TUESDAY, July 7, 2020
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a WORKSHOP with the Village of Monroe Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7:45 PM. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 202.1, the workshop will be via ZOOM videoconferencing. Although there was no physical meeting location, the meeting was deemed to be conducted in the Boardroom of the Village Hall, 7 Stage Road Monroe, NY.
The Agenda is as follows:
1) Downtown Revitalization
This Workshop is open to the public, however public comment will NOT be allowed.
The Workshop will begin after a 7:00 PM EXECUTIVE SESSION for the purposes of discussing pending litigation.
The ZOOM meeting details are available on the Village’s website (www.villageofmonroe.org)
The Board of Trustees regularly scheduled meeting will resume on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
Your presence is requested by Mayor Neil S. Dwyer.
Dated: July 6, 2020
DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
On March 7, 2020, the Governor of the State of New York declared a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. COVID-19 has been documented in the Village of Monroe.
I, Neil S. Dwyer, Mayor of the Village of Monroe, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of New York, hereby find, pursuant to Section 24 of Article 2-B of the Executive Law, do hereby issue a Declaration that a State of Emergency exists in the Village of Monroe. The State of Emergency shall remain in place until July 19, 2020, and may be extended at that time.
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 24(g) of Article 2-B of the Executive Law I hereby suspend the procurement policies and any associated local laws to allow me or my to expend Village funds and resources in the best interest of the Village in connection with the current health disaster; expand the Village Code definition of "restaurant" to also include fast-food, drive-in, take-out, non-wait staff restaurants and fully enclosed freestanding ice cream stand establishments; prohibit gatherings of greater than 10 people in any public place, except in houses of worship, but only up to 25% of capacity, provided that social distancing protocols are adhered to; when and if the Mid-Hudson Region reaches Phase 3 of the State's reopening, all non-essential gatherings of twenty-five (25) or fewer individuals shall be allowed for any lawful purpose or reason provided that social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to; and declare that all Village non-essential employees shall return to work no earlier than June 23, 2020, while exercising all Department of Health guidelines.
Further, I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Village of Monroe to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and provide such emergency assistance as deemed necessary.
SO ORDERED ON JUNE 19, 2020
Neil S. Dwyer, Mayor
Village of Monroe
Food distribution for district families will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week until further notice. Distribution sites are Central Valley Elementary, 45 Route 32, Central Valley; North Main Elementary, 212 North Main Street, Monroe; and Smith Clove Elementary, 21 Smith Clove Road, Central Valley.
Please note: Please bring your own bag and wear a face covering (mask, scarf, bandana) at pick-up.
To request special dietary needs, please email [email protected].
Local agencies and food pantries are providing meals on a regular basis. Please view the Community Food Resources page on the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District website for more information.
Free & Reduced School Meals
Children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed or experiences a loss of household income may be eligible for free and reduced price school meals. You may apply at any time during the school year. We urge you to apply as soon as possible so that eligible students can access breakfast and lunch when school resumes. To apply for free or reduced price meals, please click here.
Should you have any question please use this link:
Community Food Resources.
If you need any further assistance please call 845 782 8341 and follow prompts to speak with our Clerk.
I am happy to call you should you have any issue. Ask my clerk for a return phone call and I will gladly reach out to you.
Please stay safe as we continue to work through this event.
God bless you all.
& the Monroe Downtown Revitalization Committee
In challenging times like these, we all need messages of hope! We would like to join the many communities that are doing a Kindness Rocks project.
Please find a rock and paint it with a design or message of positivity and peace, and place it somewhere on your property – perhaps where your neighbors can easily see it while walking by.
The Village of Monroe would like to invite all those who have made a Kindness Rock to post it on our Village of Monroe NY Facebook page. We would be so happy to share your work. Hopefully we will have an opportunity in the future to display the rocks in our Village parks. Details to come.
You can use acrylic paint, porch paint or even nail polish. Or, if you would like to purchase a rock painting kit, one can be delivered to your home from Monroe’s own “Traveling Teacher.” Kits are $15 each. Call (845) 325- 2110. Or visit Traveling Teacher
For important information on the Covid-19/Coronavirus, please click on the tab at the top of this page or click here.
Below is a press release from FEMA regarding a 120-day grace period to renew flood insurance policies. There are over 200 parcels in the Village which are located in a FEMA flood zone and require flood insurance. Flood insurance policies are very costly. It is good to know people have some breathing room!
FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums
March 29, 2020
WASHINGTON – FEMA continues to take proactive steps to address the COVID-19 pandemic. To help serve its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) customers who may be experiencing financial hardships, the agency is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13-June 15, 2020.
To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a 30-day grace period to renew policies. However, due to the widespread economic disruption arising from this pandemic, FEMA recognizes that flood insurance policyholders may not meet the standard policy renewal deadline.
“FEMA understands the sense of urgency related to financial hardships and wants to be proactive,” said David Maurstad, deputy associate administrator of FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, who oversees the NFIP. “We want to make sure that policyholders don’t have to worry that their policy will lapse during the spring flood season or into the start of hurricane season. We hope this extension will give policyholders some peace of mind and allow them extra time to renew their policies to ensure they are covered should a flood loss occur.”
For more information about renewing flood insurance policies or resolving an underpayment, policyholders can contact their insurance carriers or call the National Flood Insurance Program Call Center at 1-877-336-2627.
March 16, 2020
Dear Village of Monroe Residents,
We have just received the notice below regarding the Village Election.
On Monday evening, March 16th, Governor Cuomo announced that he was postponing the March 18th village elections until Tuesday, September 15th.
The press release may be viewed online at: Elections
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive information regarding the change in election dates.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Be well and stay healthy.
Neil S. Dwyer
Pursuant to 15-104, General Law, the Board of Trustees, at their Regular Meeting, held on February 4, 2020, unanimously adopted the following resolution:
A General Election of the Village of Monroe will be held on March 18, 2020 (postponed to Tuesday, September 15th) between the hours of 9 AM to 9 PM, in the Village Hall Boardroom, 7 Stage Road, Monroe, NY.
The following candidates have submitted satisfactory petitions to the Village Clerk and will appear on the ballot:
Irene Conklin, 20 Park Avenue
Debra E. Behringer, 5 Colony Drive
Lorraine Loening, 6 Ironworks Road
John M. Karl, III, 21 Pearsall Drive
Village Justice – 4 year Position
Forrest Strauss, 18 Chatham Road
The Village of Monroe uses the Orange County Board of Election’s registered voter listing.
Dated: March 6, 2020
All Orange County Transfer Stations will be accepting electronics for recycling as of Friday, January 24, 2020.
Accepted items include televisions, printers, fax machines, stereos and stereo equipment, computer monitors and towers, scanners, small servers, cables/wires, laptops, cell and smart phones, tablets, video game consoles, DVD players, VCRs, and digital music players.
Televisions (e.g. Cathode Ray Tubes and flat screens), will be accepted at a rate of $20 per unit with no restriction on size. All other accepted electronics will be received free of charge. Small appliances, microwaves and vacuum cleaners are not included in this program.
Any questions, Orange County Environmental Facilities & Services can be reached directly at 845-291-2640.
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:
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.
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July 07 - Board Of Trustees Workshop via Zoom - 7:45PM
July 08 - Planning Board Workshop via Zoom - 7PM Agenda
July 13 - Planning Board Meeting via Zoom - 7PM Agenda
July 14 - Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting via Zoom - 8PM Agenda
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