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Taylorville Council rescinds, changes motion

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TAYLORVILLE — After the heated August 2, 2021 City Council meeting regarding tree removal work that already took place prior to voting, the Council made some changes to the previous motions that were passed.

At last night’s meeting, a motion to rescind the previous motion to accept written quotes for tree removal of 11 trees on Pawnee Street at a cost not to exceed $5,000 to be paid out of Ward 5 funds was passed 8-0.

And a motion to approve payment for the removal of the trees of Ward 1 funds was passed 7-0 Aldermen Megan Bryant voting present.

The motion to rescind the previous motion to allow R & B Peters Construction to repair the sidewalk using Ward 5 funds was passed 8- 0. A motion to approve pay- ment to R & B Peters Construction out of Ward 1 funds was passed 7-0 with Aldermen Bryant voting present again.

A motion was unanimously passed that requires a 6-2 minimum vote to require Ward 5 funds be used for emergency use only.

The pending lawsuits Jamal Shehadeh has against the city of Taylorville was briefly discussed as well. Shehadeh has filed 25 law- suits with 21 pending.

The council also approved:

Motion to confirm the waiver of any conflict of interest and consent to Attorney Rocci L. Romano representing the City and CTI concerning any and all matters in the Case No. 2021-MR-47, which case is now pending in the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Christian County, Illinois.

Motion to recommend to the City Council to direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance to allow for No Parking signs on the south side of the road on the 1600 block of West Park Avenue.

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