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Teachers, cafeteria personnel and custodians in Monticello have agreed to a four-year contract agreement with the school district. The Monticello Education Association approved the contract on May 2, and the school board made it official at its monthly meeting May 15. Tentative agreement was reached at a negotiating session April 24.
By Kelly Heaney
Long-term planning was on the mind of the Mansfield Village Board at its meeting May 6, and they want input from their constituents.
Monticello City Superintendent Floyd Allsop said at the May 13 city council meeting that the fiscal year's first Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax (CPPRT) check was $239,000, a whopping 43 percent higher than last year's first payment of $167,700.
The Piatt County Board on May 8 approved a $75,000 loan to the DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department to help the agency get through its fiscal year, which ends June 30.
Residential power users in Monticello should receive letters later this week that will help usher in 20 to 25 percent savings in electricity costs.
For the first time in 13 years, the Piatt County Nursing Home will have a new executive director beginning June 3.
Monticello City Council members on May 13 approved a new three-year agreement with the local Fraternal Order of Police, which represents four city police officers. It is retroactive to May 1.
Educator and historian Nicholas Walsh will present a narrative of his visit to World War I sites in Belgium and France at a Monticello Area Arts Council event at 10 a.m. Saturday May 25. It will be held at the Arts Council studio, 224 E. Livingston St. in Monticello.
State Sen. Chapin Rose’s (R-Mahomet) office will be holding local satellite office hours in several Piatt county towns over the next week.
A 54-year-old Bement man is accused of stealing more than $10,000 while serving as treasurer of the community's Lions Club.
Edward Pfau, who works as a federal bank examiner, was arraigned Tuesday in Kankakee County Circuit Court on theft charges.