The new Monticello City Council will quickly have to dive in with some important decisions as city officials hope to soon move forward on projects they've had in the works for some time.
Director of Community Development, Callie McFarland told Regional Radio News this morning on the WHOW morning show the city has a need for their own recreation facilities. Those dreams were put on hold to get the city's wastewater treatment plant updated but they are ready to talk about the next step now that the wastewater treatment plant project is winding down.
While the City of Monticello has its own facilities, McFarland points out they just are not substantial enough to maintain a quality of life they want to deliver to the community.
While facilities for things like little league or softball are needed, the community also wants to see more green space for kids activities and bike or running paths and things like that. McFarland indicates they are trying to consider all those things in their planning.
Additionally, this summer, McFarland indicates they have a downtown bar and restaurant that will have a new outdoor patio. Additionally, in that area, they are putting a safe-crossing that will connect their downtown to the west of Route 105.