In a short 20-minute Taylorville City Council meeting Monday night, aldermen recognized Taylorville 8th grader Brock Walton for winning 2nd in the Illinois Elementary School Association for earning 2nd in state competition, and also designated this week as Bike Safety Week in the City of Taylorville. Walton was presented a proclamation making Monday "Brock Walton Day" in the city.
Lincoln Prairie Bike Trail representatives Bud Altman (center) and Steve Dennis (left) were presented a proclamation by Mayor Bruce Barry (right) making this week "Bike Safety Week" in the city.
In the business portion of the Taylorville Council meeting last night, aldermen approved these expenditures:
--the purchase of 16 body cameras and 4 in-car cameras for the Police Department, with the city's final cost being just under 12-thousand dollars after federal grants;
--purchasing a directional drill costing some 116-thousand dollars.
--and the purchase of 2 industrial Dell tablets for the Water Department at a total cost of just under 7-thousand dollars.
Taylorville aldermen Monday night also OK'd a no-parking sign on the south side of the 300 block of East Esther near Taylorville Memorial Hospital; OK'd a Special Events Permit for the Mid-America Parachute Club to use the Airport from noon August 25th thru dusk August 27th; and forwarded to the Ordinance Committee a recommendation allowing all-terrain and utility vehicles on roads around Lake Taylorville.