Main Street projects working well in Monticello

The first year of an incentive plan developed by the City of Monticello to spruce up properties on Main and Center streets is “actually going very well,” according to Monticello Assistant Manager Oliver Crane, who helped develop the program.
About ten projects have been proposed for the “curb appeal” incentive, in which the City of Monticello will reimburse 50 percent of the cost, up to $1,500 per project.
Projects that have been completed include new building fascia on the USDA building, a new fence at Canyonlands Motor Inn, lighting for signs at Hondaland, and siding on the Utah State Liquor Store.
Crane said two or three other applications are pending.
Other projects have been completed, but the city did not contribute to the cost of the improvements. This includes the Four Corners School, which completed a number of improvements to the “Sliders” building on Main Street. The building is being used to create the exhibits that will be featured in the new Canyon Country Discovery Center.
In addition, the building permit fee was waived for the new Catholic Church as part of the city capital project incentive. Fees are waived for projects that exceed $500,000 in value.
Crane said a Citizen Satisfaction Survey will be included in the February utility bills. It will give local residents a chance to provide input on economic development efforts by the city.
“We hope to see the programs grow,” said Crane.

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