Highlights are listed below. For a full list, see the San Juan Record website at www.sjrnews.com .
• Road construction – Monticello survived the State’s major reconstruction project of Main and Center Streets.
Over the past two years, the roads and utility infrastructure under the roads has been replaced, including sewer, water, natural gas and drainage.
The city spent $80,000 to partner with UDOT to place $250,000 worth of decorative lights on Center Street.
• Fire / Public Works Shop – The $900,000 project is complete, including final property purchases, site work, construction pad, new structure, and site paving.
• Airport – Phase 1 of new airport construction is completed, including grading location in preparation for base course and paving in 2010. To date, grant money received for new airport includes $1,630,376 from the FAA, $42,905 from UDOT Aeronautics Division, and $32,177 from the San Juan County Transportation District. Of a total project cost of $1,716,185.37, the City portion is $10,727.37.
• Welcome Center– The $425,000 project is complete three years ahead of schedule, including landscaping, sidewalks, parking lot and tractor-pull track.
The Welcome Center saw 13,381 visitors in 2009. Visitors came from all 50 states and 33 foreign countries.
• Veteran’s Park Pavilion – The $124,845 project is complete, including picnic area, pavilion, bathrooms, and sidewalk improvements.
The City was awarded $30,000 through the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation federal recreational trails program for Loyd’s Lake and Millsite Trails to be resurfaced in 2010.
• Swimming Pool – Obtained $2,300,000 in funding for a new swimming pool and began construction.
Completed a $50,000 project feasibility study, old pool demolition, site work, and preliminary work on grant requests.
• Drainage Study – Obtained $45,000 in CIB funding, together with $45,000 of Road C funds to complete a City drainage study to help qualify Monticello for future funding packages and guide the City’s planning efforts.
In Recreation, Jr. Jazz Basketball had 126 participants, Girl’s Volleyball had 50 participants, the Triathlon had 135 participants, the Youth Baseball Program had 136 participants, Youth Softball had 58 participants, Adult Softball had 20 teams, Swimming Pool had 0 participation, the Softball Tournament hosted 14 teams, Soccer had 102 participants, and Football had 55 participants.
• Recycling. With help from the US Forest Service, San Juan County Economic Development Office, Cub Scout pack 313, and 10 local volunteers, a recycling program was started.
• Roads / Sidewalks – The City completed $300,000 in maintenance on Abajo Drive, 100 West, 200 West, 100 North, and 300 East, completed $200,000 in road reconstruction on 300 West, 100 North, 400 West and 100 West, and partnered with the Hospital and Monticello High School to replace sidewalks and build a new football field access road.
• Planning / Permits – Twenty-two building permits were issued, nine sign permits, and eleven fence permits.
• The VMTE Committee helped obtain expanded federal funding for area cancer screenings, treatments, and travel.
• Golf – Efforts helped improve play and revenue at The Hideout, implemented a new direction in course maintenance, rallied local volunteers to improve course-entrance features and aesthetics, completed club-house deck repairs and enhanced course marketing efforts.