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Mayor Houston and the City of Monticello is pleased to issue the following Request for Redevelopment Proposal. fireshouse

The City is seeking best “adaptive reuse” proposals from interested developers, for the now vacated facilities and real estate, previously serving as the headquarters for City of Monticello Fire Department, for more than a century.


Located at 120 W. Washington Street and on the north side of the town square, the former fire station and fire company headquarters consists of phased additions and renovations, representing very old to recently constructed. The original building is close to one hundred years old and has significant historical value to many of the city’s citizens. As such, the City would like to entertain, from interested developers, a repurposing plan which incorporates the historic preservation of the original building’s exterior, at least to a significant degree. Should numerous proposals be received, preference will be given to the proposal perceived to best contribute to the viability of the city’s downtown going forward.

Arrangements can be made to walk interested parties through the facility.  The City will receive proposals postmarked no later than November 15, 2018.


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icon Review the September Parks Program Schedule and Information
  • Kids Hike: Tuesday Sept. 11 at 7pm- meet at Altherr Nature Park. For kids Pre-2nd grade and a parent. Meet at the parking lot tent to make a hiking stick, design your own Gorp (good stuff) and hike the trails. If it rains, meet at the Central Pavilion in City Park. To register call Cindy at 583-4525 or Parks 583-3983. Other Kids Craft classes: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4
  • MacGyver Survivor Camping: Thursday Sept. 13th at 7pm-meet at the Amphitheater in Altherr Nature Park. For kids 3rd to 8th grade. Use science to figure out how to survive in the wild. If it’s raining meet at Central Pavilion in City Park. To register call Cindy 583-4525 or Parks 583-3983.  Other MacGyver science classes: Oct.11, Nov.8, Dec.6
  • Audubon Club: Monday Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1 at 7pm-meet at the Anheier Building in City Park. For adults and kids- bring the family Learn about bird identification, bird habits and how to use binoculars then go birding. To register call Cindy 583-4525 or Parks 583-3983
  • Halloween Pumpkin Gourd Candy Dish: Wednesday Sept. 19th at 7pm-meet at the Anheier Building in City Park. For Adults. Make a candy dish using a gourd that looks like a pumpkin. Cost: $10.00. To register call Cindy 583-4525 or Parks 583-3983. Other adult craft classes: Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
  • Monticello Skate! : Sept. 22 at 1pm-meet at Jordan Skate Park. Event is free and open to any skateboarder. Register at noon at the park.
  • Flight! : Tuesday Sept. 25th at 7pm-meet at the Anheier Building in City Park. For kids 3rd to 8th grade.  Mitch Billue will introduce you to the concepts of flight and give you a rocket model to build and launch. Launch window scheduled for Saturday Sept. 29th at 9:00.59 AM. To register call Cindy at 583-4525 or parks 583-3983
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.

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