Politics and Government

First estimate for new library comes in at $3 million

(see full story in the April 29 Journal-Republican!)

Golf carts now allowed in most Piatt County communities

It is now almost a clean sweep when it comes to allowing the use of golf carts on the streets of Piatt County communities. The Monticello City Council on April 13 approved the use of carts and other low-speed vehicles on city roads with speed limits of under 35 miles per hour. It is one of the final towns in the county to approve the measure.

Agreement could keep PCBs out of landfill

An agreement that would keep PCBs out of the Clinton landfill will be considered by the DeWitt County Board Thursday, according to area State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).

Special school board meeting in Cerro Gordo April 29

The Cerro Gordo school board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 for the purpose of organizing the school board following the April 7 election.

DeLand-Weldon looking for principal

The DeLand-Weldon school board is looking for a new principal. Current K-12 administrator Ben Barth has resigned as of July 1 to become principal for the 450-student Warrensburg-Latham Elementary School.

“He was just a good overall principal and we’re sorry to see him go,” said DeLand-Weldon Superintendent Gary Brashear.

Monticello schools may stick with Health Alliance

Health Alliance Medical Plans’ willingness to bargain may help it keep the Monticello school system as a health insurance customer.

Local Cruz fundraiser moved to May 18

A fundraising reception in Monticello for Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, has been rescheduled for May 18.

The event originally had been set for this past Tuesday (April 21).

The $1,000-a-plate event will still be at the home of Drs. Barbara and James Kammer. 

Fire truck purchase gets approval

The Monticello city council Monday approved the purchase of a $632,000 Pierce rescue pumper vehicle for its fire department. A fixed-rate loan at 3.375 percent interest will be paid off over 10 years with the final outlay projected at $756,000.

Jeff Funk President of Bement School Board

With no contested seats in the election on April 7, the Bement school board wasted no time in naming new board officers the following night at its monthly board session.

Election 2015 wrap

It could be several weeks before residents in two Monticello wards know who their representative will be on the city council.

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