Agriculture

Business receives permit to allow residential use

After years of use as a museum then as an art gallery, a downtown-area building in Monticello may revert back to its residential roots.

The city council on Monday also discussed the progress of a community garden, approved changes to its waste hauling ordinance, and heard a complaint from an employee who was dismissed in October.


New Gaitros RLA proposal approved by ZBA

The on again, off again airstrip proposal for rural property north of Cerro Gordo is apparently on again. After getting approval Thursday (Jan.


Piatt County maps now online

Piatt County’s plat map has officially gone digital.


Topflight 'adoptees'

Jennifer Kinsella’s second grade class at Bement Elementary School toured Topflight Grain in Bement on Oct. 17.


Attention squirrels: keep out of our grain

Squirrels in DeLand, you are warned: Stay out of grain that is stored in tubes at the local grain elevator.


Farmers get break with Meals in the Field

Like a lot of farmers last week, the Monticello-area Wilkin family had its share of late nights, so getting a little time off through the Farm Credit Illinois Meals in the Field program on Oct. 2 was a welcome diversion.


Eleven apply for cultivation center permit in District 10

The two Piatt County sites being considered for a possible cannabis cultivation center will get plenty of competition for the one permit that will be granted in this area's state police district.


Two Piatt County sites up for cultivation center

At least two Piatt County locations are being eyed as spots for an inboor cannabis cultivation center.


Zoning change for cultivation center endorsed by Planning Commission

Monticello's Planning Commission Thursday (Sept. 4) endorsed a rezoning of property that will allow a potential cannabis cultivation center to locate further away from a pair of residential neighbors.


Zoning amendments endorsed by county ZBA

Several months after first being proposed, the Piatt County Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved text amendments that include the elimination of a five-acre requirement for home-based businesses located in areas zoned Agriculture or Agriculture Conservation.


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