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Come to MONTICELLO DAY on August 5th!

Please take notice that all "Broadway Craft & Farm Fest" events previously scheduled by the Board of Trustees to be held between July and September have been cancelled by the Village Manager. Vendors who were signed up for these events should immediately contact Village Manager John LiGreci at (845) 794-6130, ext. for a full refund.

As an alternative, I am pleased to recommend bringing your family, friends, and vendor tables to MONTICELLO DAY on Sunday, August 5th. For information on this event, call Les Kristt at (845) 794-6639.

The latest Monticello Day announcement reads:

MONTICELLO DAY was born out of a cherished respect for our history combined with a strong commitment to the future of our community.

MONTICELLO DAY on Sunday August 5 will be a fabulous wholesome family Event with something for absolutely everyone.

The festivities will start at 12noon right after the Monticello Rotary Monster race winds down.

Broadway will be closed and have on it a large hook and ladder fire truck with a giant American Flag. Also on Broadway … a Mazerati, a Farari, The Steelhorse race team from Bethel Speedway, an ambulance, a school bus, large oil trucks, fancy 18-wheeler cabs, back hoes, Harleys, a few antique cars, fancy convertibles, the DARE Corvette and more.

We will have food vendors, merchandise vendors and non-profit information vendors on Rotary Corner. We will have Boxing demos, martial art demos, an animal clinic, gymnastics, Zumba and walking demos on the Court House lawn … with a band. We will also have Tom Rue and John Conway our Village and County Historians to speak and answer questions.

Monticello is coming together to uplift everyone’s spirits … join us August 5 … MONTICELLO DAY … we promise you a whole lot of great family fun.

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.


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