Monterey Town Council November Meeting

At the November meeting of the Monterey Town Council, Mayor Ronald Wimer provided an update on the Family Dollar store project.  The sewer line for Monterey United Methodist Church next door to the location has been relocated, from where it would have been under the store building.  The line is now running between the two buildings and behind the back entrance of the Family Dollar.    An easement has been sent to the Church for it’s approval. The store has applied for water and sewer hookup and the Town Council voted to approve the hookups, upon the condition of the Church’s approval of the easement.    The building permit has not yet been granted, since finalization of the easement and approval of the water and sewer hookups is needed.

Mayor Wimer reported that the town is ready to go to bid on the water project.  Mattern and Craig Engineers are working on a bid package so advertising can begin.   The Town Council voted to move forward with the bid package with Mattern and Craig for the water grant.

It was announced that Monterey has new LED street lights.  The lights appear brighter, but are providing the same amount of light and are using a little less power.

Erik Sax attended the meeting and was welcomed to the Town Council.  He was elected to fill the vacant seat on Town Council in the November 2 election.  He was unable to participate in the meeting, since the election had not yet been certified and he had not yet been sworn in, but he will be able to participate in the Town Council’s next meeting, which is Thursday, December 2.

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