County Manager Points To carmenrue.com As A Model For Open Government Practice

Webcasting held up by cost concerns, SCD, 7-8-2008Sullivan County Manager David "Fansalau said another option might lie in Monticello Village Trustee Carmen Rue's actions to broadcast the audio portion of village meetings via her Website, carmenrue.com."

The Breadth Of Monticello's Broadway Is "Six Rods"

By TOM RUE

Download a copy of the original survey of the Newburgh and Cochecton Turnpike, Liber 18 of Deeds, pp. 325-336, filed 13 June 1807 in the Ulster County Court House at Kingston by William A. Thompson, Esq., first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, County of Ulster (11 pp., 16MB Acrobat file).

"The Breadth of Broadway" summary report to the Village Attorney and short version given as public comment at the July 7th the Village of Monticello Board of Trustees meeting; relevant cases, and cover letter. See also tomrue.net.

Kiwanis Recognizes "Everyday Hero"

Senior Detective Doug Tunno, center, of the Village of Monticello Police Department, accepts the Monticello Kiwanis Club’s Everyday Hero Award from Kiwanis President Henry Good. At left is his wife, Joy Tunno.

Det. Tunno, who has 35 years on the force, recently headed three gang-awareness workshops for local officials. He was instrumental in starting the School Resource Officer program and has served as liaison between the department and the school district.

Introducing Streaming Audio Of Village Of Monticello Board of Trustees Meetings

Consistent with the practice of the NYS Legislature, mandated by Governor's Executive Order 3 of 1997 and the stated intent of the Sullivan County Legislature, I have begun linking audio files of public proceedings at Village Board of Trustees meetings, which constituents or others from the public may download or stream, together with my rationale and legal authority for providing this service are

Planning Sullivan Bicentennial Celebrations

Throughout 2009, Sullivan County residents and visitors will celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the county's founding, orchestrated by the county, Sullivan Renaissance, and a host of community organizations.

Memorial Day Wreath-Laying In Monticello Features NYS Veteran Affairs Director


The keynote speaker at the Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Sullivan County Government Center was Jim McDonough, Director of the NYS Division of Veteran Affairs.

Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony Audio (wav)
40 Minutes, 26.6MB (full length)

Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello
Monday, May 26, 2008
Printed Program Acrobat (pdf) 879 bytes

See music videos here.

Congratulations To Monticello Joint Fire District And To Firefighters For Latest Awards

Monticello and the Town of Thompson have reason to be proud of the recognition recently given for the extraordinary training that members of the Monticello Joint Fire District receive.

Reply To Public Accusations By John Barbarite

I am advised that, in speaking with reporters from The Sullivan County Democrat and WSUL Radio that, John Barbarite has blamed the recent resignation of Village Attorneys Will Frank and Karen Alt on me. See also: Manager Misunderstands Role Of Village Attorney And Violates Attorney-Client Privilege.

American Red Cross Disaster Training, May 17th

Red Cross training a noteworthy event, by Bill LiblickThis is from Bill Liblick's column in today's edition of The Sullivan County Democrat about a May 17th disaster preparedness training to be held by the American Red Cross of Greater New York at Monticello High School.

Sullivan County Community Chorus Spring Concert

Photo by Tom RueArt, music, and other cultural events are not hard to find near Monticello. We enjoyed an afternoon of choral arrangements by Sullivan County Community Chorus at the First Church Presbyterian of Monticello on May 4th.

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