February 2021
"Our purpose is our impact"
-Greg Reid, Wishman
Dear Residents & Community Members,

Is it Spring yet? This is a question on many of our minds these days as we make our way through what has certainly been a challenging few weeks, weather wise! With that said, let us take this opportunity to say thank you to the Town of Monroe Highway Department and Village of Monroe DPW for a job well done in their consistent efforts in keeping our roads as safe as possible. We also extend our thanks to the Town Maintenance staff and Tax Collector's office for their efforts in getting the job done despite the seasonal challenges. It is truly a team effort at the Town of Monroe and we appreciate their hard work!
Speaking of a job well done, as many of you are aware, the town adopted the motto "Make An Impact" back in 2018 to stress the importance of our positive actions, both big and small, and the ripple effect they can have throughout our community. What some may not know is that the inspiration for this motto came from Frank Shankwitz, co-founder and the first president of Make-A-Wish®, and Christopher Greicius, the first ever wish child whose dream of becoming a motorcycle cop was realized in 1980 thanks to Frank. Frank recently passed away at the age of 77 at his home in Prescott, Arizona. His impact on the lives of countless children will forever be felt in the Town of Monroe and surrounding communities. 

Over the years, many local events have supported the mission of Make-A-Wish® in order to provide strength, hope and transformation in a wish child and community.  Some recent events which have benefited the organization include Heroes for a Cure and the Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival. Additionally, with Make-A-Wish ® as the guiding force, the Kids Changing the World club was formed in 2014 at Monroe-Woodbury High School to help kids learn the value of giving back to their community.

With Frank and Chris as our inspiration, we will continue to do our part to "make an impact" and it is our hope that you will as well through a cause that is most meaningful to you.

Thanks for making a difference.


Tony Cardone
Supervisor, Town of Monroe

*Pictured above is Frank Shankwitz & Christopher Greicius
Dial-A-Bus Service Available for Transportation to COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
The Town of Monroe Dial-A-Bus service is available by reservation to residents who are in need of transportation to COVID-19 vaccine sites in the Monroe and Goshen area. All passengers must wear masks for the entire length of their trip. Social distanced seating is strictly enforced. All Dial-A-Bus are equipped with a plexi-glass barrier between the driver and passengers and vehicles are sanitized daily according to COVID-19 protocol.

Dial-A-Bus is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 783-6222.
What is the cost of a Dial-A-Bus ride?

Express Route Fares
$1.00 per person for each stop

$0.50 per person for Seniors and

Disabled (1/2 fare)

*Exact change only - Drivers cannot give back change.

Regular Route Fares
$2.00 per person (ages 5 - 59)

Seniors (60+) $1.00 per person with verification (1/2 fare)

Disabled $1.00 per person with verification (1/2 fare)
COVID-19 Resources
A special thank you to Ann Marie Morris, Senior Center Director, for her efforts in assisting our residents in registering for the vaccine. If you have questions regarding the completion of the above form, please feel free to contact Ann Marie at 783-9486.
NY Project Hope
A Resource for Coping During COVID-19
Upcoming Town Meetings
  • Town Board, March 1st, 7 p.m.
  • Planning Board, March 16th, 7:15 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, February 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
Save the Date:
Town of Monroe
Electronic Recycling/Shredding Day Event
The 2021 Town of Monroe Electronic Recycling and Shredding events will take place on April 24, 2021 and October 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Town of Monroe Highway Department parking lot located at 87 Mine Road. These events are open toTown of Monroe residents only.