White County Moves to Red (High Community Spread of COVID-19)

White County has moved to RED.  Current map reflects December 6th, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats by clicking here (scroll down for map).
White County Guidelines (High Community Spread - Red):  The county received a point score of 3.0 > when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. The county is under red guidelines. These requirements remain in effect until the metric returns to orange/yellow/blue or moves to the all clear level. 

Actions may include:
  • All general requirements are in effect. Hoosier businesses remain open.
  • The Indiana Department of Health will convene local public health officials, local health care providers, elected officials, school leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss actions that will be taken. State agencies will provide further support upon request.
Local Officials should convene whenever a county moves to a more restrictive category.
  • Local health officials should evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing where appropriate; and issue isolation or quarantine orders where necessary.
  • Local health officials, health care providers, elected officials, school leadership and other key local leaders must convene regularly to discuss actions that could be implemented to decrease the spread of COVID in their communities.
  • School officials should review plans for all extra-curricular activities and assemblies to ensure best mitigation practices being followed.
Measures and Restrictions:  Individuals and businesses in counties designated as orange must comply with all general requirements set forth in State of Indiana Executive Order 21-32/17/12 above.
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8 December 2021 - Latest COVID News Summary

NEW!  Review the latest ISDH Vaccine Newsletter.
There will be a weekly county by county assessment.  White County is currently RED, High Community Spread.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats here (scroll down for map).

Tested Positive?

   Tested Positive.  How to protect yourself and others.
   Probado positivo. Cómo protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás.

Test Results

   COVID-19 Test Results.  What To Do? 
   Resultados de la prueba COVID-19. ¿Qué hacer?
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Holiday Parks Programs Announced!

 New!  Register for Parks Programs Online
 Review the Parks Calendar
Holiday Parks Programs Flyer

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following Holiday Parks Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call/leave message for Cindy Isom at the Parks Department at 574-583-3983.  NEWNow available - register online by clicking here.
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Trunk or Treat (3pm-5pm)/Halloween Hours (5pm-7pm)

Saturday, October 30th

Trunk or Treat Poster/Map - General Information
Trunk of 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) and the City of Monticello.  The Trunk or Treat Event will be held on:
    • Saturday, October 30th from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • 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 27th 
      • Register early only 50 cars will be accepted this year
      • Registration Form and Guidelines  (participating cars will be masked and have hand sanitizer)
      • 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.
  • NEW!  Trick or Treat Hours from 5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Only homes with porch lights on
    • Parental guidance encouraged.

 

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City Hall Open House - Sept. 20th

  Click to View Your Open House Invitation!

Everyone is invited to our open house!  Please join us in celebration of our new location of the Monticello, Indiana City Hall.  The new City Hall is located at 120 West Washington St., Monticello, IN.

The open house will be held on Monday, September 20th, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Schedule:
  • Tours - 3PM-4:30PM
  • Ribbon Cutting & Building Dedication - 5PM
  • Oath of Office of Firefighter/Paramedics - 5:15PM
  • Presentation of Colors by Veterans Group - 5:30PM
  • Board of Works Meeting - 5:30PM
  • City Council Meeting - 6:00PM
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El Condado de White Continua como Naranja

El estado del Condado de White es actualmente naranja. El mapa actual refleja el 6 de septiembre de 2021. El mapa se actualiza todos los miércoles. Vea las estadisticas semanales haciendo clic aquí (desplácese hacia abajo para ver el mapa).

Pautas del Condado de White (Propagacion Moderada en la Comunidad—Naranja):  El condado recibió una puntuación de 2.0 < 2.5 cuando se combinan el porcentaje de positividad y los casos nuevos por cada 100,000 residentes. El condado está bajo pautas naranja. Estos requisitos permanecen vigentes hasta que la métrica vuelva a roja/amarillo/azul o se mueve al nivel que ha pasado el peligro. 

Las acciones pueden incluir:

  • Todos los requisitos generales están vigentes. Los negocios de en el Estado do Indiana permanecen abiertos.
  • El Departamento de Salud de Indiana convocará a los funcionarios de salud pública locales, los proveedores de atención médica locales, los funcionarios electos, los líderes escolares y otras partes interesadas clave para discutir las acciones que se tomarán. Las agencias estatales brindarán más apoyo a pedido.

Funcionarios Locales:

  • Los funcionarios de salud locales deben evaluar la fuente de las pruebas positivas, realizar pruebas específicas cuando corresponda y emitir órdenes de aislamiento o cuarentena cuando sea necesario.
  • Los funcionarios de salud locales, los proveedores de atención médica, los funcionarios electos, el liderazgo escolar y otros líderes locales clave deben reunirse regularmente para discutir las acciones que podrían implementarse para disminuir la propagación de COVID en sus comunidades.

Medidas y Restricciones:  Las personas y las empresas en los condados designados como Naranjas deben cumplir con todos los requisitos generales establecidos en la Orden Ejecutiva 21-23 del Estado de Indiana.

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New Roundabout Construction - April 2023

The following is an information summary about County Project #1702835.  The project proposes to create a five legged, single-lane roundabout to improve the intersection of SR 39/US 421 and Gordon Road.  The roundabout also includes Airport Road, South Main St., and City Park Loop.  The project is being funded by the Federal Govt. with an INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation) partnership.

Resources/Information

 Project Website

Public Meeting - August 19, 2021 (PPT)  - Best Pictorial Summary of Project
  Public Meeting - August 19, 2021 (PDF) - Best Text Summary of Project - 4 Pages

Preliminary Plan Document (PDF)
Environment Assessment Document (PDF)


Information Updated:  29 November 2021
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New City of Monticello Video Released!

 
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White County Cares!

White County Cares is a collaborative initiative to promote awareness and prevention of substance use disorder and mental health stigma. The site includes interactive informational modules that allow community members to learn more about building resilient communities through acts of caring and compassion. Those who complete the modules will earn a certificate as a "Community Cares Champion" and will be eligible for discounts with our sponsors. 

 Visit the White County Cares Website for more details.
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City of Monticello Planning Survey

  Monticello City Planning Survey (takes approx. 2-3 minutes)

The City of Monticello is applying for a Comprehensive Plan planning grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Please take a moment and complete the survey to provide your input in the planning process.
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City of Monticello Business Grant Announced - Round 3

City of Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross is proud to announce the City of Monticello Small Business OCRA Grant Round 3 applications are now available. The completed application packet is due back no later than June 30 by 4:00 p.m. Businesses that have been established and operational within the city limits of Monticello since January 1, 2020 may be eligible for the maximum award amount of $10,000.00. This grant money is to be used for payroll, training, and operational costs.

The selection committee, formed with the Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, City Council members, and the MRC, will consider whether applicant businesses have:
  • demonstrated a commitment to the community, through the support of local youth or charitable programs, good corporate citizenship, participation in community and business support organizations.
  • plans to hire, maintain, train or assist individuals who lost jobs or experienced economic hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • needs that have not been or are not anticipated to be addressed through other government assistance programs.
  • made all reasonable efforts to keep employees employed during the recovery process.
  • an industry sector particularly affected negatively by COVID-19 and public safety measures associated with the outbreak (for example retail, dine in restaurant, salon).
  • are not franchise owned.
  • a physical location within the city limits of Monticello.
  • had 100 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2021.received funds in previous rounds of City or County grant/loan programs
  • are Veteran, Woman, or Minority ownership.
The Small Business Grant program has limited funding; therefore, not all grant requests may be approved at the level requested. Application packets can be picked up at the Mayor’s office at 227 N Main Street. For more information, please contact Lori Cheever at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 574-583-9889.
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Smoke Alarm Recall Notice

Monticello Fire Dept. June 7, 2021 - The vast majority of recalled smoke alarms were not part of any smoke alarm donation made by the Kidde Company to our fire service.  Alarms distributed through the Get Alarmed program are not involved in the recall.
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¡INFORMACIÓN ACTUALIZADA! Vacunas Contra el COVID Disponibles Para Personas Mayores de 12 Años

Elegibilidad para la Vacuna  │  Lugares de Vacunas en el Condado
Sitio Web de Programación de Cita — los tiempos de espera pueden ser largos
Tome nota: Kroger tiene su propio sitio de programación. Si está interesado, visite este enlace.
Mapa de Ivy Tech
Video sobre Vacunas (información local de las Clinicas de Salud Familiar)

Los beneficiarios elegibles ahora pueden programar citas en línea para las vacunas contra COVID-19. La vacuna ahora está disponible para personas mayores de 12 años:

  • TOME NOTA: Personas más jóvenes de 12 años deben seleccionar un sitio de vacunación de Pfizerhaga clic aquí para disponibilidad.
  • Residentes que viven en facilidades de cuidado de largo tiempo;
  • Individuos con afecciones médicas de alto riesgo (revise la elegibilidad)
  • Veteranos (revise la elegibilidad);
  • Educadores
  • Trabajadores de la salud con y sin licencia y socorristas que tienen interacciones cara a cara con pacientes o material infeccioso o trabajan en una posición de cara al público que requiere contacto en persona.

Debido al suministro limitado, una vacuna está disponible con cita previa solo para aquellos actualmente elegibles según lo determinado por el Departamento de Salud de Indiana. Esa lista completa está publicada en https://ourshot.in.gov y las citas también se pueden programar en ese sitio web.

No hay ningún costo para el individuo, pero al seguro se le puede cobrar una tarifa administrativa. Las personas deben traer una identificación con foto y una tarjeta de seguro si la tienen. Los trabajadores de la salud con y sin licencia y los socorristas necesitarán una identificación con foto, prueba de edad o verificación de empleo actual como trabajador de la salud o socorrista en Indiana.

Sitios de Vacunación en el Condado de White:

Ivy Tech
1017 O’Connor Blvd.
Monticello, IN  

Kroger Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Kroger)
916 North Main St.
Monticello, IN
Haga click aquí para registrar – Llame al 866-211-5320 para programar citas SOLAMENTE con Kroger. (No llame al 211.)

Family Health Clinic (Clínica de Salud Familiar)—Wolcott 
128 W. Market St.
Wolcott, IN  47995

Family Health Clinic (Clínica de Salud Familiar)—Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959

Walgreens Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Walgreens)
812 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Tome Nota: suministros limitados

 Walmart Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Walmart)
1088 W. Broadway St.  
Monticello, IN  47960   

Las citas deben programarse con anticipación a través del sitio web estatal anterior para aquellos que son actualmente elegibles. Haga clic aquí para más información o ver el siguiente video.

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Parks Dept. Searching for Seasonal Employees

Seasonal Parks Dept. Employees - Application for Employment (Print PDF)
Seasonal Parks Dept. Employees - Application for Employment (Digital Fillable PDF)

The Monticello Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking applications for seasonal lifeguards, concession operators, and park laborers. Applications are available online www.monticelloin.gov and can be returned to the park’s office at 904 City Park Loop or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Monticello Named Smart Rural Community

The City of Monticello has been recognized as a smart rural community.  Lightstream, a local company providing fiber-optic broadband services, to our community is our city partner.  Their goal is to bring high speed internet to rural areas.

Lightstream was awarded this honor by the National Broadband Association.  The President and CEO of Lightstream, Brent Gilliam, has worked towards this goal within rural areas during the pandemic.

Gilliam remarked, "To be able to share this with our community and watch it develop and grow and be able to provide that opportunity for many years and decades in the future is very important to us."  Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross said this recognition is part of her mission to move the city forward.  Gross said, "Because of these important partnerships we are able to constantly make a different in our community".

To learn more about this award, visit Lightstream's Smart Rural Community webpage.


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ADA Distributes Sensory Bags to TLSC & Boys and Girls Club

Monticello Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Distributes Sensory Bags to Twin Lakes Schools & Boys and Girls Club

On Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12, the Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA distributed sensory bags to the Boys & Girls Club of White County, and to all five schools in the Twin Lakes School Corporation. The sensory bags, which are for use by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Sensory Processing Disorders, include items such as weighted lap pads, stretchy toys and noise-cancelling headphones to provide or reduce various types of sensory input. Funding for these sensory bags was made possible through the generosity of the Community Foundation of White County, which provided a $1,500 grant toward their purchase.

L-R: ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Boys & Girls Club staff members Katie Sparks (middle) and Melissa Rice (far right)

L-R: ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Boys & Girls Club staff members Katie Sparks (middle) and Melissa Rice (far right)

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, RMS student Luke Bond, Special Education Teacher Susan Williams, RMS student Kohen Armstrong, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, and Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, RMS student Luke Bond, Special Education Teacher Susan Williams, RMS student Kohen Armstrong, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, and Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Twin Lakes High School Dean of Students Dan Seiltz, TLHS Assistant Principal Desiree Swaim, TLHS Principal Melissa Whitehead, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Twin Lakes High School Dean of Students Dan Seiltz, TLHS Assistant Principal Desiree Swaim, TLHS Principal Melissa Whitehead, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Meadowlawn Assistant Principal Christie Holst, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Meadowlawn Assistant Principal Christie Holst, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Oaklawn Elementary Special Education Teacher Patti Hudelson, Oaklawn student Nicky, Oaklawn Principal Jennifer Lingenfelter, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Oaklawn Elementary Special Education Teacher Patti Hudelson, Oaklawn student Nicky, Oaklawn Principal Jennifer Lingenfelter, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Eastlawn Elementary Principal Casey Davenport, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool

L-R: Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Eastlawn Elementary Principal Casey Davenport, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool



Photos by Lori Cheever, Mayor's Asst. & MPD Patrolman Travis Clark
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Photo Sent From Santa's Sleigh!

8:10PM - Monticello, IN  (North-Pole-Imagery 24Dec2020)

This view was just sent from Santa's Sleigh high above the City of Monticello as he prepares to make his annual visit to all the Good Girls & Boys in Monticello. 
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Carbon Monoxide Safety

The City of Monticello Fire Department in partnership with NIPSCO encourage all citizens to "Know Your Home" and learn about Carbon Monoxide Safety.  We care about your safety, and it's important for you to know the risks of carbon monoxide and how to stay alert.
  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Know what to do if your carbon monoxide detector goes off or if you're experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Know how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning - the first step is to buy and install carbon monoxide detectors.
Learn about carbon monoxide safety by visiting NIPSCo's Know Your Home website.
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Indiana Extends Stage 5 to Nov. 14th

State of Indiana Executive Order 20-46: Stage 5 Continued
Stage 5 Back on Track Graphical Overview: September 26th - November 14th
 State of Indiana Executive Order 20-43: The New Normal During a Global Pandemic with Mask Mandate
State of Indiana Executive Order 20-44:  7th Extension of Public Health Emergency
State of Indiana Executive Order 20-45:  Directives Renewals due to COVID-19

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Estado De Indiana Orden Ejecutiva 20-46:  Vuelta a la Normalidad en Indiana: La Etapa Cinco Continuó
ESTADO DE INDIANA Orden Ejecutiva 20-43
ESTADO DE INDIANA Orden Ejecutiva 20-44
ESTADO DE INDIANA Orden Ejecutiva 20-45

Governor Eric Holcomb has announced Indiana will advance to an updated version of the Stage 5 Back On Track Indiana plan and extend the state’s face covering mandate until November 14th.  Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

Guidelines for all Hoosiers

  • Face coverings are required for all Hoosiers according to Executive Order 20-43
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet, especially in public spaces and when you are in close contact with others who are not members of your household
  • Wash your hands frequently; use hand sanitizer when hand-washing is not available
  • Do not go to work or other locations when you feel sick or symptomatic
  • Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should remain vigilant about protecting their exposure to COVID
  • Limit gatherings with those outside of your household or regular social bubble
  • Hoosiers who will be in contact with individuals 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should remain vigilant about exposure
  • Consider obtaining a COVID test before prolonged exposure to high-risk individuals. A COVID test before visiting may enable you to make an informed decision about contact with other persons. Do not visit if you are positive or symptomatic
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing indoors and outdoors and wear a mask for the protection of other individuals and yours
  • Maintain hygiene standards

Guidelines for Businesses Effected by Stage 4.5

  • Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs may operate at full capacity
  • Personal services may open at full capacity
  • Gyms, fitness centers and workout facilities may operate at full capacity
  • Conventions may resume at full capacity Amusement parks, water parks, and like facilities may operate at full capacity
  • Social distancing guidelines should be maintained Cultural, entertainment, and tourism sites may open at full capacity. This includes museums, zoos, aquariums, and like facilities
  • Pari-mutuel horse racing and county and state fair racing may operate at full spectator capacity
  • Raceway events may return to full capacity
NOTE: Although businesses may operate at full capacity, there are still distancing and/or mask requirements. Please review the Stage 5 Back On Track documents for a summary on pages 1 and 2
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Monticello Riverwalk Fundraiser

  Visit the Riverwalk Fundraiser Web Page

About The Riverwalk Fundraiser

Join us by walking/running/biking where you are from Saturday Oct. 17th-Wednesday Oct. 21st. Total distance will be self reported. Each participant will receive a SWAG bag: prizes for longest distances in each category(walk/run/bike)

Registration fee is a suggested donation of $20, but any amount is appreciated. 100% of proceeds go to the Monticello Riverwalk.

Please email your total distance results by 5pm on Oct. 21st This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Questions? Call Tabby at Thrivent 765-449-8888.

The Riverwalk Project

;Our "Twin Lakes" provide wonderful assets to Greater Monticello! How do we connect our thriving city to the river and our lakes? The Monticello Riverwalk Plaza! The Riverwalk Plaza, will be located next to the Historical Society Museum, and it will be a starting point for recreational opportunities focused on our lakes such as hiking, canoe and kayak rentals, picnics and fishing. The plaza will be a gathering place for Monticello residents, as well as visitors, looking to enjoy the sweeping views of the water in a safe, outdoor space with room to socially distance if needed.

 

 

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