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Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Dec. 2nd - 6pm

  Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Info & Rules Flyer
  Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Entry 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 2nd 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 Entry 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 29, 2023.
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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Saluting Our Veterans

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

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Million Dollar INDOT Grant Received by City

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded the City of Monticello $1,000,000.00 from the Community Crossing Matching Grant Fund Program.

The grant allows the use of the grant monies for investment in road and bridge infrastructure programs.  Improvements to local roads and bridges will bring about economic development, create jobs and strengthen local transportation networks for all of Indiana. 

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Early Childcare Coalition of White County Formed

The City of Monticello is excited to be a part of the newly formed Early Childcare Coalition of White County(ECC). The ECC is a group of community advocates dedicated to increasing access, quality, and affordability of early childcare options for those who live and work in our economic region, through diversified solutions and enrollment initiatives. We meet monthly to find new ways to make high-quality child care affordable and available to families living and working nearby. Below are surveys for residents and employers to participate in to help us better understand the childcare needs of our community residents and employers.

Current participating ECC members are:
  • Boys & Girls Club of White County
  • Childcare Resource Network
  • City of Monticello
  • Community Foundation of White County
  • Monon Community Church
  • Monticello Public Library
  • North White Schools
  • White County Commissioners and Council
  • White County United Way 
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Water Operator Opening

The City of Monticello is seeking qualified applicants for water operator. The Water Plant Operator will help the City of Monticello, IN continue to provide high quality water services to the citizens of Monticello, Indiana.

To learn more and to apply please review the City of Monticello Employment Webpage.

Applications and resumes are due on November 22, 2023. 

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Blue Star Memorial Dedication

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Join Monticello for Purple Thursday

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Haunted Trail Hike - October 14

The Streets of Monticello Association invites all residents to attend the annual Haunted Trail Hike. The Hike Festivities will be held at the Altherr Nature Park from 5:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M..

The first Hiking Group leaves at 6:00 P.M. The last hike of the night will be at 9:15 P.M.

Activities

  • Haunted Trail Hike
  • Campfire
  • Ghost Stories
  • Roast S'mores

Other Food and Drink can be purchased. Follow signs for additional parking. Golf Car Rides will be available to Altherr Park from the Parking Lot. There will be a free will donation. The Haunted Trail Hike is co-sponsored by the Indiana Main Street Initiative, Indiana Office of Community Affairs, and the City of Monticello Parks Department.

Join Us ... IF YOU DARE! 

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Town Hall Meeting Scheduled Oct. 31st

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, October 31st at 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Location:
West Bays of City Hall
120 W Washington St
Monticello, Indiana 47960

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

Saturday, October 28th

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), Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Mail Street Initiative, I.U. Health and the City of Monticello.  The Trunk or Treat Event will be held on:
    • Saturday, October 28th 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 25th 
      • Register early only 90 cars will be accepted this year
      • Treats must be pre-wrapped and sealed (no homemade goodies this year)
      • Be prepared to accommodate approximately 1000+ children.
      • 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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Water Hydrant Flushing Scheduled

The City of Monticello Waterworks Department is scheduling city hydrants to be flushed between October 3-6.   Please be alert while traveling in these areas. 

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Lane Closures - Gordon Road

Gordon Road is scheduled for water main maintenance/rework beginning next week (September 25th).  Please expect possible lane closures during this time period. 

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Sewer Drain Information

It is common at this time of year, or anytime that it hasn't rained & it is hot outside that parts of city will experience an unpleasant odor. We are experiencing this now in the southeast area of the city. Our wastewater team will be making sure all the storm drains are covered and we are doing everything we can to minimize this issue. Please don't hesitate to call our office with concerns at 574-583-9889 
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Alleyway Cleanup Scheduled

The Monticello Street Department will be milling many of the alleys in the city on August 7 & 8, followed by two layers of chip/seal. In preparation for the large machinery required to do this project, the Street Department will be trimming all trees and shrubs that are in the right of way, so the machines can get through. 

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INDOT Road Closure - Gordon/Airport Rd.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has stated due to the traffic problems caused by the NIPSCo gas line relocation at Gordon Rd., Airport Rd., and US-421, the decision has been made to close Gordon and Airport Roads at that intersection.

  • Gordon and Airport Rd. Intersection will be closed.
  • Affected residents south of the intersection may use new County Rd. 225 S to enter/exit the area.
  • The traffic lights will be bagged and South Main/US-421 will be free flowing traffic with some lane restrictions as work progresses. 


We do not have an exact day when this will happen, within the next two weeks, and could last as long as 2 months. 


For more information about the INDOT Roundabout Project, click here (originally published in 2022).

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Parks Dept. Requests Assistance

Teen Survey Added!

What?

Adults and Teens, help the City of Monticello update its Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  Please share your thoughts and ideas regarding our park system.

When?

The survey is open for responses through July 14, 2023

Where?

Please follow the link below:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monticello_public
Español:  https://www.surverymonkey.com/r/monticello_espanol
Teen Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monticello_teen

Note:  The survey will take approximately 5-15 minutes (including optional open ended responses).  Survey doesn't require registration and responses are private.

For more information about the current master plan and view all documents related to this survey, click any link below:

Parks Survey - 2023

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Project Sprout Update

Courtney Dyer, the Maternal Health Specialist released a video updating the public on Project Sprout.  Please review the video below and learn more about this Mobile Integrated Health Program.

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Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Soars

   NEW! Indiana Capital Chronicle news article (June 2, 2023)
   Read the Program Opening Press Release (February 23, 2022)

The City of Monticello and the Monticello Fire Department are excited to announce the creation of the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program also known as the Community Paramedicine Program.

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program fills the gaps that are prevalent in healthcare, especially in more rural and aging communities. It works to meet the quadruple aim for healthcare which includes:
  • Better outcomes
  • Improved patient experience
  • Improved clinician experience
  • Lower healthcare costs
This is accomplished by:
  • Increased access and communication with primary care physicians for the medically underserved
  • Help with chronic disease management
  • Prioritize preventive care and follow up care for high-risk members of our community
Services provided upon the orders of our medical team include:
  • Assist patient communication with their provider
  • Post hospital discharge instruction compliance
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Provide cardiac monitoring
  • Diabetes management
  • Fall risk assessment & prevention/in-home safety checks
  • Immunizations including influenza and COVID-19 for homebound patients
  • Evaluating and assisting patients with individual needs
These and other services will help White County residents age in place and provide proactive care to prevent future hospitalization.

In 2021, The Monticello Fire Department and Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital collaborated on the Community Paramedicine Program pilot project. During the 6-month pilot program Monticello Fire Department saw 50 patients and had a 100% non-readmittance rate.

After the program’s success the West Central Region of IU Health agreed to provide first year funding to establish and sustain this program until further funding can be achieved. The commitment by our local IU Health White Memorial Hospital team under the guidance of President Mary Minier and Chief Nursing Officer Renea Smith connected our Community Paramedic Team, FF/Paramedic Chad Walther, and FF/Paramedic Nick Green with the families and individuals that would benefit most from this program.

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare program also received financial support from the Indiana State Department of Health and IU Health White Memorial Hospital. Our Community Paramedic(s) will be working with other funding agencies and grantors to provide necessary support moving forward.

This partnership provides our community with another resource to improve overall community health.

For more information about this program contact:

Nick Green, Community Paramedic
Phone:  574-870-8019

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Street Department Position Opening

The City of Monticello Street Department is announcing a position of General Laborer.  Please review the job description below.  You may pick up an application from the Mayor's Office or the City of Monticello Street Department.

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City Pool Opens Saturday, May 27th

   2023 Monticello City Pool Schedule.

Monticello's Best Family Fun Value!  Pool opening is Saturday, May 27th.  This date may be subject to change due to weather.  Please check the website often or the City Parks Facebook Page.

Pool Opening 2023 - Sat., May 27th

2023 Summer Operation Hours
  • Monday - Saturday:  12:00 Noon - 7:00pm
  • Sunday:  1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Adult Lap Swim/Water Walking is held:
    • M-F from 7 - 8pm
    • Saturday from 9 - 11am
Swim Lessons and Lifeguard Training Classes are available.   Online Registration for swimming lessons will be announced at the end of May.  Registration will be accepted through the city park portal:  https://montiparks.recdesk.com

  Click to review the 2023 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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