Four pieces of commercial property along KY 90 and Bypass 90 are now part of the City of Monticello. The city council met in special session on Tuesday, December 17 and unanimously approved the second reading of the two ordinances annexing the property into Monticello's corporate limits.

    One of the ordinances included the Cumberland Farm Products and the 
property next to it, which is owned by Don Sidwell.
    The other ordinance included the Don Franklin dealership and the 
property adjacent to it where a new medical facility recently opened.
    The annexation process began several months ago, when the council 
introduced ordinances regarding their intent to take in those pieces 
of property.
    The ordinances regarding the intent for annexation were approved by 
the council in October.
    There was then a 60 day period when property owners could petition 
for a vote on the annexation. That  passed earlier this month, and 
the council moved to the next step.
    Property owners for all four parcels of land were notified of the 
annexation plans and invited to attend meetings last week.
    Joe McPheron, representing Don Franklin, was at the special meeting 
held on Monday, December 16. No property owners were at the meeting 
on Tuesday, December 17 when the council took action on the ordinances.
    During his appearance on Monday night, McPheron expressed the 
dealership's interest in regard to a possible economic development 
incentive between the city and the business. He noted that they made 
an extensive investment in the property, including more than $1 
million in excavating and other site work.
    The agenda for Tuesday evening's meeting included a discussion about 
an economic incentive or contract with Don Franklin.
    Mayor Tracie Sexton said that she had not received the information 
she expected to receive Tuesday regarding the specific amount of 
money spent by Don Franklin at the site.
    At that point, the council opted to table the discussion and adjourn 
the meeting.

   

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