MARCH 31 (Re-scheduled)
City Council City Hall 6 pm
Drew Central School Board, 7 pm
Advertising & Promotion Comm.
MEDC Office, 5:30
Parks Comittee, Sadie Johnson Center, 6 pm
Gibson & Keith
Lucky’s Of Monticello
LifeShare No Date
Time & Temp
War Eagle Boats
Seark Sod Farm
Pines Broadcasting Company
Union Bank 1
Scripture Of The Day
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Secure Storage 2
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
First Arkansas Financial
Frost Accounting Services
NorthSide Baptist Church
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Immanuel Baptist Church
Attorney Cliff Gibson, hired last year to represent the City of Monticello’s best interest in the ongoing “water improvent project” with Siemens, has recently released the latest in a series of letters between Gibson & Keith and the firm representing Siemens.
The City Council approved Mayor Zack Tucker’s plan to begin reducing the city’s ongoing battle against residential flooding.
At the last City Council meeting, W. J. McKeiver asked the city to widen a section of Old Troy Road, due to increased big rig traffic around Price Lumber Mill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…)
Thursday night the Monticello City Council accepted the bid of the Monticello Economic Development Commission, better known as the MEDC, of $280,617 for economic development services to the city over P.F. Mays & Associates, LLC’s bid of $264,000.
The problem for that decision, (which has no correct answer) comes back to the way the contract was advertised in its legal annoumcement.
One of these items was the “man on the hill” at the transfer station. This city employee operates the compactor the presses the (city and county’s) trash, after it is dumped from the trash trucks.
For the first time in memory, one of the city of Monticello’s “service contract” had to organizations bidding for the same contract.
In response to many resident’s questions, The sirens will be tested weekly (silently), and audibly tested monthly or quarterly.
Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday. Thunderstorms tonight.
Sunday 03/29 0%
High 75° / Low 57°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 03/30 20%
High 73° / Low 54°
Chance of a morning shower. Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
5. DMH Cancer Center
Dan’s Tire & Exhaust
The Computer Guys
Cedar Hills Apartments
Scissor Tail’s Trading Post
Law Office Of Sara Hartness
Razorback Body Shop
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
Tiny Thai Place
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Union Bank 2
Reggie’s Lock & Key