Category Archives: City

QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT PROPERTY VALUES– ARE THEY FAIR? ARE THEY CORRECT?

June 25, 2017 When property values are set, they are supposed to be substantially “uniform” with other similar properties. Are they? Why did the county properties have inflation increases when no city properties had inflation increases? What about certain commercial … Continue reading

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CITY OF MONTICELLO NOTIFIES PUBLIC OF IMPENDING 40 YEAR LOAN

June 20, 2017 City of Monticello officials have been in talks with USDA-Rural Development since early March about a new ‘megasite’ off  Hwy 11 South at Feldspar Rd.  according to open records received from the USDA.  The most recent meeting … Continue reading

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CITY TO PURCHASE NEW MEGASITE—COST UNKNOWN TO PUBLIC—40 YEARS OF DEBT TO BUY

June 7, 2017 The Monticello News recently printed an article titled, “City to Purchase Megasite for Water, Growth”  Even though the Monticello News reported “the purchase WILL be made through USDA grants and loans,” there has NOT been a grant … Continue reading

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FIRST THE COUNTY TOOK OVER CITY POLICE, NOW CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT IS NEXT

July 9, 2016 Not another back room deal!?!  On the BOC agenda for Monday night, July 11 at 6:00PM—Item #2 under New Business– City of Monticello Code Enforcement.  Last month, it was reported that City Councilman Larry Thurman said there … Continue reading

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MEET THE NEW MONTICELLO CITY COUNCIL

December 2, 2015 The winner in the run-off election yesterday was Stone Workman as the new Mayor Pro Tem. As of January 1, 2016, the City Council will be: Mayor—Brian Standifer Mayor Pro Tem—Stone Workman Council members:          Cynthia Miller … Continue reading

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MONTICELLO CITY ELECTION RESULTS

November 4, 2015  We do not have details only results. Jenny Murphy won her post. Cynthia Miller won her post. There will be a run-off for Mayor Pro Tem between Stone Workman and Randy Strozier. The run off is scheduled … Continue reading

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THIS IS THE 3RD COUNTY EMPLOYEE ARRESTED

October 29, 2015   Lax controls and lack of oversight allow all sorts of things to happen, and those that are tempted can easily get away with theft of funds, supplies, equipment, etc. Melissa Strozier who works at the Jasper … Continue reading

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