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Lake Monticello is a 1500 acre lake, constructed to be used as a recreational lake and available as a water supply in the future. Should it ever become a water supply source, changes as to it's usage would be required.
A representative of SEARK Boats was present and stated that the company uses the lake to test boats and for other purposes and does not favor the lake being drained.
The vast majority of those in attendance indicated they thought the lake was fine as is or that modest actions can be taken to make improvements. At least one person seemed to indicate he did not want any action taken that would encourage people from outside the region to use the lake.
Throughout the meeting, members of the Monticello City Council asked questions and it became obvious that Game and Fish wants the lake to return to being a hot bed of "trophy bass" fishing, as they say it once was, while many anglers in the area are satisfied with the lake as is, or desire only minor actions be taken. The discussion was civil on all sides.