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Download 2012-2013 Village of Monticello Budget

The 2012-2013 Village of Monticello budget is available for download here. Included in this zip file are the budget summary, general fund, sanitation fund, and water/sewer fund.

With the hard work of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer, there is a 1.8% tax increase, which follows zero percent increase last year.

My Opinion Of An Attorney's Attacks On The Monticello Police Department


July 8, 2012

Mayor and Board of Trustees
The Village of Monticello
Village Hall, 2 Pleasant Street
Monticello, New York 12701

To Whom It May Concern:

This memo summarizes why I said I was not prepared to vote in favor of a Resolution prepared by the Nyack law firm of Feerick, Lynch & MacCartney at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on July 5, 2012.

It was irrelevant to my decision that night whether anyone was guilty or not of any pending charges, as all are innocent before the law until proven otherwise. My hope is that the Mayor and all others involved will receive fair and competent treatment and legal representation during upcoming legal processes.

July Fourth Broadway Parade

As part of a recent series of major special events on Broadway and elsewhere in our community, the Village of Monticello is pleased to announce a 4th of July parade. Click the image below to download details an an application to participate with a float or as vendor.

Graphics by Helen Budrock

Monticello Antique Car Show, August 12th

Graphics by Helen Budrock

Re-Elect Carmen Rue - Vote Tuesday, March 20th

Monticello residents need to VOTE on Tuesday, March 20th Do not focus on negative perspectives. Do the right thing and vote for the right candidates.

Agenda, March 6, 2012 Regular Meeting of Village of Monticello Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees
Village of Monticello
March 6th, 2012

Sullivan County Clerk, Monticello Native Dan Briggs, Endorses Village Trustee Carmen Rue

Though he previously gave verbal ok to cite his endorsement, I was pleased and honored by written support that came yesterday in a letter dated February 3, 2012 from our our present County Clerk, former Sullivan County Manager and later Treasurer, the Hon. Daniel L. Briggs:

Hon. Carmen B. Rue
PO Box 706
Monticello, NY 12701

Dear Carmen,

Kindly accept this letter as my endorsement of your candidacy for re-election as Trustee for the Village of Monticello. Your tenure in office clearly has demonstrated your commitment to not only only the future of the Village, but the here and now.

The dedication to its revitalization and economic viability are apparent in your tireless efforts to work toward a unified community - one promoting activities for our youth, a wholesome and affordable environment for our seniors, and general restoration of pride in our Village of Monticello.

The residents of the Village of Monticello are fortunate in having you serve on its Village Board. I sincerely encourage my friends and neighbors to join me in supporting you in your bid for re-election as Village Trustee. The Village of Monticello will benefit from your sage leadership.

Dan Briggs

Other endorsements have come from Senator John J. Bonacic, the Monticello Police Benevolent Association, Sullivan County Legislator Alan Sorensen; along with the Republican, Conservative, and Independence parties on whose ballot lines (B, C, and E) my name will appear in the March 20th village election.

Monticello Trustee Carmen Rue on March 20th Ballot on Three Major Party Lines - Endorsed by Sen. Bonacic, Monti PBA, and Others

MONTICELLO - Village Trustee Carmen Rue will appear on the March 20 ballot. A registered Republican, Rue has been endorsed by the Town of Thompson Republican Committee and Conservative and Independence parties of Sullivan County.

Rue is running for a second four-year term on the Village of Monticello Board of Trustees where local moderates recognize her as "a voice of reason" on the board. A homeowner and taxpayer, Rue has lived in Monticello 41 years.

Senator John Bonacic recently wrote: "Carmen Rue is an active, intelligent, and capable Village Trustee. She cares deeply about the people of Monticello. I am proud to endorse Carmen Rue for re-election as a Trustee in the Village of Monticello."

Rue has also been unanimously endorsed by members of the Monticello Police Benevolent Association.

"The members of Monticello PBA know that your work as an elected official is something unique. You have worked tirelessly to improve the Village of Monticello. Your professionalism and communication with residents of Monticello and its employees do not go unnoticed. Your efforts as a Trustee for the Village of Monticello make you an effective leader," wrote PBA president John Riegler.

Related Link:
Monticello PBA endorses one village trustee candidate
Mid-Hudson News, 1/28/2012.

Additional endorsements include Sullivan County Legislator Alan Sorensen and County Clerk Daniel Briggs.

A 41-year resident, Carmen Rue has raised three children here, all now grown and successful professionals, and four young grandchildren. She works part-time as the office manager for her husband Tom at Choices Mental Health Counseling, PLLC. She has been active in the community for many years, including serving for 10 years on the Village of Monticello Commission on Human Rights and four years as chair.

Please Vote for Carmen Rue on March 20, 2012.


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