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Strategic Planning Survey Meeting Set For April 30

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

imageA Public Involvement Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m at the MEDC office.

The format of the meeting will be come and go. Outcomes from the 2007 Strategic Plan will be shared and participants will be asked to share opinions of the 2007 outcomes as well as give input on goals and objectives for the 2015 plan.

The Monticello Economic Development Commission has released a survey for public input toward their 2015 Strategic Plan for Economic Development. Monticello EDC director, Nita McDaniel asks everyone to participate through the survey. “Strategic Planning is a proactive step toward growth.

The 2007 Plan set forth goals and objectives which have helped to propel Monticello upward as the leader in southeast Arkansas.” McDaniel stated. “I encourage all of our residents, both within the city limits of Monticello and in Drew County, to take a few minutes to participate.”

The survey can be accessed here.


Siemens Water System Arbitration Set for Next Tuesday in LR

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The ongoing battle over water pipes, water mains, and $7 million could be settled next Tuesday, as city attorney Witt Barton, special attorney Cliff Gibson, Mayor Zack Tucker, Siemens representitives, and a judicial arbitrator meet in Little Rock.


Dabney Appointed to Airport Commission

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

imageGlen Dabney, of Eagle Forestry Service, has been appointed to the airport commission, replacing Charles Savage.

The decision is expected to be approved by the City Council, next week.

Council Makes Economic Development Contract “Professional Service” – Selects MEDC to Continue During Interim

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

In a special called meeting Wednesday evening, January 7, the Monticello City Council passed a resolution to reject the bids submitted for economic development services on November 21, 2014; to declare economic development services as professional services; to authorize the publication of requests for qualifications for economic development; and to extend the current “contract” with Monticello Economic Development Commission to February 28.


Council Approves Mediation with Siemens

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The City Council held a special called meeting 6 pm, Wednesday, January 7, for a vote to authorize special legal council to pursue mediation with Siemens, Inc., in order to dissolve the City’s contract with the company and to recover from Siemens damages and the City’s $7 million dollar financial investment in the water rehabilitation project.

State Police & Prosecuting Attorney Asked to Investigate Siemens Water Case

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Based on the recommendation of attorney Cliff Gibson, Mayor Joe Rogers has turned the $10,000,000 Siemens Water Improvement Project over to the Arkansas State Police and 10th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Deen.

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.


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.


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…)

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