Town of Monroe Dial-A-Bus expands service beginning May 7

| 21 Feb 2012 | 10:42

    MONROE - The Town of Monroe Dial-A-Bus is expanding service to include local shopping centers, beginning on Friday, May 7. Service will be available to Vails Gate, Woodbury Commons, and Adam's Fairacre Farms, to name a few. Residents can take advantage of a free ride to Vails Gate on Friday, May 7, and to Adam's Fairacre Farms and Wal-Mart on Friday, May 21. Regular fares are 50 cents for seniors and disabled patrons, $1 for those ages five and over, and no charge for children age four and under. Those wanting to connect to the Newburgh Beacon Bus may do so at Price Chopper and Adam's. A schedule of services is available for May through October. Reservations may be made between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. For a complete listing of dates and destinations, or to make reservations call 845-783-6222. Businesses located in general business zoning districts will be allowed to use units over their first floor facilities as dwelling units. This law, now known as Local Law-1 of 2004, was passed during the town board meeting on Monday, April 26. Amid continued debate, the amendment to revoke the code which excludes trucks and buses from certain streets in the Town of Monroe was tabled until the next meeting. This issue is now closed to public hearings and will be voted on by the board. Residents should now receive better service when it comes to water issues. The Town of Monroe closed its deal on the purchase of the Monroe Hills water company, which will now be known as Water District 12. The town will take care of all water related concerns. For additional information regarding this board meeting, go to The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 3 at the Monroe Senior Center.