Twin Lakes School Pantry Announcement

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For the families of Twin Lakes School there will be an extra food distribution from the Twin Lakes School Pantry on Wednesday, March 18 from 2:00 to 6:00 at Woodlawn door 4. Contact Patty Godlove cell (765) 543-9188 with questions.

For those who would like to support the TL Food Pantry, the most efficient and effective donation is money. You can donate to Food Finders Food Bank and for donation purpose, type “Twin Lakes Schools Food Pantry”. The funds will go into an account for our pantry. During these uncertain times, let’s together lift up our entire community. Link to donation page: https://www.food-finders.org/give/


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Coronavirus Information Page Opens

  Click to review the City of Monticello Coronavirus Information Page.

The City of Monticello has opened a coronavirus information page.  The purpose of this page is to:
  • Provide City News concerning the coronavirus including press releases, event cancellations, and general public health and safety information.
  • Provide key documents related to the coronavirus
  • Provide links to Federal/State web resources on the coronavirus.
This page will be updated as new information is released.
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Twin Lakes Schools Closed

  Click here for an entire listing of Closings related to COVID-19

The four White County Superintendents have been in constant communication today about the recent developments with the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
  • During the week of March 16th, Monday through Thursday will be eLearning days and Friday is planned as a waiver day.
  • On Monday, March 30, 2020 we plan to use another waiver day and reassess the situation with other White County Superintendents.
  • All facilities will be completely closed beginning at 12:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 until 7:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Following this closure of the buildings, support staff will reenter to begin disinfecting procedures. Twin Lakes School Corporation continues to take steps to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.
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Board of Works/CC Moving - COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus situation and the goal of "social distancing", the City of Monticello Council and the Board of Works are moving meetings from City Hall to the White County Government Building, 2nd Floor, Commissioners Room. The meeting times of 5:30 pm BOW and 6:00 pm Council will not change.
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Mayor's Press Release on COVID-19

3/13/2020

Press Release from the Office of Mayor Cathy Gross

Subject: Coronavirus and Flu Prevention

The City of Monticello cares about our residents, employees, and guests.

The Coronavirus is a type of virus that includes symptoms of fever, muscle aches, fatigue, cough and shortness of breath. It will more quickly infect those that are already health compromised like older adults, those already sick, or anyone with a weakened immune system. Like most other viruses, it is spread through human contact. For this reason, practicing the following precautions could help limit your risk of exposure:
  • Wash your hands, starting with your fingertip, often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Use hand sanitizer correctly
  • Keep your distance - particularly from others who might be sick (6+ feet is recommended)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash; or cough or sneeze into your arm or shoulder
  • Stay home if you don't feel well
  • Call your health care provider and follow their instructions. If your health insurance has the option for Teladoc or other online capabilities, please take advantage of that service.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.

You can find more information at:
Indiana State Department of Health. https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm
Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates as necessary. We will also post updates on our city website: http://www.monticelloin.gov

Mayor Cathy Gross
City of Monticello

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March is Disability Awareness Month

Updated 13 March 2020

The City of Monticello and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA Is proud to once again support Disability Awareness Month during the month of March.

Plans for Disability Awareness Month 2020 are well underway. Each year sponsors like you make our awareness month activities some of the best in the State of Indiana. This year we have even more engagement from the community, expanding some of our events, and reaching more and more of our citizens.

As always the City of Monticello is committed to being an accessible, responsive, community that welcomes and includes everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has become a useful tool in assuring that access changes are made and policies are developed to give people with all kinds of disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from community programs and activities.

Monday, March 16th:  Disability Awareness Art Show - 6pm is the public reception and viewing at Monticello-Union Twp. Public Library
 
Friday, March 20th:  "Mile in My Shoes" event at Twin Lakes High School
  • Wednesday, March 25th:  On-Site Presentation of Art Awards for CDC Clients - 1:30-3pm at CDC Workshop
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Mayor Gross Interviewed

Mayor Gross was recently interviewed by Colby Smock at Twin Lakes High School.  Mrs. Laura Rogers is the faculty sponsor of the YouTube interview.  Watch it here:

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February Parks Programs Announced

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Valentines Image of Ribbon Hearts on Dock boardUpdated on January 14th.

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following February 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.
  • Valentines Crafts: for pre-2nd grade. Come to our party including crafts and food! Call 583-4525 to register. Meet at the Anheier Building in City Park on Tuesday Feb.4th at 6:30pm.
  • Wood Burned Tree Rounds: for adults. Wood burn snowflake patterns on tree rounds. Call 583-4525 to register. Cost $5.00. Go to the Anheier Building in City Park on Thurs. Feb. 6th at 7pm.
  • Snow and Ice Science: 3rd-8th grade. Use hands on experiments to study cold winter weather. Call 583-4525 to register. Go to the Anheier Building in City Park on Wednesday Feb. 19th at 7pm.
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Sensible Water Treatment

drone image02Infrastructure is key for attracting and retaining businesses and industries. Along with roads, and drinking water; wastewater conveyance and treatment completes the trilogy of City provided infrastructure components. In addition, reliable and effective wastewater treatment is vital for protecting the Tippecanoe River and Lake Freeman.

The Wastewater Utility maintains and operates over 36 miles of storm and sanitary sewers, multiple pump stations, and a Class III wastewater treatment plant that is in the process of its third major upgrade since it was originally built in 1950.

Click to learn more about your Wastewater Treatment Dept. ...
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2nd Annual Holiday Tour of Homes Announced

soma event stackedSOMA invites the community to attend its 2nd Annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 14th from 4pm to 7pm.  
The Holiday Tour will begin at the Monticello Fire Department at 911 West South Street.  This year's theme is 'A Country Christmas' and will feature a live nativity scene at one of the six stops on the tour.

The tour showcases the following homes:
  • Mark and Kathy Kelly's Home - Live Nativity Scene featuring the Monticello Christian Church Players and the Kelly's horses, zonkey, donkey, sheep, alpaca, and camel.
  • Connie Pampel's 1918 Farmhouse (The Sanctuary)
  • George and Libby Green's 1870 Home
  • Dave and Nancy Jordan's Brandywine Inn & Suites
  • Trent and Autumn Whitaker's Rustic Home
  • Bob and Laurie Webster's Lake Freeman Home
Tickets for the tour are $10 each and may be purchased at WMRS, Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, and the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at the Monticello Fire Department.
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New ADA Compliant Sidewalks!

The City of Monticello continues to see progress as we move toward ADA Compliance.  Through the efforts of the Street Department (Frank Arthur, Supt.), Mayor's Houston's Office, and the ADA/Title VI Coordinator/Mayor-Elect Cathy Gross, over $1 million in INDOT Community Crossing Grant funding was received by the city. This funding has made possible the downtown sidewalk enhancements.  These improvements not only serve our friends with access needs, but also make our downtown a more livable space as families with strollers also benefit from these efforts.

Our downtown now enjoys more community events through our partnerships with S.O.M.A. and our other business alliances.  All of this is made possible through grant funding and local match success.

Monticello is moving forward together!
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Roosevelt PowWow

IMG 7791The RMS Pow Wow is an afternoon of various activities set up on the last day of school each year for RMS students to participate in for fun. For many years some of these activities were bowling, movies in various classrooms, games outside on RMS grounds, etc.

Three years ago, RMS educator Tiffany Roth reached out to the Monticello Fire Department and inquired as to whether we would be willing to set up an obstacle course or something fun for a group of students to come to the station and participate in.

The first year was a big hit with the students and staff. Last year being our third year to participate we welcomed around 25 students, 3-4 staff members and 5-6 parents to the station and again set up an obstacle course of various tasks a firefighter may do during the course of his or her day. Some of these tasks included Pulling hose, spraying water, donning full protective equipment and so on.

This past year we also transported the students and staff atop our beloved antique American LaFrance fire engine to and from the middle school with lights and sirens going.
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Suggest an Event on our New Calendar!

calendar smartphone smThe City of Monticello is proud to present its new events calendar.  The calendar lists upcoming events on our main web page and a more comprehensive listing inside.  You will find:

  • City Events (Council and Board of Works Meetings)
  • Parks Events (Summer Programs)
  • Twin Lakes Area Events (The Spirit of Monticello Festival and more)

This listing is mobile-friendly and each calendar can be added to your smartphone or desktop calendar by clicking the "Subscribe" button and following the prompt.

The community is encouraged to suggest an community-based, public event for addition to the calendar.  Simply fill out the form and submit your event.

  Review the Events Calendar Listing here.
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