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Monterey Forming Committee To Rewrite Alcohol Ordinances

Monterey is expected to name a new committee next week to review liquor and beer ordinances that would change the town’s charter. The purpose of the committee is to rewrite the ordinances to follow Tennessee Code Annotated. Mayor JJ Reels said the process will take some time as the entire alcohol consumption chapter will be reviewed. “You almost have to ... Read More »

Monterey Takes First Step In Railroad Crossing Repairs

Monterey is starting the process of refurbishing two railroad crossings within the city limits. Board of Alderman approved opening the project for bids was approved. Mayor JJ Reels said the crossings at Poplar and Elm Street are the focus of the work. “They’re basically redoing the whole railroad crossing,” Reels said. “Like I said, they are going to make it ... Read More »

New Waterfall Part Of Monterey’s Meadow Creek Expansion

Monterey’s Meadow Creek park has expanded as the town completed the purchase of a neighboring seven acre lot. Included with the $43,500 price tag was an undocumented waterfall that needed a name. Mayor J.J Reels said the official title will be known as, “Meadow Creek Falls.” “Right now, it is not much of a waterfall. It is more of a ... Read More »

Monterey Restaurant Taking Names For COVID Meal Service

The IDK Cafe is giving back to Monterey by delivering free chili Tuesday for those unable to leave their homes. Owner Jennie Phillips said seeing Monterey residents deal with hardships caused by COVID inspired the generosity. “There is a lot in the Monterey area that is suffering,” Phillips said. “And a lot of sickness. There has been a lot of ... Read More »

T-DOT Hearing Importance of Monterey Mountain Truck Lane

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said T-DOT has heard the county’s message on adding a third lane on Monterey Mountain. This project was listed among the priorities in T-DOT’s 20-year plan. Porter said safety is a big issue on this part of I-40, for residents and first responders. Porter said discussions with T-DOT indicates some issues with adding a third ... Read More »

Monterey Approves Pursuing Land for Meadow Creek Park

Monterey approved moving forward with negotiations to purchase seven acres of land to expand Meadow Creek Park, during Monday nights Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. During the meeting Mayor JJ Reels said he thinks the town can get all the purchasing costs covered for around $46,000. Reels said moving quickly on this property will be in the best interest ... Read More »

Private Investor Putting $250K Towards Monterey Doctor Search

A private investor has offered to put $250,000 towards finding a replacement for the retiring Dr. Charles Gray Smith in Monterey. Monterey Mayor JJ Reels said the investor would upgrade equipment and aesthetics in the office, also offering to pay the first year’s salary if the town does not charge rent for two years. Reels said the city and investor will ... Read More »

Monterey Starts Exit 300 Water And Sewer Project

Monterey broke ground this week on its water and sewer line project off exit 300. The aging water line running from South Holly Street to the Bee Rock Overlook will be replaced. Mayor JJ Reels said sewer lines are also being added. “Right now, they are cutting the pavement from Bee Rock up to about the Hardee’s, where we are ... Read More »

Monterey Highway Road Closures Begin This Week

A two-month construction project along Monterey Highway will include lane closures beginning Monday. Motorists should watch for the lane closures between 8am and 4pm. The focus of the work will stretch from Bee Rock Road to West Bishop Avenue. Shoulders will also be closed in the area so motorists are advised to use caution. The work will go on through ... Read More »

Monterey To Consider Expanding Meadow Creek Park

PurchaseThe town of Monterey is considering the purchase of a seven acre lot to expand its Meadow Creek Park. The land includes a scenic waterfall and natural bluffs for rock climbing. Mayor J.J. Reels said the land presents an opportunity to add more attractions to the park east of the lake. “We are just looking to expand our ability to ... Read More »