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City of Monticello - Press Releases

City of Monticello - Press Releases

Jun 24

Press Release: The City of Monticello Partners with YMCA’s Camp Manitou

Posted on June 24, 2022 at 5:11 PM by Haley Foster

DATE:           June 24, 2022

                      For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Tom Pawelk 

                      (763) 295-2711 |

The City of Monticello Partners with YMCA’s Camp Manitou


Monticello, MN – The City of Monticello is happy to announce our new partnership with the YMCA and Camp Manitou!BERTRAM POOL

This summer, beginning June 26, the Monticello Community Center (MCC) will provide lifeguard staff to Camp Manitou from 12-6 p.m. on Sundays through August 28.

Camp Manitou offers an outdoor aquatic center at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park. The water features are open to campers and the public for $10 per person, children 2 and under are free. However, in exchange for staffing, MCC members can now get in for free on Sundays!

Bertram Pool SmilesThis new partnership is a welcome addition to the Community Center’s wide range of amenities including our indoor pool and waterslide, fitness center and classes, climbing wall, and ice arena.

If you are interested in an MCC membership, please contact Member Services at (763) 271-7127 or visit us anytime during business hours: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. MCC is closed on Sunday’s through Labor Day.

Camp Manitou Partnership

Jun 24

Press Release: Monticello Adds Two New Polling Precincts for the 2022 Elections

Posted on June 24, 2022 at 4:58 PM by Haley Foster

DATE:           June 17, 2022

                      For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jennifer Schreiber 

                      (763) 271-3204 |

Monticello Adds Two New Polling Precincts for the 2022 Elections

Monticello, MN – The City of Monticello now has four election precincts. As the city grows, we’re striving to maintain a positive voting experience for the public. Additional precincts will allow for shorter lines and the necessary space to accommodate election activities.

MONTICELLO P-1     POLLING PLACE LOCATION – Monticello Community Center Gymnasium, 505 Walnut St., Monticello, MN

MONTICELLO P-2     POLLING PLACE LOCATION – Resurrection Lutheran Church,
 9300 Jason Avenue NE, Monticello, MN

MONTICELLO P-3     POLLING PLACE LOCATION – Monticello High School Field house, 5225 School Boulevard, Monticello, MN

MONTICELLO P-4     POLLING PLACE LOCATION – Kindred Hearts Events Center,
 1549 Broadway East, Monticello, MN

Residents who live on the north side of I-94 and west of Washington Street continue to vote in the MCC gymnasium. Those that live east of Washington Street now vote at Kindred Hearts Events Center.

Residents who reside south of I-94 and east of Fenning Avenue still vote at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Those that live west of Fenning Avenue vote at the Monticello High School. See the map (attached) and visit the City’s website at more information. You can also look up your polling place location on the MN Secretary of State’s website at Info Card2_Page_1

Jun 06

Press Release: Monticello Updates Recreational Motor Vehicle Ordinance - May 26, 2022

Posted on June 6, 2022 at 11:39 AM by Haley Foster

DATE:           May 26, 2022

                      For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Rachel Leonard

                      (763) 295-2711 |

Monticello Updates Recreational Motor Vehicle Ordinance

On Monday, May 23 City Council adopted an update to the City’s Recreational Motor Vehicle ordinance. The changes include increased opportunities for use of recreational vehicles within the city as well as a new permitting system for Class 1 ATVs, Class 2 ATVs, and golf carts. The new permits cost $25 for three years. Applications for permitting will be available June 1 in City Hall. Upon registration, residents will be given a sticker that must be displayed on their vehicles.

ATV Golf Cart MapOnce permitted, Class 1 ATVs and golf-carts will be allowed to operate on designated city streets. Approved streets are those classified as local, are under Monticello’s jurisdiction, and have a speed limit of 30 mph or less. Carts and Class 1 ATVs are not permitted to travel down County, State, or roads built with State-Aid funds. The City of Monticello Class 1 ATV/Golf Cart Street Map showing approved areas will be available at City Hall as well as on the City’s website

Class 2 ATVs (UTVs) will continue to be allowed to operate per state statute.

When considering the ordinance changes, City staff worked with Wright County Sheriff’s Office to prioritize public safety while expanding the use of recreational vehicles in the community. Documentation, like the displayable stickers, and a permitting system will provide WCSO officers with a visual aid when monitoring ATVs and golf carts in our community. 

Additionally, motorized foot scooters, segways or electric personal assistive mobility devices, and electric assisted bicycles (1,000 watts or less) were added to the ordinance and may be operated within the City of Monticello per the state statute.

“We’re trying to really allow people to recreate in the community in a way that hasn’t been previously allowed, and this is a way to do it in a safe manner. We have a vibrant community with various busy roadways; we want to be responsible and keep safety at the forefront in now allowing the use of recreational vehicles,” said City Clerk Jennifer Schreiber.

Please review the City’s Ordinance for additional information and further clarification.

ATV Ordinance Infographic