December 2021

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

-Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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Dear Residents & Community Members,

It's hard to believe 2022 is upon us. We sincerely hope this holiday season has brought your family much needed joy and peace in what is proving to be a challenging time once again for all of us. The spirit of giving was alive and well these past few weeks as we experienced the generosity of our community through support of initiatives including Toys for Military Tots as well our town employees' adoption of a local family in need this holiday season. We extend our gratitude to you for supporting such initiatives--a gentle way to remind us all that it is in giving that we receive.

As we head into 2022, the Town Board will hold its Re-Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, January 4th at 7 p.m. Please join me in welcoming Councilwoman Dorey Houle to our team. As a Village of Monroe resident and former Village Trustee, Dorey will bring a fresh perspective to the town's initiatives and future plans.

We are excited and hopeful for what lies ahead in the new year for the Town of Monroe and are grateful for your continued support. On behalf of the Town Board, we extend our best wishes for a Healthy, Happy New Year!


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe

Town Board Honors Councilman Rick Colon

“There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.

The Town Board honored Councilman Rick Colon for his 12 years of dedicated service to the Town of Monroe community at the December 6th Town Board Meeting. In appreciation of his efforts, Councilman Colon was presented with the "Making An Impact" award. We are grateful for Rick's many contributions to the town and wish him much luck in his next chapter.

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Tis' the Season of Giving

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The Town of Monroe was once again a proud participant in the Sacred Heart Church Giving Tree Program this holiday season. Through the generosity of our employees and board members, we were able to provide gifts to a local family in need with the hope of brightening their spirits.

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Monroe Town Hall was proud to once again serve as a drop-off site for the Toys for Military Tots initiative. This year, throughout several locations, more than $45,000 worth of new toys were collected for the children of service men and women in Orange County who have served and are currently serving. Toys were gifted to children of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and military stationed or deployed from Stewart Air Force Base.

Monroe Troop 440 Participates in Wreaths Across America at Orange County Veterans Cemetery

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On Saturday, Dec. 18th, Monroe Boy Scout Troop 440 participated in the Wreaths Across America event at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen. Together with numerous volunteers, Troop 440 helped to place wreaths on the approximately 4,700 graves of fallen service members and veterans who are laid to rest at this cemetery.

Tommy O'Toole Named Orange County Citizen of the Month


Tommy O'Toole, who, along with his wife Christine, are the owners of O'Toole's Pub in the Village of Monroe, was named the Orange County Citizen of the Month for December. Tommy was recognized for organizing a Thanksgiving food drive with the Orange County Tavern & Restaurant Association to assist families in need of a holiday meal. Tommy & Christine have also raised funds for Monroe Gives as well as the pediatric unit at Garnet Health Medical Center. In addition, they were integral in organizing last December's holiday meal delivery which benefited 14 families in need. We congratulate and thank both Tommy and Christine for their kindness and ongoing willingness to help their fellow neighbors.

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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 or by phone at (845) 783-1900 ext. 102.

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Limited Number of Town of Monroe 2022 Calendars Still Available for Purchase


Designed and photographed by Town of Monroe resident, Ed Scully, the calendar features breathtaking photos of our town's landscape and landmarks as well as an accompanying description of each location. Also included are important town meeting dates and contact information, both local and county specific.

The calendars are $10 each (cash or check payable to the Town of Monroe) and are available for purchase at Monroe Town Hall located at 1465 Orange Turnpike, Monday-Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Upcoming Meetings

Town Board:

January 4th (Re-org Meeting), 7 p.m.

January 18th, 7 p.m.

Planning Board:

January 19th, 7:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

January 25th, 7:30 p.m.