Mayor's Message


Have you heard the news? The Farmer's Market has been extended for one final weekend! Join us this Sunday from 9am to 2pm at the Commuter Parking Lot for an indoor market with a heated tent, food samples & music! There will also be a raffle for a Thanksgiving pie giveaway! We look forward to celebrating with our vendors and patrons 5 successful years of the Village of Monroe's Farmers Market!

See you on Sunday!

Neil S. Dwyer
Mayor



News & Important Notes





It's that time of year again!

Be advised that beginning on Thursday, November 1st there is ban on overnight parking on all Village Streets between the hours of 10 PM through 6 AM, as per Village of Monroe Code Section 43-14C. Offenders will be fined and your vehicle may be impounded.

Overnight street parking will resume again beginning on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.

Should you require an exemption for an event or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Village Hall at 782-8341.

Thank you.



The Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC) is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and is seeking public input to understand the needs and issues facing the County’s residents, businesses, and visitors when they drive, use transit, walk, bike, or move freight and goods.

We held our 3rd of three public engagement meetings on November 6th in Monroe, NY. For anyone unable to attend in-person, there is still an opportunity to participate through the Virtual Public Meeting. To take a brief survey about the key elements from the 2045 LRTP and provide your input, visit Virtual Public Workshop #3. The survey link will be active through Friday, November 15, 2019.

For more information and to stay involved throughout the 2045 LRTP update process, visit: 2045 Planning update.





The village has been advised by the Department of Environmental Conservation that an Algae Bloom currently exists in pockets of the Millponds. It is a soupy green like substance on top of the water. There are areas in the ponds that are unaffected by this bloom as well. It is a naturally occurring bacteria native to most ponds and lakes throughout the United States. It feeds from the runoff of excess nitrogen and phosphorus from lawn clippings in residential lawns which migrates through our storm water drains, septic leaching, as well as lake vegetation and other nutrient rich biodegradable life.

The environment which allows it to flourish generally is a slow moving, warm, shallow waterway where it can get a lot of sunlight to produce its food. We are in communication with our lake management consultant as well as the DEC. We have been advised that as water and air temperatures begin dropping, the algae bloom will die.

Signs are being posted around the ponds advising you to:
  • Not enter into the water
  • Not come in contact with the water
  • Not drink the water
  • Not fish in the ponds
  • Not allow pets to enter into or drink from the ponds during this period.

  • Should you or your pet come into contact with the algae bloom water, wash thoroughly with fresh water. We expect to see this situation resolve over the next several weeks and we will keep you informed going forward on Constant Contact and the Village of Monroe website.

    I am available through Village Hall, should you wish to speak with me or stop in to Village hall for further assistance or clarification. I am posting as well a link to the DEC website for further information. To view on the DEC website please click here.

    Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



    O&R WARNS: CROOKS AGAIN PREYING ON PUBLIC IN BILL PAYMENT FRAUD

    PEARL RIVER, NY June 19, 2019 --- O&R customers are being hounded by a new round of persistent predatory phone calls from crooks trying to steal O&R customers’ money.

    The scheme goes this way: Crooks posing as O&R employees call unsuspecting customers and threaten them with the immediate shut off of their electric service if they don’t pay phony O&R bills with Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards.

    Here are two big reasons not to believe any crook who makes a shutoff threat:

    NO DEBIT CARDS - O&R does not accept bill payment for electric and gas utility bills by Green Dot or any other prepaid debit cards. Never has.

    NO IMMEDIATE SHUTOFF - Disconnecting O&R electric or gas service for non-payment of bills involves a multi-step process – including written communications from O&R to the customer over a period of several days, or even weeks --- not hours. That process is regulated by the NYS Public Service Commission and NJ Board of Public Utilities. So, if someone calls you, says they are an O&R employee and threatens to shut off your electric or gas service that day if not immediately paid through a prepaid debit card, there is only one thing to do.

    Hang up the phone.

    A crook is trying to rob you.

    And, they won’t stop when you hang up.

    Now, the crooks have become even more aggressive.

    After you hang up on them, they text you to repeat the threat and bring further pressure on you to pay.

    Ignore them. They are crooks trying to steal your money.

    If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from O&R or Rockland Electric stating that a payment is required within hours and threatening to immediately shut off your service, O&R urges you to:

    · Hang Up – Disengage so you’re not further subjected to the crook’s high-pressure “sales pitch.”

    · Text Trouble – After you hang up on them, the more aggressive crooks will try to repeat their shutoff threat by texting you. Ignore the threat. They are crooks.

    · Don’t Hit “REDIAL” – The caller ID screen on your phone for the crook’s call may read “Orange and Rockland Utilities”, but that’s a hi-tech bogus copy of the utility company’s number. That’s not O&R. Do not redial, and don’t call the number that the caller gives you to call them back. That will reconnect you to the crook.

    · Fast Track - If you are unsure about whether you have an overdue balance on your O&R bill, the fastest way to find out is to log onto your account through ORU.com. to review your latest account information. You also can call O&R’s automated phone system at 1-877-434-4100. Have your Orange and Rockland account number ready and follow the automated phone prompts to check your balance.

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    Water Infrastructure Improvement Bond
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    Board Meetings


    December 03 - Board of Trustees Public Hearing - 7PM - Notice and Local Law
    December 10 - Zoning Board of Appeals - 8PM
    December 11 - Planning Board Workshop - 7PM
    December 16 - Planning Board Meeting - 7PM
    December 17 - Board of Trustees Public Hearing and Meeting - 7PM


    Meeting agendas are posted 24 hours prior to the meeting date.

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    2019 Farmer's Market
    Sundays, June 2 - November 17, 2019
    9AM - 2PM




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