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Archive for December, 2014

City Council Votes to Make Economic Development a “Professional Service” in Special Meeting

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014




In a special meeting of the City Council, called by 3 of its members, Monday night, the topic of the “economic development” bid (and how it was handled at last weeks meeting) was discussed in depth.

At one point alderman Cedric Leonars described the groups earlier decision as, “Eight blind people up here that don’t know what’s going on,” referring to the council handling of bid contracts presented by MEDC and Mays & Associates for the city’s economic development.

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County Christmas Closing

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

courthouseThe Drew County Courthouse and Road Department will be closed December, 24th 25th and 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Sanitation route will run as follows: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday route will run the normal route. Thursday route will run on Friday.

Have a Merry Christmas,
Judge Robert Akin

Gibson Recommends State Police Investigation on Siemens Water Contract – “Think They’ve Left Town” – Video

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Mr. Cliff Gibson, a local attorney hired by the City of Monticello to assist them in resolving problems with Siemens Industries Corporation, addressed the City Council at their meeting Thursday evening.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Gibson had submitted a 13 page report on his findings thus far in his investigation of Siemens and its arrangement with the City of Monticello to refurbish the City’s antiquated water system.

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Gibson’s Letter to City Points to More Siemens Shortfalls

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

cliff gibsonDear Mayor Rogers and Members of the City Council:

We write to provide you with a status report on the subject matter. We encourage you to re-review our earlier correspondence on this subject.

You will recall that we wrote Siemens in behalf of the City on November 6, 2014, relative to several failures of Siemens’ earlier response to address the legitimate concerns of the City of Monticello respecting the project, and in which we called them to task for falsely accusing Mayor Maxwell of having directed that Sensus water meters be used instead of the Hersey meters specified by the contract. (more…)

Lost & Found: Backpack

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

lost & foundLost: Red and Black Razorback backpack.

Lost Tuesday, Dec 16, at the MMS band concert.

Bag contained clothes, a contact case, and cologne.

If found please call 723-6087 and ask for Leslie.

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