Time To Make The Donuts! New Businesses Coming To Monticello's Jeffersonville Street Gateway
The project described in the following April 9, 2015 account in the Times Herald-Record illustrates the progress taking place on Jefferson Street accompanying planned renovations to the infrastructure there. This project has been in the planning stage with the Village Board of Trustees and Planning Board for several years which I am pleased to see coming to fruition.
UPDATE: This photo, taken June 5, 2016, shows the rapid construction:
Monticello getting new Dunkin' Donuts, boating store
MONTICELLO - A new Dunkin' Donuts franchise will soon replace the former Bean Bag eatery on Jefferson Street after the Town of Thompson land on which it sits was annexed into the village.
The Monticello Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted for the annexation following a joint meeting with the Town of Thompson. It was the last step before the Dunkin' Donuts project - headed by Monticello attorney Robert Gaiman - could move forward with construction.
"I think Dunkin' Donuts is good to go," said Monticello Village Manager David Sager.
Gaiman said during the meeting that the coffee shop will be similar to the one located along Route 42 in the town.
The board also approved the annexation of a parcel of land on Kaufman Road, near Monticello Casino and Raceway, that will be home to a new boating store owned by Rock Hill business owner Ron Resnick. According to village officials, the annexation was necessary for the store to get site plan approval at an April 24 village Planning Board meeting.
The annexation was meant to clean up the boundary lines of the properties since the majority of both were located in the village, according to Town of Thompson Supervisor Bill Rieber. Both parcels already use Monticello sewer and water.
“(The annexation) was meant simply to bring the rest of the parcel into the village as opposed to a case where we bring an entire separate parcel into the village,” Rieber said.
While the parcels were both less than a full acre, Sager says they will expand the village’s tax base. The town will continue to receive property tax revenue from the parcels since the village is part of the Town of Thompson.
Sager says the property assessment for both of the parcels - which he says “were in decay” - will rise after the projects are completed.
He added that the new Dunkin' Donuts and boat shop will make both properties "something the village can be proud of.”