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City Pool is Open on Sat., May 26th
  • M-Sa:  12:00 Noon - 8pm
  • Su:  1pm - 8pm
  • Adult Swim:  M-F from 7pm-8pm

See 2018 City Pool Schedule

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 Broadway Art & Craft Fair - July 27 & 28th.

art picJoin us for the Monticello-Union Township Public Library’s Broadway Art & Craft Fair on July 27 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 from 9 am-3 pm. Enjoy an evening of instrumental music performed by local musicians, appetizers, and artwork in an array of mediums at the public reception held on Friday, July 27 from 5 – 8 p.m. We will have local artists exhibiting their art work. The public will be able to enjoy a diversity of paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. There will be demonstrations on henna tattoos and glass making throughout the day on Saturday, July 28.

Supporting the art and craft fair enables artists to continue creating and the library to continue offering a variety of cultural programs to our patrons. A portion of each sale goes back to the library and will help to fund programming, projects, maintenance, and future repairs of the facility.  Join us as we celebrate the beauty of art in many forms.

For more information, please contact Candace Wells, the Adult Services Manager, at 574-583-2665 ext. 3307 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All programming is sponsored by the Friends of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library.
GolfOutingADASaturday, August 11, 2018!  Family Fun for all ages and abilities!  Par 3 Golf • Putt Putt Golf • Lunch • Music • Contests • Awards & Prizes

What is Happening?
“Team Up” for the 6th Annual ADA 'one of a kind golf outing' to benefit the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA. Join us Saturday, August 11, 2018 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 $50.00 per team or $12.50 per person.
  • Putt-Putt Golf is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per team.
GT Carts is generously providing golf carts for players with accessibility needs.

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 e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at: 574-583-4568 or 574-870-8056.  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 One of a Kind Golf Outing.

Where can I find more information?
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What is the Advisory Council?
The Advisory Council 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, banners, recognition awards, and Mile in My Shoes Day).

Current projects: March Disability Awareness Month Activiies, Art Contests, Banners, Recognition Awards, Wheelchair Basketball, Mile in My Shoes Day, Community Access Ramp, and Facility Evaluations. 

Current Members
  • Mayor Ken Houston
  • Jim Kramer, President
  • Lori Cheever, Vice President
  • Emily Venters, Secretary
  • Jim Mann, City Clerk/Treasurer
  • Mitch Billue, Parks Superintendent
  • Frank Arthur, Street Superintendent
  • Kirk Marshalll
  • Pat Wokoun
  • Mary Sigman
  • Kyle Ashton
  • Sandy Draper
  • Melissa Draper
Outstanding Volunteers
  • Tom Adams
  • John Shellcrosslee
  • Sandy Johnson
  • Karen DuVall
sunshineJoin us for Fun in the Sun!  The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following summer programs.  Registration and contact information is found within each description below.  If you have general questions, please call the Parks Department at 574-583-3983.

Celebration in the Park

Celebration in the Park Is Saturday July 7th in City Park from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Celebration is an old fashioned carnival with free food, games, sky divers and more! Great fun for all!

POP Club

POP Club is for all kids up to 18 years old and will meet at the Farmers Market on Constitution Plaza on Tuesdays anytime between 4 and 7pm. Come explore healthy eating and physical activity and have fun!

Planetary Roundup

Planetary Roundup #3 will be held Tuesday July 17 at 10pm in the south parking lot of Voigt Park. Saturn will be the highlight and constellations are in the mix. Telescopes will be set up but much can be seen with your eyes. All are welcome.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park Is taught by Joy Bailey, retired art teacher, and is for adults and older kids. Meet at the Anheier Building in City Park at 6:30pm for Bluebird Watercolor on July 12th, Pastel Flowers on July 19th and Mixed Media Butterfly on July 26th. Cost is $3.00. Call 583-4525 or 583- 3983 to register.

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Mosaic Madness

Mosaic Madness will be held in the Central Pavilion in City Park. The first class is ideal for adults or children with an adult. The next two take two sessions to complete. July 9th is Mosaic Rocks, July 16th and 18th is Mosaic Clay Pots, July 23rd and 25th is Mosaic Bird Bath. Cost is $5.00. Call 583-4525 or 583- 3983 to register.

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Liz’s Lift is a portable wheelchair lift and ramp system made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth “Liz” Oilar Memorial Contributions, the White County Board of Health, the White County Community Foundation-Women Giving Together Grant, the Monticello City Council, the Rotary Club of Monticello, Quality Construction (Chad Crain Owner), all City Departments, and the City of Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Liz was a founding member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council, and was dedicated to making sure all of our citizens have access to community events, and so it is just & fitting that we dedicate this wheelchair lift in her memory, providing access & opportunity where had been none.

This portable wheelchair lift is available to any entity in White County where temporary accommodation is necessary and requested. Scheduling is handled through the ADA Coordinator at 574-583-4568
This community offers an enchanting atmosphere of friendliness and fun augmented and reflected by two beautiful, accessible lakes.  The city's impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target, whether it is a business, visitor or potential resident.

It's no wonder that a city built to hug the sides of two lakes reflects so many lakeside attributes.  It is a serene community with a high quality of life.  It is safe, accommodating and never feels rushed.  It is a place where you won't feel weighed down by big city pressures, and instead have the time to enjoy what is most important in life.  While it does have this calming side to it, Monticello, like its lakes, is also a place of unbridled fun.  It is filled with the energy of youth whether it be from families playing at Indiana Beach, new leadership, or young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech.  There is both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy here.