Summer is here and our 24th of July Celebration is just around the corner. I remember as a small boy the excitement and anticipation of this event. The parade, cotton candy, snow cones, the fishing booth and races were always looked forward to. I still look forward to our celebration, maybe not so much for the fishing booth and races now, but for the opportunity to get together with family and see old friends. The barbecue, 3 on 3 competition and talent show really get things going the night before. If you’re an early riser, the Milk Run starts the day off with a lot of energy. The parade with all the candy is always a happy and uplifting experience. The smiles on the faces and squeals of delight as the different entrants go by truly make the parade memorable. Even though the park may be a bit crowded its fun to see people that we may only see once a year along with our other friends. The concert and fireworks are a great way for some of us to end the celebration. The setting couldn’t be better of course for those who are younger, the youth dance is the way to end the day.
It takes a lot of people to put on a celebration like this, and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work. I’m afraid if I started to name names I’d leave someone out so I’ll just say "Thank You" all. Most of theses people have been thinking about and working on this since last year.
I look forward to seeing you this year, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Be A Responsible Animal Owner The city office has received numerous calls concerning their neighbors not being responsible animal owners.
Please make sure that your animals stay on your property, that you obey the leash law, and if your animal might do harm to others make sure they are securely confined to your property.
If you have neighbors who are not being responsible and following the animal ordinance please contact Animal Control at 896-6471.
Council Member Lamar Ogden
This year we have completed the Cold Springs Project which added an additional 160 gpm to our culinary water system. With this additional water we anticipate being able to generate more electricity for the city of Monroe.
We put in a new fence around our water treatment center, culinary water tanks, and irrigation pond. This will help secure them from possible vandalism and damage.
Because our irrigation system has areas of low pressure and high pressure, we have had a study done which will help us to equalize this pressure and at a future date be able to pump water from the Monroe canal into the system. With the help of Jones & DeMille Engineering, we have issued a bid to Ron Foster Construction Company to make these changes in our irrigation system. A preconstruction conference was held June 30, and construction will begin soon after.
The City of Monroe may take pride in these accomplishments.
New for the 24th of July
South Sevier High School
Tennis Team’sfund raiser
Monroe Pioneer Day Tennis Tournament
Saturday, July 25th
8:00 a.m. Singles Tournament
High School age Division
Adult Age Division
$10 per player if received before July 23rd
$20 per player if received after July 23rd
6:00 p.m. Doubles Tournament
$15 per team if received before July 23rd
$30 per team if received after July 23rd
Registration forms can be picked up at Monroe City offices or Kraig Nilsson’s home @ 455 E 400 S.
Or send Name, Phone #, age division, and Singles or Doubles Tournament to:
PO Box 237
Monroe, UT 84754
Questions- contact Kraig Nilsson @
Note time on flyer for doubles is incorrect, the tournament will start at 6:00 p.m.
LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Monroe City Library will be holding their annual book sale immediately following the parade on July 24th in the old firehouse.
Book donations are being accepted at the library during regular hours 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday.
Proceeds from the sale will supplement our book purchasing budget for the coming year.
South Sevier Jr. Football Sign-upsSign-ups for SS Jr. Football will begin July 15, 2009 with practices starting approximately August 3, 2009.
Forms can be picked up at Monroe City Office or John Hicks home @
985 N Main, Central Valley.
Questions- contact John @
896-8651. Fees for this year are $100.00 per player.
MONROE CITY ELECTION
Public Notice Is Hereby Given that each person seeking to become a candidate for municipal office in Monroe City shall file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the City Recorder during office hours and not later than 5:00 p.m. between Wednesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
Qualifications for becoming a candidate are: be an US Citizen, be at least 18 years of age, be a resident of Monroe City for a period of 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date of election, be a registered voter of Monroe City, and be in accordance with Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 6.
Monroe city residents will be electing two council members to serve four-year terms, one council member to serve a two-year term, and a mayor to serve a four-year term at the general municipal election on November 3, 2009. If the number of candidates filing for office requires a primary election, the primary election will be on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
ATV RidersMonroe City has designated all city streets within the corporate limits as approved OHV routes. OHV’s shall not be operated on shoulders of the roads or in ditches.
A person may not operate and an owner may not give permission to operate an
OHV on the streets of Monroe unless:
(1) The operator who is under 16 years of age is to be under the direct visual supervision of an adult who is at least 18 years of age.
(2) This does not apply to off-highway implements of husbandry used in accordance with Utah Code.