The Village of Bement and the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office agreed on a contract at Tuesday’s town board meeting. Village President,Mollie Stevens presented the board with a updated contract resolving the squad car issue. Piatt County Sheriff’s Office will provide the car that will patrol Bement. The Village of Bement will pay the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office $2,500 each year to help with the cost.
The Piatt County Sheriff's investigation into the May 30th fire that damaged a portion of the walking/bike trail bridge over the Sangamon River indicates that the fire was accidental in nature but probably caused by fireworks. As many as six individuals may have been involved. Some or all are juveniles.