Monette Council reviews zoning plans

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monette Council met Monday, Oct. 15, in short session, reviewing Planning Commission, ordinances, and upcoming holiday events.

New city planning commissioners include Bob Hurst, Shawn Nance, Perry Wood, Philip Duffel and Dick Pace.

The council reviewed plans for city zoning codes, with references from the cities of Lake City and Brookland.

Plans were discussed to extend city sewer to the bypass, and funding will be sought through economic development. Intersection funding will also be needed for added expenses.

Resolution 2012-1 was passed to continue the tax millage collection rate at 1.8 on all real property and 1.8 on personal property.

The new city sales tax will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Plans are to advertise and hand out leaflets.

Ordinance 2012-5 defining what is considered Unsightly and Unsanitary was tabled until the November meeting.

The asphalt is completed at the Sports Park, with canopy and awnings up by the end of the week.

Mayor Qualls praised the success of the recent citywide Clean Sweep.

Alderman Philip Duffel reported recent flooding in front of the post office.

Alderman Jason Stewart reviewed plans to updating lighting at the tennis court.

City Beautification Chairman Joyce Read reported garlands have been ordered for refurbishing Christmas light displays.

Alderman Pace reported flags would be displayed for Veterans Day recognition. Buffalo Island Central West elementary fifth and sixth graders will place flags on the graves of veterans on Nov. 9.

The Monette annual Christmas Parade will be Monday, Dec. 3.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at city hall.

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