Monticello Looking For Volunteers To Keep The Good Times Rolling

The Mayor, Village of Monticello Board of Trustees, the Village Manager cordially invite individuals, businesses, Town, County, and State officials, and all their family members and friends, to take part in planning the Village of Monticello’s annual Halloween parade.

Line-up for the Sunday, October 30, 2011 will start at 2:30 PM on Saint John St., hosted and led by the Village Recreation Department in conjunction with local members of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, Sullivan Renaissance, YMCA, Monticello Business Association ,Community Progressive Response (CPR),the Monticello youth programs Dream Tank, and other area groups and individuals.

We are pleased to announce that this year the Halloween parade will be held on the "new" Broadway rain or shine, with as broad-based participation as possible, for an enjoyable, safe, drug- and alcohol-free fun for local youth, and an opportunity for all who live and work in Monticello to take contribute to a memorable evening. All summer long, youth programs also ran at the village’s parks and swimming pool.

The village is also planning a holiday lighting festival to start in December.

Broadway is almost finished. The formal August 21st ribbon-cutting event was a great success, attended by several hundred well-wishers and celebrants. The rain held back for most of the day, which in itself was a good omen! Decorative street lamps similar to those on Pleasant Street will soon be erected, lining Broadway between Village Hall and Jefferson Street. Costs for this work will be contained with the assistance of Delaware Valley Job Corps Center members, supervised by licensed professionals.

Exit 106 is to be moving along slowly but surely, under the auspices of the NYS DOT. Other side streets and the Village hill will shortly be paved as well, by Village workers. The Village Board is exploring residential zoning for Broadway combined with business incentives, coordination with real estate professionals, networking with businesses and governmental entities to identify new ways to connect capital with opportunity, and promote small business resources and partnerships.

Lots of exciting things have happened this past summer, including regular entertainment hosted on the steps of the LH Cooke Sullivan County Court House, and the National Night Out event organized jointly by the Village of Monticello and The Recovery Center – all of which were well attended and well received.

There are more good things coming, but public participation is needed.

To find ways to help keep our community rolling forward, or for more information, call the Village Manager’s office at 845-794-6130, ext. 306.