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Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Soars

   NEW! Indiana Capital Chronicle news article (June 2, 2023)
   Read the Program Opening Press Release (February 23, 2022)

The City of Monticello and the Monticello Fire Department are excited to announce the creation of the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program also known as the Community Paramedicine Program.

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program fills the gaps that are prevalent in healthcare, especially in more rural and aging communities. It works to meet the quadruple aim for healthcare which includes:
  • Better outcomes
  • Improved patient experience
  • Improved clinician experience
  • Lower healthcare costs
This is accomplished by:
  • Increased access and communication with primary care physicians for the medically underserved
  • Help with chronic disease management
  • Prioritize preventive care and follow up care for high-risk members of our community
Services provided upon the orders of our medical team include:
  • Assist patient communication with their provider
  • Post hospital discharge instruction compliance
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Provide cardiac monitoring
  • Diabetes management
  • Fall risk assessment & prevention/in-home safety checks
  • Immunizations including influenza and COVID-19 for homebound patients
  • Evaluating and assisting patients with individual needs
These and other services will help White County residents age in place and provide proactive care to prevent future hospitalization.

In 2021, The Monticello Fire Department and Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital collaborated on the Community Paramedicine Program pilot project. During the 6-month pilot program Monticello Fire Department saw 50 patients and had a 100% non-readmittance rate.

After the program’s success the West Central Region of IU Health agreed to provide first year funding to establish and sustain this program until further funding can be achieved. The commitment by our local IU Health White Memorial Hospital team under the guidance of President Mary Minier and Chief Nursing Officer Renea Smith connected our Community Paramedic Team, FF/Paramedic Chad Walther, and FF/Paramedic Nick Green with the families and individuals that would benefit most from this program.

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare program also received financial support from the Indiana State Department of Health and IU Health White Memorial Hospital. Our Community Paramedic(s) will be working with other funding agencies and grantors to provide necessary support moving forward.

This partnership provides our community with another resource to improve overall community health.

For more information about this program contact:

Nick Green, Community Paramedic
Phone:  574-870-8019

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Street Department Position Opening

The City of Monticello Street Department is announcing a position of General Laborer.  Please review the job description below.  You may pick up an application from the Mayor's Office or the City of Monticello Street Department.

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City Pool Opens Saturday, May 27th

   2023 Monticello City Pool Schedule.

Monticello's Best Family Fun Value!  Pool opening is Saturday, May 27th.  This date may be subject to change due to weather.  Please check the website often or the City Parks Facebook Page.

Pool Opening 2023 - Sat., May 27th

2023 Summer Operation Hours
  • Monday - Saturday:  12:00 Noon - 7:00pm
  • Sunday:  1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Adult Lap Swim/Water Walking is held:
    • M-F from 7 - 8pm
    • Saturday from 9 - 11am
Swim Lessons and Lifeguard Training Classes are available.   Online Registration for swimming lessons will be announced at the end of May.  Registration will be accepted through the city park portal:  https://montiparks.recdesk.com

  Click to review the 2023 Monticello City Pool Schedule.

The city pool is located at 519 S. Second Street just one block down from the high school.  View Map.



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Habitat for Humanity Taking Applications

The Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette is accepting applications within White County for a future home.  If you are interested in applying to live in White County:

1.  Review the qualifications at:  https://lafayettehabitat.org/homeownership/

2,  Then contact our Family Services Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Disaster Recovery Center Revisits White County

May 11, 2023

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS – A Disaster Recovery Center will revisit White County on May 11-13 to help survivors of the March 31–April 1 storms and tornadoes continue their recovery. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the state and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the center to help with FEMA applications, answer questions and provide referrals to resources.

The center will be located at:
1017 O'Conner Blvd. Monticello, IN 47960
Center hours on May 11-12 will be 8 a.m-6 p.m. Hours for 13 will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional recovery centers are open in other impacted areas. Individuals and businesses in Allen, Benton, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Johnson, Lake, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Sullivan and White counties can visit any open center for help. To find a nearby center, visit fema.gov/drc.
To apply for FEMA assistance without visiting a center, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or use the FEMA App. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS) or captioned telephone service, give FEMA your number for that service.

The deadline to apply for federal assistance is June 14, 2023.
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City Requests Survey Help

The City of Monticello is requesting citizen assistance to take a brief survey for a grant application focused on the renovation and use of the 2nd floor of the City Hall/Mayor's Office (former Monticello Fire Station on at 120 W. Washington).  The survey doesn't require any registration.  The 5 question survey takes approximately 2-5 minutes.  Thank you.

Please click to take the survey.

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Take a Tour of Matchbox ...

Are you An entrepreneur with an idea, a person with a side hustle wishing to make it their full-time work, or even a current small business owner looking to clarify their mission or expand their business?  Introduce yourself and your idea to Matchbox.  Watch the video and apply today!   More information and apply:  Matchbox Studio

Schedule a free day at Matchbox and get a 1:1 Studio Tour:    

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Clerk/Treasurer Office Opening

The City of Monticello is now accepting applications/resumes for the position of Payroll Clerk/2nd Deputy.  Applications may be picked up at the Clerk Treasurer's Office at 124 W. Washington St., Monticello, IN  47960.  See the description below. 

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Beware of 3rd Party Bill Pay Services

A third-party bill payment service called DOXO has gained the unfavorable attention of utility cooperatives. City of Monticello Utility customers may be misled while searching the Internet for the City of Monticello Utilities bill payment service. DOXO's payment pages are using the City of Monticello Utilities name WITHOUT PERMISSION, giving it the appearance of an official payment site.

DOXO will charge the member extra fees for processing their transactions, and City of Monticello Utilities cannot control when we will receive the member's payment from DOXO.  This may result in a late payment from the member or even disconnection due to non-payment.

City of Monticello Utilities official online payment service link is located on the website through invoiceCloud. There are no fees to use these services, payments made through them are secure, and are reflected on your account immediately.

If you make online payments using any other services, use caution. Investigate before paying to make sure the service is legitimate, and inquire about any additional fees you may be required to pay. 

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Spring & Summer Projects? Call 811 ...

Do you have a Spring or Summer Project planned that requires digging? The City of Monticello and Departments urge residents to call 811 before starting any digging project. 811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to Indiana's 811 website before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that you don't unintentionally dig into an underground utility line.

Have a great spring and summer! Remember Safety is in Your Hands.  Every Dig. Every Time.

1. Call 811

or

2. Visit Indiana 811 Website

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Now Playing ... Monticello!


In our community, the downtown movie theater offers a unique opportunity for people to engage with each other. Many young people use the space to come together following a show making it a prime location for improvement. The Monticello Mayor's Youth Council and Next Generation Youth Advocates (NGYA) are participating in the My Community My Vision program and need your help to rejuvenate a small courtyard, setting the stage for a new and improved gathering space for our community.

This space will be designed by young people with a fresh perspective. By adding color and freshening up the space it will

  • invite people to stay a bit longer, visit more businesses and find more opportunities to connect.
  • be used as a nice lunch spot for surrounding business owners.
  • be used by families to gather and allow children to play on improved surfaces.
  • improve the safety of the area so that it can be accessible to all ages.

With your support, we can make this space the "star" of our downtown! To accomplish this we have started "A Creating Places Campaign" This campaign includes a matching grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority!

Here's How YOU Can Help!

Make a donation today! Any amount helps. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will provide a matching grant of $10,000 but only if we meet our goal! To give online just click here and choose a rewards level.

If you prefer to give offline by cash or check please make/drop mail donations to:

Mayor's Youth Council Fund
124 W Washington St.
Monticello, Indiana 47960.

If you have questions or inquiries please contact Carol Conrad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Monticello is Aspiring Indiana Accredited Main Street

Lt. Gov. Crouch, OCRA announce 14 communities toreceive new 2023 Indiana Main Street designations

INDIANAPOLIS (March 2, 2023) – Today, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced 14 organizations will be designated as Indiana Main Street programs or will be moved into a new Indiana Main Street program level.

The Indiana Main Street Program annually accepts applications for three levels. The levels include:

  • Nationally Accredited Main Street: These organizations meet all of the Main Street America Accreditation Standards.
  • Aspiring Indiana Accredited Main Street: These organizations are within one year of meeting all Indiana Accreditation Standards but could lack a full-time paid staff person.
  • OCRA's Downtown Affiliate Network: These organizations may prefer to specialize in event-related activities only, lack the physical and historical capacity required to qualify as a Main Street organization, or are working towards building organizational capacity to meet the Indiana or Main Street America Accreditation Standards.

"The Indiana Main Street program allows communities to celebrate what makes them unique and showcase their downtown districts," said Lt. Gov. Crouch, Indiana's Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. "I look forward to seeing how each of these 14 communities will utilize this program in the coming months."

Local program's performances are evaluated by Indiana Main Street, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify organizations that meet rigorous performance standards.

"Congratulations to these 14 communities on earning an Indiana Main Street designation or advancing to the next level of the program," said OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner. "Hoosier Main Street communities gain resources, tools and opportunities from our state program, helping fuel their economic development and enhancing their downtown districts. I am eager to see all they accomplish through their new designations."

The organizations earning new Indiana Main Street designations include:

Nationally Accredited Main Street

  • Main Street Brookville
  • Historic Downtown Kendallville

Aspiring Indiana Accredited Main Street

  • Delphi Main Street
  • Dillsboro Main Street
  • Streets of Monticello Association

OCRA's Downtown Affiliate Network:

  • Restore Old Town Greenwood Inc
  • Irvington Development Organization
  • GROW Jasonville Inc.
  • Mass Ave Cultural Arts District
  • Inspire Mishawaka
  • One New Harmony
  • Discover Oxford
  • Association for a Better Rockport
  • Discover Downtown Washington

Through their designations, the 14 programs will be provided a formal certificate, access to Main Street America and Indiana Main Street trainings, networking opportunities with other regional and statewide programs, a resource toolbox unique to their needs, and more.

To learn more about the Indiana Main Street program, visit in.gov/ocra/mainstreet. To view the full directory of Indiana Main Street communities, visit in.gov/ocra/mainstreet/community-directory. 

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Play BINGO for the Park

 Join the Rotary Club of Monticello for BINGO Night.  All proceeds donated to the Monticello Parks playground equipment project.

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Project Sprout Referral

 If you are wanting to refer a patient to the Monticello Mobile Integrated Health Project Sprout, please download and fill out form.  You may submit the form by scanning/copying and eMailing form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or via fax:  574-583-5163.


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Turn Your Business Idea into Reality ...

Are you An entrepreneur with an idea, a person with a side hustle wishing to make it their full-time work, or even a current small business owner looking to clarify their mission or expand their business?  Introduce yourself and your idea to Matchbox.  Watch the video and apply today! 

More information and apply:  Matchbox Studio

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Be a Flowerpot Sponsor!

Do you love our downtown flowerpots? Of course, you do! And so do we! Why do we do it? Because we love Monticello and are passionate about making Monticello bloom!  Join the Streets of Monticello Association (S.O.M.A.) Downtown Flowerpot Project and learn how you or your business can sponsor a self-watering flowerpot.  

Review the Flowerpot Ladies Letter and submit a donation!

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Habitat for Humanity Wants to Partner With You

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How to Cut Your Water Usage in Half

The following link is from Consumer Reports on saving water (during the past summer's drought in many states).  However, the same information can be applied to saving water in your home.  Click here to review this free/ad-free article.

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Monon Station Expansion Work & Support Honored

Certificates of Appreciation were given out to many individuals, groups, and businesses for their hard work and support to make the Monon Station expansion a success. Pictured above with the Mayor are MFD FF/Paramedic Jacob Norwell, Monon Town Marshall & Township Advisory Board member Roger Young, and Lon Roudebush of Professional Interiors.

Below is the list of all that were awarded certificates for their help and support.
  • North White Building Trades for the renovation that turned an upstairs storage area into living quarters with living room, kitchen, bath, laundry area, and two bedrooms
  • Lon & Judy Roudebush of Professional Interiors provided and installed non-slip material on the staircase. This was provided at a reduced cost and they rearranged their installation schedule to make sure the work was done before the station opened.
  • Brad & Shari Moore of Ace Hardware provided all the paint and supplies at a substantial discount
  • Mark Reynolds of the Monon Connection Museum at the Whistle Stop Restaurant provided Monon Railroad memorabilia to decorate both the living quarters and the meeting room. The upstairs was painted to match the color scheme of the 1950s era Monon Railroad passenger train.
  • Jasper County Recovery House for providing paint crews.
  • Roger Young, Monon Town Marshal and Monon Township Board for hours of work on cleaning and preparation to turn the space into living quarters.
  • Lt. John Huff, Monticello Fire Department for installing new sink and faucet in the kitchen
  • Firefighter Paramedics Ryan Hahn and Jake Norwell for cleaning, furnishing and preparation work. 
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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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