Show your Town pride with a Town of Monroe Bucket Hat now available for purchase for $25 at Town Hall.

Please note that no one is available to take your call at the present time.

If you have a dog matter emergency please call your Local or State Police.

To report a dog running at large, or if you found a dog, or to report a lost dog, call the Woodbury Animal Shelter at 845-928-2341. Thank You.

Town of Monroe Roads at Billwood, Elmwood, Hilltop, Ryan Court, Suttie Avenue, and Williams Court are scheduled for milling starting on July 18 weather permitting and will take approximately 1-2 days to complete. Drivers are reminded to be cautious when driving on those roads.

Road millings will be available to residents. Highway will deliver millings to your residence during the time the roads are being milled. You’re required to be present at your residence during time of delivery. If interested contact the highway department at 845-782-8583

John Scherne

Highway Superintendent

Clarence Board joined the Mombasha Fire Company in 1957. Eisenhower was President, the average yearly salary was $4,500; a gallon of gas was $0.24; “Twelve Angry Men” was playing at the movies; Perry Mason debuted on TV; Monroe’s fire trucks were red. Through the decades, so much has changed in society, here in Monroe, and at the Mombasha Fire Company. The one constant in Monroe and at the Mombasha Fire Company is Clarence Board. He has served in many capacities over his 60 years of dedicated service, including Secretary, Chaplin, Assistant Chief, and Chief.  He is currently the Sergeant at Arms. Throughout the years he has also served beyond Monroe’s borders in the Orange County Chiefs Association, Orange County Fire Advisory Board, NY State Chiefs Association, Hudson Valley Volunteer Fire Association, and FASNY (Fire Association of the State of New York. He also served as Vice President and President of the Orange County Volunteer Firemans’ Association. While he no longer fights fires, there’s not a meeting, parade, or civil function that you won’t see him actively participating in.  

We gratefully acknowledge Clarence Board for his 60 years of service and his dedication to serving the residents of the Town of Monroe and Orange County!

Fall Volunteer Training 2018

The primary role of our volunteer is to provide companionship and or caregiver relief to persons on Hospice and their families. Volunteers share skills and interests in a manner that provide comfort and enrich the quality of life for those served. Volunteers provide companionship through presence, listening to music, reading and reminiscing etc.

We offer various areas of volunteering within our organization, one of which is office support in both Newburgh and Middletown. Once the prospective volunteer has graduated the training, they can provide support in the geographic location in which they reside.

All interested community members are welcome. Hospice also welcomes prospective volunteers who are Veterans, bilingual and/or Snow Birds.

Training Site:

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc.

90 Crystal Run Road

Middletown, NY 10940

WHEN: Wednesdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

9/12, (No class on 9/19), 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

If you are interested in learning more about the training

feel free to contact The Director of Volunteer Services, Debra

Epstein at 845-565-4849 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION PAVING THE WAY FOR THE TOWN OF PALM TREE

Today the Village of Kiryas Joel received notification that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the bills advanced by Senator William Larkin Jr. (R-Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Assemblyman James Skoufis (D- Woodbury) which expedites the process of the Village of Kiryas Joel becoming the Town of Palm Tree.

“We appreciate that Governor Cuomo recognizes and supports the will of the Monroe and Kiryas Joel communities,” said Gedalye Szegedin, Village Administrator for Kiryas Joel. “From the beginning, our only goal for creating the Town of Palm Tree was to establish a solid foundation for a lasting peace between the residents of KJ and the residents of Monroe, by giving both communities independence from the other without any political interference. Today we have finally achieved that goal and have shown that diplomacy and compromise produce better results than acrimony and division.”

There has been widespread support and tremendous enthusiasm for the creation of the new Town of Palm Tree. Among Orange County legislators, the Town of Palm Tree now has won the support of 18 out of 21 members of the legislature. At the local level, the Mayors and all Trustees of the Villages of Monroe, Harriman and Kiryas Joel, as well as the Town Board of Monroe have shown support for the new town. The Boards of the Monroe Woodbury School District and the Kiryas Joel School District both expressed their strong support for Palm Tree. At the state level, the initiative has received the unanimous support of the New York State Senate and Assembly, and the Governor. In the Town-wide referendum vote last year, 85% of Monroe voters showed their support for the new Town of Palm Tree.

Now that Governor Cuomo has signed the legislation into law, the creation of the Town of Palm Tree will occur on January 1, 2019, one year earlier than originally planned.

ALL TOWN OFFICES INCLUDING HIGHWAY, DIAL-A-BUS, SENIOR CENTER, AND THE COURTS WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 2018 IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

WE APPOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY.

Dear Town of Monroe Residents and Community Day Attendees:

The Town of Monroe was proud to host its first Community Day at Mombasha Park on Saturday, June 16th.   This community oriented day was celebrated in honor of our local First Responders in appreciation of all that they do for our community.  This fun-filled day featured a large variety of food trucks with mouth-watering menus, several unique vendors, as well as fantastic musical entertainment by several local artists!  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of the Town of Monroe, those who attended our event from surrounding areas, as well as our dedicated First Responders for their support of this event.  The success of this event was a team effort led by Councilman Sal Scancarello and Ann Marie Morris, Director of the Monroe Senior Center and Department Head for Mombasha Park and the Alex Smith Pavilion.  In addition, many Town of Monroe employees worked hard to ensure the success of this event, especially our Highway Department, our Maintenance Team, Dial-A-Bus, Fire Police, and Jennifer Schnaars in the Supervisor’s office.  Thank you to our event emcee, Johnny Ciao for his time and efforts in making the day fun and entertaining.  In addition, we would like to thank Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and his office, Rob Schreibeis and the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, Alan Mack and Jim Bakun of the Orange County Office of Emergency Management, as well as John Scherne, Town of Monroe Highway 

Superintendent. It is always wonderful to see various departments and agencies working together to support each other!

A special thank you to the following businesses and musicians who participated in Community Day:

Brownie Bar, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Michele’s Bistro, Budd Lake, NJ

Corbett’s Cookie Bar, Warwick, NY

Pop Jack’s, Greenwood Lake, NY

Crumm Cake Cupcakes, New Hampton, NY

Thank Goodness It’s Vegan, Chester NY

Kangaroo Swirls Ice Cream, New City, NY

Vesuvius Pizza, Greenwood Lake, NY

Mr. Cannoli Italian Ice, New Windsor, NY

Empanada Master, Blooming Grove, NY

Wafels & Dinges, New York, NY

Entertainment Food Service, Pleasantville, NY

Dogfellas, Blooming Grove, NY

Concrete Jungle, West Hempstead, NY

Spacy Tracey’s Pickles, Rhinebeck, NY

Three Little Pigs, Hawthorne, NY

Sugar Mag’s Rags, Newburgh, NY

Stumpthing Chained, Westbrookville, NY

Athena’s Designs, Monroe NY

The Tipsy Turtle Henna, Highland, NY

Whiskey Crossing

Third Degree Band

Tone Benders

Matt Mulhare and his Band           

Looking ahead, we are excited to announce that plans are already underway to host another Community Day this October at Mombasha Park. Be sure to visit the Town of Monroe website at www.monroeny.org in the upcoming months for additional details!

It is my honor and privilege to serve the Town of Monroe as Supervisor. On behalf of our Town Board, we thank you for your support and look forward to introducing additional community oriented events in the future.

Sincerely,

Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe

 

Refuse and Recycle Collection starting Wednesday July 4, Independence Day:

Wednesday, July 4 – No recycle collection

Thursday, July 5 – Recycle collection – Town of Monroe, Village of Monroe, and Village of Harriman

Friday, July 6 – Refuse - Village of Monroe and Village of Harriman

Saturday, July 7 – Refuse - Town of Monroe

Normal collection schedule for the Town of Monroe, Village of Monroe, and Village of Harriman resumes the following week.

Village of Monroe

Independence Celebration at The Mill Ponds

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 (Street Fair 5:00pm / Fireworks 9:00pm)

Rain date Friday, July 6, 2018 (9:00pm)

Last evening Orange County presented their EMS Awards.  Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps were the recipients of Four Awards:

-Youth Provider of the Year - Emily Walker, Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corp

-Harriet C. Weber Leadership Award - Nancy Peifer, Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps

-EMS Agency of the Year - Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corp

-EMS Educator of Excellence - Wayne Chan, Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps