Taylorville City Council met Monday evening at the Municipal Building for their bimonthly meeting. Everyone was present except for Alderman Chris Skultety. The board recognized Jenny Moats for her volunteerism for the many Taylorville athletics sports activities. The board approved the street design pavement updates and approved promoting Captain Cody Rogers to Assistant Fire Chief.
The Taylorville Police Department was approved to purchase new rifles for squad cars, and for hiring a part-time and lead dispatcher. Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says it’s good for the community.
The board approved increasing lake lot lease fees to $600 and campground lease fees to $875 per year. The motion passed 5-2 with Aldermen Jim Olive and Jeremy Wilson voted no. The board also approved changing the Campground Lease payments to a one-time payment in full due April 1st of each year.
Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry announced that oiling and chipping streets in Ward 2. The board approved purchasing 100 trees for the Water Treatment Plant. The board also went into a closed session to discuss claims, demands, and the settlement proposal of Andrea Conrath.