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Taylorville City Council Meets Monday Night

The Taylorville City Council met on Monday evening for their regular board meeting. All Aldermen were present except Jim Olive. The Board Discussed Minutes Business Ordinances and heard From the Committees 

The meeting began with the recognition of the following members:


Elsie Williamson -1st place 8th grade women's discus (also the new state record holder)

Liam Bettis - 2nd place men's1600m 3rd place men's 800m
Julie Wayman-- 6th place 7th grade women's shot put
Elayna Harker-- 6th place 7th grade women's pole vault
Gianna Tarr -- 8th grade women's shot put
Logan Barry -- 7th grade men's discus
Connor Hunsley - 8th grade men's discus
Brock Walton -8th grade men's shot put
Jayden Lash, Liam Bettis, Eli Ellis, Garrett Lehman, and Joseph Goodman -8th grade men's 4×400m


Mayor Bruce Barry Proclaimed June 5th as Elsie Williamson day.


The Main Intrigue of tonight's meeting was over the allowance of chickens within city limits. Larry Budd spoke first about why he was opposed to this motion 

Kathy Driskell then spoke second about how she supported the ordinance mentioning they could always take away the privileges. 

Mayor Barry then spoke about his concern over the cleanliness of the chickens. 

The vote carried  on the motion to prepare an ordinance to allow chickens 4-3, But Mayor Barry says there are still more hoops to jump through

In other Ordinance Voting, the vote passed 6-1 to approve the use of UTV’s on lake roads with proper permits. Larry Budd Voted No

In finance, the board approved The three Tier health insurance plan for 2023-2024 at a projected cost of just over 1.7 million. 


In Public Comments there were some disappointed members of the room about some trees being cut down, especially near Clay St. There were also a few members that pleaded for the alderman to vote yes for the chickens. 


The Next Meeting is on June 19th 

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