The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the Mayor of the City of Taylorville, at their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Bruce Barry is in his second term as Taylorville’s chief executive, and outlined the many successes the city has had under his leadership. Mayor Barry said his main focus has been to increase revenue while decreasing expenses, adding he’s done that thru new revenue streams and tightening budgets.
Mayor Barry added some recent accomplishments have been the Business Development District tax which has put some 3-million dollars back into the community thru many projects, and the 5-million dollar project including grant monies to rebuild the infrastructure around the Square and downtown area.
Mayor Barry told the Kiwanis Club about his goals the next few years.
He also wants to continue eliminating blighted properties in Taylorville.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.