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Controversy on Hathaway Homes Project Continues; City Council Holding Special Meeting Monday On Issue

The Taylorville City Council will hold a special Council meeting Monday night immediately following the Planning Commission meeting which begins at 6.

The only item on the Council’s special meeting agenda, is the Planning Commission’s recommendation on the Christian County Integrated Community Services’ Hathaway Homes subdivision final plat.  The low income housing project is being proposed by C-C-I-C-S on West Elm Street behind the V-F-W.

The project has been controversial since first being proposed earlier this year.  After the City Council turned down the Planning Commission’s recommendation to allow the project, C-C-I-C-S filed suit against the city claiming the agency had followed all city codes for the project to be approved.  The City Council reluctantly approved the preliminary plans on April 15th.  Monday night’s special Council meeting will be to hear the Planning Commission’s recommendation on the final plat.

C-C-I-C-S has not dropped their law suit against the city even though the City has approved the project.  Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton told Regional Radio News that the issue is now in the hands of attorneys representing the city’s insurance carrier, adding that it appears C-C-I-C-S is wanting the city to pay the agency’s legal fees and other costs to settle out of court, in exchange for dropping the suit.

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