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City Honors Nicholas A. Brietic Foundation

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
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Lake Shafer Association Awarded by City

The City of Monticello hereby expresses its gratitude to the Lake Shafer Association for decades of support for the Fire Department Water Rescue Team. The relationship between the City of Monticello and the Association was born of tragedy. Henry Warinecz drowned in Lake Shafer on May 18, 1983. Divers from the Fire department recovered his body.

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.

The Lake Shafer Association's contribution to public safety has afforded the Monticello Fire Department to have a water rescue team that is better equipped and better trained than would have been possible without their support. The City of Monticello is extremely thankful for this on-going public – private relationship with the Lake Shafer Association that continues to enhance the safety of our community. 
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Winter Craft Programs Announced!

 Register for Crafts by calling Public Library 574-583-2665
 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
There is a $5.00 charge for each class.  If interested, please register for the classes by calling/leaving message at the Monticello-Union Township Public Library at 574-583-2665.
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IHCDA select Monticello for My Community, My Vision Initiative

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:

 

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Child Care Access Forum on Tu, Dec. 6th at 10am

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Mental Healthcare Forum - Tu Nov. 29th - 1pm

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Firemen Assist Habitat for Humanity

Monticello Fire Department B-Shift led by Captain Shane Swaim & Lt. Chad Walther volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity site Thursday. The team included Tyler Miller, Yaritza Shanchez, Captain Shane Swaim, Lt. Chad Walther, Aaron Miller, Ryan Hahn, and Trey Cobb. 

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Winterize Your Rain Barrel

Don't forget to winterize your rain barrel before freezing temperatures arrive.

  • Disconnect the diverter from your downspouts.
  • Drain the water out of your barrel.
  • After it drains just leave the spigot open.
  • Plug the diverter connected to your downspouts.


If you need more information please feel free to contact the City of Monticello Wastewater Utility by email.Thank you for your participation using rain barrels for your gardening needs.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Project Rain Barrel Wins Governor's Award

The City of Monticello recently won the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for the 2022 IDEM Recycling/Reuse for Project Rain Barrel.  

Learn more about Project Rain Barrel here.

Please review the Governor's Press Release:

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Full-Time Seasonal Help Needed

Help Wanted!  The Monticello Street Department is looking for full-time seasonal help for Leaf Pickup.  This job will last for 6-8 weeks.  Please pick up applications at the Mayor's Office at 120 West Washington Street, Monticello IN. 

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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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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

  ADA Golf Outing Brochure
  Team Up for the ADA Golf Outing - Registration & Sponsor A Hole Form

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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