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.

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