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Taylorville City Council Approves Solar For Water Treatment Plant

A Taylorville FFA student was recognized as Youth of the Month and Solar power was approved for the water treatment plant in Taylorville at the first April City Council meeting. Lizzie Schafer was recognized as the youth of the month and April 18th was declared as Lizzie Schafer day for her hard work and dedication to the FFA and towards her work. 


A motion was brought forward to authorize the Mayor to sign the Illinois Solar for a solar energy project at the City’s Water Plant Facilities.  Kathy Driskell was the only one who asked a question about it, checking to see if any of the people over near the water plant knew about this solar project.  Mayor Bruce Barry says no one will see the solar panels. 



Mayor Bruce Barry thanked DowntownTaylorville.org for all their help in making Taylorville thrive.



In other city council news, the council approved purchasing grain bin rescue equipment for Fire Chief Matt Adermann, forwarding the fire department budget to the finance committee, approving the promotion of Jaclyn McConnell to an Office Level II position, advertising for a plant operator and a crew leader at the water treatment plant, and approving hiring one police officer, dispatcher, and firefighter. 


The next city council meeting is set for May 2nd.