October Parks Programs Announced

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 Register for Programs Online

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following 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.
  • Astronomy: Monday, October 3rd at 8:15 pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Families Welcome.  Free.
  • Halloween Party: Thursday, October 6th at 6pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Pre-K to 2nd Grade with Parent.
  • Family Community Gardens: Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00pm - Community gardens on Hanawalt St.
  • Build a Butterfly House: Thursday, October 13th at 7pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Grade 3 to 8th
  • Art in the Park-Quilled Leaf: Tuesday, October 18th at 6pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Cost $2.00, $5.00 if you buy a tool. For Adults.
  • Astronomy: Wednesday, October 26th at 7:45 pm - Anheier Building in City Park. Families Welcome.  Free.

Updated on September 20.
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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
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 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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Firefighter and Paramedics Needed

Note:  Applications Due on August 19th by 4pm

The Monticello Fire Department is growing and expanding services to the Monon Community.  Six positions will be available.

  • Probationary Pay - $48,195.00
  • 1 Year Pension Base Pay - $53,658.00
  • Lateral Transfer Bonus - $3,500.00


Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have not reached 36th birthday
  • Hold a current Indiana Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Be willing to attain paramedic certification at employer's expense


If you have questions, please call 574-583-3151 or eMail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are due August 19th by 4pm.  See this webpage for application and other information.

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Rain Barrels Available

Resident Mike Godlove's Rain Barrel System

ATTENTION CITIZENS WHO RECEIVED A RAIN BARREL ... The City of Monticello is looking to post on Social Media photos of rain barrels in use this fall and next spring. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Review the latest news about the Rain Barrel program.

Free Rain Barrels for City Water & Wastewater Utility Customers!

In cooperation with Ball Corporation, the City Wastewater Utility Department wants to help relieve some of the utility costs associated with watering your lawn and gardens by providing customers with a Free Rain Barrel! 

If you would like a free rain barrel, please call 574-583-7847 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Provide your:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Customer ID number (found on your water bill)

We can only provide the free rain barrel at this time. You can purchase drain spout diverter kits for your rain barrel (see diagram) locally. Information about rain barrels and instructions for installing diverter kit & hose spigots can be found on YouTube.

Instructions for Painting your Rain Barrel

Use outdoor acrylics to paint your rain barrel. You will need to prime and top coat your plastic barrel.

  • Clean the exterior surface with a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water.
  • Use a fine grade sandpaper to "rough up" the surface of the barrel. (This helps the paint adhere to the plastic barrel.)
  • Vacuum the barrel's surface, then rinse barrel with clean water (static may try to hold the fine dust) and dry with a lint free cloth (or leave it in the sun to bake)
  • Apply at least one coat of outdoor primer. Primer must be allowed to dry per manufacturer's instructions.
  • Paint barrel and allow the paint to dry completely.
  • Apply two coats of polyurethane. Allow the polyurethane to dry between coats.


Please Note: The rain barrels previously contained a non-toxic, biodegradable soap and have been triple rinsed to be prepared for non-potable use as rain barrels.

Rain Barrel System

In the photo above, Monticello Resident Mike Godlove, uses multiple barrels in a series.  Using gravity draining, the lower hose moves the water to a pump that he uses to force water through his garden hose.



Spigot Kit Available

The spigot kit is available at our local Ace Hardware on Main Street.


Resident Barrel Setup

This setup also uses a small pump to water a garden using an existing hose.


Resident Barrel Setup

Uses two barrels with one used as an overflow.  Water is gravity drained from the left barrel to a container (not shown).

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"Team Up for the ADA" Golf Outing

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Join Us For "Team Up for the ADA" Golf Outing on Saturday, August 20, 2022.  Family Fun for all ages and abilities!
Par 3 Golf • Miniature Golf • Cornhole • Lunch • Music • Contests • Awards & Prizes

What is Happening?

“Team Up” for the 9th Annual 'Team Up for the ADA' presented by the Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Hollow Acres Golf Course, at 10:00am (Registration is at 9AM).
  • Each team must include a person with a disability
  • There will be Par 3 Golf, and Putt-Putt.
    • Par 3 Golf is $12.50 per person or $50.00 per team.
    • Putt-Putt Golf is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per team
How Can I Help Sponsor a Hole?

Hole sponsorships are available at 3 levels:
  • Small sign $25.00
  • Medium sign $50.00
  • Large sign $100.00 (sponsorship includes a team entry fee)
In order to have sufficient time to process your hole sponsorship, we must have your commitment by August 1st.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ADA Coordinator by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by phone at: 574-583-4568. Please make checks payable to:

City of Monticello, ADA
227 N Main St.
Monticello, IN 47960

You may also contact any Advisory Council Member to Participate in this "Team Up for the ADA" Golf Outing.

What is the Advisory Council?

The Monticello Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA serves to provide advice, guidance, and support to the City of Monticello as it progresses toward ADA compliance. Our activities include: Disability Awareness Month Events throughout the month of March each year (Art Contests, Street and Gazebo Banners, Recognition Awards, Wheelchair Basketball Games and Mile in My Shoes Day).

Members
Mayor Cathy Gross
Pat Wokoun, President
Mark Newman, Vice President
Jim Kramer, Secretary
Diane Bunnell, ADA Coordinator
Jim Mann, City Clerk-Treasurer
Mitch Billue, Parks Superintendent
Frank Arthur, Street Superintendent
Tony Stroup, Assistant Chief of Police
Wes Hartwell
Mary Sigman
Kyle Ashton
Tom Adams
Lexi Pool
Melissa Draper
April Hurley

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Photographer's Exhibit - Apply to Enter

  Photographer's Application.  Click to apply to exhibit your photos.

Local artists, Leah Padlo & Brandi Page, are inviting local photographers to join them for "Through my Lens" Photographer's Exhibit in the West Bays from July 28th through August 2nd.

Requirements:
  • Must be a local artist
  • Photographs must be show ready - Printed on canvas, framed, etc.
  • Photographs for hanging must be a minimum of 11x14 inches, 16x20 inches is preferred (before framing)
  • Photographers are welcome to have a table with prints of preferred size for sale or show
  • Photographers will be required to set up their work on Wednesday July 27th
Exhibit Hours:
  • Thursday July 28th - Friends & Family Invite Only - 5pm-8pm
  • Friday July 29th - Open - 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday July 30th - Open - 9am-1pm
  • Tuesday August 2nd - Farmers Market - 5pm-7pm
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Quilt Show Winners Announced

First Annual Quilt Show was held June 3 - June 12 in the West Bays at CIty Hall. We had a little over 300 people walk through and enjoy over 130 Quilts on display.  Free will donations were accepted for the "People's Choice Award" prizes.

1st was $150.00 Won by Joyce Lawyer,
2nd Place was Betty Bylend $90.00
3rd was Kathy Weida $90.00.

Everyone is looking forward to having the event again next year. 

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Mosquito Spraying Begins

The City of Monticello Street Department will begin spraying for mosquitos on Tuesday June 21, 2022 weather permitting. If weather will not allow us to spray that evening, then spraying will be moved to the next evening that weather allows. The Street Department will spray the City Limits once per week for the next several weeks. If the population worsens, we may move to twice a week. Spraying will be done during the evening hours. The spray trucks will spray in the alleys where available and the streets where the is no alley. If you do not want the area at your home sprayed, please call the Monticello Street Department at 574-583-7033.

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Salute to Vets & Boat Parade - July 2nd

The 2022 Lake Freeman Boat Parade, Veterans Cruise and Firework show will take place on Saturday, July 2nd. A full outline of events is listed here along with registration information.

Schedule of Events
  • 8:15 AM – Boarding Begins for Veterans at the Madam Carroll Dock
  • 9:20 AM – Opening Ceremony
  • 9:30 AM – Departure of the Madam Carroll from Dock
  • 10:30 AM – Boat Parade Line Up at Oakdale Dam
  • 11:00 AM – Boat Parade Begins, Following the Madam Carroll
The parade route will run the length of the Lake from Oakdale Dam to Luse Bridge, with the Finish and Boat Decoration Judging being on the Deck of the Sportman Inn Restaurant.

  • 12:20 PM – Madam Carroll Returns to Dock
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Boat Decoration Judging being on the Deck of the Sportsman Inn.
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Town Hall on Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm

The City of Monticello will be hosting our first Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm in the West Bays at the new City Hall on Washington St. (former Monticello Fire Dept.).

All residents are welcome to attend.  The purpose of the the town hall format is to give all citizens an opportunity to voice their concerns or ask questions of our city leaders and departments.
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Road Construction - May 5th

On Thursday, May 5th there will be:
  • Road construction on North Main between Foster Street and Fisher Street
  • Road construction on North Illinois from the Point to Hanawalt Rd.
  • There will be no parking on either of those streets while they are working in the area. 
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Utilities Dept. Clerical Opening

The City of Monticello, Indiana is seeking applications for a part-time clerical position within the City of Monticello Utilities Department.

Download the application below or pick up at the Utilities Office located at 225 N. Main St., Monticello, IN  47960.  Office hours are from 8am to 4pm.  Please return the application or mail to the Utilities Office.

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City Pool Opens Saturday, May 28th

   2022 Monticello City Pool Schedule.

Online Registration for swimming lessons begins on Friday, May 20th at the city park portal:  https://montiparks.recdesk.com

Monticello's Best Family Fun Value! 
 Pool opening is Saturday, May 28th.  This date may be subject to change due to weather or construction delays.  Please check the website often or the City Parks Facebook Page.

 2022 Summer Operation Hours 
  • Monday - Saturday:  12:00 Noon - 7:00pm
  • Sunday:  1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Adult Lap Swim is held M-Th from 7:00pm - 8pm
Swim Lessons and Lifeguard Training Classes are available.  For swim lessons, please use our online sign-up form:  https://montiparks.recdesk.com

Click to review the 2022 Monticello City Pool Schedule.

The city pool is located at 519 S. Second Street just one block down from the high school.  View Map.
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Local Lane Restrictions/Construction Info

The City of Monticello wishes to alert all citizens about the upcoming road construction.  This spring and early summer there will be lane restrictions on the following roads:
  • Sixth Street
  • Washington Street
  • North Main Street
  • North Illinois Street
  • South Main Street
We want everyone to watch for construction signs and warning flags.  Everyone have a safe and Happy Spring.
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