County Board On 4-H, Cannabis & Child Advocacy Center

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The Bond County Board met in regular session Tuesday evening and was treated to a meal provided by local 4-H members in recognition of National 4-H Week, which was October 6-12. Following the meal, 4-H-er’s told board members what they do in 4-H and what they like most about it.

In their previous meeting, board members voted to tax the sale of cannabis at the highest rate allowed by state, which is 3% in towns and villages and 3.75% in unincorporated areas. That ordinance was formalized Tuesday.

The board also created a fund to support the Child Advocacy Center of Madison County. For years, Bond County has received services from that agency free of charge. However, the Child Advocacy Center is seeing grants dry up and is in need of funds.

The board voted to establish a fund, using a small portion of the revenue generated by the recent statewide increase in the court fee structure. The fund will be used to support the Child Advocacy Center for services provided.

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