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Nearly a year after initiating the process to implement a business district, the Cerro Gordo Village Board is able to offer the first opportunity for businesses within the designated area to tap into the funds it has been raising.
By Brian Murphy
The Blue Ridge school board approved a football cooperative agreement with Ridgeview High School at its monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Farmer City. The co-op passed unanimously after public comments and statements from board members.
Area Disposal Marketing Manager, Eric Shangraw apologized to the Bement Village Board on Nov. 12 and the entire village for adding an unexpected fee to October’s bill.
Monticello aldermen will likely vote on both a proposed recreation master plan and a 4 percent increase in water rates at its Dec. 9 session. The City Council discussed those and other draft ordinances this past Monday.
A total of 726 Monticello school facilities surveys were returned during the survey period that ended earlier in November, 442 in paper form and 284 via the district website. About 4,500 were sent out.
• 74 percent felt addressing school facilities was either "vitally important" or "very important."
Monticello school voters will not see a building referendum on their March 18 primary ballots, but the district will continue a Community Engagement process that could lead to a ballot question next November.
In a 5 to 1 decision, the Piatt County Board on Nov. 13 approved a special use permit for William Smoot to operate a firearms training facility at his rural DeLand home.
The Monticello City Council met for just 30 minutes on Nov. 12, but that was long enough to feature a spectator being kicked out for the third time this year.
Piatt County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Brian Hamer, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
The Allerton Public Library Board on Nov. 6 pushed back approval of schematic design for a new library while it takes a longer look at the possibility of swapping its newly-acquired land for a spot closer to downtown.