Politics and Government

Services for Seniors can help with Medicare enrollment

Cara Marcum
Piatt County Services for Seniors

Court ruling won't change local election day registration

Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently alerted Illinois voters that a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit restores Illinois voters’ legal right to register to vote and cast their ballot at the same time in the general election on Nov. 8.

County approves tentative budget

The Piatt County board last week approved a tentative budget that is balanced, starts a funded depreciation account for needed work such as a courthouse elevator rehab, and even includes a new line item to help county residents in need.

Next step taken in possible sewer plant upgrade

Monticello aldermen have taken the next step toward a potential $14 million wastewater treatment (sewer) plant upgrade by approving loan resolutions with the United States Department of Agriculture through its Rural Development Loan program.

Multi-phased building upgrade approach being studied by board

Options for renovating Monticello High School grew exponentially last week as the school board looked at a possible mix-and-match, phased-in approach to a potential remodel.

Tower on Bement school grounds could help reception

Can you (finally) hear me now?

Bement Superintendent Sheila Greenwood informed the school board Wednesday, Oct. 12 of details in the proposed agreement between Bement schools and Verizon in placing a mono-pole on school grounds for an additional antennae to aid in cellular service in the area.

Animal control solution suggested in DeLand

Animal control and the fate of stray cats and dogs in DeLand was the main topic of discussion at the DeLand village board’s Oct. 3 meeting.

Library construction fund to be zeroed out soon

It looks like the Allerton public library board will accomplish its goal of paying for its new building with funds on hand, but it will be close.

Library Director Lisa Winters said the $3 million in funds left to the library by the trust of Max E. Hency will be down to about $6,000 when all construction-related bills are paid.

Open House for new library set for Sunday

Allerton Public Library Open House
Sunday, Oct. 16
2 to 4 p.m.
Come tour the new library, light refreshments will be served

Security camera upgrade suggested for county building

The Piatt County board’s building and grounds committee has recommended the replacement of security cameras around its technology hub inside the Piatt County Office Building. The estimated cost for the work, which will include three cameras in and around the IT room, is $2,300.

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