February 2020
I am pleased to share with you the February Town of Monroe Monthly Update. The response from last month's inaugural issue has been positive! Tools such as this enable us to keep you well informed and often serve as a catalyst for conversation about how we can best serve our residents' needs. I am always available to further discuss any information presented here as well as any other concerns you may have by contacting my office at 783-1900, extension 104.

As communicated in recent weeks, we have several board vacancies available for 2020. If you are interested in making an impact, I encourage you to submit a letter of interest and resume through our website at https://www.monroeny.org/jobs.html or by mail by February 14th.

Thank you for continuing to spread the word about our Constant Contact communications. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated!


Tony Cardone
Supervisor, Town of Monroe
Spotlight On Town Initiatives
Town Hall Renovations
We are on schedule to complete inside renovations in the Town Hall Building by the last week in March. Outdoor renovations should be completed by the end of April, weather permitting. A dedication ceremony will be held in the Spring upon the completion of all renovations. We will communicate a date for this event in the near future. All residents and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

LED Streetlight Conversion
We continue to make progress on the conversion of our streetlights to LED. The survey for this conversion has been completed by RealTerm Energy and we have begun the streetlight acquisition process with Orange & Rockland. The next step is the completion of the Investment Grade Audit which involves assessing the acquisition of the streetlight system, the retrofit of the fixtures to LED technology & the development of a maintenance program. Upon the completion of this audit, we will move forward with the bid process for the conversion installation. We are excited about this project and believe it creates a balance between efficient lighting and cost savings for our residents.

Tax Collection Update
To date, the Tax Collector has collected 83% of the tax bills.

A 1% penalty will be added for payments made during February. A 2% penalty will be added for payments made during March. As a reminder, the last day for the acceptance of tax payments is March 31, 2020. Tax payments after that date must be paid to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance.
Roscoe Smith Property
Photo Credit: Ed Scully
Do you have a scenic photo taken at a Town of Monroe property?

If so, we'd love to share it! Please email all photos along with a description to Jennifer Schnaars at jschnaars@monroeny.org.
Event Spotlight

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Veterans Service Agency Director Christian Farrell hosted a free showing for veterans of the Oscar award winning movie “1917” at 12:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on February 4th at Flagship Cinemas in Monroe. The event was well attended, with both showings at capacity. The County coordinated the event with Flagship Premium Cinemas, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., and the Town of Monroe. A special thank you to Flagship Cinemas for their support of this event. Please remember to patronize this local business.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Town Meetings

Town Board:
2/10/2020, 3/2/2020, 7 p.m., 101 Mine Road

Planning Board:
2/18/2020, 7:15 p.m., 101 Mine Road

Zoning Board of Appeals:
2/25/2020, 7:30 p.m., 101 Mine Road


Smith's Clove Park Winter Festival
2/16/2020, 1-3 p.m., 133 Spring Street
Drone Image of Airplane Park
Submitted By: Jamil Payne
Looking Ahead...
Save the Date: Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival
The next Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday, June 20th from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.at O&R Park located at 61 O&R Road in Monroe. Please save the date for a day full of fun, food, music and community spirit! Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!