January 1 begins a new fiscal year for Monticello.
Callie McFarland, Monticello Director of Community Development, indicates Monticello received motor fuel tax funds for an IDOT bridge and was able to complete road maintenance projects.
McFarland says Monticello's business district tax will start January 1. She says the tax will help to cover the cost of projects in the downtown area.
McFarland notes projects they plan on completing in the upcoming year include maintenance to the bike trails along with general road maintenance.
McFarland says increased revenue from the state motor fuel tax will allow the Monticello community to be able to repair more streets.