Monroe. News in brief

| 14 Apr 2021 | 12:41

    Monroe Clean Sweep

    Saturday, April 24 is Operation Clean Sweep Day in the Town of Monroe when volunteers help business owners clean up for spring from 8 a.m. to noon.

    This year, the event includes free shredding services and free electronics disposal.

    Electronic equipment to be disposed of should be brought to the Monroe Town Highway Department at 87 Mine Road, Monroe.

    Documents to be shredded should be brought to the parking lot of St. Anastasia’s Church, 21 N. Main St., Harriman.

    Pre-registration as a volunteer is required, due to COVID-19 precautions. Register at

    Military banners to be displayed

    The Village of Monroe will pay tribute to veterans and active-duty service members by displaying military banners throughout the village from Memorial Day through Veterans Day.

    The banners, sponsored by residents in honor of their own past or present service member, are 24”x48” with the service member’s name displayed.

    Banners can be ordered through April 22 by visiting Click on Current Programs at the top menu, then select Monroe, NY.

    For more information, call Village Hall at 845-782-8341, ext. 123.

    Monroe compost facility spring schedule

    Because the Town of Monroe Highway Department doesn’t pick up brush or leaves in the spring, residents are encouraged to use the compost facility on Lakes Road.

    It is open to all Town and Village of Monroe and Village of Harriman residents on the following schedule:

    Saturdays: May 1, 8 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Wednesdays: May 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The facility will close after May 26 and reopen in the fall.

    Summer job opportunities at Smith’s Clove Park

    The Monroe Joint Park and Recreation Commission is now accepting applications for the following positions at Smith’s Clove Park:

    Seasonal laborer (Maintenance Department): Assis with daily maintenance of buildings, ball fields, sport courts, landscaping, comfort stations, dog park, playgrounds. Must be 18 or older.

    Summer camp positions:

    · Medical director: EMT or nursing certified with CPR and first aid certification. Work closely with Orange County Health Department.

    · Counselors: Must demonstrate enthusiasm and a desire to present a positive influence on children. Must be 16 or older.

    · Sports camp instructors: Must have experience in running various instructional mini sport camps.

    · Security: Assist in directing visitors, monitor entrance/grounds during the camp program and direct traffic. Must be 18 or older.

    Applications are available at the park office or online at and should be returned to Joe Mancuso at 133 Spring St., Monroe no later than April 29. For more information, call 845-783-9108.