July 2022

Mombasha Lake, photo courtesy of Ed Scully 

Dear Residents & Community Members,

With August just around the corner, we hope this Monthly Update finds you enjoying the very best of Summer, whether that means taking advantage of all our area has to offer or exploring beyond. As many of you are aware, we are known as the Lake Region, as the Town of Monroe is home to Round Lake, Walton Lake and Mombasha Lake.  We hope both our long-time residents and those that have recently relocated to the area take the time to visit each of these beautiful spots. More information on each lake can be found on our website under the Community tab. 

With so much to do and see in our area, the Orange County Tourism website is a great resource, especially for those days when you find yourself "looking for something to do." A quick glance at this week's calendar reveals an abundance of upcoming events ranging from a car cruise and concerts hosted by our neighboring municipalities, to carnivals, fairs, festivals, wineries, breweries and more! How lucky we are to have this all in our backyard. 

As we look ahead, we're excited for the return of the Monroe Cheese Festival in the Village of Monroe on September 10th after a hiatus.  Shortly after that, the Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival will be back on October 15th. 

Wishing you time to relax, refresh and recharge during these last weeks of Summer!  

Be well,

Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe

Hats off to the Monroe-Woodbury Little League State Champions!

The Monroe-Woodbury Little League 13 year-old State Champion team recently competed in the Eastern Regional Tournament in Dix Hills, New York. We congratulate this extraordinary team on their achievements and a great championship run! They certainly made our community proud and represented us well!  

Monroe Resident Named Orange County Citizen of the Month for July

The Town of Monroe congratulates Monroe resident, Ken Cashman, Orange County Citizen of the Month for July. Ken has been involved in the Monroe and Orange County community for over 40 years. He is the former President of both Monroe-Woodbury Little League and Pop Warner Football.

He recently retired as a writer/editor at the Cornwall Local, where he worked for 21 years. We thank Ken for making an impact!

Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Celebrates 75 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

The Town of Monroe congratulates Monroe Volunteer Ambulance on their 75th Anniversary. We are grateful for their continued commitment to serving the Monroe community with the highest level of care and compassion. It is milestones such as this that remind us of the impact volunteers have on a community. 

Because of MOVAC, lives have been saved and exceptional care has been provided to countless residents in their greatest time of need. A commemorative plaque was presented to representatives of MOVAC at the July 11th Town Board Meeting.


We thank the members of MOVAC for answering the call to serve.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony Held At Monroe Town Hall

Eagle Scout Noah Sequeiros is pictured above with Monroe Police Department K-9, Keen. Keen can often be found at the Dog Park with his partner, Police Officer Berke doing training exercises.  

Pictured left to right: Valerie Bitzer, Town Clerk, Ann Marie Morris, Senior Center Director and Department Head, Mombasha Park & Alex Smith Pavilion, Councilman Mike McGinn, Eagle Scout Award Recipient, Noah Sequeiros, Supervisor Tony Cardone, Councilwoman Dorey Houle and Bill Brown, Deputy Highway Superintendent

*Photos courtesy of Jeanne Paradise King

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on Friday, July 8th at Monroe Town Hall for Noah Sequeiros of Troop 440. A resident of Monroe and a recent Don Bosco Prep graduate, Noah’s Eagle Scout project involved the creation of a Dog Park for the Town of Monroe Community to enjoy. Located at 101 Mine Road, the park officially opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 15th.  Noah worked extremely hard over the past year to present, plan and execute his Eagle Scout project. Throughout this time, the town witnessed his dedication, hard work, persistence, and ability to “pivot,” when things didn’t quite go as planned. Noah faced any and all project challenges with a maturity and composure far beyond his years.  His leadership ability was evident through his oversight of over 100 volunteers who assisted in this project as well as Noah’s incredible project fundraising efforts which resulted in raising over $9,000.

The Town of Monroe is beyond grateful to reap the benefits of Noah’s incredible project which will serve the Town of Monroe community for many years to come.  

Town Board: 

August 15th, September 6th, September 19th, 7 p.m. 

Planning Board:  

Workshop Meeting: August 11th, September 8th, 6 p.m.

Regular Meeting: August 16th, September 20th, 6 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals: 

August 23rd, September 27th, 7 p.m.


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