

--replacing levers on 3 aluminum doors in the Municipal Building's Police Department entrance by Gardner L&M Glass costing no more than $297.50

--the bid advertisement for the Illini Drive project

--installing 4 radio by Craig Anteanns Service in new truck for the Street and Sewer Department costing no more than $2420.00

--purchasing a new air compressor from NAPA Auto Parts costing $3390.00

--replacing the overhead door at the Street and Sewer Department costing no more than $4500 from Midwest Garage Door Company

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