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First Responders Keep County Safe – Twice this Week

Thursday, February 11th, 2016



Sunday morning, around 3:30, while most of the county was sleeping, the Sheriff’s Dept. began a manhunt for a jail escapee from Fordyce, who had been convicted of Murder, in 1998. The search continued until 11 am, Monday, with most offiers only getting around 3-4 hours sleep.

Monticello Police officers joined the search a couple of hours later, and they also were past midnight, working to apprehend the felon, who was a threat to the town they serve and protect. They also put the needs of residents in front of their own.

When Tuesday’s wildfire was reported, our Monticello Fire Dept., along with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, battled the blaze for over 6 hours, as the fire changed directions, as the wind changed several times, in the smoke and fire and fumes.

We need to recognize how valuable our first responders are to our community; keeping us safe, regardless of the threat that they are protecting us from.

Proposed Pay Increases on City Council’s Monday Agenda – Update

Friday, February 5th, 2016

CITY HALLMonday night, the City Council, at 6pm, to discuss he proposed  salary scale for city employees..
The Mayor’s request regarding salaries requested a plan to “levelize” the varying salaries among workers, from when there were fewer pay guidelines.

Posted below (from an  earlier article) are the current and proposed salaries for the city employees that will earn over $40,000, and the employees that are scheduled to receive over a $3,000 pay increase, plus a couple of other positions, of public interest.

Position Years Proposed Salary Current Salary
ADMINISTRATION
Administrative Asst—–0—– $25,292.29 $18,720.00
Finance Director —–3 —–$52,956.43 $39,033.80
Asst to the Mayor —–1 —–$37,142.57 $35,006.40
Mayor 1 —–$63,603.80—– $63,603.80
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“Not Really” Town Hall Meeting on Event Center

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

imageMany, including this reporter, were expcting a Town Hall Meeting, with lively questions from both sides of the Event Center Sales Tax issue, at last night’s meeting at the Sadie Johnson Center, as had been requested at a recent City Council meeting.

However, the event was designed to be an informational meeting, in support of the event center, by the Vote Yes for Monticello committee.

After a 30 minute presentation, members of the audience were asked to submit their questions in writing to the moderator (mayor) to be answered. Near the end of the meeting, verbal questions were allowed, but it was not as free-spirited as expected.





Holiday Dumpsters

Friday, November 27th, 2015

trash bag 2Due to the holiday season, the City of Monticello has announced that dumpsters will be located at the Fire Station and McCloy Park, for extra trash.

Council Meeting Chaos & Updates

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

City Attorney Agrees, “Mayor’s Special Meeting Vote Was Lawful”

Mayor’s Letter & Apology to Council

Tuesday night’s City Council meeting interaction between Mayor Zack Tucker and Alderman Cedric Leonard was the lead story, Wednesday, with a video that has been viewed 1,700 times. The topic of the heated discusion was whether the mayor was legally allowed to cast a tie-breaking vote in the special called council meeting, which sent the $10 million event center proposal the voters on December 8.

That video, along with updates to the issues involved are linked, above.

The day continued with the campaign kick-off event for Yes for Monticello, which will be posted later today.

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