The Monticello Advertising and Promotion Commission is expected to call a mandatory meeting soon to address the wet/dry issue for the city.

At its most recent meeting, Commissioner Kim Patel suggested the meeting so commissioners could go on record as to whether they support the issue or not. If a majority of the members favor the idea, the commission could work to get it on the ballot.

The topic came about when Patel suggested passing a “hamburger tax” to generate revenue for the city but Mayor Jason Akers said this would not be the ideal time due to all the uncertainty people have with this being an election year.

According to the Advance Monticellonian, Akers said that as Mayor, he could not go out and actively talk about the issue, but members of the commission could. The date for that meeting has not been set.