Monticello hopes to save land

Published 9:54 pm Monday, October 9, 2017

Monticello officials recently appointed Dungan Engineering to help with one of their current projects.

“This has to deal with the bank stabilization at Atwood Water Park,” said Mayor Martha Watts. “We lost a big chunk of land due to erosion and had to move some rental cabins out there.”

The engineering firm was appointed last week.

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Dungan will send out bids to contractors and the Board of Aldermen will review the bids before deciding who will get the project.

“We’re trying to reinforce the land there so we don’t lose anymore,” Watts said.

Speeding Problems

Ward 3 Alderwoman Judy Grimes discussed speeding issues she is having in her ward. The board approved the installation of additional stop signs on Cannon Street.

The board approved changing the intersection of Cannon and Leoma streets from a two-way stop to a four-way stop.

Questionnaire completed

Aldermen completed an annual questionnaire that lets taxpayers know how the city operates daily.

“This is an annual questionnaire that we have to complete every year,” Watts said. “We make sure that all ordinances have been entered into the ordinance book and included in the minutes. We have to double check and make sure all municipal vehicles have public license plates and proper markings. Our municipality is open to the public and this is something every municipality has to do.”

The next board of aldermen meeting will be on Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Monticello City Hall.