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Interim Mayor Appointed, Special Election Set for June 24 – Video

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The Monticello City Council opened their monthly meeting by appointing City Clerk Andrea Chambers as President Pro Tem, to serve as Chairman and Presiding Officer over the meeting. As the County Clerk, and in accordance with established protocol, Ms. Chambers had already assumed the powers of the Mayor, following the death of the Honorable Mayor Allen Maxwell on March 10, 2014.


Water System Groundbreaking Ceremony – Video

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony was used as an occaision to begin the new improvment to city water service, move into the “electronic age”, with remote meter reading, and also a tribute to Mayor Allen Maxwell, who died last week. Many of Mayor Maxwell’s family members took part in Monday’s ceremony.

“Our Place’ for Ward 2 – Videos, with Public Coments

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The City of Monticello held their first of four “Our Place” town hall meetings, Thursday night, hosted by assistant to the Mayor for planning, Zach Tucker.

A total of 9 folks attended the meeting, 4 from the TEA party,  Tucker, a county employee from Ward 2, and 2 city hall staff, who were signing in attendees (both live in Ward 2), MLive.

The 40 minute presentation dealt with planning and vision concepts.

The discussion, which lasted over an hour, was unexpectedly open to all.  The TEA party members and MLive, as well as others made the most of the opportunity to discuss the “SWOT” (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) to our area.

A wide range of topics were discussed, ranging from (more…)

Weather Warnings – Judge & JPs Meet with Mayor & More from City – Audio

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

In the next step of the ongoing weather warning saga between Code Red electronic notification and the traditional tornado warning sirens on towers, a discussion meeting was held at Western Sizzlin at noon on Monday, with Judge Robert Akin and the Drew County JP’s, who invited Monticello Mayor Allen Maxwell and other city officials he chose to include.


Business Owner Addresses “Long Period” Parking on the Square to City Council

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

At the City Council’s Tuesday evening meeting, a local business owner asked the Council to pass an ordinance setting time limits for parking on the square.

The business owner requested an ordinance be passed, and signs installed, limiting parking to an unspecified number of hours, so that parking space can be more readily available for shoppers.


Tornado Sirens vs. Code Red Digital & Phone Emergency Notification – on Quorum Court Agenda, Tonight

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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After several years of attempting to get governmental assistance to help fund tornado sirens for Drew County, we’ve finally got funding to assist with the purchase of 27 tower sirens, which will be scattered around the county.

But as the years have passed by, many feel that the towers have been surpassed by digital technology, as the best way to go, to notify county residents of impending disanter, should it occur.


“State of the City” – Video

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Posted below is the “2014 State of the City Report” as submitted by Mayor Allen Maxwell.


Free Mulch from City Compost

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Free Mulch!!!!!

Free Mulch is available at the City Transfer Station located at 1466 Old Warren Road.

Please call Cathy Davis to set up an appointment for pick up at 870-367-4407.

AHTD Approved Streetwork in Monticello

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

ahtdArkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Drew County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The purpose of the project is to resurface 1.5 miles of roadway in Monticello..


New Driving Instructions at City Square

Monday, January 6th, 2014


A MLive reader noticed the new driving instructions painted on the City Square.

The sign says “Left lane must turn left,” but the arrow points right.

“Parking only” seems to be allowed on the left, even though parking places are on the right.

We’ll probably be covering wrecks on the square, today.

Annual Law Enforcement & Firefighter Appreciation Day Planned for Thursday

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

z flagSeptember 11, 2001 our great country was attacked by those who hate the freedom and democracy we all stand for. Many innocent individuals lost their lives during this tragic event. However, there were also fire and police servicemen who lost their lives by choosing to put themselves in harm way to save and protect as many of the innocent as possible.

Although the attack was in New York City, it affected every American across the nation. It caused us to realize how little we can take for granted. We believe that if the event had taken place in Monticello, Arkansas our brave fire and police servicemen would have responded the same.

Revival Center will host the 2nd Annual Servicemen Appreciation day to honor the sacrifice of our local and county law enforcement and firefighters, who place their lives in harm way every time they put on their uniforms. This is just a small gesture to let them know we will not take their sacrifice for granted. We also wanted to thank their families for allowing them to serve. No servicemen serve alone but their families serve with them.


City Dept. Budget Requests for 2014

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

CITY HALLLast week’s city council meeting included budget requests from city department heads, as well as the MEDC and Boys & Girls Club.

Those requests and videos are posted below.

MPD Budget Request – $95,000

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

30 bullet-proof vests – $25,000
2 used cars for CID / staff – $14,000 each
Replace Animal Control truck with newer truck, with cab space for equipment – $7,000
New patrol car – $35,000

Fire Dept. Budget Request – $190,000

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

1. Repair Driveway at Station #2 $15,000.00
2. Build a covered building for the dive van and boat $5/000.00
3. Refurbish the drill tower at the training center $15,000.00
4. Finish the inside of Station #2 $5,000.00
5. Buy a new rescue / brush truck to replace FR 1 $150,000.00

Parks Committee Budget Request – $136,000

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

$9,000.00 – Scoreboard for Williams Tucker Field
3,000.00 – Fibar Bark
8,000.00 – Skate Park
6.000.00 – Fibar Bark
4,000.00 – Co-Ed Field
3,000.00 – Fibar Bark
78.000.00 – Grant Match for Lights Co-ed Field
25,000.00 – Boys <& Girls Club requested
GRAND TOTAL: $136,000.00


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