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

Press Release [PDF]

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

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.

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:


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