Government

City leaders heard an interesting transportation tale before approving a multi-year contract with A+ Taxi of Monticello for public transit services Monday night. Lori Hauge, 1213 Hart Boulevard, addressed council members during citizen comments. She walked to the meeting from her home at Mississippi Shores. And a comment by Councilmember Glen Posusta made several of his fellow city council members turn their heads.

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The city of Monticello will use a general obligation bond to pay a $5.75 million settlement with FiberNet bondholders who filed a class action suit against the city. A final settlement hearing in the FiberNet bondholder lawsuit saga was held Friday, Sept. 12, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

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Monticello council members recently removed a three-month severance clause included in City Administrator Jeff O’Neill’s current contract. The surprise 3-2 vote that came after Mayor Clint Herbst offered a motion seconded by Councilmember Brian Stumpf sparked plenty of controversy Monday, Sept. 8. Herbst, Stumpf and Councilmember Lloyd Hilgart voted to remove the severance clause; Councilmembers [...]

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City council members concur with a staff recommendation to spend almost $70,000 on new meter reading equipment for the Monticello Water Department. Finance Director Wayne Oberg and Water/Sewer Superintendent Matt Theisen presented the request in a memo to council Sept. 8. New bronze meters and radio reading equipment were approved as a consent item without [...]

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Councilmember Lloyd Hilgart has been appointed to a team that will develop a redevelopment request for proposal (RFP) for city-owned properties downtown. Hilgart was appointed Monday, Sept. 8, via a unanimous council vote. He joins Councilmember Tom Perrault on the ad-hoc committee for Block 34 development. “The city will be putting together its vision for [...]

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