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Taylorville City Council Meets

The Taylorville City Council met at the municipal building last night at 7:00 p.m. for their second meeting of 2024. All members of the board were present with the exception of Chris Skultety and Randy Mitchelson. The meeting started with a review of the resolution between the city and the Taylorville Downtown rebuild project and approval of minutes from previous meetings both were approved 6-0.

City Council then addressed a motion that concerned the bid and advertisement of the Deputy Treasurer Position which was approved unanimously. 

City Attorney Rocci Romano stated during his report that Ameren has decided to temporarily stop operations at the remediation project. Ameren has asked the city to send reimbursement information for attorney and engineering fees. There was no further discussion on that topic.

Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry thanked the street crews for their diligent work, clearing the roadways during the cold days that brought snow and ice. 


Under committee reports the boards Approved a motion to bid/advertise the heavy equipment operator A or B for the Sewage Department. Then discussion took place over the retroactive pay increase of $10,000 for several city officials and an increase of the base pay by $12,000 for Matt Adermann and Cody Rogers, with the Taylorville Fire Department, both motions were approved unanimously.

Under Lake and Airport, the city council approved a new sign for Kiwanis Park from Lilly Signs, with all board members voting yes. The purchase of materials was also approved for water and environmental needs.

The next Taylorville City Council meeting is set for February 5th.


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