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County Manager Orders Government Center Closed

Monticello, NY – In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) and to comply with public health guidelines to avoid close contact, Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek has ordered the Government Center in Monticello to be closed to the public, effective March 25 until further notice. This includes the Annex, which houses Family Court (which is closed) and the Probation Department (which is handling all matters by phone and email).

The Board of Elections will have limited availability by appointment only.

“The only reason any member of the public should be visiting the Government Center is either a scheduled visit with Board of Elections personnel or to drop off materials for the County Clerk’s Office, DMV or the County Treasurer’s Office – and then only in the dropboxes located in the lobby and by the Treasurer’s door,” Potosek said. “None of our offices in that building will be open to the public, even if the lights are on and staff can be seen through the windows. Security will remain present to ensure this order is followed, for the safety of County employees continuing to work in the Government Center.”

The Care Center at Sunset Lake continues to be closed to public visitation as well. Those seeking to access other portions of the County’s Liberty campus, or the County Courthouse in Monticello, should call ahead before visiting.

Legislature Meetings Consolidated for April

The following committees of the Sullivan County Legislature will NOT meet in the month of April:

  • Public Safety and Law Enforcement
  • Government Services
  • Economic Development
  • Planning, Community Development, Real Property and Capital Planning and Budgeting
  • Human Resources
  • Veterans
  • Health and Family Services
  • Management and Budget
  • Parks, Agriculture and Sustainability
  • Public Works

The Executive Committee will meet Thursday, April 16 at 9 a.m., while the Full Board meeting will be held as scheduled on Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Both the Executive and Full Board meetings will be held at the Government Center in Monticello, but the public is asked to watch via livestreamed video at

Rabies Clinic Cancelled

Public Health Services’ rabies clinic, scheduled for April 1, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.