Review and download Limb and Brush Pickup Calendar/Spring Clean-up 2023
Review and download Limb and Brush Pickup Calendar/Spring Clean-up 2023
Lt. Gov. Crouch, OCRA announce 14 communities toreceive new 2023 Indiana Main Street designations
INDIANAPOLIS (March 2, 2023) – Today, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced 14 organizations will be designated as Indiana Main Street programs or will be moved into a new Indiana Main Street program level.
The Indiana Main Street Program annually accepts applications for three levels. The levels include:
- Nationally Accredited Main Street: These organizations meet all of the Main Street America Accreditation Standards.
- Aspiring Indiana Accredited Main Street: These organizations are within one year of meeting all Indiana Accreditation Standards but could lack a full-time paid staff person.
- OCRA's Downtown Affiliate Network: These organizations may prefer to specialize in event-related activities only, lack the physical and historical capacity required to qualify as a Main Street organization, or are working towards building organizational capacity to meet the Indiana or Main Street America Accreditation Standards.
"The Indiana Main Street program allows communities to celebrate what makes them unique and showcase their downtown districts," said Lt. Gov. Crouch, Indiana's Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. "I look forward to seeing how each of these 14 communities will utilize this program in the coming months."
Local program's performances are evaluated by Indiana Main Street, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify organizations that meet rigorous performance standards.
"Congratulations to these 14 communities on earning an Indiana Main Street designation or advancing to the next level of the program," said OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner. "Hoosier Main Street communities gain resources, tools and opportunities from our state program, helping fuel their economic development and enhancing their downtown districts. I am eager to see all they accomplish through their new designations."
The organizations earning new Indiana Main Street designations include:
Nationally Accredited Main Street
- Main Street Brookville
- Historic Downtown Kendallville
Aspiring Indiana Accredited Main Street
- Delphi Main Street
- Dillsboro Main Street
- Streets of Monticello Association
OCRA's Downtown Affiliate Network:
- Restore Old Town Greenwood Inc
- Irvington Development Organization
- GROW Jasonville Inc.
- Mass Ave Cultural Arts District
- Inspire Mishawaka
- One New Harmony
- Discover Oxford
- Association for a Better Rockport
- Discover Downtown Washington
Through their designations, the 14 programs will be provided a formal certificate, access to Main Street America and Indiana Main Street trainings, networking opportunities with other regional and statewide programs, a resource toolbox unique to their needs, and more.
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Do you love our downtown flowerpots? Of course, you do! And so do we! Why do we do it? Because we love Monticello and are passionate about making Monticello bloom! Join the Streets of Monticello Association (S.O.M.A.) Downtown Flowerpot Project and learn how you or your business can sponsor a self-watering flowerpot.
Review the Flowerpot Ladies Letter and submit a donation!
2023 ADA Disability Awareness Month Support/Sponsorship Opportunities
The City of Monticello and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA Is proud to once again support Disability Awareness Month and plans are well underway.
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.
Listed below are our initial Schedule of Events. All times are EST (Indianapolis/GMT -5)
- Wednesday January 11th: Banner Art Contest Projects are turned into City Hall for judging.
- Wednesday, January 18th: The Art Projects are judged in the West Bay at new City Hall
- Wednesday, March 1: Art and Banner displays go up on Main Street
- March 1-16th: Art will be on display at the Monticello Library during open hours.
- March 20-31: Art will be on display at West Bay Area at City Hall, 120 W. Washington St.
- Tuesday, March 7: 10:00am Awareness Month Story Hour-Monticello-Union Township Public Library- Celebrity Reader
- Thursday, March 9: 5:00pm Wheel Chair Basketball & Social Services Fair at Twin Lakes High School Auxiliary Gym - Door 9 on west side of building from side parking lot
- 5:00-7:00pm - Social Services and Transition Fair
- 6:00pm - Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Demonstration
- 6:20pm - City Department Tournament and Annual Guns Vs. Hoses
- 6:40pm - Monticello Combined Game—Red vs. White
- 7:00pm - Aktion Club members recognized
- 7:10pm - Half-time Activities. Please visit our concession stand and social services booths
- 7:20pm - City Department Tournament Championship
- Wednesday, March 15: 6:00pm Story Hour at Monticello-Union Township Public Library - Celebrity Reader
- Thursday, March 16: Walk a Mile In My Shoes Day at the White Oak Health Campus - Dementia Experience. Call White Oaks Health Care to schedule an appointment.
- Wednesday, March 22: 3:30pm Story Hour at Monticello-Union Township Public Library - Celebrity Reader
- Thursday, March 23: 5:30pm Arts & Awards Reception at City Hall, West Bays 120 W Washington Street
Below is the list of all that were awarded certificates for their help and support.
- North White Building Trades for the renovation that turned an upstairs storage area into living quarters with living room, kitchen, bath, laundry area, and two bedrooms
- Lon & Judy Roudebush of Professional Interiors provided and installed non-slip material on the staircase. This was provided at a reduced cost and they rearranged their installation schedule to make sure the work was done before the station opened.
- Brad & Shari Moore of Ace Hardware provided all the paint and supplies at a substantial discount
- Mark Reynolds of the Monon Connection Museum at the Whistle Stop Restaurant provided Monon Railroad memorabilia to decorate both the living quarters and the meeting room. The upstairs was painted to match the color scheme of the 1950s era Monon Railroad passenger train.
- Jasper County Recovery House for providing paint crews.
- Roger Young, Monon Town Marshal and Monon Township Board for hours of work on cleaning and preparation to turn the space into living quarters.
- Lt. John Huff, Monticello Fire Department for installing new sink and faucet in the kitchen
- Firefighter Paramedics Ryan Hahn and Jake Norwell for cleaning, furnishing and preparation work.
The City of Monticello awarded the family of Nick Brietic with a certificate of appreciation. The mission of the Nicholas A Brletic Foundation is to honor and continue Nick's legacy. A beloved, son, brother, and friend, Nick lived life to the fullest and brought joy to the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know him.Nick's love of all water and boating led to the foundation donating $7500 to the Monticello Fire Department Rescue Boat fund.
NIck's Mother Stacy Jacobs and Father Mark Brletic accepted the Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Cathy Gross
Henry's daughter, Ruth Bortscheller, who was affectionately known as Mrs. B. was the secretary treasurer of the Lake Shafer Association. She knew the importance of the Water Rescue team and helped in raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Team over the last 40 years. The money not only purchased hardware such as boats, motors, and diving equipment, it also paid to train Fire Department Divers. Divers are trained in advanced skills like Emergency Response Diving, ice diving, dry suit and full-face mask diving. The latest contribution from the Association was a sonar unit for the department's new boat. Sonar allows the victim of a drowning to be located much more quickly than possible by traditional underwater search patterns.
Winter Parks Crafts Flyer
The Monticello City Parks Department, in partnership with the Monticello-Union Township Public Library, announces the following Winter Parks Crafts:
- Winter Quilling Project
- Pine Cone Wreath Making
- Valentine's Day Button Heart Project
On December 6, 2022 Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority have chosen the Monticello Next Generation Youth Advocates for the My Community, My Vision (MCMV) program, which connects high school students across Indiana to each other and their neighborhoods, towns, and cities. Review more information about this initiative here:
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
West Bays of City Hall
120 W Washington St
Monticello, Indiana 47960
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 )
- 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.
- 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.