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Public hearing to discuss the possible dissolution of the City of Monterey slated for Jan. 27

MONTEREY, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2022) – Owen County Judge/Executive Casey Ellis and Fourth-District Magistrate Chad Rose are coordinating a public hearing to discuss the possible dissolution of the City of Monterey.

The hearing – scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at the Monterey Firehouse, 10 Sawdridge Creek Rd. – comes as many residents of Monterey have sought advice on matters pertaining to the City of Monterey, most notably snow removal from the city streets and other routine road maintenance needs.

"After hearing from concerned citizens about the lack of services in the Monterey area, it is evident that it must be addressed," Ellis said. "While county government has no authority over the operations of the City of Monterey, I certainly want to help resolve the issues."

The purpose of the hearing is to provide information about the dissolution process and gather input from citizens, whether they support or disagree with the possible dissolution.

Any resident of Monterey or Owen countian who is concerned about the possible dissolution of the City of Monterey should attend.

"I look forward to discussing this issue with the people of Monterey," Rose – whose magisterial district covers Monterey, Gratz, and Wheatley – said. "By officially dissolving the city, maintenance of the streets there will become the responsibility of the county road department, which is top-notch. It is my belief the residents of Monterey will benefit greatly from the services the county can provide."


For additional information, please contact Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis at 502-484-3405 or during regular business hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday), or Fourth-District Magistrate Chad Rose at 513-543-3174 or

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