September 2021


Dear Residents & Community Members:

Happy Fall! I think we can all agree that living in our town means we are privileged to enjoy first hand not only some of the most beautiful autumn landscapes, but a plethora of activities that allow us to experience the best of the season! As we welcome October in a few short days, we are preparing for one of our favorite events of the season, the Town of Monroe Fall Food Truck Festival. We hope you'll be able to join us for this fun-filled day on Saturday, October 16th as we honor American Legion Post 488 of Monroe and Harriman Post 1573.

We are also excited to announce that the Town of Monroe, together with the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the 1st Annual Trunk-or-Treat event in the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, October 23rd. Please see the event flyer below for more information.

Best wishes for a season full of good health, fun, plenty of apples, and of course, pumpkin spice! Get out there and enjoy it.


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe

Pictured above is Roy A. Montanye, Jr. Park, a town owned park located on Lakes Road and within walking distance to the Village of Monroe. A true treasure of the area, the park provides a peaceful getaway from the routines of everyday life. Sitting benches, a beautiful stone bridge, and a view of the Roscoe Smith Estate are some of its offerings. The park is named after Roy A. Montanye, Jr. (1945-2010) who served as Highway Superintendent for the Town of Monroe for 22 years.

Photo Credit: Ed Scully

It Takes A Village...And A Town!

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Several Town of Monroe residents and surrounding community members gathered at Walton Lake this past weekend to participate in a three-day clean-up effort for the lake, which is also the drinking water source for the Village and Town of Chester. With support and assistance from the Town of Monroe Conservation Commission, this clean-up effort resulted in the removal of over 40 tires from the lake along with other debris located both in the lake and around the shore.

We thank this group of dedicated volunteers for their time and commitment to the beautification of our area. Plans are underway to create a bi-annual clean-up event for Walton Lake. Stay tuned in the upcoming months for information on how you can participate!

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Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

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Pictured from left to right: Sal Scancarello, Town Councilman, Tony Cardone, Town Supervisor, Mike McGinn, Town Councilman, Sgt. Doug Krauss, and Rick Colon, Town Councilman. 

Not pictured: Mary Bingham, Town Councilwoman

The Monroe Town Board was pleased to recognize Administrative Sergeant Doug Krauss for his outstanding contributions to the community at a recent Town Board meeting. Sgt. Krauss retired in August from the Monroe Police Department after a 20-year career in law enforcement during which he also served in the New York City Police Department.  Sgt. Krauss was presented with the “Making An Impact” award for his dedication, professionalism and commitment to the welfare of our community.  

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The Town of Monroe was pleased to honor the New York State 9-11U Little League Champions at the September 20th Town Board Meeting. This amazing team went 10-1, defeating Tri-Village for the title.

This achievement marks the first time a Monroe-Woodbury Little League baseball team has won a New York State Little League Championship in more than 40 years.

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Frank Truatt of WTBQ, the recipient of the 2020 Warwick Citizen of the Year Award was recently honored at this year's event, along with 2021 recipient, Leo Kaytes. Last year's event was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Town of Monroe congratulates Frank on this well deserved recognition!

Pictured above from left to right: Mike Sweeton, Town of Warwick Supervisor, Frank Truatt, and Tony Cardone, Town of Monroe Supervisor

Trunk or Treat at Town Hall Parking Lot on

Saturday, October 23rd!

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Shape the Future of

Monroe Free Library!


MFL is building our 2022-2026 Long Range Plan. The plan will provide strategic direction for the library and we want your input! The easiest way to participate is to take our planning survey.


Take the Survey:

Join a Focus Group:


The information we collect from the surveys and focus groups will help shape our collections, our programming, our services, and our facilities over the coming years.

Now is the time to make your mark, voice your opinion, and leave a lasting impression on your library.

Sean Mende Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

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The Town of Monroe congratulates Sean Mende on his achievement of Eagle Scout rank. A member of Troop 213 in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, Sean was recently honored at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony.

Sean's Eagle Scout project was completed at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe and involved transferring the 780-pound marble tabernacle from the side of the church to the sanctuary. Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart on November 24, 2019 for the Feast of Christ the King, and in recognition of the tabernacle transfer project.

Thank you, Sean for making an impact!

Early Voting for the 2021 General Election Begins

Saturday, October 23rd

Monroe Town Hall Is An Early Voting Site

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Upcoming Town Meetings

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Town Board:

October 4th, October 18th, 7 p.m.

Planning Board:

October 19th, 7:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

October 26th, 7:30 p.m.