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Monticello may get water bottling company

A proposed water bottling company could be in store for Monticello.

Vipul Patil received the Monticello Board of Aldermen’s approval for a water permit, allowing him to proceed through the process with the Mississippi Department of Health.

The company would be located in the old Kellwood manufacturing building.

“I’m happy to lend support and assistance in this project and city officials will do all we can to help make this a successful endeavor,” Mayor Martha Watts said at a recent board meeting.

At the meeting, Watts also read a handwritten letter from Gov. Phil Bryant congratulating the town for approval on CDBG grant request that will complete major repairs to the lagoon.

The grant will fully fund the repairs without a requirement for Monticello to match the amount.

“We’ve also received approval from MDOT to have our welcome signs re-located to better suited areas,” said Watts.

The new signs will be located on the east and west Hwy. 184 exits off of Hwy. 84.

Watts said the signs will be moved by the maintenance department.

Eula Ward approached the board asking for approval to use a concession trailer for food sales to be located in an area where it is in conflict with the zoning ordinance. After discussion, it was recommended to the zoning committee for further review.

In other business, the board:

• Accepted resignation of Parks and Recreation Director Nick Daley and recommended the town hire Justin Daley as the new parks and recreation director.

• Approved petty cash of $200 for the football and soccer programs.

• Approved a request by Monticello Elementary PTO to use the Mac Dale Ball Park facility as a distribution point for its cookie dough fundraiser.

The next meeting with be on Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Monticello Town Hall.