January 2022

"When you change the way you look at things,

the things you look at change."

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Photo Courtesy of Tom Kennedy

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Dear Residents & Community Members:

We hope this monthly update finds you staying warm in what has certainly been a frigid January. Speaking of cold, we are extremely grateful to our volunteers who braved the bitter temperatures to assist the Town of Monroe in distributing COVID-19 Test Kits at a drive through event held at Town Hall on Saturday, January 15th. In partnership with Orange County, we were able to distribute nearly 2,000 test kits to both town and county residents. A special thank you to our local law enforcement agencies, elected officials and event volunteers for their dedication in ensuring a successful event.

County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced in a press release that the county has shared $12.82 million in sales tax surplus received for fiscal year 2021 to its municipalities to augment their budgets or help meet community needs. The county’s sales tax revenue rose by more than $68.6 million in 2021. Orange County's tax sharing program is a testament to County Executive Neuhaus' commitment to assisting local municipalities in navigating what continue to be difficult, uncertain times. The tax sharing program assisted in reducing our 2022 tax rate for our town and both villages. Despite the effects of the pandemic and changing business models, the surplus is a clear indicator that the county continues to thrive financially while considering the well-being of its towns, villages and cities. The shared surplus will greatly assist the Town of Monroe and we remain grateful for the continued hard work and fiscal astuteness of County Executive Neuhaus as well as the Orange County Legislature.

In closing, please save the date for a Town of Monroe Open House event spearheaded by Councilwoman Dorey Houle taking place on Monday, February 28th at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. The focus of this 2-hour event is to provide an orientation to new residents in the town and villages while offering the chance for all residents to learn about services, volunteer opportunities, voter registration, and to answer general questions about the town and Orange County. Additional information will be shared in the coming days. We hope to see you there.

Be well, stay safe and stay warm!


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe

Town of Monroe Launches

Emergency Notification System

The Town of Monroe is pleased to announce the launch of the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. This valuable communication tool will ensure critical information is delivered in the most timely manner possible to our town residents, businesses and community members. Please see the information below regarding important registration information.


Blessed Are The Peacemakers

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While Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was celebrated on January 9th, today and every day we are grateful for the men and women who selflessly protect and serve to keep us safe.

Our hearts are with the NYPD and the families of Police Officer Jason Rivera and Police Officer Wilbert Mora.

Choose Change: New York State Police Recruitment

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Election Inspector Positions Available for 2022 Elections

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Important Reminders Regarding

2022 Tax Payments


2022 Town & County Tax Season


The Town of Monroe Tax Collector will be accepting the following payment methods only for the 2022 Orange County Town and County Real Property Tax Bills: personal checks, money orders, or cashier checks.

Please note that online payments are subject to a convenience fee that will be applied for the service.


The fees are as follows:

·        Visa, MasterCard and Discover Credit cards: 2.45% percent

·        Visa Debit: $3.95

·        E-Check: $1.75




Tax Collection Hours: 


Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


For payments received after February 1, 2022, a 1% penalty is added.


For payments received after March 1, 2022, a 2% penalty is added.


Tax payments made after March 31, 2022 must be paid to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance. They can be reached at (845) 291-2480.


*Please note the new tax payment mailing address below.

Mail Payments To:


Town of Monroe

Tax Collector

P.O. Box 1046

Buffalo, New York 14240-1046

Useful Links:


Orange County Real Property

Town of Monroe

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Bitzer, Tax Collector, via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (845) 783-1900 ext. 102.

MW Pop Warner Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

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Pictured Front Row, L to R: Tiny- Mite Sean Sundheimer, Mitey-Mite Gray Gilkeson, Jr PeeWee Matt Spence, PeeWee/U12 Kelly Sullivan. 

Second Row, L to R: Tiny-Mite Head Coach Chris Sullivan, Mitey-Mite Head Coach Pat White, Jr. PeeWee Head Coach Rick McFadden, and PeeWee/U12 Head Coach Bill Scully.

Monroe-Woodbury Pop Warner Football held its annual awards ceremony on Sunday, January 30th at Monroe-Woodbury High School. Pictured above are the recipients of the Bill Scully Coaching Award, given to players that exemplify teamwork, sportsmanship, dedication, hard work, perseverance and respect for all.  

MW Pop Warner JV Cheer Team Places 2nd In National Competition in Orlando, Florida

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Pictured above is the Monroe-Woodbury Pop Warner JV Cheer Team. The team competed in the 2021 Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championship in December at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL and placed 2nd in the nation!

Congratulations to all of the MW Pop Warner Cheer Teams on a successful season!

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Pictured above is the 2021 Tiny-Mite Cheer Team

Coming Soon!

Saona Kitchen + Bar

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Town Board:

February 7th, February 22nd,

7 p.m.

Planning Board:

February 15th, 7:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals: February 22nd, 7:30 p.m.