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TAYLORVILLE — Members of the Lake/Airport and Water/Environmental Committees of the city of Taylorville met last night in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building and various department superintendents presented reports to the committees.
First to speak was Taylorville Lake Department Superintendent Geoffrey Ortman. He informed the committee of tree removal in and around Lake lots, maintenance on the Lake Department’s older trucks and their biggest accomplishment the Locust Creek Silt Dam. The dam had a major clog and after a month of hard work finally unclogged said pipe and relieved the south end of the creek which was flooding. The Lake department is not finished with repair on the intake valve.
Next was Oak Hill Cemetery Superintendent Mike Tennant who also mentioned tree trimming in and around the cemetery, cleanup of shrubbery from past storms and the fence project taking place. All work on the fence is finished and just in need of a final walk-through. They will also lay asphalt along the fence and mentioned the sidewalk project is around 90% done. They also added six graves were sold and eight funeral in the month of December.
The Airport committee presented their January/Annual report. They started by commenting on the solar energy production, reported on the 10 pilots who assisted with donations to Kentucky in December and added the south end fence is missing around 300 feet. The Taylorville airport had at least 88 landing and departures with 4 business flights.
Next, City Water Department Superintendent David Speagle spoke on the month of December. The Taylorville Lake took up 26% of water pumped while well water took up 74%.
They also touched on the production of drinking water, historical water production and usage along with the High water consumers then City of Taylorville Water Department payments and amounts.