Open Letter From United Monroe to the Leadership of Kiryas Joel:

We are interested in peace between our communities. We believe that a civil atmosphere must exist before any constructive dialogue among our communities can take place. We trust that you recognize that the primary cause of the recent discord is the Annexation. To lay the foundation for a civil conversation, Kiryas Joel needs to withdraw both the Annexation Petition and the recent resolution requesting the Town of Monroe hand over lead agency and the 507 acres in exchange for the possible separation of Kiryas Joel from the Town of Monroe. Moreover, Kiryas Joel representatives, such as School Superintendent Joel Petlin and Attorney Steven Barshov, need to cease characterizing residents who have concerns about the Annexation as being intolerant. This is far from the truth, and further poisons the atmosphere. Once Kiryas Joel takes these steps, United Monroe would be willing to promote an open and transparent dialogue with Kiryas Joel and other interested stakeholders aimed at developing a mutually beneficial framework for our communities going forward. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fundraiser for United Monroe Candidates

Dennis McWatters for Monroe Town Council
Dan Castricone for NY State Assembly

Please attend our Fundraiser at Rambler’s Rest on Wednesday, August 13th from 7-9 pm

Click here for details and to order tickets online


About United Monroe


United Monroe was created in 2013 by a group of non-partisan, concerned citizens in response to the unfair and unbalanced decisions made by the Monroe Town Board.
The goal of United Monroe was to replace the 3 Town Board members who were up for election in November 2013 since the sitting Board was clearly not representing all of the people of Monroe, but instead, were representing the voting bloc in Kiryas Joel who elected them.

Due to apparent fraud within Kiryas Joel and disenfranchisement of the voters outside of Kiryas Joel on election day, the United Monroe party lost their bid for Town Board.

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About the Proposed Land Annexation


Just one month after the Town Board election was called in favor of the Kiryas Joel backed candidates, a petition was filed to annex 507 acres of Town of Monroe land into the Village of Kiryas Joel.

The Town Supervisor, Harley Doles, following the submission of this petition to annex 507 acres, released a letter he sent to Mayor Wieder of Kiryas Joel. In this letter, Supervisor Doles attempted to confuse the public.

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★ Monroe NY Town Board Meeting ★ 

Monday July 21, 2014


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★ United Monroe in the National News ★

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★ Monroe Movie Theater
Important Update

April 25, 2014.
This week, the Monroe Town Board tried to pass a resolution to open the movie theater so citizens can use the restrooms. Although this may sound innocuous at first, this action would require full time security be present to protect the assets in the building and to protect the citizens from illegal activities that could easily take place in an unattended building.

Full time security costs the taxpayers money. The thousands of dollars a month in maintenance of the restrooms and security personnel does not warrant the small benefit of a toilet when there are restaurants downtown who would benefit from the foot traffic for those needing the facilities.

If the bathrooms are opened in the movie theater, we urge you not to use them. A boycott of this irresponsible decision is in order.

How Can I Help?
Please donate by check to Ostrer and Associates, 111 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918.

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