Monett’s long-term employees honored

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Eric Mattingly, a 30-year employee with the City of Monett’s Public Work Department, was honored along with other long-time employees at the December council meeting. Mattingly said he has enjoyed working with the city, administrators, employees and city personnel throughout his career, and that is service with the department has brought him joy and happiness. Melonie Roberts/

Eight individuals receive pins for years of service

Several Monett employees were recently honored for their years of service to the city in a special recognition by aldermen.

Receiving a certificate and a 30-year pin was Eric Mattingly, with the Public Works Department.

“Not may people make it to 30 years,” said Mayor Mike Brownsberger, when he presented Mattingly with his certificate and 30-year pin.

Mattingly, who also announced his retirement from the city, later said it had been his pleasure.

“I have enjoyed working with the city, administrators, employees and city personnel throughout my career,” he said. “Working in Public Works has brought me joy and happiness. May God bless those who continue to serve the city.”

Other employees honored include Shasta Schmidt, 20 years with the Monett Police Department; Christopher Russell, 20 years as an electric lineman; Carl Moore, 20 years, street crew operator; Rayetta Tate, 10 years, administrative assistant; Juan Salazar, 10 years, Monett Police Department; and Keith Mills, 10 years, cemetery keeper; and Jay Jastal, 10 years, Monett Police Department.

Monett commissioners approved putting a use tax measure on the April 5, 2022, ballot.

This is not an additional tax collected by the city, but a reimbursement of funds already collected by entities for online sales when they have no physical presence in the state. The ballot measure allows the state to collect the taxes on those items and distribute it to the municipalities or counties that would benefit from the proceeds.

The taxes are collected by the entities that sell goods and services to local residents at the time the sale is made and collectible by the state when the items are delivered.

Commissioners also approved the first and second readings of a bill concerning the preliminary plat for part of Southwind Village, Phase 3, which includes lots 92-117 inclusive and the adjoining streets, and a final plat for part of Southwind Village, Phase 2B, that includes lots 65-76 and lots 87-91 inclusive and the adjoining streets to those lots.

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