November 2021

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Dear Residents & Community Members,

As we prepare to gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving, it is our hope that despite the often uncertain times we are living in, we take the time to reflect and give thanks for all that is good in our lives. I, for one, am extremely grateful for the support you have shown me by reelecting me as your Town Supervisor for the next four years. We are fortunate to have an outstanding team in our town offices that make things happen day in and day out. Your trust and confidence in the work we do means the world to all of us. Thank you!

As we enter into the holiday season, please remember there are so many ways to make an impact in our community during this season of giving and beyond. Whether it is supporting a family in need, volunteering for a cause near and dear to your heart, or showing support for a local business, it is our willingness to return kindness that truly makes our town unique. On behalf of the Town Board, we extend our best wishes for a healthy, happy holiday season wrapped in the most wonderful gift of all: Gratitude.


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe

Town Adopts 2022 Budget

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The Town of Monroe adopted the 2022 Budget at the November 15th Town Board Meeting. In addition to a taxable rate decrease for both Village and Town residents, the budget reflects the town's ongoing priority of fiscal responsibility, accountability, best practices for the benefit of the taxpayer and transparent government. The Town of Monroe’s financial standing remains strong with a fund balance of *$7,322,256 (*based on 2020 audit). S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AA' long-term rating to Monroe, N.Y.'s series 2020A and 2020B general obligation (GO) bonds, citing the outlook as stable.

Somni Restaurant Announces Plans to Open In Downtown Monroe

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Pictured with Supervisor Cardone and Councilman Scancarello are Jenny Carillo, President of the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Somni Restaurant owners, Luis and Manuel Naula

Somni Restaurant, currently located on Route 208 in Monroe, will open a location in the coming months at 15 Lake Street in Monroe, formerly known as John DeAngelis Hall. Somni owners and brothers, Luis and Manuel Naula are excited to contribute to the revitalization of the downtown area, already citing plans for live music, lunch, dinner and brunch options in addition to an area for private events. Looking ahead, they hope to one day feature a rooftop bar at the property as well. Construction will begin shortly on what will prove to be a quality addition to the downtown area.

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The Monroe Historical Society sponsored its annual Mine Tour on Saturday, October 12th. Led by former Town of Monroe Councilman, Jim Rogers, the tour included a visit to the Mombasha Mine and Greenwood Furnace where attendees had the opportunity to learn what became of the ore taken from the mines in Monroe.

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The Town Board recently presented American Legion Post 488 of Monroe and Post 1573 in Harriman with over $2,000 raised at the October Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival. The town is pleased to support the outstanding work both Posts continue to perform in our community in the name of our Veterans.

Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley President & CEO Retires

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Pictured from left to right: Tom Sullivan, former Make-A-Wish Board Chair and Town of Monroe resident, Denise D'Amico, Chief of Staff, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Tom Conklin, President & CEO, Darlene Rodriguez of NBC and Tony Cardone, Town of Monroe Supervisor and former Make-A-Wish Board Member

Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley President & CEO, Tom Conklin recently retired after a distinguished career with the chapter. Since receiving its charter in 1986, Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley has granted the wishes of more than 2,900 children in the Hudson Valley region with critical illnesses, many right here in the Town of Monroe. We thank Tom for his steadfast dedication to bringing every eligible child's wish to life and wish him much health and happiness in this next chapter.

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Town Board:

December 6th, 7 p.m.

Planning Board:

December 21st, 7:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

December 28th, 7:30 p.m.

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