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Taylorville High School Girls Track Team Honored at City Council Meeting

The Taylorville City Council gathered for a regular meeting on Monday, April 15th, at 7:00 p.m. The topics discussed included motions to approve road closures for the Memorial Day Service, the Taylorville Fire Department receiving funds from the BDD, and the status of the bent flag pole at Oak Hill Cemetery.


Alderman, Randy Mitchelson spoke on the bent flag pole, stating that he believes the pole should be moved to a new location and preserved as a historical monument. No motion was made and Mayor Barry says he looks to continue the conversion in upcoming meetings.



The Taylorville Fire Department Trustees gave a presentation to the City of Keys for the new Pierce Freightliner Dryside Tanker fire truck, passing off the keys to Mayor Bruce Barry.





Under ordinances, the GSI Group was approved for a time extension to install and make a functioning subject solar energy facility. Limiting cigarette and tobacco licenses to 20 and increasing fines to $750 carried unanimously. The Taylorville Fire Department was approved to receive $107,000 from BDD for needed repairs on their building. Road closures were approved for Cherokee Street going south to Gandy Street, to Second and First Streets on Monday, May 27th, for the Memorial Day Service from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


The Taylorville Girls Track Team was honored as athletes Emma Althoff, Ella Goodman, Ava Odam, Olivia Woodward, Alyssa Andreatta, Sydney Lowis, Lyla Repscher, and Liliella Vail accepted the mayor's proclamation to mark April 15th, 2024 as 2024 Taylorville High School Girls Track Team day. 


The City Attorney, Rocci Romano, and Mayor Bruce Barry gave their reports. Mayor Barry gave updates on golf cart regulations and city property.




All members of the board were present except for Kathy Driskell and omnibus votes were all approved for previous meetings. The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.


The next Taylorville City Council meeting is set for May 6th.

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