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Memorial Day Closure

The City of Monroe's administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Emergency...


group posing in front of sign

The Parks and Recreation Department hosted a dedication ceremony naming the baseball field at Sunset Park in honor of a longtime...


Music on Main May 2024 Canceled

Tonight's Music on Main event has been canceled due to forecast...


Utility Improvement Notice Graphic

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department will be conducting a utility...


Water Quality report cover image

The City of Monroe is pleased to present its annual Drinking Water Quality Report covering all testing...


Monroe earns Operational Excellence Award

 

The City of Monroe’s Natural Gas Division earned the prestigious...


Lt. Morgan Malone

The Monroe Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Lt. Morgan Malone as the new Public Information Officer (PIO), effective...


National preservation month contest graphic

The City of Monroe’s Planning and Development Department is launching...


Emergency Water Main Repair

May 2 4:55 p.m. Update: The water main has...


Veterans Documentary Poster

Union County and the City of Monroe are collaborating with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners...


Lori Hyatt smiling while wearing her helmet

Fire Captain Lori Hyatt of the Monroe Fire Department is announcing her retirement after three...


Highway 74 Street Sweeping Lane Closures May 20 to 27

The City of Monroe Engineering Department in conjunction...


Emergency Water Main Repair and Highway 74 Lane Closures Graphic

4/24/2024 9:15 p.m. Update: ...


Parking Lot Closure Graphic

Update 4/24/2024: The public parking lot at the corner of E. Crowell St. and N....


Proclamation P-2024-10

WHEREAS, the Winchester Community of the City of Monroe has a long, rich, and important history; and


Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Eight individuals were recognized as being in the Top 100 Most powerful Women in Union County according...


Bolen, Rhett

The Monroe Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Captain William “Rhett” Bolen to Assistant Police Chief.

Bolen has...


Lake Monroe Reopened April4 2024

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department has announced the reopening of Lake Monroe effective immediately.

Lake...


Drinking Water Treatment Notice

APRIL 3, 2024 UPDATE: Extension of Annual Drinking Water Treatment Change and Fire Hydrant...


2024 UC Most Powerful Women

Six City of Monroe employees and two Council Members have been recognized...


City Offices Closed March 29

The City of Monroe's administrative offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance...


Easter Eggstravaganza Postponed to March 24

Due to forecast inclement weather, our Easter Eggstravaganza event...


MonroeWorks

The City of Monroe has launched MonroeWorks, a new initiative designed to connect Monroe’s job-seekers with precision manufacturing firms and educate...


help prevent sewer spills

The City of Monroe's Water Resources Department is asking customers for their help to prevent...


Special meeting notice

The Mayor of the City of Monroe has called for a City Council Special Meeting to be held on Friday, March 15, 2024 at...


notice of cancelation

The City Council Strategic Planning Meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and the Regular Meeting scheduled...


Sanitary Sewer Spill Notice

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department responded to a sanitary sewer spill on Saturday, March...


Online bill pay upgrade announcement

The...


Utility Improvement Notice Graphic

The City of Monroe’s Water Resources Department will be performing several upcoming projects...


SECAS announcement

The City of Monroe has the prestigious honor to serve as the distinguished host city for the Southeast Council of Air Shows (SECAS)...


MPD Public Notice

An Assessor from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive March 3, 2024, to examine all aspects...


Sanitary Sewer Spill Notice

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department responded to a sanitary sewer spill on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. The spill...


Lake Twitty

The City of Monroe’s Water Resources Department announces City lakes are scheduled to open on Friday, March 1 for seasonal boating and fishing.

Lake...


Utility Improvement Notice Graphic

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department will be conducting sewer pipe bursting beginning...


City offices closed February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day

The City of Monroe's...


2024 road resurfacing

The City of Monroe’s Engineering Department will oversee the resurfacing and repair of several streets and two parking...


Monroe Police Department

Monroe City Council unanimously approved across-the-board...


Collage of City employees receiving awards

On the morning of Friday, February 9, City employees gathered at the Monroe...


Lane Closure

The City of Monroe’s Electric Division will be closing a single lane of W. Highway 74 and conducting a scheduled power outage for a select number...


Three New Advisory Committees

Mayor Robert Burns has created three new advisory committees to address concerns about animal...


Proclamation P-2024-02

CITY OF MONROE

Proclamation Observing Black History Month

February...


Winter Weather tips

The City of Monroe is expected to experience a drop in temperatures below freezing overnight this week. It's important...


Weather Alert: The front nine is closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather and temperatures. The back nine will remain open on Jan. 16.

The...


The City of Monroe Water Resources Department will conduct sewer system smoke testing on January 16 through mid-March. 

This will impact approximately 52,000 feet of sewer main within the Sunset area between Hayne Street and Griffith Road, and along the Wolf...


Proclamation P-2024-01
 

CITY OF MONROE

Proclamation Observing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January...


Monroe Science Center

The City of Monroe is celebrating the first anniversary of the Monroe Science Center Honoring Dr. Christine Mann Darden on Thursday, January...


Notice of Postponement graphic

Due to inclement weather, Mayor Robert Burns of the City of Monroe has postponed the City Council...


State of Emergency 1-9-24

Due to severe weather, City of Monroe Mayor Robert Burns has consented to the inclusion of the City of Monroe within...


weather closure january 9 2024

City Manager Mark Watson has made the decision to close all City buildings, functions, and services to the...


Optional Home Repair Plans

The City of Monroe has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer Exterior Water Service...


The Water Resources Construction Division will be replacing sanitary sewer mains in the street right-of-way on the following streets:

  • King Street from Cherry Street to Skyway Drive
  • Winchester Avenue from Beard Street to Hill Street
  • Winchester Avenue from Stafford...

Christmas office closures 2023

The City of Monroe's administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Friday,...


New Council Members

The Mayor of Monroe, along with three new Council Members, took their oaths of office during the regular Council meeting...


Santa's Workshop final

Santa Claus is coming to town! Experience the magic of the holiday season right here in the City of Monroe as Santa prepares...


Mayor Council Members with Fire Chief

The City of Monroe honored Mayor Marion Holloway, Council Member Lynn Keziah,...


Christmas on Main postponed 2023

Christmas on Main has been postponed due to forecast...


Cold Weather Tips

Prevent Frozen Pipes

As cold weather sets in this winter, it's important to stay...


Santa's Workshop final

Santa Claus is coming to town! Experience the magic of the holiday season right...


Council reception invitation

The City of Monroe cordially invites members of the public to a drop-in...


Veterans Day closure

The City of Monroe's administrative offices will be closed on Friday, November...


2023 Air Show Program

The City of Monroe is pleased to announce the 2023 Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show featuring...


Monroe's Good Jobs Great Cities Cohort

The City of Monroe recently hosted 80 leaders in government, business...


October MPD ceremony

The City of Monroe's Police Department held a “Swearing In, Promotion & Awards Ceremony”...


Seasonal Loose Leaf Collection 2023

The City of Monroe’s four...


The City of Monroe's Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Fall Festival on November 4 between 2 -6 p.m. at...


US 74 Sweeping Notice

The City of Monroe Engineering Department in conjunction with North Carolina...


The City of Monroe Water Resources Department is temporarily lowering Lake Lee levels to make repairs on the dam. 

This is an annual repair to the flashboards. This does not impact the water supply. Residents who live along the lake may see lower...


Good Jobs Great Cities

The City of Monroe has been named a Good Jobs, Great Cities Destination City, only one of 16 nationwide, as part of a new program by...


Halloween Happenings 2023

The City of Monroe is excited to celebrate Halloween this year with...


Public Awareness Survey 2023

The City of Monroe's Energy Services Department will be...


Halloween Happenings 2023 Flyer

Join the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department...


City Lakes Seasonal Closure 2023

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department will...


Public Notice

City of Monroe residents are asked to be aware of the ongoing and upcoming installation of fiber optic lines in parts of the City.

A...


Public Power Week 2023

The City of Monroe will celebrate the value of our locally owned and operated electric...


Public Natural Gas Week

The City of Monroe will observe National Public Natural Gas Week from October 1 - 7, 2023.

This...


2023 FPW State Farm Donation

The Monroe Fire Department graciously accepted...


The City of Monroe Water Resources Department responded to a sanitary sewer spill on Monday, September 18, 2023. 

There is no risk to the City water supply.  

The spill was coming from a sewer force main located in the 4100 block of Secrest...


The City of Monroe’s Natural Gas Division is conducting its annual natural gas leak survey and atmospheric corrosion inspection on a portion of the distribution system.

The intended outcome is to provide safe, responsible, and reliable natural gas service to our customers.

This...


The City of Monroe Construction Division will conduct a water main replacement along W. Franklin Street between N. Charlotte Avenue to Stewart Street starting on or around Monday, September 18, and anticipated to conclude by Wednesday, October 25.

The improvement will be replacing approximately...


Bearskin Creek

The City of Monroe has been awarded a $500,000 grant toward the development of two major Parks and Recreation...


Closed Labor Day

The City of Monroe's administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance...


The City of Monroe Water Resources Department has published its 2023 Annual Wastewater Performance Report.

This report provides an overview of our wastewater system performance as well as important information regarding what the City does to maintain sewer lines and what customers can do...


The Monroe Police Department proudly announced the Grand Opening of the Bobby G. Kilgore Law Enforcement Center (LEC) with a public ceremony and reception on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. 

The new LEC is approximately 33,000 square feet and is located at 450 W. Crowell St. across from...


Chief Fowler celebrates 40 years of service

The City of Monroe's Fire Chief Ron Fowler was recognized...


Utility Improvement Notice

The City of Monroe Construction Division will conduct a water...


Autumn Baucom working Music on Main

Every Summer the City welcomes a handful of college students seeking...


Lake Twitty

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department announces the opening of Lake Twitty beginning on Saturday, July...


Veterans Banner Program 2023 deadline Aug. 22

Downtown Monroe is...


The Monroe City Council has decided to implement the recording of video and audio for future planning board meetings in a proactive effort to provide residents with broader access to these important meetings. 

These recordings will be promptly posted on the


The City of Monroe Water Resources Construction Division will conduct a water main replacement along


Five City of Monroe employees and one Council Member have been recognized as being among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Union County in 2023. 

The employees were named in the Union County Weekly's article...


Tinker Belle 2018

Monroe City Council approved the sale of the City of Monroe’s C-46 plane “The Tinker...


The City of Monroe has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

This is the 30th consecutive year the City of Monroe has received this award.

The


Dowd Center Theatre Movies in July flyer

The Dowd Center Theatre has announced...


4th of July Fireworks Show poster

The City of Monroe will host its annual fireworks show starting at dark on July...


The City of Monroe's administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. 

There will be no solid waste collection on July 4. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday customers will be on a one-day delay. 

Emergency services are...


Independence Day Celebration 2023

The City of Monroe will host...


Mayor Holloway cuts ribbon on the new splash pad

The Parks and Recreation...


Rocko's Italian Deli

City Council approved Rocko’s Italian Deli for two Downtown Economic Development...


Annual Water Quality Report (2022)

The City of Monroe is pleased to present its annual...


The Parks and Recreation Department hosted a ribbon cutting for the Philip E. Bazemore Active Adult Center on Wednesday, June 21 at 8:30 a.m. 

The Active Adult Center is a 21,440 square foot facility that includes state of the art audio/visual equipment, a small cardio room, a...


Bazemore Grand Opening events postponed

The Philp E. Bazemore Active Adult...


Monroe City Council and City Manager Mark Watson recognized nine staff members and one resident for their efforts to improve the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport during its regular meeting on June 13.

City staff from a number of departments gave their time and resources to providing much-needed...


City offices closed for Memorial Day May 29

The City of Monroe's administrative...


Monroe Police Department detectives successfully identified the suspects responsible for calling in a bomb threat to officials at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport on May 24, 2023.

Officers identified two juvenile subjects located in Harnett County, North Carolina with assistance from...


Rocky River Elementary School receives their award

Seven City schools...


Monroe chosen for Good Jobs Great Cities Academy

The City of Monroe has...


Aging Unbound Poster 2023

The City of Monroe's 


Utility Improvement Notice

The City of Monroe will conduct a water main replacement project...


Downtown Monroe logo

The City of Monroe is proud to announce that its Downtown has maintained its Main Street...


2023 NC3C Award

The City of Monroe was recognized for winning an award at the North...


City of Monroe achieves Diamond Level designation from APPA

The City...


25th anniversary celebration event

The Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center is celebrating...


Monroe City Council voted to approve an agreement to appoint Richard G. Long, Jr. of Plyler, Long, Corigliano, LLP as City Attorney. 

Richard G. Long, Jr. received his J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar Association in 1982. In 1995, Richard...


High Octane business logo

City Council approved High Octane Coffee Creamery & Eatery for two Downtown Economic...


The City of Monroe is celebrating National Lineworker Appreciation Day, held on April 18, to honor and celebrate lineworkers and the difficult and important work they do to power our lives.

“These unsung heroes, who brave dangerous conditions and work long hours in all kinds of weather,...


The City of Monroe has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2022. The recognition...


The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing approximately 1,690 linear feet of existing 12-inch steel water main along W. Crowell Street between N. Charlotte Avenue and N. Johnson Street. Crews will also add a new 2-inch FPVC approximately 263 linear feet along N. College Street between...


Sunset Park Dog Park ceremony

The City of Monroe’s Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the completion...


The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing approximately 1040 linear feet of existing 2-inch steel water main along Leewood Drive between Club Drive and Fuller Drive, approximately 1330 linear feet of existing 2-inch steel water main along Leewood Drive from Old NC 20 to Fuller Drive...


2023 April National Safe Digging Month

April marks National Safe Digging Month, reminding North Carolina residents to always call...


The City of Monroe Engineering Department in conjunction with North Carolina Department of Transportation will be sweeping US Highway 74 (Roosevelt Boulevard) during the weeks of April 17 and April 24.

During street sweeping operations, temporary lane closures will occur during the hours...


The City of Monroe will complete the annual drinking water treatment process change using chlorine on March 31.

The City of Monroe will convert back to the practice of “chloramination” to disinfect the drinking water. Some customers may have noticed a slightly different taste...


Morgan-Windsor Alley Conceptual overall layout

Construction on the City of Monroe’s...


City Council voted to appoint Ken Honeycutt as Interim City Attorney with immediate effect during its special meeting on March 22.

Mayor Pro Tem Gary Anderson moved to appoint Ken Honeycutt as Interim City Attorney. Council Member Lynn Keziah seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

City...


Mark Watson is sworn in as City Manager

City Council voted to appoint Mark Watson as City Manager with immediate effect during its regular meeting...


Please follow the link below to the Interim City Manager's biweekly report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and projects. 

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The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing approximately 471 linear feet of existing 2-inch steel water main along Icemorlee Street between N. Charlotte Ave. to 906 Icemorlee Street beginning on or around Tuesday and anticipated to conclude by March 28.

The improvement will...


The City of Monroe’s Engineering Department will launch a project to resurface and repair several streets beginning on March 15 through June 15, starting on Concord Ave and Breckonridge Center Dr. The roadway repairs will include various types of work including milling, full depth patching,...



In a continuing effort to distribute high-quality water, water utilities serving five regional counties will coordinate and conduct their annual Water Quality Preventative Maintenance Program throughout the month of March. This routine effort involves temporarily switching water disinfectants from...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's biweekly report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and projects. 

Click here for the Feb. 17 City...


Seasonal Opening of City Lakes

The City of Monroe Water Resources...


The cause of death has been released for K9 Kilo. Griffin Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has determined the cause of death was Mesenteric Volvulus. The examiner provided the following explanation:

“A mesenteric volvulus occurs when the intestines twist around the root of the...


The City of Monroe is advising the public to be aware of a potential door to door scam in which individuals posing as salespersons attempt to collect money. 

The...


The City of Monroe Construction Division will be installing approximately 111 linear feet of new 2-inch PVC water main along Dover Street between 1513 Dover Street to near 1507 Dover Street.

The improvement will enhance water service to customers in this area.

Construction activities...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's biweekly report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and projects. 

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Effective Feb. 6, 2023 City utilities will be operating on a new software system. The utility account numbers will be changed. This will affect payments made by credit card & electronic check. The new account numbers will be on the Feburary bill. If you would like to make a payment by phone or...


City of Monroe Water Resources Department responded to a sanitary sewer spill on Jan. 25, after heavy rains occurred across the region. The overflows entered Richardson Creek at the locations shown below. The impact to Richardson...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's biweekly report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and projects. 

Click here for the Jan. 20 City Manager's...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's biweekly report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and projects. 

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Cold Weather Tips

Prevent Frozen Pipes

As cold weather sets in this winter, it's important to stay informed and prepared to...


The City of Monroe has started the process of crafting a new vision for the future of Downtown.

We want to hear your ideas for the heart of the community. What would make our DOWNTOWN better? What is your “Dream Downtown”? 


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's biweekly report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and projects. 

Click here for the Dec. 9 City Manager's...


On Nov. 23, approximately 20 Monroe firefighters responded to an apartment fire in the 1400 block of Fairley Avenue. Crews were met with heavy smoke and fire coming out of the middle apartment of the three-unit building. Firefighters received reports that there may have been occupants trapped...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's biweekly report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. 

Click here for the Nov. 25 City...


On December 1, 2022, the General Services Committee will consider a proposal for a planning study update of the conversion of Franklin Street and Jefferson Street from one-way to two-way streets. 

The Committee will also consider recommending Budget Ordinance (BO-2022-13)...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


The 2022 Citizens Academy graduates were recognized for completion of the program during the regular City Council meeting on Nov. 8. 

The graduates are Narissa Blackwell, Phillip Bowers, Ellen Dowling, Deanna Gambino, Lisa Kerner, Barbara Mills, Brian Reedy, Jennifer...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


The City of Monroe proudly hosted seven members of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program today, Oct. 25, at Monroe City Hall. The seven European fellows included Anna Ingrisch Krasnik (Denmark), Dumitru Svinarenco (Moldova), Kalli Giannelos (France), Mihnea Samoila (Romania), Nikos Kakavoulis (Greece),...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 



City of Monroe Officials have been monitoring the path of Hurricane Ian. As of now, it looks like Monroe and Union County may see some heavy rain and strong winds later this week into the weekend. Strong winds could lead to power outages.

Police and Fire will...


RESOLUTION CONCERNING DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

R-2022-64

WHEREAS, the Union County Pride Festival...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Protecting the environment is a top priority for the City of Monroe Water Resources Department. We are pleased to announce our Annual Wastewater Performance Report. This report provides an overview of our wastewater system performance as well as important information regarding what the City does to...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 



           On Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, the City of Monroe received notification that District Court Judge Robert J. Conrad denied former City Councilwoman Angelia James’ motion for a preliminary injunction regarding her removal from...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Monroe for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year endined June 30, 2021.

The report has been judged...


City of Monroe lakes placed on the NCDEQ Impaired Waters 303d list.   

City of Monroe lakes (Twitty, Lee, and Monroe) are listed on the 2018 North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Impaired Water 303(d) List. This means that the raw water quality in the lakes does not...


The City of Monroe is experiencing mild discoloration of the drinking water in the central and eastern parts of the City. The water has been and is continuing to be tested to confirm there is no health risk at this time. The testing indicates slightly elevated levels of manganese in the drinking water....


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


The City of Monroe Water Resources Department has completed the annual Water Quality Report as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and the State of North Carolina.

The report provides an overview of the City’s drinking water...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Union County is seeking public input from residents regarding the future of public transportation services along the Monroe Road and U.S. 74 corridor.

Residents currently have access to public transportation options, including Union County Transportation's "dial-a-ride"...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


The City of Monroe Water Resources Department offers a bulk water sales program to provide service to individuals and contractors while ensuring protection of water quality in the City’s water system. The “self-service” bulk water fill station is located at the City Operations Center,...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Good afternoon all, please see the information below into continued claims and accusations that are just not true. We hate we have to take time to address these issues, but we feel they are important enough to take the time and provide accurate facts to the misleading allegations being shared.

In...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Economic Development Proclamation


Language regarding City Boards and Commissions related to Planning functions is located in two areas of the City’s Ordinance.  Chapter 32 titled “Boards, Commissions and Departments” of the City’s Code of Ordinances (City-wide ordinance) provides ordinance language for...


Mayor Marion Holloway, on behalf of the City of Monroe, submitted a letter of support of S. 2981 and H.R. 3172, the Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER) Act.

Click here to view the support letter.


Please click the link below to find the timeline and actions City staff and council have taken with regards to the proposed Unified Development Ordinance and Zoning Map that would replace the current ordinance that dates back to 2003. This timeline shows the City’s efforts to educate, inform...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


The City of Monroe will complete the annual drinking water treatment process change using chlorine on March 31 and will convert back to the practice of “chloramination” to disinfect the drinking water. Because of the change to chlorine during the month of March, customers may have noticed...


This is the report of the hearing officer in the amotion hearing involving Council Member Angelia James.  The final phase of the hearing process will be held before City Council at 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 2022.


Ukraine Proclamation


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


At its March 8 meeting, the Monroe City Council unanimously agreed to name the new police headquarters building the “Bobby G. Kilgore Law Enforcement Center.” Currently under construction, the facility, located at 450 W. Crowell St. in Monroe, is anticipated to open in 2023 and will centralize...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please click here for a PDF of the notice below.

Legal Notice 2-28-22 4Annual Drinking Water Treatment Change and Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

In order to meet stricter Federal and State drinking water regulations, the City of Monroe operates its water treatment plant located on Lake Twitty using the practice of...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


City Mask Mandate lifted as of Monday (Feb. 21)

With the decreasing COVID numbers, and in line with Governor Cooper’s recommendation, the City of Monroe will move to “Mask Optional” starting Monday (Feb. 21) for staff and visitors to city facilities. Staff and visitors...


As a follow up to Hearing Officer Valecia McDowell's February 15, 2022 Order, the parties to the Angelia James amotion proceeding provided an email and a letter to the Hearing Officer.  At Hearing Officer McDowell's request, the email and the letter are being posted for public access...


This is the Order of the Hearing Officer in the Amotion Hearing involving Councilmember Angelia James on allegations of bias by members of the City Council raised during the hearing.

Please click...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding City departments and City projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the links below to the City of Monroe Amotion Hearing from Jan. 27 and Jan. 28.

Day 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njZ7SDhbYI0

Day 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3UB7a6Tlgo


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Legal Notice p2 1-10-22Legal Notice p2 1-10-22


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Homeowners in Foreclosure? You may be eligible for assistance. Contact the Community Development Division: Teresa Campo at tcampo@monroenc.org or (704) 282-4526. For more information, please visit  


Does your home need urgent repairs? You may be eligible for assistance. Contact the Community Development Division: Teresa Campo at tcampo@monroenc.org or (704) 282-4526. For more information please visit


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


The City of Monroe is releasing police body camera video at 4:15 p.m. today, Thursday, September 16. The video will be released on the City’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzrGKOKR72fmCEn7D0f9mlg) and...


At the request of the Union County Health Department, The Monroe City Council meeting for tonight at 6 p.m. has been canceled.


On behalf of the City Manager, in response to requests from media, staff and the public, a statement has been prepared regarding what occurred the evening of Sept. 9 involving Monroe Police Officers and Council Member Angelia James.

On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 staff at the...


Please follow the link below to the City Manager's report to City Council with new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing message sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


Please follow the like below to the City Manager's report to City Council regarding new and relevant information regarding city departments and city projects. This will be an ongoing messaging sent out every other week as a means to keep City Council updated. 


A new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has been established, and applications are currently being accepted.

Interested applicants can click on the following link for more information: https://www.monroenc.org/City-Council/Committees/Committee-Vacancies....


Union County Critical Intersection Program Information

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The Monroe City Council will have their regularly scheduled Regular Council Meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

The meeting will be conducted virtually with council following their adopted electronic meeting rules. The meeting will also be live-streamed on the city...


Well, here we are; nearly a year after we had to stand up and take notice of a new overseas viral threat, we are still fighting a battle that has caused nothing but mayhem in our personal and professional lives. COVID has made many of us sick and has taken too many of the lives of friends, family,...


We can no longer MASK our excitement!

The Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center is happy to announce our reopening on Monday, September 28, contingent upon adequate staff being secured and trained.  We will operate at limited capacity following guidelines set forth by Executive Order #163,...



While these past few months have been difficult to say the least, the leadership and staff at the City of Monroe have continued to provide the high level of service our businesses and residents have grown accustomed to. We trust that you, your friends, neighbors, and family members are well.

While...


In an effort to consolidate all information about City closings, cancellations, modifications, and other actions in response to COVID-19, we have created a dedicated Web page.  Please click...


In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 124, the City of Monroe will do the following with respect to our residential utilities customers (water, sewer, gas and electric) from March 31, 2020 to May 30, 2020 (unless otherwise extended by Governor Cooper):

• The...


The City of Monroe would like to inform all residents that there may a delay in yard waste pickup over the next few weeks. With the number of residents staying home at this time, there is a larger than normal quantity of yard waste on each service day. Waste Pro will continue collection and will work...


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Proclamation 2020-05 p1Please click here for helpful information and tips.


Yard Waste and Debris Collection Information

Due to the debris resulting from Hurricane Florence, the City of Monroe would like to remind its residents of the general guidelines for yard waste collection.

  • Residents should not place any debris...

To report damage sustained to your property, please follow the link below to the Union County Damage Assessment Self-Reporting Webpage.

https://www.crisistrack.com/public/unionNC/citizenRequest.html


If you are interested in being a food vendor for a City of Monroe event, please click on the link below for rules, regulations, selection criteria, and application.

Special Event Food Vendor Information


Please follow this link to the City of Monroe's You Tube Channel for City Council Meetings:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzrGKOKR72fmCEn7D0f9mlg/feed?view_as=subscriber