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Lost revenue amid pandemic concerns Monticello mayor, aldermen

The Monticello Town Board held its May recessed meeting May 18 at City Hall. Four of the five aldermen were present, with Alderman Donald Walker participating via telephone. Mayor Martha Watts presided.
Watts expressed concerns with the recently-passed CARES Act, which states that cities with populations above 500,000 can apply for direct financial assistance. Under that stipulation, not a single Mississippi city, and only 36 cities in the entire country, would qualify. Many municipal leaders nationwide, including Watts, have expressed this concern to their congressional delegations.
The board will next convene for its regular June meeting on Monday, June 1.

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