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Monterey Declines Brush Truck Purchase, Reopens Bid Process

Monterey has restarted the process to buy a new brush truck after the initial bid winner could not honor the purchase contract. Mayor JJ Reels said the company could not find the desired truck brand and offered a different one. But then, came back weeks later with the right truck some $15,000 over the approved bid. The Board of Aldermen ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen Approve COVID Bonuses For Employees

Monterey employees that worked through the pandemic will be receiving $4,000 bonuses. The Board of Aldermen approved the one-time payment Monday during a special called meeting. Aldermen Nathan Walker said employee appreciation and the number of city workers was the reasoning behind the amount. “First reason is that A, Monterey we like to take care of our employees,” Walker said. ... Read More »

Celina Hires EMS Worker, Aldermen To Work On Incentives To Attract More

Celina has made progress in addressing its EMS worker shortage with a full-time paramedic returning to the department. Aldermen Kenny Westmoreland said while the addition will make a difference, the Board of Aldermen still seeks more candidates. “Trust me, this is something that is of great concern to us,” Westmoreland said. “We have a meeting planned next Tuesday night also ... Read More »

Celina To Offer Leak Insurance For Farms And Businesses

Farms and businesses that purchase water through Celina will soon be able to utilize leak insurance. The Board of Aldermen approved coverage up to $1,000. Mayor Luke Collins said home owners already had the option, so the city wanted to expand the coverage. “Commercial leaks happen and leaks happen on the farm,” Collins said. “With this insurance, it will help ... Read More »

Celina To Begin Movie Nights At Donaldson Park

Celina looks to bring monthly move nights to Donaldson Park. The Board of Aldermen approved the some $12,000 purchase for a projector screen and sound system. Mayor Luke Collins said he would like to have a showing this month. “Through town meetings and also through just listening to people when you go to ball games or you go here or ... Read More »

Monthly Cruise-In Events To Come To Downtown Gainesboro

A monthly car cruise-in event will be coming to downtown Gainesboro. The Board of Aldermen gave approval to the event and road closures required Thursday. Event Coordinator Charlie Brown said his plan is to have the cruise-in every first Saturday of the month. “Every county around Jackson County has a cruise-in, and this one doesn’t,” Brown said. “I know a ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen Address Hiring Procedures For City Attorneys

The Monterey Board Aldermen approved the first and second reading of an ordinance Monday that outlines the process of hiring for a city attorney. Aldermen Jim Whittaker said the original procedures caused confusion and needed clarification. “The reason for this ordinance in my opinion is we had so much problems with the hiring of the lawyer, and it just wasn’t ... Read More »

Sparta Approves Traffic Light Project For Emergency Vehicles

The 10 intersections along Sparta’s Bockman Way will soon have siren activated traffic control. The Board of Aldermen approved the some $130,000 project Thursday night. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said on completion, traffic lights will detect when emergency vehicles are approaching or leaving based on the siren. “We expect that will be well received with them,” Hennessee said. “They don’t ... Read More »

Sparta’s Carter Street Light Project Aiming For Winter Finish

Sparta’s Carter Street and pedestrian bridge will soon have new lighting. The Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of materials for 29 light locations Thursday. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the in-house installation should be completed this winter. “This lights up the bridge. This lights up the walking path from the cemetery down to the bridge,” Quick said. “Then, ... Read More »

Celina Water Rate Increase Made Official, City Studies Future Plans

The same Tuesday night the Celina Board of Aldermen gave final approval to a new water rate, it began work on the process for future increases. Mayor Luke Collins said the city has started a water service coverage study. Collins said the outcome could affect customers in city limits. “The time and the cost of working outside the city is ... Read More »