The Taylorville City Council met on Monday evening to discuss business, approve ordinance, and review committee reports. All Aldermen were present except Jeremy Wilson. After approval of minutes, the council tabled a motion limiting the number of liquor licenses with video gaming as Aldermen Chris Skultety asked to hold until all Aldermen were present.
All other ordinances were approved including BDD agreements and an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Pana concerning Lincoln Prairie Trail. City Attorney Rocci Romano spoke about the ordinance and suggested some changes.
A motion to approve the request for city hall parking improvements passed 4-3, but failed as it needed six votes. Aldermen Skultety, Steve Dorchinecz, and Kathy Driskell voted no. During Mayoral Updates, the Mayor praised both the Cross Country team and the Taylorville FFA who were successful at state and national championships.
Motions concerning ordinances for raising cigarette and tobacco dealer licenses, penalties, and new shop signage all were approved unanimously. Demolition for 506 North Cottage was approved and a stop sign was approved for the corner of Knute Rockne Drive and Western Avenue.
City Clerk Julie Lilly announced her resignation. Lilly has been the City Clerk since 2017. Mayor Bruce Barry read the resignation letter.
As of this writing, the Council went into closed session to discuss negotiating matters between the city and the respective departments including AFSCME, Fire, and police. An offer was made but Regional Radio News is awaiting confirmation of the details from that meeting should a vote come out from it.