Category Archives: Water

PAY LAKE–CARP, SALT, & CITY WATER SUPPLY

April 22, 2018  The hearing concerning the Tournament Lake on Hwy 212 W  revealed some interesting facts.     Did you know that this “pay lake” has been registered as an LLC and operates as 212 Lakes LLC, Melanie Neal, Registered Agent, … Continue reading

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BIG LOAN FOR MONTICELLO MEGASITE MIGHT MEAN HIGHER UTILITY BILLS AFTER ALL

March 6, 2018 The City of Monticello’s elected officials recently said that despite the concerns and questions presented by the negative naysayers, that City utilities would not go up even though the utility revenues would be pledged against $5.5M of … Continue reading

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Why have public hearings become such a joke? And who will benefit from the $9.5M Water/Megasite Project?

January 17, 2018 Public hearings are required by law; however, they no longer seem to serve the purpose of allowing citizens and taxpayers to express their opinion about an upcoming project before the final decision is made.  There are two … Continue reading

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CONSULTANT ADMITS NO PROJECTED POPULATION GROWTH BUT CITY NEEDS $9.5M USDA LOAN FOR WATER

January 13, 2018 The City “public hearing” on the USDA loan was little more than a way to check off a box on the USDA loan list of things to do.  Four citizens were allowed to speak less than 3 … Continue reading

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BOMBSHELL: CITY OF MONTICELLO TO GET $9.5 MILLION USDA LOAN AND SET UTILITY RATES TO INSURE COVERAGE OF DEBT SERVICE

January 3, 2018 If you want to know more or have comments about this loan and corresponding debt and possible utility rate increases, attend the public hearing on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:30PM at City Hall. Last February, City … Continue reading

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JCWSA BOARD APPOINTMENTS – WHEN YOU SCREW SOMETHING UP, DO IT SO BADLY THAT YOU HAVE AN EXCUSE TO RE-DO IT

December 20, 2017 At the December meeting, the BOC made appointments to the JCWSA board.  The only problem was, the BOC had no idea what the terms were or who they were appointing to what terms.  We do have to … Continue reading

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CITY OF MONTICELLO LAND PURCHASE GIVES WINDFALL TO LAND OWNERS

December 11, 2017 Any price seems to be acceptable when the taxpayers are paying for it. The City of Monticello recently closed on the 705.95 acres off Hwy 11 South that borders Feldspar Rd.  Despite the assessed value (which is … Continue reading

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