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.




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 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.


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

Monroe-Woodbury Community Coalition (MWCC)

Community officials along with some concerned citizens have formed a new coalition to help educate, support, and raise awareness of the substance and alcohol abuse in our Monroe-Woodbury Community. 

Our Coalition, MWCC, realizes that drugs (whether illegal or prescription) and alcohol abuse can be a problem for the young and old alike. Individuals dealing with substance use disorder aren’t always the ones abusing the substance – they can be the families, children, and co-workers watching someone they care about struggle with the disease of addiction. 

MWCC's goal is to learn more about our community from our residents, and hear what families are concerned about. By understanding what substances are thought to be most prevalent in our area, our coalition can focus its efforts to give our community help and hope for those struggling with addiction in any capacity. This survey will help us begin to understand more. Thank you for taking a few minutes to fill out this anonymous survey.
Mayor Dwyer & the Board of Trustees

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Ethics Board of the Town of Monroe, New York as follows:

                The Town of Monroe Ethics Board meeting for June 27, 2018 is CANCELLED.

Thomas J. Sullivan


Town of Monroe Board of Ethics


Dated: June 20, 2018

             Monroe, New York

There will be a disruption of water for residents of WD 12 on Thursday, 6-21-18 from 10 AM to 11 AM. Disruption is necessary for installation of an electrical control panel in the pump house. Bob

A national campaign to promote awareness of ovarian cancer, its symptoms, and risk factors.  The Earlier the Diagnosis -The Better the Prognosis


 gail macneil


Turn the Towns Teal' is a national campaign to promote awareness of ovarian cancer, its subtle symptoms, and risk factors. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, our volunteers call attention to this 

disease by tying our biodegradable, USA-made ribbons in various locations like town centers, businesses, places of worship, neighborhoods, and on their individual properties. There is 

Turn the Towns TealNO conclusive early detection test for ovarian cancer which is why this awareness campaign is so very critical. Turn the Towns Teal' was founded by Gail MacNeil of Chatham, NJ who was inspired by her own experiences. During Gail's ten-year battle with ovarian cancer, she realized first-hand that not enough was being done to publicize the symptoms of the disease. She wanted to spare others what she and her family endured. Gail was fastidious about her health, and went to her gynecologist on three separate occasions complaining of classic symptoms; however, her doctor dismissed these symptoms as merely the onset of middle age. On December 23, 1997 Gail was diagnosed with Stage IIIC ovarian cancer. Gail had laid the foundation of Turn the Towns Teal', and set forth certain guidelines for the campaign including the requirement that ribbons be put up in the beginning of September, and taken down at the end of the month. She also required that volunteers receive written approval from their towns about placement of the ribbons. She started this campaign in 2007 at which time 40 towns in New Jersey participated. By 2015, we had registrants in all 50 states as well as in Canada and Bermuda. In 2009 Gail's husband trademarked the name Turn the Towns Teal', and Turn the Towns Teal"', Inc. was formed. Subsequently the trademark was assigned to the new corporation which was later granted 501 (c) (3) status as a non-profit organization. Today, the campaign is being carried forward by The MacNeil Family, and a group of dedicated volu


nteers. Gail was also a co-founder of The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation (KON) in May 2000, along with two other ovarian cancer survivors Lois Myers, and Patricia Stevvart-Busso. KOH's mission is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research, and increase awareness of the symptoms of the disease. Since its inception, KOH has contributed more than $2 million dollars to organizations and institutions involved in ovarian cancer research, and disease advocacy. Walkathons take place in Morristown, Lyndhurst, and Avon-by-the-Sea during September, in recognition of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to help raise funds, and awareness to further the mission of KOH. For more information, please visit the KOH website at



June 3rd - November 18th (every Sunday)

9am - 2pm @ Commuter Parking Lot (Millpond Parking between Airplane Park and Bourbon Street Bar and Grill)

The Farmers' Market is managed by Tony Romagnino of the Activities Committee
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