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February 12, 2013

City of Monticello awarded $1,000,000 in CDBG funds

2-13-13 —    The City of Monticello  has been awarded a $1 million Community  Develop-ment Block Grant (CDBG) for Phase II of the Scattered Site  Housing Project.

    Council members learned about the grant award during Monday night's  meeting.

    Phase II of the project includes 13 homes, according to Monticello  Mayor Jeffrey Edwards. Twelve will be new construction and one will  be a rehab project.

    The City of Monticello will contribute $10,000 to the project.

    During Monday's meeting, the council approved several resolutions  related to the project. They also approved Kris Lowery and Associates  as the administrative consultant for the project.

    Also during the meeting, the council approved a resolution showing  their support for a new veterans hospital that would be located in  the 5th Congressional District.

    The group, Citizens for Veterans Heath Care, have collected more  than 57,000 signatures in support of a new VA Hospital in the district.

    Cities and counties across the district are being asked to voice  

their support for the effort.

    City Councilman Alvin Sexton told fellow council members that the  Wayne County School District is working weekly to update their safety  

plan, in the wake of the recent incidents of school violence.

    He requested that the Monticello Police Department make plans to  

visit the campus, tour through the buildings and become more familiar  

with the area, as part of the effort.

    In other action during the meeting, the council:

    • Approved a resolution in support of the recommended legislative  

changes to the county employees retirement system.

    City employees fall under the plan.

    • Were reminded of the chili supper that will be held Saturday,  

February 16 at the National Guard Armory in support of the local unit.

    The chili supper will begin at 5 p.m. and entertainment will be  

provided by Sage Knoll.


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