Stop The Mudslinging And Let Us Get On With The Business Of Government

As I have said, the chain of events leading to the arrest of the Mayor of Monticello and his girlfriend for multiple felonies and misdemeanors was a sad day for them and for the Village of Monticello. Mayor Jenkins, like anyone with a pending charge, must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, as the Mayor, Mr. Jenkins is the symbolic figurehead who represents the community and is a role-model to the community's youth - our future. This is sad indeed.

Annual Report of the Village Historian for 2009

The Annual Report by the Village Historian for 2009 has been submitted to the Village Manager, in accordance with New York State Art and Cultural Affairs Law §57.09, which requires of all local historians:

Village of Monticello/YMCA Halloween Parade

First prize

Despite rainy weather, the annual Halloween parade held by the Village of Monticello, co-sponsored by the Sullivan County YMCA, brought out a healthy crowd. Starting on Lakewood Avenue, the parade headed west on Broadway to the Stroebele Community Center.

Statement by Trustee Carmen Rue on the 40-Count Felony Indictment of the Village Clerk

See article "Monticello clerk faces 40 count indictment in case of double-dipping" and a copy of the Indictment for public information


October 22, 2009

Our Village Clerk is under felony indictment, accused by a Grand Jury that she "did steal United States Currency from the New York State Office of Court Administration".

2009 Sullivan County Senior Games

Roz Sharoff and the Monticello Seniors did a great job organizing and hosting the 18th Annual Sullivan County Senior Games, a series of competitions that drew seniors from all over the county, began with a kick-off breakfast at Monticello Gaming and Raceway, followed by a short, competitive walk. Contests continued through September 17th, at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center in Monticello.

A thorough article appears in The Catskill Chronicle.

Restore-NY Grant Promises 70 Jobs In Monticello

I want to thank all the local and State officials who helped the Village of Monticello secure this important economic development grant, particularly the offices of Sen. John Bonacic, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, County Legislators Jonathan Rouis, Alan Sorenson and Ron Hiatt, Town Supervisor Tony Cellini, and all five members of the Village Board of Trustees who supported the submission of this application to the State of New York. [Press Release]

Sheriff Mike Schiff Sends A Crowd Of Kids Off To Sheriff's Institute 2009 Summer Camp

Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff sent a bus-load of children to Sheriff's Institute Summer Camp on July 19th. Several residents of the Village of Monticello were included. Participants are pictured in t-shirts showing support for the Sheriff's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program offered by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department in local schools.


Departing children with Sheriff Mike Schiff

Photos by Village Trustee Carmen Rue

Resolution of the Board of Trustees Appointing Raymond Nargizian Village Manager

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MONTICELLO OFFERING THE PERMANENT POSITION OF VILLAGE MANAGER TO RAYMOND NARGIZIAN AND PERMITTING HIM TO RESIDE WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF IN THE SULLIVAN COUNTY

agenda wav Audio of this Resolution and Discussion

New State Law Aims To Streamline Local Government And Reduce Property Taxes

I received the following press release from the Governor's office recently and am posting it here for the information of the public. I would like to see the Village of Monticello and Town of Thompson find more ways than we presently have in place to consolidate and 'streamline local government', reducing the burden on taxpayers.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 25, 2009

GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS LEGISLATION TO STREAMLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND REDUCE PROPERTY TAXES

ThunderBASH! - Town Of Thompson Celebrates Sullivan County's 200th Birthday

The Town of Thompson, Capelli Enterprises, Inc.; and Thunder 102 Radio provided a country western concert, playing to an estimated 1,000 people in the grandstands of the Mighty M Racino (aka Monticello Racetrack) for Sullivan County's bicentennial bash.

The musical event featured country-western musical line-up including Iron Cowboy, Somerville Brothers, and Cowboy Crush.


Thompson Council Member Monique Diaz-Corley; Deputy Supervisor Bill Rieber; County Legislator Ron Hiatt; Thompson Supervisor Anthony Cellini; Legislative Aide Alexis Aggleton; Council Members Peter Briggs and Sharon Jankiewicz, receive certificate of recognition for Thompsons's role as the first chartered town in Sullivan County, which received its own charter 200 years ago this year.

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