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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. 

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The City of Monroe Water Resources Department will be doing routine maintenance repairs to the dam at Lake Lee in the coming weeks. Lake Lee will be lowered temporarily to allow for these repairs, which should be complete by mid-February.

Lake Lee is currently closed for the season; there...


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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The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing approximately 839 linear feet of existing 2-inch steel water main along Rushing Street and Welsh Ave between McCarten Street and Jackson Street. The improvement will enhance water service to customers in this area. Construction activities...


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. 

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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. 

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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)...


The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing approximately 263 linear feet of existing 2-inch steel water main along Craig Street from Jackson Street to 511 Craig Street, 690 linear feet of existing 2-inch steel water main along Craig Street from 605 Craig Street to 1300 Rushing Street,...


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. 


The City of Monroe’s four leaf trucks will operate weekdays during Oct. 17, 2022 - Feb. 24, 2023. City residents can expect their leaf piles vacuumed up at least every 10-14 days, but this cycle can be affected by both weather and the volume of leaves. Residents must place leaf piles at...


The City of Monroe Water Resources Department has announced the closing date for Lake Lee, Lake Monroe, and Lake Twitty.  Oct. 31 will be the last day of fishing and boating for the season. During the time while the lakes are closed, no activities (fishing, boating, etc.) are allowed on the lakes...



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

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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...


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           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. 


The Water Resources Department is beginning construction work on a 15-million-gallon flow equalization basin at the City Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The project is located adjacent to the WWTP at 775 Treeway Drive. This improvement project will allow the WWTP to handle fluctuating wastewater...


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. 


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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...


Please click here for a PDF of the images below.

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