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Public invited to hear about ongoing initiatives and offer project ideas

January 9, 2017

[MONTICELLO] – The Village of Monticello, the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, and Sullivan Renaissance will co-host a community meeting on Saturday, January 21 at 2:00p.m. Community residents, business owners and others with an interest in Monticello’s future are encouraged to attend the meeting, to be held at the Monticello Fire House on Richardson Avenue.


Since the reconstruction of Broadway in 2010, Sullivan Renaissance has been working closely with village officials on several initiatives designed to improve the community.  In the past six years, over $200,000 in private grant funds have been invested to purchase street lights, signage, install landscaping, park improvements and other community projects.


Monticello is expected to receive another $15,000 grant in March through Sullivan Renaissance’s   Municipal Partnership Grant program.  Village officials are seeking the public’s involvement and input on projects that could be funded by the grant, which focuses on beautification, code enforcement and healthy communities.


“Many people aren’t fully aware of all the positive things that have happened in Monticello these past few years, and the unprecedented opportunities that exist for future growth once the casino opens next year,” added Village Manager David Sager.  “In the past six years, over $52 million in public investments have made to improve local roads, install sidewalks and upgrade the Village’s water and sewer infrastructure.  With the Sullivan Renaissance grant funds and other grants that have been secured, this year we are planning to focus on addressing blight, stabilizing our residential neighborhoods, increasing homeownership, and engaging the community.”


Sullivan Renaissance community planner Helen Budrock, who will be facilitating the meeting, said “The primary purpose of the meeting is to update the public on all of the positive work that is happing in Monticello, share ideas about future projects, and learn about ways members of the community can get involved.”


Everyone is welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Helen Budrock at Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2462 or Village Manager David Sager at 845-794-6130. Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.