March 2022


Bridge Over Mombasha Lake

Photo Courtesy of Ed Scully

Dear Residents & Community Members,

April is near and Spring is here! We hope this update finds everyone well and relishing in the hope that Springtime has a way of reawakening in all of us. We were pleased to see many of you at the first Town of Monroe Open House event back in late February. It was an evening full of fruitful conversation and provided a valuable opportunity for our residents to interact with local officials and community organizations. We look forward to hosting additional events such as this in the near future.

As always, our goal is to keep the lines of communication open with our residents and community members. While social media continues to be a valuable platform for information sharing, sometimes posts take on a life of their own, with facts often lost in the process. As such, there has been much chatter on social media lately about the Orange County Dinosaur Park proposed for town owned land on Orange Turnpike. The town remains committed to bringing initiatives to fruition for the betterment of the community. Please understand that as with any project, there is a multi-step process to adhere to including Planning Board review, traffic studies, as well as a SEQRA process (State Environmental Quality Review Act) to name a few.

Please be informed that a public information session will take place at the April 18th Town Board Meeting at Town Hall located at 1465 Orange Turnpike. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with the information session taking place following the public hearings. I encourage all who are interested in learning the facts about this proposed project to attend.

All residents are always encouraged to review town board meeting agendas and/or attend meetings to understand what is happening in our community. If you cannot attend a meeting, but have questions or concerns, we welcome your feedback by contacting the Supervisor's office at 783-1900, extension 104 or via email at

Thank you for your ongoing involvement in making the Town of Monroe the truly wonderful place it is to live and work.


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe


It Takes A Village (and a Town) to Keep Our Community Clean!

If you pass through the Stage Road area in your travels, you have most likely seen Monroe resident, John Deschner hard at work keeping our community clean. John is a long-time resident of our area and a tireless advocate for beautifying our town. With this year's Monroe Clean Sweep event just a few weeks away, we encourage those who are able to participate to do so, but even more so, let's all do our part every day of the year in keeping our town clean! Thank you, John for all that you do!


Celebrate Earth Day, Participate in Monroe Clean Sweep!

The annual Clean Sweep Event will take place on Saturday, April 23rd at 8 a.m. at St. Anastasia Church in Harriman. In addition, the following services will be available at no cost to all Town of Monroe residents:

  •  Tire Recycling and Paper Shredding will take place at St. Anastasia Church

  • Electronics Recycling will take place at the Town of Monroe Highway Department located at 87 Mine Road.

  • CLEAN oil for recycling will be accepted at Freeman's Auto located at 419 Route 17M. (No water/gas oil mixtures will be accepted)


Monroe Clean Sweep Committee Members pictured left to right: Wayne Mitchell, Village of Harriman Trustee, Paul Campanella, Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Carillo, Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Charlie Pakula, Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Village of Harriman Mayor Lou Medina, Village of Harriman Trustee/Deputy Mayor Carol Schneider, Town of Monroe Supervisor Tony Cardone, and Village of Monroe Mayor, Neil Dwyer

Eagle Scouts Recognized For Contributions to the Town of Monroe

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An Eagle Scout Ceremony, delayed due to the pandemic, was held on Sunday, March 20th at Monroe Town Hall in recognition of the achievements of Eagle Scouts A.J. Roberts and Aidan Corrado.

For his Eagle Scout project, A.J. Roberts constructed an area for the installation of a triple flagpole at the Monroe Town Hall building. The project included the installation of the triple flagpole, creating a stone border around the flag pole area, installation of lighting, planting and mulching at the base of the flagpoles, as well as a commemorative plaque.  The addition of a flagpole has not only helped to beautify the grounds of Town Hall, but serves as an important reminder of the freedoms we are blessed to enjoy both in New York State and our country as a whole.

Aidan Corrado's Eagle Scout project consisted of constructing (6) standard picnic benches and (4) handicap accessible picnic benches for Town of Monroe O&R Park. We continue to be grateful for Aidan's efforts in creating additional seating areas for our residents to enjoy. These tables are also enjoyed at the town's Food Truck Festival hosted at this property every June and October.

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Making an Impact is what helps make a community strong. We thank A.J. and Aidan for their tremendous efforts and wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors!

Big Wheels Deliver Meals Program Connects Local Leaders to Homebound Seniors

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Pictured above is Orange County Legislator Tuohy and Supervisor Cardone with a Monroe Senior

Town of Monroe Supervisor Tony Cardone and Orange County Legislator Pete Tuohy recently participated in the annual "Big Wheels Deliver Meals Program" hosted by the Orange County Office of the Aging. This event provided an opportunity for Tony and Pete to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in the Monroe area and better understand the invaluable service the program's volunteers offer.

Volunteers for Orange County's Home Delivered Meals Program are needed from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Schedules can also be arranged to accommodate the volunteer's availability.

For more information on volunteering or to apply to receive meal delivery, please contact the Orange County Office of the Aging at 615-3703.

Save the Date:

Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival Returns June 18th!

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Town Board:

April 4th, April 18th at 7 p.m.

Planning Board:

Workshop Meeting-April 14th,

Regular Meeting-April 19th at 7:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

April 26th at 7:30 p.m.