City updates mobile home ordinances
In a brief meeting Tuesday night, members of the Monticello City Council voted to update mobile home ordinances No. 480 and 785.
The newly amended ordinance, that took affect immediately, states that no mobile home shall be moved into the city limits of Monticello unless a permit of compliance has been obtained from the city of Monticello. The permits will cost $85.
All mobile homes must have been constructed after Oct. 25, 1994 to be granted access into the corporate limits of the city. This is to insure the safety, health and welfare of the occupants and neighbors, according to the ordinance.
The order also states in Placement Regulation clause all mobile homes must be equipped with skirting.
Going forward, all mobile homes are to be inspected by the city of Monticello, regardless of age, to insure that the mobile home meets the standards of the new ordinance.
In other news, the council approved a pay schedule increase of 2 percent for city employees.
The council also accepted a bid from Continental Utility Solutions, Inc. for a new utility billing system. CUSi is a Jonesboro-based company; its bid was for $38,835.
Tommy Gray, a member of the Drew County Museum Commission, asked the council members for help with funding the museum.
The city gives $7,500 a year to the museum. Gray asked for an increase to help fund numerous maintenance issues. Since the budget for 2018 had already been made, however, no increase will be made in funding the museum at this time.