Ron Skinner
Oct 15, 2019 | 323 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
My name is Ron (Ronald) Skinner. First of all, I would like to thank you for your confidence in me in the Primary Election. I would appreciate your continued support in the General Election. I have lived in Monticello over six years. My wife grew up in San Juan County and we have visit and vacationed here for over 20 years and love the town and its beautiful surroundings. I am a Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict in which I served in the Army. After an honorable discharge from active duty, I served in the Army Reserve for many more years. When we decided Monticello was where we wanted to live and retire, I applied and worked for the Monticello Public Works Department. I worked for three years and understand the works of the City. I love this town and this is why I decided to give back by running for the City Council. I am open to any public comment and have visited with many residents and listened to their ideas and views. If elected I will have an open ear to those who have suggestions or problems. I will bring them to the council for discussion and a possible solution. I am in favor of a strong recreation program for both youth and adults. I believe that we need to look at the infrastructure of the city, water, sewer, roads, and general upkeep. Research for grants as needed. I support Law Enforcement, Fire Dept, Emergency Services, and Volunteers, and all they do for the welfare of the city and its residents. At budget time, take the time to review as a council with each dept head and look at what is needed. In Conclusion, if Elected I will work hard to fulfill these things, attend city functions, and help to unify OUR community and make it a place we all want to live.
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Kim Henderson
Oct 15, 2019 | 60 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hello, my name is Kim Henderson and I’m running for a seat on the Monticello City Council. I was born and raised in Monticello. After graduating from MHS in 1995, I moved to the Salt Lake Valley. It’s there that I met and married my amazing husband, Curtis. We have five children. In 2006, after 11 years in the “BIG City,” we moved back to Monticello. We couldn’t have picked a better place to raise our kids. Keeping Monticello beautiful and ensuring public access remains open to the places we all love is near and dear to my heart. I love Monticello and want my kids to have the opportunity to live here and raise their own families. Monticello needs opportunities for future generations. This can be achieved by working together to support and maintain the much-needed diverse economic growth in our city, while maintaining the small-town spirit we all cherish. I feel in order to responsibly support future growth in Monticello, there needs be a well devised short- and long-term plan. Water acquisition and storage is crucial for our community’s ability to not only thrive, but to prosper. I would love the opportunity to address these and other issues if elected to serve on the Monticello City Council. Thank you!
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Jonathon English
Oct 15, 2019 | 62 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I want to thank everyone who has expressed support and encouragement to me in my candidacy for Monticello City Council.  It means a lot to me to feel like I am a part of a caring community. If elected to City Council, I will work together with the mayor and other council members to keep Monticello a safe, prosperous, and charming place to live and to visit.  I believe in the beauty of our parks, our homes, and our streets, and I want them to continue to align with the grandeur of the mountains and plains that surround us. My background in business and financial systems will be an asset as we work to make the best use of our public funds and be fiscally responsible in our budgeting and spending.  I honor our city manager and those professionals who work for the city and know best about our day-to-day operations. Monticello is at the crossroads of many wider interests.  We balance the interests of families, farmers, small businesses, golfers, tourists, county government, and more.   As a City Council member, I would contribute thoughtfully to the discussions and decisions we make to skillfully navigate and negotiate the interests of these various stakeholders. But I will never forget that Monticello’s most important stakeholders are those who live and have families here.  That is why I am running for City Council. As a parent, I have special concern for the children in our community.  I offer heartfelt thanks to all the teachers, law enforcement personnel, crossing guards, church members, and every member of our community who look out for our young people.  They truly are our future. You can read more and contact me on my Facebook page at bit.ly/jecc2019
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Scott Christensen
Oct 15, 2019 | 60 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I believe in being proactive instead of reactive. The following are just some of the concerns I would like to take an active roll in.  I will work in harmony with those affiliated with the local government and do my very best to represent the citizens of this great community.  I would appreciate your vote for Monticello City Council.  I am in favor of incremental tax reimbursement for private infrastructure. Water: As always, at the top of the list.  I don’t believe our primary focus should be on how we’re going to save water.  In terms of continuity, storage is the answer.  Storage projects along with storage rights are inferior to our needs given the possibility of drought.  A long term plan is needed. Golf Course: Golf can be one of the responsibilities accepted by local government and competition for limited resources can have a monumental impact on the public sector golf operations we need to find a way to make it pay for itself. Annexation: I’m pro-growth, but we need to be careful. Monticello has over 800 connections. Let’s not compromise the ability to serve our present commitments before we have to continually play catch up.  Good planning and decision-making are needed. City Streets: Public entities must be proactive in managing the risk posed by street defects and other transportation-related exposures. We can minimize these by being efficient and timely with repairs, develop ordinances, maintain maintenance and policy procedures, and evaluate streets each year to make sure they are repaired before a more costly replacement is needed. Storm drain projects: Let’s not flush rainwater down the drain. Planned unit development: Ordinances that would allow flexibility in city planning. Community outreach: News releases and open phone policy with fairness and transparency, respect the rights of all citizens work with the people, and remember that we are public servants – we work for the people.
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Nathan Chamberlain
Oct 15, 2019 | 71 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hello! My name is Nathan Chamberlain and I am seeking a second term as a city councilman. Being a city council member has given me a new appreciation for the time and effort that is put forth in our wonderful community. Change is a given in any community, and it has been an interesting learning experience to witness and be a part of the many developments that have taken place in our community within the past four years. During the 14 years I have lived in Monticello I have been employed by San Juan School District. I have taught woodshop, Driver Education, and Career Exploratory classes at Monticello High. I enjoy my time in the classroom working with the youth of this area as well as outdoors on the beautiful greens of the Hideout Golf Course as the boys and girls golf coach. It has been a pleasure to raise my four children in this caring community. My wonderful wife Ramona has been my companion for the past 25 years and encourages me to be an active part in making this town a place for future generations to love and call home. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your past city councilman. I hope you will consider me as a valuable candidate and future asset to this area. Your vote is your future; make it count.
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