Lighted Christmas Parade Art Show Cancelled

Due to illiness, the Lighted Christmas Parade Art Show is cancelled.  It will be rescheduled at a later date.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Town Hall Meeting Scheduled Nov. 29th

Do you have questions or concerns about our city? Do you want your voice heard? Join Mayor Gross, the City Council Members, and City Department Heads at a Town Hall Meeting.  Meeting Information:

What:  The Town Hall Meeting
When:  Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm
Location:
West Bays of City Hall
120 W Washington St
Monticello, Indiana 47960

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Saluting Our Veterans

The City of Monticello honors all who served.  Wishing you and your families a Happy Veterans Day!

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Child Care Access Forum on Tu, Dec. 6th at 10am

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Mental Healthcare Forum - Tu Nov. 29th - 1pm

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Habitat for Humanity Looking for Donations

The Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette is accepting drop-off donations to the Monticello Habitat Site on November 11, 2022 from 9AM-2PM.  The Monticello Site is located at 124 Dewey St.

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Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade December 3rd

  Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Info & Rules Flyer
  Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Registration Form

The Rotary Club of Monticello & the Streets of Monticello Association announces the Annual Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade.  The Parade will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00PM.  Join us for the fun and excitement of the Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade!

Also, plan on making your business, church, club or organization a part of the parade. ( Click for Registration Form )

The parade route will begin at Ohio Street and Third Street. It will proceed east on Ohio Street to Main Street and continue north. The parade will end at Foster Street.

Parade Information
  • Registration/Drop-Off will begin at 4:00PM at the Meadowlawn Elementary School parking lot, at the South Street Entrance. *Ohio Street will be closed.
  • Entries must be in-line for the parade by 5:30PM
  • Each entry will receive an “Entry #” to be displayed on the front, left side of your leading vehicle.
  • Numbers will be collected when entries pass by the Judges Review Stand
  • Judging will take place during the parade.
  • Prizes will be given to the top 7-entries:
    • 1st Prize
    • 2nd Prize
    • 3rd Prize
    • Spectacular Sparkles
    • Most Creative
    • Judges Pick
    • Mayor’s Choice Award
  • Deadline to submit your entry is Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
Rules
  • For safety reasons, NO THROWING of candy or other objects from moving vehicles will be allowed.
  • All candy or objects must be HANDED to spectators from a walking volunteer.
  • Santa Claus will have a place of honor at the end of the parade. NO other persons dressed as Santa or Santa figurines will be allowed.
  • All vehicles must be decorated and display lights. *Headlights should be turned off.
  • All walkers need to have battery-powered lights on them and stay with their floats.
  • All animals/livestock entries MUST provide their own clean-up crew AND be on a leash
  • Participants are responsible for cleaning-up any litter in the school parking lot.
  • The Parade Committee reserves the right to reject any entry.
  • Absolutely no unloading on any street.  Unloading must take place in either the parking lot between the High School and the Roosevelt Middle School OR the Meadowlawn Elementary School parking lot.
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Holiday Parks Programs Announced

   Click to review/download the Holiday Program Schedule
   Register for Programs Online

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following October-December Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525 or the Parks Department at 574-583-3983 or leave a message.  Most classes are free of charge, unless noted in the description.  If you have general questions, please call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525.

To Learn about each program click to review schedules and program flyers.

Current Parks Program Flyers




Updated on November 4.
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Firemen Assist Habitat for Humanity

Monticello Fire Department B-Shift led by Captain Shane Swaim & Lt. Chad Walther volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity site Thursday. The team included Tyler Miller, Yaritza Shanchez, Captain Shane Swaim, Lt. Chad Walther, Aaron Miller, Ryan Hahn, and Trey Cobb. 

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Winterize Your Rain Barrel

Don't forget to winterize your rain barrel before freezing temperatures arrive.

  • Disconnect the diverter from your downspouts.
  • Drain the water out of your barrel.
  • After it drains just leave the spigot open.
  • Plug the diverter connected to your downspouts.


If you need more information please feel free to contact the City of Monticello Wastewater Utility by email.Thank you for your participation using rain barrels for your gardening needs.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Project Rain Barrel Wins Governor's Award

The City of Monticello recently won the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for the 2022 IDEM Recycling/Reuse for Project Rain Barrel.  

Learn more about Project Rain Barrel here.

Please review the Governor's Press Release:

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Halloween Hours (6pm-8pm)/S.O.M.A. Trunk or Treat (3pm-5pm)

Saturday, October 29th

Trunk or Treat Poster - General Information
Trunk or Treat Participating Car Registration Form and Guidelines
  • Downtown Trunk or Treat is a co-sponsored event by S.O.M.A. (Streets of Monticello Association), I.U. Health and the City of Monticello.  The Trunk or Treat Event will be held on:
    • Saturday, October 29th from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • Entrance is located within the parking lot behind the Post Office and along Illinois St. between Broadway & Harrison St.
      • Registration of participating cars now through Wednesday, October 26th 
      • Register early only 90 cars will be accepted this year
      • Treats must be pre-wrapped and sealed (no homemade goodies this year)
      • Registration Form and Guidelines
      • For more information, contact Brandi Page at 574-581-2511 or eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Trick or Treat Hours from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Only homes with porch lights on
    • Parental guidance encouraged.

 

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Full-Time Seasonal Help Needed

Help Wanted!  The Monticello Street Department is looking for full-time seasonal help for Leaf Pickup.  This job will last for 6-8 weeks.  Please pick up applications at the Mayor's Office at 120 West Washington Street, Monticello IN. 

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Domestic Violence Proclamation

On October 4, 2022 at 12:00pm (noon), Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross will read a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Meet representatives from YWCA Greater Lafayette Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.  Learn about their services and find out how you can help victims of domestic violence.

The proclamation will be read at the United Way Building.  The United Way Building is now located at 402 Tioga Road, Monticello, IN 47960.

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Trash Pickup Announcement

Trash Pickup will be collected on the regularly schedule day this week (September 5-9).  There will not be a delay because of Labor Day. 

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September Parks Programs Announced

 Click to review/download the September Program Schedule
  Click to View all Flyers

 Register for Programs Online

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following September/Early October Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525 or the Parks Department at 574-583-3983 or leave a message.  Most classes are free of charge, unless noted in the description.  If you have general questions, please call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525.
  • Fall Water Fun: Wednesday Sept. 7th at 6:00pm - Anheier Building in City Park. PK-2nd Gr.  Free.
  • Mosaic Bird Bath: Thursday September 8th at 7pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Cost is $12.00.For Adults.
  • Family Community Gardens: Tuesday Sept. 13th at 7:00pm - Community gardens on Hanawalt St.
  • Broom Corn Swag: Monday Sept. 19th at 7pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Cost is $5.00. For Adults.
  • Art in the Park-Quilled Fall Tree: Tuesday Sept. 20th at 6pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Cost $2.00, $5.00 if you buy a tool. For Adults.
  • Equinox Rocks Jam-School of Guitar: September 22nd at 6pm - Altherr Nature Park Amphitheater. Free. All are invited.
  • Principles of Flight: Monday Sept. 26th at 7pm - Anheier Building in City Park. For students 3rd through 8th grade.
  • Pumpkin Basket Gourd: Wednesday Sept. 28th at 7pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Cost is $12.00. For Adults. 
  • Art in the Park- Quilled Fall Tree: Thursday Sept. 29th at 6pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Cost is $6.00. For Adults.
  • Rocket Launch Day (See Principles of Flight above): Saturday October 1st at 9:00am - Voigt Park.  Free.  All Invited.

Updated on August 26.
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Calling All Artists!

Monticello Arts Beat is seeking original designs to create our 2022 White County collectible ornament! Designs must be aimed toward: "What does White County mean to you?" Submissions are to be a simple black and white design and must be submitted by 5pm EST on Friday, August 26th! Submissions can be uploaded through the link below! https://forms.gle/LBL8fDpHZMsiRoCSA

If you have questions, please eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Building Hope Together

Join Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette to learn how you can be a part of Building a Home in Monticello!

When:  Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time:  4PM-5PM
Where:  City Hall, West Bays at 120 W. Washington St., Monticello, IN 47960

Snacks and Dessert Provided!

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City Pool Employees Honored

The City of Monticello is honoring our City Pool employees.  2022 has been a record year for swim lessons and pool attendance.  Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross presented Certificates of Appreciation to the City Pool employees for their service to the City.  Scott Kubly, Pool Manager, received recognition for 43 years of service to the City Pool and Parks Department. 

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Burn Ban Established

White County Indiana - Effective July 14, 2022.  The White County Commissioners have declared a burn ban effective from July 14, 2022 12:01 am until July 21, 2022 12:01 am. This will be reevaluated on July 20th to determine if it needs extended. 

Please review the order here.

In summary, the following activities are banned:

  1. Campfires
  2. Bonfires
  3. Unpermitted controlled burns
  4. Burning of yard and household trash
  5. Burning of construction debris
  6. Burning of organic debris
  7. Discarding extinguished smoking materials of any kind on the ground or not within an enclosed fireproof receptacle.
  8. Non-commercial burning of material which is not contained in a barbecue grill, with a lid which is only opened periodically and constantly attended.
  9. The burning of any other open-air fires
  10. Fireworks of any kind, except fireworks displays by an entity having a permit issued by the Office of Indiana State Fire Marshall or displays sponsored by a White County municipality and supervised by a local fire department.
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