The Monticello City Council is expected to consider a recommendation tonight that the city build a new fire station on the former W.C. Whaley Elementary School property on North Main Street.

The council, meeting as a committee last week, voted 4-3 to recommend the W.C. Whaley property at the regular council meeting tonight. Tonight’s 28-item agenda also includes a report from University of Arkansas at Monticello chancellor Dr. Jack Lassiter, who will give a presentation on a proposed community center. The City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall

The full agenda:
Call To Order
2. Welcome/Invocation
3. Discuss Mt. Zion Water Association
4. Financial Report – Finance Director Kimberly Fletcher
5. MEDC  Report  –  Executive Director Nita McDaniel
6. Parks and Recreation Commission Report—Chair Karen Connelley
7. Consideration to approve minutes from the special called meeting held September 06th, 2011
8. Consideration to approve minutes from the street committee meeting held September 15th, 2011
9. Consideration to approve minutes from the regular meeting held, September 15th, 2011
10. Presentation by Dr. Jack Lassiter concerning the community center
11. Presentation by Drew County Disabilities—James Scott
12. Presentation by Daniel Ellison
13. Consideration to approve a Resolution levying annual Ad Valorem taxes
14. Consideration to approve a Resolution to execute a certain contract for the collection of unpaid fines through Drew County District Court
15. Consideration to approve an Ordinance to authorize cooperative purchasing through participation in state procurement contracts
16. Consideration to approve a Resolution to impose a lien on 634 South Maple
17. Consideration to approve a Resolution to impose a lien on 335 South Conley
18. Consideration to approve a Resolution to impose a lien on 315 South Conley
19. Consideration to approve a Resolution to declare 338 South Conley to be a nuisance property
20. Consideration to approve a Resolution to declare 1336 North Gabbert to be a nuisance property
21. Consideration to approve a Resolution to declare 232 South Gabbert to be a nuisance property
22. Consideration to approve a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to apply for a grant thru the Arkansas Department of  Parks and Tourism
23. Consideration to approve a Resolution to accept a bid for the cutting of timber at the Monticello Municipal Airport
24. Consideration to approve a Resolution to accept a bid for the purchase of a 2010 double drum compactor street roller
25. Consideration to approve a Resolution to accept a bid for construction of a pipe at the West Sewer Pond
26. Consideration to construct the new Fire Station on the W. C. Whaley property
27. Mayor’s Report
28. Adjourn