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Urgent Message for all local business owners in The Town and Village of Monroe as well as the Village of Harriman. Local business owners in these municipalities are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting April 2nd at 2pm. Please call our Village Clerk at 845-782-8341 ext. 9 for the meeting ID and password.

Orange County Director of Economic Development Bill Fiorivanti – will brief businesses on aspects of the US GOVT Stimulus package. He will be joined by Brian Powers from Judson, Giordano & Siegel. There will be an opportunity for questions. Total Session should last between 45-60 minutes.

SUMMARY OF CARES ACT
The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

EMPLOYEE AID FOR BUSINESSES/UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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SUMMARY OF SBA
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It is recommended to download ZOOM APP prior to joining meeting, especially if joining via Mobile Phone.

Topic: My Meeting
Time: Apr 2, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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VILLAGE OF MONROE
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 April 30, 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 Board to expend Village funds and resources in the best interest of the Village in connection with the current health disaster; close Village Hall and Airplane Park to the public, prohibit gatherings of greater than 10 people in any public place and temporarily suspend door-to-door peddling and solicitation. 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 MARCH 30, 2020
Neil S. Dwyer, Mayor
Village of Monroe



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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

Release date:
March 29, 2020
Release Number:
HQ-20-040

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.



2020 Village of Monroe Election Postponed
Election to be held on April 28, 2020

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 April 28th.

The press release may be viewed online at: Elections

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive information regarding he change in election dates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Be well and stay healthy.

Neil S. Dwyer
Mayor



VILLAGE OF MONROE
ELECTION 2020

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 April 28, 2020) 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:

Trustee (2 positions) – 4-year term each

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.

Ann-Margret Baxter
Village Clerk
Dated: March 6, 2020



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.

Mayor Dwyer



Electronics Recycling for Residents

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:
  • 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.



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    Village Bulletin Board

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    2020 Adopted Budget
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    Village of Monroe Cable Franchise Agreement – Frontier Communications
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    2019 - 2020 Procurement Policy
    Local Law #7 0f 2017 - "No Knock" Solicitation Law
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    Water Infrastructure Improvement Bond
    Zoning Map of Village of Monroe
    Schedule of Budget Workshops

    Board Meetings


    April 07 - Board of Trustees Meeting - 7PM - Notice
    April 07 - Budget Hearing - 7PM - Notice
    April 14 - Zoning Board of Appeals - 8PM - CANCELLED
    April 21 - Board of Trustees Meeting - 7PM
    April 22 - Planning Board Workshop - 7PM - CANCELLED
    April 27 - Planning Board Meeting - CANCELLED

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




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