City of Monroe

Monroe Sewerage Work Creates Sewage Leak

May 25, 2021

The City of Monroe is replacing existing trunk line from Lee Avenue down Standifer. Soil bores were done in preparation for laying the new trunk line. One of those soil bores penetrated the force main, causing a sewer leak.


In order to control the leak, the Standifer Sewer Pump Station has been shut down. A contractor is scheduled to start repairing the damage caused to the force main Tuesday morning. All the areas affected by the sewer leak have been disinfected and washed to protect public health.


Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Friday Ellis are pleased to announce the donation of two fire engines from the Monroe Fire Department to two regional fire departments. On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will host a departing ceremony at the Public Safety Center. We’ll begin at 12:15 p.m. and depart at 12:30 p.m.


Marbles Rec. Center Opened As Cold Weather Shelter

Feb 12, 2021

Due to the expected hazardous conditions associated with the incoming winter weather, Mayor Friday Ellis has permitted the use of the Liller Marbles Community Center as a cold weather shelter. The center is located at 2950 Renwick Street in Monroe.

As of right now, the shelter will open at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 and will offer cots as needed. Meals will be provided.

Charles Butcher Selected As New MLU Airport Director

Feb 10, 2021

Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis has appointed Charles A. Butcher as the Director of the Monroe Regional Airport.


Butcher has a career in aviation that spans two decades; he most recently served as the Director of Security Access and Ground Transportation Services at the Northwest Arkansas National Airport. There, he was involved with the airport’s yearly part 139 and TSA part 1542 inspections.


MFD Adds New Pumper Trucks

Jan 19, 2021

The Monroe Fire Department will add four new pumpers to their fleet. The trucks will be unveiled on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. in the Monroe Civic Center Arena.

The new trucks were constructed by Louisiana-based Ferrara Fire Apparatus located in Holden, LA. at a cost of $2,078,812.00. Funding for the trucks is derived from a ten (10) year tax renewal designed for capital expenditure projects within the fire department.

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Due to the work being executed to help address the failure of the Texas Street Sewer Lift Station, the City of Monroe is closing a portion of Oliver Road. A bypass is being installed from the Texas Station to the Hadley Station.

The road closure is expected to begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. It will impact approximately one city block of Oliver Road. Traffic will be rerouted around that area.

The closure will last until the short-term repair is complete. The city estimates the work will be completed  in two to three days. 

Hand Wipes Are Clogging Monroe Sewerage System

Dec 2, 2020

The City of Monroe’s sewerage system is once again being clogged up with hand wipes. Wipes are generally used to disinfect surfaces and are being used heavily during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is seeing a large increase in people disposing of these wipes in their toilets instead of in the garbage.

Mayor Friday Ellis has appointed Michelli Martin as the City of Monroe’s new Communications Director. Martin, who is a familiar face to most area TV viewers, has served as an evening news anchor, reporter and producer for KTVE Channel 10 in Monroe and KTBS Channel 3 for the past nine years.

City Of Monroe Water Advisory

Sep 29, 2020

Outside contractors for the City of Monroe Water System will be conducting a water main connection on Tuesday, September 29, 30, and October 1 starting at 1:30 p.m. that will affect areas 5004- 5706 Bay Oaks Drive and Bon Aire Drive.

Monroe Preps For Tropical Storm Beta

Sep 22, 2020
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T.S. Beta update from City Of Monroe Acting Director Of Communications, John Jones:

State officials are urging Louisiana residents to properly prepare for Tropical Storm Beta. Monroe residents are encouraged to clean leaves, pine straw, limbs and other debris from their ditches and catch basins before the storm comes this way. They should also remove or tie down any loose items that could become a flying hazardous object. Citizens and businesses should also regularly monitor the storm activity and forecast for the next few days.