Downtown Monticello revitalization effort begins

Jun 6, 2012
City of Monticello

The City of Monticello is hiring a consultant to help implement its downtown revitalization.

Mayor Ken Houston says the plan was approved three years ago, but has been largely ignored. He says after taking office this year, he realized there was still interest in putting the ideas into action.

"We have been talking about it for quite sometime. We had the tornado years back and a lot of things happened in downtown Monticello since then - changes in the economy and storefronts - things like that. People want to see some activity there and things going on.”

Gross Sworn in After Recount

Dec 21, 2011

Cathy Gross will serve on the Monticello city council for the next four years.

The Democrat won the Ward Three seat after a recount. 

She defeated incumbent Republican David Kelly by one vote.

Gross was sworn in Wednesday and says her goal is to be a voice for the people, especially city employees.

Both she and Kelly received 233 votes after the November 8th election, but Gross picked up an additional vote from a provisional ballot during the recount which was confirmed, Friday.