The concrete wall that runs along Main Street in the area south of the Farmers Market will have a new look in a few months.
Monticello City Council has given a nod of approval to a proposed
painting project presented the local arts council, which will include
a series of arches depicting scenes from around the county.
Presley Sutton made the presentation to the council during their
meeting Monday night, as she unveiled different colors of paint as
well as scenes that could be included. These will depict local sites
like Mill Springs, the lake and other landmarks.
Sutton explained that the wall will include six different arches. In
the center will be a double arch that will state "Welcome to
Monticello," and include the logo. The work will be done by
volunteers with the arts council and the only cost to the city will
be the paint that is used.
Council members were very receptive to the proposal. Sutton said the
next step would be to select colors. Council members suggested that
the community have some input into the project.
It will be put on Facebook and the community can help pick the
colors as well as the scenes that are included in the project. The
council will look at the responses next month before making any final
Sutton said that work could begin as soon as the weather warms up,
and the project will likely be completed over the spring.
During the meeting, Mayor Tracie Sexton appointed Charles Day to
serve on the Parks and Recreation committee. He will complete the
term of Dagan Shelton.
A couple of the council members had suggestions regarding Parks and
Recreation. Council member Tim Pyles said he had some people express
interest in a flag football league for younger players. He noted that
it could not be competitive at the same time that youth league
football is playing, but added that they might look into the numbers
and see if a spring league is possible.
Council member Lea Hammond asked that Parks and Recreation set up
some events to teach more people about disc golf and the course at
the park. She suggested that a series of instructional sessions, set
up for different age groups, would provide more people with information about the sport.