The Mayor of Taylorville, Bruce Barry has kept busy this month, appointing a new alderman, finalizing construction projects, and amending areas to Taylorville’s enterprise zone.
In the Monday night Taylorville City Council meeting, Randy Mitchelson was appointed to Ward 1 of the city council, filling retired Larry Budd's seat. Mayor Barry says that of the people considered, Mitchelson had the most knowledge and was the best fit to serve as the financial chair that Larry Budd sat in for 10 years.
The Lincoln Prairie Trail that carries attendees to Lake Taylorville and even all the way into Pana will soon be getting the renovations to the bridge that will allow that ride to be possible. Funding has been secured to demolish and replace the bike trail bridge. The bridge, once owned by the city of Pana will soon be the property of Taylorville upon the completion of the bridge. Funding for the project is coming from both Taylorville, Pana, and a grant. The renovations look to be completed by Spring.
Taylorville enterprise zones will soon be updated as legislation has ended zone benefits to solar farms. A $15,000 donation was given by Peoples Bank and Trust to the Christian County Economic Development Council, which will benefit many surrounding communities.
Mayor Bruce Barry looks forward to the upcoming Taylorville events like Chillifest and the Car Cruise as many new visitors can witness the improvements that come to the city every month.
Mayor Barry appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.