Monticello City Council Highlights

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City Council Highlights - April 10, 2023

Posted on April 12, 2023 at 1:46 PM by Haley Foster

City Council Highlights -  April 10, 2023

On Monday, April 10 Mayor Lloyd Hilgart made a proclamation declaring Friday, April 28 as Arbor Day in the City of Monticello. The City has several programs and events tied to Arbor Day.

Arbor Day and the City’s Tree Program

Back by popular demand: we will be hosting our Arbor Day Giveaway for its second year. Join us Friday, April 28 at the Monticello Community Center. We will be giving out free spruce tree seedlings to plant as a family (until we're out of seedlings)! Visit the our website for more information.

The Arbor Day Giveaway event was developed in 2022 after Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was discovered in Monticello. The seedlings are given away and can be planted and nurtured by local families throughout our community, supplementing our region’s canopy.

In addition to the Arbor Day Giveaway, the City also has our annual Spring Tree Sale. This sale was created as part of our Shade Tree Disease Program. In an effort to maintain the vitality of our community's urban forest, trees are sold at a discounted/bulk rate to residents. This helps supplement our environment and replace the many trees lost each year to infectious diseases such as Bur Oak Blight, Dutch Elm Disease, and Emerald Ash Borer.

Pinewood Elementary Safe Routes to School Project

City Council also approved Resolution 2023-33; approving the plans, specifications, and the advertisement of bids for the Pinewood Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project. The improvements in the project include the following:

  • Install sidewalk to the East side of Elm Street between 6th Street and Broadway
  • Install sidewalk on 6th Street from Elm to existing sidewalk near Vine.
  • Install sidewalk on 4th Street from Elm to existing sidewalk at Minnesota.
  • Add enhanced pedestrian crossing at 3rd Street and Elm Street 

To learn more about the Pinewood Elementary SRTS Project, and to view a project map, visit the our website.

To view the full agenda from Monday’s meeting, and each resolution’s related documents, visit our website and click on the “Agendas & Minutes” button. Agendas are posted on the Thursday before Council Meetings to give Council and the public time to review.

Watch a City Meeting

Citizens are welcome to attend City Council, Planning Commission, and Economic Development Authority meetings, but we understand that attending in person is not always an option. As an alternative, we offer the following options to stay engaged with your local government:

  • Meetings are broadcast live on cable channel 12 (FiberNet and TDS subscribers) or channel 180 (Charter subscribers).
  • Meetings are streamed live online. View the live stream on the Monticello Live Stream website.
  • Meeting recordings are available online to watch when it's convenient for you. View the meeting recordings on the Monticello Live Stream website.
  • Meetings are rebroadcast throughout the week on cable channel 12 (FiberNet & TDS subscribers) or channel 180 (Charter subscribers).