Sullivan County Acting Manager Joshua Potosek recently issued a statement on the county budget. He wrote, “Sullivan County has faced extreme budgetary challenges through the financial crisis over the past five years. As we approach the conclusion of 2013, the county is slowly beginning to improve financially. This proposed budget is the first since the beginning of the recession that does not include drastic service cuts, layoffs, exorbitant tax increases, or the use of fund balance in the general fund, but instead maintains existing service levels and modestly builds capacity in a few key strategic areas.” Read more
Fall Fun Day at the E. B Crawford Public Library, 1-3pm. Scarecrow-making, face-painting, fall stories and refreshments. Everyone is invited to participate in the scarecrow-making contest. 845/794-4660 ext. 303.
Rose sale sponsored by Monticello Kiwanis Club. Multi-color roses. $15/doz. Orders must be received no later than Nov. 15th; Pick-up is on Nov 26. Call Lori Benjamin at 845/794-7050 for further info.
"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, will be discussed at the next meeting of the great books discussion group at the E.B. Crawford Public Library. 7:30pm. Copies of the story are available at the library. New members are always welcome. 845/794-4660.
Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 will honor retired Monticello Police Officer Gerry Dietz and other local members of the law enforcement community at the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Night, 5:30pm at the Elks Lodge. Tickets: $35, includes open bar cocktail hour, dinner and entertainment. 845/791-7800 or 845/794-3344.
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Breakfast at Blue Horizon Diner, 7:45-9am. Cost: $15 for members. 845/791-4200.
Classes are Mondays through Thursdays from 1-4:30pm. Class fee: $1,600. 22 St. John Street. 845/295-4900.
Classes are every Monday from 7:20-8:50pm. Class fee: $140. 22 St. John Street.
There are a number of property owners in Sullivan County who think that their tax assessments are higher than they should be and therefore they are paying more than their fair share of property taxes. Among those are the owners of Kohls Distribution Center in Wurtsboro; Walmart and Kutshers Resort in the Town of Thompson; and Eagle Creek Companies, which owns the system of reservoirs in Bethel, Lumberland and Forestburgh. Read more
Classes are every Monday from 5:45-7:15 pm. Class fee: $140. 22 St. John St.