Some briefs from Monday night's Monticello city council meeting:

–City Clerk change to go on ballot: Aldermen voted 5-1 to ask voters for permission to change the city clerk position from elected to being appointed by the mayor. That question will be on the March 17 ballot.

–A Small Hand set to move: Unanimously approved was a variance to allow A Small Hand Infant and Diaper Pantry to move to a city-owned home at 315 E. Center Street.

–Rec complex at least four years out: An update from the Monticello Recreation Foundation included estimates that it would take at least two years to raise the $10 million needed for the proposed recreation complex, plus another two years to construct.

–Moore Event space ready: A liquor license was approved for the Moore Building event space, formerly the second floor of the First Mid-Illinois Bank building downtown.

These stories will be updated online later this week and in the Dec. 4 Journal-Republican!