Taylorville City Council approves solar power for water treatment plant

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A Taylorville FFA student was recognized as Youth of the Month and solar power was approved for the Taylorville Water Treatment Plant at the first April City Council meeting. Lizzie Schafer was recognized as Youth of the Month and April 18 was declared Lizzie Schafer Day for her hard work and dedication to the FFA and her job.

A motion was presented to authorize the mayor to sign Illinois Solar for a solar energy project at the city’s water plant facilities. Kathy Driskell was the only one asking about this, checking to see if any of the people near the water plant knew about this solar project. Mayor Bruce Barry says no one will see the solar panels.

Mayor Bruce Barry thanked DowntownTaylorville.org for all its help in Taylorville’s prosperity.

In other city council news, council approved the purchase of grain silo rescue equipment for fire chief Matt Adermann, passing the fire department’s budget to the finance committee, approving from promoting Jaclyn McConnell to a Tier II position, advertising for a plant operator and foreman at the water treatment plant and approving the hiring of a police officer, a dispatcher and a firefighter.

The next city council meeting is set for May 2.

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