October 2023

Dear Residents & Community Members,

Happy Halloween! Sunshine, costumes and candy make for a wonderful Tuesday! It's been an eventful month in the Town of Monroe. We were happy to host a Community Trunk or Treat in partnership with the Village of Monroe and Village of Harriman and sponsored by Harriman Army-Navy on Saturday, October 21st at O&R Park. The change in venue proved to be a success with a record number of trunk or treaters attending. A special thank you to Shoprite of Monroe and Stop and Shop for their generous donation of candy which was shared with attendees who traveled the "Ghoul Bus" to the event.

Building upon community fun, Mother Nature cooperated for the first Saturday in weeks with sunshine and warm temperatures for our Food Truck Festival. It was a day filled with great food, music and activities for a worthy cause-the Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Wall. We are pleased to announce that $2,300 was raised in support of this meaningful project. It was wonderful to see so many of you in attendance and to be reminded of just how fortunate we are to live in the Town of Monroe.

With November upon us, we have welcomed back the Flags for Our Heroes program at Town Hall. If you didn't get a chance to see the display last year, it is quite a sight to witness so many of our beautiful American flags flown in unison on the front lawn of Town Hall. If you are interested in sponsoring a flag this November, please see the information below. All sponsorship proceeds will be donated to Hudson Valley Honor Flight in honor of our veterans.

Lastly, Early Voting is underway with Town Hall serving as an Early Voting site. So many have sacrificed for our right to vote. Please remember that and exercise that right whether it be during the early voting period or on Tuesday, November 7th.

All the best,

Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe

Town of Monroe Shredding & Recycling Day

Saturday, November 4th

Girl Scout Troop 307 Hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser in Support of Gold Award Projects

Sophie Marseille and Abby Cerillo of Girl Scout Troop 307 held a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Town Hall on Saturday, October 21st in support of their Gold Award Service Projects which include:


  • Repainting the 50 States blacktop area at Pine Tree Elementary
  • Lending Library of mental health/skills books at the Monroe Ponds

 The Town of Monroe extends its best wishes as these young ladies work diligently to complete their projects.

Early Voting Is Available Until Sunday, November 5th

Town Hall is an Early Voting Site

A Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Event!

A Parade of Costumes at the Monroe Senior Center Halloween Celebration

Members of the Monroe Senior Center enjoyed a festive Halloween celebration on Thursday, October 26th which included a catered lunch and live music followed by a Halloween parade. Prizes were awarded by vote to the top 3 costumes which included "Cereal Killer," "Sherlock Holmes," and the "Grinch." Most importantly, a good time was had by all!

Sunshine, Delicious Cuisine and Incredible Music = A Fantastic Day at the Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival!

We are grateful for the support of so many in ensuring the success of our Food Truck Festival.

*Photos courtesy of Ed Scully

So many food choices, so little time!

876 Jerk officially celebrated their new Food Truck with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce prior to the start of the Food Truck Festival.

Incredible musical performances!

Hudson Valley Ghostbusters added to the fun of the day!

Highview Road Sustains Significant Damage During September Storm

Extremely heavy rain that fell in a short time period resulted in significant damage to Highview Road during the September 8th storm.

The Town of Monroe Highway Department recently completed temporary repairs that will be in place pending the town engineer's assessment and plan for permanent corrective measures.

We are grateful for the ongoing support of Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus who continues to offer assistance as needed to the Town of Monroe. A special thank you to the Town of Monroe Highway Department who continue to go above and beyond for the safety of our residents.

Flags for Our Heroes Returns to Town Hall

Honor Your Personal Hero By Sponsoring A Flag (3 ft. by 5 ft.)

We are pleased to announce the return of the Flags for Our Heroes Program at Monroe Town Hall. Flags for Our Heroes was created as a program to celebrate the heroes in our lives, both living and deceased. Flags can be flown for a variety of heroes including the men and women who are serving or have served as members of the military, police officers, firefighters, first responders, parents, teachers, coaches, and/or mentors, to name a few. 

In honor of Veterans Day, fees collected for sponsored flags this November will be donated to Hudson Valley Honor Flight. The cost to sponsor a flag is $25.

  • The sponsored flags will be displayed on the Field of Honor located on the front lawn of Monroe Town Hall located at 1465 Orange Turnpike from Wednesday, November 1st through Wednesday, November 22nd.  

  • Completed sponsorship forms should be returned to the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall no later than Thursday, November 9th. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash or a check made payable to Hudson Valley Honor Flight. 

  • To ensure heroes and sponsors are correctly identified on your commemorative medallion, please honor only one hero per form (one payment may be submitted to accompany multiple forms). 

  • To sponsor a flag, please click on the button below to access the sponsorship form.

Click Here to Sponsor A Flag

The Clothesline Project-Walk the Line

The Clothesline Project recently shared their visual display at Town Hall as well as the Food Truck Festival. By walking the line, awareness is increased about the impact of violence in people's lives and the strength of survivors is celebrated, while helping to break the silence that often surrounds domestic violence. For more information please visit www.fearlesshv.org.

Orange County Highway Superintendents Association Presents Hudson Valley Honor Flight with Donation at Fall Luncheon

The Orange County Highway Superintendents Association (OCHSA) presented Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) with a check in the amount of $60,000 at their recent Fall Luncheon. The donated funds were the proceeds from the OCHSA Annual Golf Tournament that was held on July 11th at the Town of Wallkill Golf Club. Town of Monroe Highway Superintendent James "Pat" Patterson and Town of Wallkill DPW Commissioner Lou Ingrassia Jr. are co-chairs on the OCHSA Golf Committee.


Accepting the check on behalf of Hudson Valley Honor Flight were:


HVHF Executive Director Jennifer DeFrancesco

HVHF Vice Chairperson Carol Smith

HVHF Board of Director Bill Sestrom

HVHF Board of Director and Town of Wallkill DPW Commissioner Lou Ingrassia Jr.


The check presentation preceded HVHF Mission #31 on Saturday, October 21st, which saw 83 U.S. Military Veteran Heroes escorted to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials.

Town Board:

November 8th, November 20th at 7 p.m.

Planning Board:

Workshop Meeting:

November 9th at 6 p.m.

Regular Meeting:

November 21st at 6 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

November 28th at 7 p.m.


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