Monterey Town Council Plans To Replace Town Limit Signs

Monterey, VA – The Monterey Town Council is working on the purchase of new town limit signs. Current plans call for four signs, two each on Routes 220 and 250. The signs would be similar to those in Bath County. Council members have been in touch with the Natural Stone Sign Company of Pickaway, West Virginia, located in Pocahontas County to get quotes on prices. The Council expects to make a decision soon and order the signs.

Some town residents are still not cleaning up after their dogs. Council members are deliberating on the installation of dog waste stations around Monterey. The stations are expensive and Mayor Warner is looking for ways to acquire the stations at lower cost.

The matter of lawn care in Monterey is still being discussed. There are some properties that are not currently being maintained in accord with the lawn care ordinance. Property owners are letting the grass grow too long and not taking care of weeds. Owners of some of the problem properties are not full-time residents.
Owners of properties not being kept up to ordinance standards are being contacted and warned of fines that will be levied if lawns are not kept up in the future.

An open house was held at the new Monterey waste water treatment plant in late September. Mayor Warner noted that the turnout was very good and that the local Girl Scout troop provided excellent refreshments. The plant contractor is continuing to work on the landscaping and reseeding of the grounds at the plant.
Work on the new sewer lines at the trailer park has begun and should be finished soon.

Finally, the Council deferred action on a proposal to raise the water and sewer hook-up rates. Council plans to bring this matter up for consideration at the November Council meeting.

The next meeting of the Monterey Town Council is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 PM in the Highland Public Library.

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