City of Monticello continues to receive grants
The City of Monticello
is now in line to receive another $500,000 grant through the Dept of
Transportation for sidewalks, lighting and landscaping.
Isn’t that what the City has been doing with 2 previous DOT grants
for “Streetscape”? Information we have obtained says
that the City has already received $1.2 million on sidewalks, etc.
Now another $500,000? As taxpayers, we the people should be sick
and tired of our money—either through local taxes or through federal
and state taxes returned as “grants”--- being returned to cities and
counties that can’t account for the money they’ve previously
Monticello is in debt and has been for quite some time, but yet they
are applying to be a “Signature Community”. This is
another special designation given by the Dept of Community Affairs
to cities to help them move from “Good to Great”. The DCA
seems to be much more interested in giving money away than they are
seeing where the money actually goes—think “Walter Smith
rental houses Grant” and several grants for Funderburg Park. DCA
has never questioned why there is no multi-purpose field or walking
trails, even though the grants were given for those specific
purposes. DCA seems to be more interested in “politics” than
spending/giving away our money wisely. You should call Jim Finch at
DCA (404) 679-4937 and remind him about all those previous DCA
grants that were “used so wisely”—the very reason Monticello should
be a “Signature Community”??
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