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  • Disabilities Awareness - March
spring cleanupThe City of Monticello Streets Departments is announcing the Annual Spring Clean-Up
  • East of Main Street Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • West of Main Street Saturday, April 29, 2017
Items must be ready for pick-up by 6:00 am as multiple trucks will be running.

Spring Clean-up Day is a chance for residents of the City of Monticello to dispose of excess and bulky items, please help us continue this service by not allowing non-residents to bring trash to your residence, this service is funded by your city fees.

Items which will NOT be picked up
Items picked up with special instructions
  • OPEN PAINT CANS (empty or filled with kitty litter to create a solid)
  • ONLY ONE APPLIANCE OF EACH KIND (such as a water heater or stove etc.)
  • REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZER must be tagged making sure that Freon has been removed by a trained professional
  • Please put LOOSE MATERIAL in cans or bags not to exceed 40 lbs for ease of pick up
Please be respectful of your neighbors and try to keep your “trash” stacked neatly.  
spring programsThe Monticello City Parks Department and the Monticello-Union Township Public Library announces its 2017 Spring Parks Programs.  icon Please click here to review and print the activities listing.
  • February 22, Wed. – Great Americans Day- 4pm-Library-k-5 Enjoy crafts, food and trivia about some of America’s great people.
  • March 29, Wed. – Spring Break Egg Hunt – 10am- Library- pre-5. Have an early Easter with music, stories, crafts and an egg hunt.
  • April 7, Fri. – Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt – 8-9:30pm - City Park – Teens, bring a flashlight to hunt for eggs in the dark then enjoy music, prizes and games.
  • April 22, Sat. – Birding on Earth Day – 8am – City Park- Everyone, bring binoculars or use the park’s binoculars to view birds in their nesting structures.
  • April 22, Sat. – Earth Day in the Park- 1-3pm in City Park – Family fun, learn about our Earth and how to care for it and help plant a tree.
  • May 12, Fri. – Stories by the Fire- 7-8pm- Altherr Amphitheater – Families, come sing, listen to a storyteller and make smores.
  • May 20, Sat. – Planting Butterfly Garden – 10am -Library –k-5th grades- After lesson students plant annual flowers in the library’s butterfly garden.
NEW!  View all City Park and Library events on our calendar.
Watch for our brochure here or on the Monticello Parks Department Facebook Page
The City of Monticello and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA Is proud to once again support Disability Awareness Month during the month of March.

ada logoPlans for Disability Awareness Month 2017 are well underway. Each year sponsors like you make our awareness month activities some of the best in the State of Indiana. This year we have even more engagement from the community, expanding some of our events, and reaching more and more of our citizens.

As always the City of Monticello is committed to being an accessible, responsive, community that welcomes and includes everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has become a useful tool in assuring that access changes are made and policies are developed to give people with all kinds of disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from community programs and activities.

Disability Awareness Month project elements and activities will include:
  • Mayoral Proclamation
  • New & enhanced partnerships with CDC, MUTPL (Library), All City Departments (Fire, Parks, Police, Street, Wastewater, & Water), Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair Basketball, Twin Lakes School Corp. (Athletic Dept., Special Needs), AKtion Club, Social Service Agencies, SOMA, and the TLHS JAG Students
  • Multiple Story Hours and Library Display
  • Art Contest/Banners/Display
  • Public Service Announcements
  • Recognition Awards & Ceremony
  • "Behind the Curtain", inclusive performing arts theatrical production made possible by a generous grant from the White County Community Foundation
  • We are seeking your financial support to provide these many activities and events. Your company/organization will be acknowledged at all events throughout March. If sponsoring a banner your company name &/or logo will be prominently displayed on the banner.
We are so grateful for your support and sponsorship of our many Awareness Month activities! 

Banner Sponsorships
One of which, is the banners that are flown in downtown Monticello each year throughout March. Our Annual Art Contest provides the beautiful designs displayed on these banners. This contest has grown to 5 Classes with multiple divisions CDC Clients (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced), TLHS Adaptive Art Students, Council on Aging (Senior Division), TLHS Advocate Art, and new this year Monticello's Masters, an Open Class. These banners provide month long exposure while supporting and promoting awareness for the Americans with Disabilities Act in Monticello. Banners from 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 are also flown along the side streets throughout the month of March. 

icon Banner Sponsorship

Advocate of the Year and Trailblazer Sponsorships
You may also sponsor our Advocate of the Year & Trailblazer of the Year Awards, these sponsorships are $60.00 each. As well as many other opportunities including our annual Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair BB event, our Social Services Fair, and Mile in My Shoes Day events.

Your donation may be made to:
City of Monticello, ADA
227 N Main St.,
Monticello IN 47960.

We would also encourage you to nominate someone in our community as our Advocate of the year and the Trailblazer of the year. I am attaching the nomination forms for your consideration, please return you nominations to me by February 10, 2017.

icon Advocate Nomination Form
icon Trailblazer Nomination Form

The City of Monticello hopes we can count on your support again in 2017. Please consider a small financial contribution and a nomination.  We look forward to hearing from you, and welcome any questions, suggestions, and support you can lend to our effort.  Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us 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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