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Firefighter and Paramedics Needed

Note:  Applications Due on August 19th by 4pm

The Monticello Fire Department is growing and expanding services to the Monon Community.  Six positions will be available.

  • Probationary Pay - $48,195.00
  • 1 Year Pension Base Pay - $53,658.00
  • Lateral Transfer Bonus - $3,500.00


Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have not reached 36th birthday
  • Hold a current Indiana Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Be willing to attain paramedic certification at employer's expense


If you have questions, please call 574-583-3151 or eMail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are due August 19th by 4pm.  See this webpage for application and other information.

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Rain Barrels Available

Resident Mike Godlove's Rain Barrel System

ATTENTION CITIZENS WHO RECEIVED A RAIN BARREL ... The City of Monticello is looking to post on Social Media photos of rain barrels in use this fall and next spring. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Review the latest news about the Rain Barrel program.

Free Rain Barrels for City Water & Wastewater Utility Customers!

In cooperation with Ball Corporation, the City Wastewater Utility Department wants to help relieve some of the utility costs associated with watering your lawn and gardens by providing customers with a Free Rain Barrel! 

If you would like a free rain barrel, please call 574-583-7847 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Provide your:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Customer ID number (found on your water bill)

We can only provide the free rain barrel at this time. You can purchase drain spout diverter kits for your rain barrel (see diagram) locally. Information about rain barrels and instructions for installing diverter kit & hose spigots can be found on YouTube.

Instructions for Painting your Rain Barrel

Use outdoor acrylics to paint your rain barrel. You will need to prime and top coat your plastic barrel.

  • Clean the exterior surface with a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water.
  • Use a fine grade sandpaper to "rough up" the surface of the barrel. (This helps the paint adhere to the plastic barrel.)
  • Vacuum the barrel's surface, then rinse barrel with clean water (static may try to hold the fine dust) and dry with a lint free cloth (or leave it in the sun to bake)
  • Apply at least one coat of outdoor primer. Primer must be allowed to dry per manufacturer's instructions.
  • Paint barrel and allow the paint to dry completely.
  • Apply two coats of polyurethane. Allow the polyurethane to dry between coats.


Please Note: The rain barrels previously contained a non-toxic, biodegradable soap and have been triple rinsed to be prepared for non-potable use as rain barrels.

Rain Barrel System

In the photo above, Monticello Resident Mike Godlove, uses multiple barrels in a series.  Using gravity draining, the lower hose moves the water to a pump that he uses to force water through his garden hose.



Spigot Kit Available

The spigot kit is available at our local Ace Hardware on Main Street.


Resident Barrel Setup

This setup also uses a small pump to water a garden using an existing hose.


Resident Barrel Setup

Uses two barrels with one used as an overflow.  Water is gravity drained from the left barrel to a container (not shown).

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"Team Up for the ADA" Golf Outing

  ADA Golf Outing Brochure
  Team Up for the ADA Golf Outing - Registration & Sponsor A Hole Form

Join Us For "Team Up for the ADA" Golf Outing on Saturday, August 20, 2022.  Family Fun for all ages and abilities!
Par 3 Golf • Miniature Golf • Cornhole • Lunch • Music • Contests • Awards & Prizes

What is Happening?

“Team Up” for the 9th Annual 'Team Up for the ADA' presented by the Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Saturday, August 20, 2022 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 $12.50 per person or $50.00 per team.
    • Putt-Putt Golf is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per team
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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ADA Coordinator by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by phone at: 574-583-4568. 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 "Team Up for the ADA" Golf Outing.

What is the Advisory Council?

The Monticello Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA 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, Street and Gazebo Banners, Recognition Awards, Wheelchair Basketball Games and Mile in My Shoes Day).

Members
Mayor Cathy Gross
Pat Wokoun, President
Mark Newman, Vice President
Jim Kramer, Secretary
Diane Bunnell, ADA Coordinator
Jim Mann, City Clerk-Treasurer
Mitch Billue, Parks Superintendent
Frank Arthur, Street Superintendent
Tony Stroup, Assistant Chief of Police
Wes Hartwell
Mary Sigman
Kyle Ashton
Tom Adams
Lexi Pool
Melissa Draper
April Hurley

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Photographer's Exhibit - Apply to Enter

  Photographer's Application.  Click to apply to exhibit your photos.

Local artists, Leah Padlo & Brandi Page, are inviting local photographers to join them for "Through my Lens" Photographer's Exhibit in the West Bays from July 28th through August 2nd.

Requirements:
  • Must be a local artist
  • Photographs must be show ready - Printed on canvas, framed, etc.
  • Photographs for hanging must be a minimum of 11x14 inches, 16x20 inches is preferred (before framing)
  • Photographers are welcome to have a table with prints of preferred size for sale or show
  • Photographers will be required to set up their work on Wednesday July 27th
Exhibit Hours:
  • Thursday July 28th - Friends & Family Invite Only - 5pm-8pm
  • Friday July 29th - Open - 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday July 30th - Open - 9am-1pm
  • Tuesday August 2nd - Farmers Market - 5pm-7pm
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Quilt Show Winners Announced

First Annual Quilt Show was held June 3 - June 12 in the West Bays at CIty Hall. We had a little over 300 people walk through and enjoy over 130 Quilts on display.  Free will donations were accepted for the "People's Choice Award" prizes.

1st was $150.00 Won by Joyce Lawyer,
2nd Place was Betty Bylend $90.00
3rd was Kathy Weida $90.00.

Everyone is looking forward to having the event again next year. 

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Town Hall on Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm

The City of Monticello will be hosting our first Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm in the West Bays at the new City Hall on Washington St. (former Monticello Fire Dept.).

All residents are welcome to attend.  The purpose of the the town hall format is to give all citizens an opportunity to voice their concerns or ask questions of our city leaders and departments.
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Road Construction - May 5th

On Thursday, May 5th there will be:
  • Road construction on North Main between Foster Street and Fisher Street
  • Road construction on North Illinois from the Point to Hanawalt Rd.
  • There will be no parking on either of those streets while they are working in the area. 
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Utilities Dept. Clerical Opening

The City of Monticello, Indiana is seeking applications for a part-time clerical position within the City of Monticello Utilities Department.

Download the application below or pick up at the Utilities Office located at 225 N. Main St., Monticello, IN  47960.  Office hours are from 8am to 4pm.  Please return the application or mail to the Utilities Office.

  Review/download the application
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Local Lane Restrictions/Construction Info

The City of Monticello wishes to alert all citizens about the upcoming road construction.  This spring and early summer there will be lane restrictions on the following roads:
  • Sixth Street
  • Washington Street
  • North Main Street
  • North Illinois Street
  • South Main Street
We want everyone to watch for construction signs and warning flags.  Everyone have a safe and Happy Spring.
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MFD Safety Day on Sat., April 9th

The Monticello Fire Department in partnership with Leadership White County will host the first Sharon Hartwell Safety Day.  The Safety Day will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 8AM to 1PM.  If you would like to have a certified car seat technician to inspect your car safety seat, please register for an inspection.

To register contact Nick Green, Firefighter and Community Paramedic at 574-583-3151.  There will be limited walk-in availability.

Held at the same time will be a free will donation Pancake Breakfast.  Donations will help the Monticello Fire Department fund future car seat events, training, and continuing education for car seat technicians.
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Opportunity: Back Home Again!

  View the Back Home Again in White County Flyer

The lack of available workers has plagued businesses throughout the US for the past several years, and it appears that we will continue to face this issue locally well into 2022. To assist our businesses and organizations that deal with this problem daily, there is work underway to put together an event that hopefully will provide employers with a program to identify potential employees entering the workforce upon graduation from high school.

The White County Economic Development Organization, along with Indian Trails Career Cooperative, and representatives from our four White County High Schools are planning a program in April that will bring seniors and selective juniors together with key businesses/organizations that will allow these groups (students and employers) to meet face-to-face and learn of the vast opportunities that exist in White County. And, to that end, we are calling the event “Back Home Again in White County”.

The date we have selected for this event is Thursday, April 14th, and will be held at the Brandywine Convention Center in Monticello. Our “committee” is still outlining the logistics surrounding this event, but the purpose of this email is to determine if this is something that you wish to have your business/organization participate in. If so, please mark your calendar as a “save the date” and RSVP your intentions to Debbie Conover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
It is anticipated that we could have as many as 350-400 seniors and selective juniors from Twin Lakes, Frontier, North White and Tri County high schools attend and meet directly with your representatives. We hope to have between 50-75 organizations participate. This is a tremendous opportunity to “tell your story” as to why the students should remain and work in White County and make decent wages at your place of employment. Your commitment is to only spend a day interacting with our workforce of tomorrow, and we will even feed your team lunch! Can’t beat that!

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Paramedicine Program Helps Residents

Monticello Paramedic Nick Green and Mayor Cathy Gross discuss the new program helping residents age in place. Click image above to view the WLFI Report.


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Wheelchair BB Tournament Winners

The City of Monticello announces the 2022 City Interdepartmental Wheelchair BB Tournament Challenge Winners.  The traveling trophy moves from our MPD "Guns" to our new champs, Monticello Combined Team...pictured above.  Back Row L-R ADA/Title VI Coordinator Diane Bunnell, Parks Superintendent Mitch Billue, Street Dept. Colton Brewer, Street Dept. Matt Johnson, Board of Works Referee Maury Waymouth.  Front Row L-R Referee Kyle Ashton, Wastewater Superintendent Bob Lindley, Wastewater Dept. Malachi Ewing, and Mayor Cathy Gross.

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Winter Storm Information

Updated Thursday, February 3rd at 5:05pm

The City of Monticello Administrative Offices will contnue to be closed tomorrow, February 4, 2022. All essential public safety, public works, and public utilities teams will be working and available to serve. We ask that you stay home if you can so city, county, & state crews can continue to clear the roadways. We anticipate a return to normal work schedule on Monday, February 7th. Stay safe & warm. 

White County's Travel Status is ORANGE
- Watch.  Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

The City of Monticello suggests the following resources for information about the winter storm:

  White County Emergency Management
  Current Travel Advisory Map
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Health Care Heroes Honored

The City of Monticello honored our local healthcare workers including IU Health White, local nursing facilities, and first responders on Tuesday, January 18th at our City Council Meeting.  The Mayor presented a proclamation declaring Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Healthcare Worker Appreciation Day in Monticello.

Immediately following the meeting we drew names of healthcare workers to receive over 100 gifts from our local businesses.

Mayor Gross would like to thank the following businesses whe generously donated gifts which included Indiana Beach passes, overnight stays at local resorts, gift cards, gift certificates, and gift baskets. We are so very grateful to our local business owners and were excited to share their generosity with our healthcare workers.

  • Abe's Pizza
  • Adkev
  • An Udder Sensation
  • Angela's Bookstore & More
  • Arni's
  • Bella Rose Gymnastics
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Brandywine Inn & Convention Center
  • Carroll/White REMC
  • Dance Magic
  • Dockside Lake Resort
  • Dr. Hadley & Dr Trout Dental
  • Epic Insurance
  • Good Life Nutrition
  • Greens & Beans
  • Harmon-McClintic Insurance
  • Healthies Monticello
  • Herald Journal
  • Hubbard GM
  • Indiana Beach (IB)
  • Jim Davis
  • Kiwanis
  • Manpower
  • Mickey B's
  • Musall's
  • Necessities
  • Oak & Barrel
  • Pampel & Associates
  • Rotary Club of Monticello
  • Sculptures
  • The Blasted Works
  • The Lighthouse Lodge
  • Twin Lakes Fish & Game
  • Vogel Insurance Agency
  • White Oak Health Campus
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Family Gardening Classes Available!

The Urban Ag Growers and the City of Monticello Parks Department announce Family Community Garden classes.  This is a full season of guided lessons with zero commitment and free of charge.  These workshops are designed for all ages to expand grower skills and abilities.  If you are interested in learning how to garden, contact our team at 574-583-7622 (Ext. 3) or eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Download the Flyer and review the information below.  Click links for definition, registration, and class location map.  Please note:  Registration is recommended, but optional.  Simply attend and enjoy!

Family Gardening Classes

  • Tu Jan 11:   7-8pm  Introduction Meeting
  • Tu Feb 8:  6-7pm  Hydroponic (Water) Gardening (Cindy Isom, Instructor)
  • Tu Mar 8:  7-8pm  Establishing Indoor Starts (Marianne Novak, Instructor)
  • Tu Apr 12:  7-8pm  Cole Crops (Tracy Musall, Instructor)
  • Tu May 10:  7-8pm  Plant (Diseases) Pathology (Andrew Westfall, Instructor)
  • Tu June 14:  7-8pm Weeding (Andrew Westfall, Instructor)
  • Tu July 12:  7-8pm - Raised Bed Gardening
    • Monticello Public Library - 321 W. Broadway St.   REGISTRATION   MAP
  • Tu Aug 9:  7-8pm - Food Handling & Safety (Sara Kramer, Instructor)
  • Tu Sep 13:  7-8pm - Cucerbits (Betsy Dill, Instructor)
  • Tu Oct 11:  7-8pm - Putting Beds to Rest (Jessica Wiles from Back2Earth, Instructor)
  • Tu Nov 8:  7-8pm - Gardening Wrap-Up
Join us!  Let's help everyone grow a healthy garden this summer and spend more time outdoors.
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Vengeance MC donates to MFD for Baby Box

Members of the Vengeance Motorcycle Club, Mayor Cathy Gross, Tammy Vogel and members of the Monticello Fire Department posing with a check for $1221.02. Members of the Vengeance MC held a bucket shake on Saturday November 13th to raise funds for the Safe Haven Baby Box which is located in the Monticello Fire Department.
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Welcome Councilperson Oldenkamp!

At the January 5, 2021 Council Meeting, Mayor Cathy Gross welcomes new Ward 4 Councilperson, Dan Oldenkamp. Mr. Oldenkamp replaces Ralph Widmer who retired effective December 31, 2021.
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COVID Vaccine Sites. Vaccine Available for Ages 5+

Vaccine Information - Scroll to end for all White County Vaccine Sites

  Appointment Scheduling Website


Current IDOH/CDC Information on 5-11 Year Old Vaccines

Current CDC Information on Booster Shots

Scheduling Appointments

Appointments may now be scheduled online for COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible recipients. The vaccine is now available to individuals age 5 and older.
  • Anyone younger than age 18 must select a Pfizer Vaccination Site.
  • Children between 5-11 will be provided 1/3 of normal dose twice (approx. 2 weeks apart) - Check here for availibility.
    • Monticello Family Medicine VAX - 810 S 6th St, Monticello, IN (Site vaccinating 5-11 year olds only)
    • Family Health Clinic Wolcott VAX - 203 Blake St., Monticello, IN (Site vaccinating 5-11 year olds)
    • Family Health Clinic Monon VAX 0 692 E. Broadway, Monon, IN (Site vaccinating 5-11 year olds)
In many cases, a vaccine is available by appointment only to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health. That complete list is posted to https://ourshot.in.gov, and appointments can also be scheduled at that website.

There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee. Individuals should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. Licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders will need a photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.

White County Vaccination Sites 

Current Information from Indiana COVID-19 Vaccine Site Map; 2021 December 9

   Ivy Tech
1017 O’Connor Blvd.
Monticello, IN 47960
Click here to register.  Walk-in appointments available.

  Monticello Family Medicine
810 South 6th St.
Monticello, IN  47960
574-583-6446
This site is for the 5-11 year old Pfizer Vaccine only. Please schedule.

  Kroger Pharmacy
916 North Main St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Click here to register - Call 866-211-5320 to schedule Kroger appts. ONLY. (Do not call 211.)

  Family Health Clinic - Wolcott
128 W. Market St.
Wolcott, IN  47995
765-564-3016
Please call.  Appointments required.

  Family Health Clinic - Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959
11/4/2021 - This site has the 5-11 year old Pfizer Vaccine.

  Walgreens Pharmacy
812 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
NoteSchedule by clicking this link.

  CVS Pharmacy
831 N Main St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Note:  Schedule by clicking this link.

  Walmart Pharmacy
1088 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Note:  Schedule by clicking this link.
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White County Moves to Red (High Community Spread of COVID-19)

White County has moved to RED.  Current map reflects December 6th, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats by clicking here (scroll down for map).
White County Guidelines (High Community Spread - Red):  The county received a point score of 3.0 > when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. The county is under red guidelines. These requirements remain in effect until the metric returns to orange/yellow/blue or moves to the all clear level. 

Actions may include:
  • All general requirements are in effect. Hoosier businesses remain open.
  • The Indiana Department of Health will convene local public health officials, local health care providers, elected officials, school leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss actions that will be taken. State agencies will provide further support upon request.
Local Officials should convene whenever a county moves to a more restrictive category.
  • Local health officials should evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing where appropriate; and issue isolation or quarantine orders where necessary.
  • Local health officials, health care providers, elected officials, school leadership and other key local leaders must convene regularly to discuss actions that could be implemented to decrease the spread of COVID in their communities.
  • School officials should review plans for all extra-curricular activities and assemblies to ensure best mitigation practices being followed.
Measures and Restrictions:  Individuals and businesses in counties designated as orange must comply with all general requirements set forth in State of Indiana Executive Order 21-32/17/12 above.
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