Town of Monticello to test water from Pearl River for environmental hazards

In their meeting Aug. 3, the Monticello Town Board voted to go forward with an effort to have water from the Pearl River tested for environmental hazards over at least a three-week span. This comes in conjunction with the revelation that the City of Jackson has spilled untreated human waste into the Pearl on more than one occasion in recent months.
The board voted to move $8,000 into an account for possible future litigation.
Jerry Sims, owner of a trailer which has been condemned, was informed that the trailer must be removed or torn down.
Phillip Moore, the town’s public works director, reported on the training he is presently receiving relating to the maintenance of Monticello’s water and sewer systems. Moore is working toward earning a Class B water operator’s license.
Larry Rogers reported on a recently-held zoning meeting. Amendments were made to an existing ordinance to allow for mobile trucks to operate as a business or “transient vendor.” Charnessa Peyton Alexander has plans to operate an ice cream truck under the business name “Sunshine Treats.”
There will be a rate change for sanitation services. There will be no change for residential services, but the rate for small businesses will go down by $17 per month if the business requires only one container, and down by $4.50 for two containers.


Read the full story in the August 5, 2020 E-edition