Despite some technical issues, Regional Radio News was on hand to cover the Taylorville City Council meeting on Monday evening. Randy Mitchelson was approved as the appointment for Ward 1 Alderman. Mitchelson says he is very excited to be on the board. He was on the board during the 1980s. He says it’s too early to set goals for himself but is excited to get to work.
Olivia Hammac was recognized by the council. Hammac was the winner of the Super Street Ladies division in the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) for 2023 and is a Sophomore at Taylorville High School.
An ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a BDD agreement between Taylorville and the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce was approved. The council also approved pushing for a new part-time crossing guard position and the special events permit for Faith Bible Christian Academy Sports Boosters at West Main Cross and Webster Streets on October 13-14, 2023.
The Council approved hiring a replacement police officer from the police eligibility list. The council approved a quote for block 41 from Windell Surveying and approved a new F250 truck. The council approved paying bills.
Regional Radio News was unable to get any audio from this meeting due to technical difficulties. There was a heated debate in public comments concerning closed sessions. Alderman Megan Bryant and Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry discussed supposed conversations that took place concerning raises. Bryant wanted to make sure that anything the council agreed to as a group would then be done by the Mayor.
The next city council meeting is set for October 2nd.