Saturday, January 31st is Blue Day in Monticello - Event Planned, Public to Show Support for Local Police With Blue Lighting and Clothes

Monticello Police shoulder patchMONTICELLO - Saturday, January 31, 2015, the Village of Monticello Events Committee in concert with Boys & Girls Clubs will hold a “BLUE DAY” to honor our local law-enforcement community, and especially Monticello’s finest. Refreshments will be served, with speakers, activities, and music led by Lori Orestano-James.

The program will last from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 10 Jefferson Street, Monticello, New York.

If you recognize the excellence, professionalism, and dedication of our local police force, on January 31st, please dress in blue clothing. Businesses and residences are urged to display blue lights or ribbons as an additional show of appreciation for Monticello’s finest.

Bring your children to shake hands with uniformed men and women who protect and serve Monticello and allied agencies. Representatives of all local police departments, Sheriff’s office, and New York State Police, are invited to attend the ceremony

For more information contact members of the Village Events Committee:

  • Carmen Rue, Village Trustee – 845-323-9611
  • Larissa Bennett, Village Trustee – 845-665-2287
  • Barbi Neumann, Boys & Girls Clubs – 845-798-3257
  • David Sager Village Manager – 845-794-6130, ext. 307

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Monticello police officers, 9/11/2013Monticello police car, 11/25/2006

Responsibilities of Commercial and Residential Landlords to Provide Habitable Heat Under New York State Law

January 8, 2015


As we deal with a bitter cold snap of weather throughout the region, the Village of Monticello is concerned for the health and safety of all village residents. We would like to remind both landlords and renters alike that New York State Property Maintenance Code Section 602 requires that, during the winter months, “Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling unit, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat from the period from September 15th through May 31st to maintain a temperature of not less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms.”

There are also minimum standards for commercial/business environments that require all, “Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period of September 15th through May 31st to maintain a temperature of not less than 65 degrees Fahrenheit during the period the spaces are occupied.” (with only minimal exceptions)
If Village of Monticello residents know of anyone in the village living either without heat or insufficient heating as per the aforementioned codes, we want to know about it. You are welcome to call Village Hall at 794-6130. In addition, there are programs administered through the Sullivan County Division of Health and Family Services that can assist in providing heating resources to eligible individuals. Their contact number is 292-0100. In an immediate emergency situation, please do not hesitate to contact the Monticello Police Department for placement assistance.

David A. Sager
Village Manager

Village Manager's Statement on Behalf of the Mayor and Trustees of the Village of Monticello on Selection of Our Community as the Site for a Licensed Casino

December 18, 2014


On behalf of the Mayor and Trustees of the Village of Monticello, I would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to the NYS Gaming Commission for their prudent decision in siting a casino project right here in the Town of Thompson and Monticello. Despite significant competition from neighboring counties, the siting committee acknowledged not only the initial intent of the state referendum, but also the rich tourism history of our region and genuine need for economic stimulus in our beautiful part of the Catskills.

The approval of the Empire Resorts project is a game changer for an area that has seen more than its share of economic struggles over the past 40 years. While we have been seeing signs of renewed interest in our village prior to yesterday’s decision, we eagerly look forward to being a partner with Empire Resorts in any way we can so that Monticello and the surrounding areas can achieve the most benefit from the anticipated growth associated with such a monumental project. We also wish to extend our hand to say congratulations and welcome neighbor.

I would like to give special thanks to Governor Cuomo, Senator John J. Bonacic, and Assemblywoman Gunther for their untiring efforts in making sure our region’s long-held dreams of hosting a full-scale casino destination resort were finally achieved. As the county seat, we look forward to working with our state, county and town officials to reclaiming our status as the jewel of the Catskills and a significant economic generator for the State of New York.
In the coming days, we will be working tirelessly as a village to assure that we are fully prepared to handle the anticipated growth. Today is great day for the Sullivan County Catskills, a great day for the Town of Thompson and a great day for the Village of Monticello. We are eager to embrace the bright future that lies ahead.


David A. Sager
Village Manager

Governor Governor

BREAKING NEWS - Monticello Holiday Events, Including Party, The Santa Express, and Dinner ALL At Stroebele Community Center, December 14th

A last-minute change in the flight plan of The Santa Express will bring St. Nick and his family and friends directly to the site of an ongoing holiday party at the Stroebele Center, 10 Jefferson Street. Arrival of The Santa Express at the Stroebele Center at 5:00 PM will be the high point of a day-long children's party hosted by the Village of Monticello Events Committee in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs, other community organizations, and a host of volunteers. The party will begin at 2:30 PM and last until Santa Express arrives. After his departure from the Stroebele Center, a free dinner organized by A dose of los ent will follow and will last into the evening, all at the Stroebele Center. Santa's exciting new flight plan consolidates ALL the festivities at the Ted Stroebele Community Center.

The entire series of events at the Stroebele Center is free and open to the public.

Santa Express 2013, Monticello

Monticello Santa Express flyer

Monticello Santa Express flyer

Monticello Santa Express flyer

Community Thanksgiving dinner in Monticello, Saturday, 11/22, 12 to 4 PM

Those interested in participating can email or call Sullivan Renaissance, a longtime supporter of the Interfaith Council, at (845) 295-2405. All check donations can be made payable to the United Methodist Church of Monticello, memo: “Community Thanksgiving Dinner,” and mailed to the church at 445 Broadway, Monticello NY, 12701.

View e-mail from Sullivan Renaissance for more details on this event.

Monticello's Halloween parade is coming Saturday, 10/25, 2 to 5 PM

Halloween parade lineup will begin at 1:15 PM on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the parking lot on the corner of St. John Street and Broadway (across from the courthouse). The parade will step off at 2:00 PM and will travel down Broadway, ending at the Ted Stroebele Center (Neighborhood Facility), 10 Jefferson Street, ending at 5:00 PM.

Village of Monticello Recreation Registration Open 10/12 and 10/13/2014!

Join us at the Ted Stroeble Center on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 to get your child registered for the FREE Village of Monticello Recreation program!

Boys and Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs and the Village of Monticello are teaming up to provide FREE Friday night and Saturday morning recreation for your children, twice per month!

Friday night is reserved for middle and high school youth and Saturday mornings are just for the elementary-aged youth!

Each Recreation Session will offer:


Friday Night (Middle & High School) Registration is Friday, Sept 12th from 6-9pm

FALL Friday Night Program Dates:
Friday, September 12th and Friday, September 26th
Friday, October 10th and Friday, October 24th
Friday, November 14th and Friday, November 28th
Friday, December 12th and Friday, December 26th

Saturday Morning (Elementary) Registration is Saturday, Sept 13th from 9-12pm

FALL Saturday Morning Program Dates:
Saturday, September 13th and Saturday, September 27th
Saturday, October 11th and Saturday, October 25th
Saturday, November 15th and Saturday, November 29th
Saturday, December 13th and Saturday, December 27th

With any questions, please give us a call at 845-342-8833!

"Like" the Village of Monticello Recreation page on Facebook for updates.

Link to Boys and Girls Clubs website.

Monticello Board of Trustees Partners With Boys & Girls Clubs for Youth Activities

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Monticello is pleased to offer an opportunity to youth of our Village to take part in safe and fun recreational and enrichment programs organized and conducted by Boys and Girls Clubs.

Alexis Eggleton made a presentation to the board on July 22nd, after which the resolution linked below was approved by a vote of 4 to 1. Activities to begin in September will be announced shortly.


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