August 2020
“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.”
― Oscar Wilde
Sunset on Walton Lake, Photo Courtesy of Ed Scully
It's hard to believe that we are are getting ready to say farewell to another Summer. A lot of things look different these days and this season has been no exception. However, as I mentioned in a recent communication, perspective continues to be a key element in carrying us through the most challenging of times. There is much to be thankful for and the Town continues to work hard, pursuing opportunities to benefit our community.

In line with this, I am pleased to announce that the Town has been awarded $85,000 in funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to use for ADA improvements at the Town Hall Building. In addition, we were recently reimbursed $400,000 through the Department of Transportation's New York State Capital Assistance Program for road improvements that were made to Lake Region Blvd. and School Road last year. This grant was made possible through the efforts of the late Senator Bill Larkin. Our Highway Department is putting the finishing touches on the Rye Hill Road Improvement Project and we are awaiting an update on grant reimbursement for this project as well. In addition, work is being completed on the HVAC replacement at the Senior Center as well as the ADA compliant, automated doors at this building, both funded through a recent CDBG award.

As we move into September, we do so with a hopeful mindset. On behalf of the Town Board, we extend our best wishes to our students and teachers for a healthy, successful school year ahead! Enjoy the rest of your Summer!


Tony Cardone
Supervisor, Town of Monroe
Monroe Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members During Meeting at Monroe Town Hall
The Monroe Chamber of Commerce recently met at the Town Hall building and welcomed its newest members to the team. The Chamber of Commerce, working together with the Town of Monroe, Village of Monroe and Village of Harriman continue to bring ideas to fruition in support of small businesses in our community. Congratulations to the following new members on their willingness to make an impact in our community: David Wenger, Jennifer Phillips-Carrillo, Sosie Kirian Coopersmith, Rebecca Taylor-Miola, Tyler Sloboda, and Michael Vespa.
New Businesses in the Monroe Area
We are excited to welcome several new businesses to the Monroe area! Please continue to support small businesses as they are the backbone of our community!

Lovebites Cafe
2 Lake Street
Monroe, New York

Pictured is Town Supervisor Tony Cardone with Lovebites Cafe owner, Christine Scancarello

Artyxs Café
33 Lake Street
Monroe, New York

Pictured is Artyxs Cafe owner, Sheri Cook (center) with Town of Monroe Councilman, Sal Scancarello and Village of Monroe Trustee, Dorey Houle

An Artistic Taste
 88 NY-17M
Harriman, New York
(845) 238-2317

The Cake Lady
88 NY-17M
Harriman, New York
(201) 248-9361

Instagram: cakelady2561

Service Spotlight: Eagle Scout Project Completed At Mombasha Park

Eagle Scout candidate Cody Shapiro, a member of Troop 440, decided to focus his Eagle Scout project efforts on building (10) picnic tables, (4) four of which are handicap accessible for Mombasha Park. Cody was inspired to create seating for this Town owned property to allow for an area for residents to gather while enjoying use of the park.. Thank you to Cody for his efforts in creating a space which will be enjoyed for years to come.
Pictured is Eagle Scout Candidate, Cody Shapiro, along with Town Supervisor Tony Cardone and Ann Marie Morris, Department Head, Mombasha Park
Appreciation For Storm Efforts
 A special thank you to County Executive Steve Neuhaus and his team for their persistent efforts with O&R to restore power during Tropical Storm Isaias.

Thank you to all the line crews, technicians and employees at O&R who worked tirelessly to restore power to our area. Our gratitude is also extended to the Town Highway and Water Department for their outstanding efforts in the storm cleanup and water restoration. A special thank you to the Village of Monroe and Village of Harriman DPW as well for their dedication to our residents. 

Pictured is County Executive Steve Neuhaus along with Town Supervisor Tony Cardone assessing storm damage on Cromwell Hill Road.
Orange & Rockland App- A Helpful Tool In Reporting Outages
Orange & Rockland offers an app available for download for both iOS and Android to assist in reporting outages, as well as performing the following tasks:

  • Review your bill
  • Pay securely
  • Compare and manage your energy usage
  • Get tips for lowering your energy bill
  • Update your profile
  • Contact Customer Assistance

Early Voting For 2020 General Election-
Monroe Town Hall Is A Polling Site
Upcoming Town Meetings

  • Town Board, August 31st, September 21st, 7 p.m.

  • Planning Board, September 15th, 7:15 p.m.

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, August 25th, September 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Information Resources

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District

Reopen Orange

Orange County Department of Health

New York State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Orange County Health Hotline: