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Taylorville Police Officers Honored at City Council Meeting

The Taylorville City Council met last night at 6:00 and recognized Taylorville Police Officers who were injured in the line of duty. The meeting began with the recognition of the Taylorville Girls Bowling Team who have made it to the state finals for the first time as a team in 20 years, the girls finished 11-0 in the regular season. 


Taylorville Police Chief Wheeler described the scene on the day of the Roy Bates arrest, as Chief Wheeler stated the subject created multiple opportunities for his officers to deploy lethal force which they had refrained from. The officers were awarded with bravery certificates and were honored by the board.



Minutes from past regular city council meetings on February 5th,8th, and 15th were approved unanimously along with the easement for drainage improvements at White Oaks Drive. 


Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry gave his update concerning home construction.



A motion to approve an additional $10,700 for the fireworks fund and $10,000 for Chilifest to be paid out of the Business Development District funds was approved unanimously. Another motion that was passed was a four-way stop sign to be posted at West Vine Street and North Powers with only Alderman Megan Bryant voting no.


The meeting went into a closed session and the next Taylorville City Council meeting is set for Monday, March 4th.


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