Monticello acquires new signs to honor MLK

New protective gear for the fire department, a new vehicle for the police department and additional road signs for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (McCloy Street) was the agenda for the Monticello finance committee meeting Tuesday night.

The city council had previously approved a bid of $2,200 plus $214.50 in tax to consolidate and replace network wiring in city hall. Upon further discussion, the decision was made to locate the network rack with patch panel from an office where it is currently located to the mechanical room. 

The extra work needed to do this added a total of $750 to the bid for a total of $2,950 plus $287.63 in tax for a total of $3,237.63, a total difference of $823.13 with tax.

Monticello Mayor Paige Chase stated the reason for the big difference in the quote was because they will have to go into the basement and the ceiling to figure out how the wires are run, then they will have to move those in order to place the new panel in the maintenance room. Workers will also have to run new wiring.

The committee approved the changes and the new bid to be sent to the council at the next regularly scheduled meeting for a vote of approval to move forward with the project.

 

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