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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.

Village Budget Review, Fiscal Year 2014-2015, by the NYS Comptroller's Office, With Full Budget Available for Public Download

The Office of the NYS Comptroller recently completed a follow-up site visit to Village Hall for the purpose of reviewing the Village's budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Linked here is their Report of Examination of which summarizes the findings and recommendations. The auditors came in response to my request on 12/12/2012 for a full review of Monticello's books and records. This visit for the budget review was a follow-up to the audit conducted last year.

From: LGSA-Audits @
Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Subject: Village of Monticello - Budget Review
To: crue @

Dear Ms. Rue,

Enclosed is a Report of Examination for the Village of Monticello prepared
by the Office of the State Comptroller. A copy of the report has also been
mailed to the person responsible for filing such report and making it
available for public inspection.

The examination was made, and report prepared, in accordance with Article
5, Section 1 of the State Constitution, and the authority granted to the
State Comptroller by Article 3 of the General Municipal Law (GML).

A written corrective action plan (CAP) that addresses the findings and
recommendations in this report should be prepared and filed within 90 days,
pursuant to Section 35 of the General Municipal Law.

I trust that this report will be helpful to you. If you require assistance,
or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Binghamton
Regional Office.

Very truly yours,
Gabriel F. Deyo
Deputy Comptroller
Division of Local Government
and School Accountability


On 6/24/2014, the Board of Trustees adopted a final "bare bones" budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, within the 2% cap, levy of 2.8%.

Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2013, Village of Monticello by Cooper Arias LLP

The following audit report for Fiscal Year 2013 was delivered to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monticello in April 2014:

Spring Clean-Up, Saturday, May 18th to Saturday, May 25th

*** One load at maximum of 350 lbs. of non-recyclable materials per family ***
All materials exceeding 350 lbs. will be charged the standard rate of $90.00 per ton.

Proposed Public Hearing Unlawfully Scheduled for April 3rd is Cancelled by Order of Supreme Court of New York State

From: Carmen Rue
To: Janine Gandy, Dennis Lynch, Alak Shah, Wade Beltramo
cc: Larissa Bennett, Gordon Jenkins, Jill Weyer, Doug Solomon, Stacey Walker
date: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 11:58 PM
subject: RE: Agenda & minutes

Jannine Gandy, Clerk
The Village of Monticello

TAKE NOTICE that the public hearing that was unlawfully scheduled for the morning of April 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM regarding an illegal proposal to adopt a Local Law superseding NYS Village Law has been cancelled pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court of New York State a copy of which is attached herewith for convenient reference.


Carmen Rue


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