Village Hall

Welcome to the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson website. Please send comments, suggestions or questions to:
Brendan G. Coyne Mayor 534-4200, x311

Village Office hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Village of Cornwall on Hudson will be closed on the following days in observance of Christmas and the New Year holiday. Closed on: December 24th & 25th 2018, & December 31 & January 1, 2019. There will be no sanitation services on those days.

Village E-Mail Notification System:

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is offering a new emergency notification within the Village. In an emergency, you will receive messages from DPW, Water, Mayor, Clerk or Fire. The contact information is confidential and will be used for emergency purposes only.

CodeRed-keeping citizens informed

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will continue with our e-mail notification system as well. The notification system will be utilized for both routine issues including road closures, weather statements etc. and also for emergency notifications. You may subscribe/unsubscribe by clicking here. Rest assured that your personal information will not be used for any other purpose.  If you have any questions regarding this system, feel free to email

Cornwall-on-Hudson has new format for its water bills

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson has introduced a new format for its water bills. A postcard has replaced the perforated envelope that residents of the Town of Cornwall as well as the village receive.
The new format is a step toward a paperless system that will simplify paying village water bills.
“As with any new procedure, we are working to smooth out any difficulties,” Mike Trainor, Village Water Superintendent, said. “We appreciate customers’ patience as we work through the challenges of the new format.”

The name, address, account number and amount owed appear on the postcard. Part of the process includes changing account numbers; the old account numbers are on file. The postcard has a return stub that can be separated and mailed or dropped off with payment. Other municipalities, including the towns of Goshen, Monroe, New Windsor and Warwick, use the postcard format for its water bills.

Some residents have provided feedback on the new system. Some are concerned that postcard format shows their information. Few people see the postcards, however, and the data is public information. For those who are late with payments, the words “PAST DUE” will not appear on the postcards. Others are pleased that they no longer have to open a challenging envelope. 

Options are available for those who would rather not receive postcards and prefer other ways to pay their bills:

  • At any time, customers may prepay their bills and then have their balances  adjusted annually;
  • Customers may call the village office to arrange to get a reading and pay the amount due; Town of Cornwall residents are billed every odd month on the 30th; Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson residents are billed every even month on the 15th.

“If  anyone  has  any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at village hall (845-534-4200),” Trainor said.

News from the Village Water Department

The village water bills are getting a new look.  No longer will the bills be a sealed, folded mailer.  The new water bills will be postcard sized with a return stub to tear off on the right side of the postcard to be mailed back to the office with the payment. The new bill format will be more cost effective to print and mail. Below is a picture of a sample bill. Be looking for the new bills in November and December.

Cornwall Natural Heritage Project: Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this public survey for the Cornwall-Blooming Grove Natural Heritage Project and tell us which open space characteristics and natural areas you value most in your community. The Project is creating open space inventories for the Towns of Blooming Grove and Cornwall, and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, that will identify and prioritize open spaces that are important to the community. The Natural Heritage Project builds upon the Natural Resource Inventory work already completed in both municipalities. Your input will be used to identify priority open spaces and geographic areas of special interest.

The Cornwall-Blooming Grove Natural Heritage Project is a partnership between the Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Orange County Land Trust, working with Behan Planning and Design, and the Conservation Advisory Councils of both towns. This Project has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the State of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Notice is hereby given that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. to discuss the Water Superintendent position and to discuss other matters that may come before the board.

Jeanne Mahoney
Village Clerk


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will hold a public hearing on October 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520 on a proposed local law entitled “Procurement Law”.

A copy of the proposed local law is available for review at the Clerk’s Office located in Village Hall at the address listed above, during normal business hours. Written comments may be submitted prior to or at the public hearing. Oral comments may be made at the public hearing. Persons may appear in person or by agent. The Village Board is the Lead Agency pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for this Unlisted Action.

The Village of Cornwall-on Hudson will make every effort to assure that the Public Hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone requiring special assistance and/or reasonable accommodations should contact the Village Clerk. [digital version/pdf of proposed law]

Dated: September 17, 2018

Jeanne Mahoney
Village Clerk


Notice is hereby given that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. in order accept revised plans and specifications for the Taylor Road Well Field Improvement Project, set a bid date, and authorize the Village Clerk to advertise for bids and discuss other matters that may come before the board.

Jeanne Mahoney
Village Clerk

Help Wanted

Water Superintendent: To supervise municipal water purification and distribution system. Qualifications: Grade 2A Water Treatment Plant Certification issued by NYS Health Department; three years of experience as Water Treatment Plant Operator, including one year of supervisory responsibilities. Knowledge of: practices used and equipment required in operation and maintenance of water supply and distribution system; laws and regulations pertaining to public water supply; principles and application of physics, chemistry and bacteriology relating to water purification. Skill in operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical equipment. Ability to supervise employees. Ability to communicate clearly. Physical condition commensurate with demands of position. Opening as of Nov. 1, 2018. See job description [here]. Resumes accepted until position is filled. Send resume, three industry references and [job application] to: Village Clerk, Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, 325 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520.

Local Law No.2 of 2018 - Solar Moratorium
ROA Moratorium for Solar Projects Systems

Site Address Requirements from the Building Department

NYS requires address identification for all buildings to facilitate 911 emergency responses. The displayed numbers shall be installed on the front of the building and shall contrast with their background. Characters shall not be less than 4 inches in height with a stroke width of not less than ½ inch and must be visible from the street. Address numbers shall be alphabetical letters and Arabic numbers. Numbers are not to be spelled out. Where access is by means of a private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Address identification shall be maintained. Please comply within 90 days Reference NYS building code R319.1

The Office of the State Comptroller uses the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System

to examine the annual financial information reported by local governments. This analysis provides an objective assessment of the fiscal challenges facing individual local governments and school districts, identifying situations where corrective  action may be needed.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson’s fiscal stress scores and designations are summarized below:


Fiscal Stress

Environmental Stress








No Designation


Susceptible Environmental Stress



No Designation


Moderate Environmental Stress



No Designation


No Designation

Hazardous/toxic Liquids and Materials-Orange County Collection

Please see the DPW page for details.

Orange County Clerk Makes 2 Major Announcements E-Recording & Online Record Search

# 1 Electronic recording of land records, such as deeds and mortgages is now available in Orange County. Currently documents can be e-recorded through:
Simplifile at
Corporation Service Company at
# 2 Online Record Search. The public can now access County Clerk Records from their home or office. Any public records previously viewed at the clerk’s office, including land and court documents, can be viewed online through:
IQS at

These long anticipated services brings Orange County into the 21st Century and on par with other counties in NY State.
Watch for Annie Rabbitt’s future announcement on e-filing


(earlier budgets may be found on Archives page)

New Resolution & Law
Community program - Backpacks For Food

There is a new community organization called Backpacks For Food (BFF). To get involved, you can visit their website at Drop off donations (There is a bin for food donations in the Village Office - Please see list of foods being accepted).

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson have jointly prepared the Hazard Mitigation Plan.  We are seeking input from Village Residents, Businesses and Organizations. After reviewing please, direct your input per the instructions on the Town Website.

Special meeting notices

See hearings page for details



Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission has many brochures to help through the winter to view the selection follow this link. For a copy of any of these brochures call 888-Ask-PSC1.

FEMA Flyer
YellowBook Notice -

To order additional Yellowbook directories, please call 1-800-YB Yellow {l-877-607-0775). You have the choice about future phone book directories. Residents can opt-out by visiting and can learn more about recycling options at The pdf flyer linked to here features recycling and opt-out information.

Selected Financial Activities - Report of Activities
Village Board Work Session and Village Business Meeting and Zoning Board Meeting

Supporting documents and agenda for meeting are available for review on hearings page.

ROA Terminating Status of Village as an Assessing Unit


Water bills can be placed into the drop-box (located on the side of Village Hall) during and after business hours (including weekends and holidays).


MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems) Draft & Annual Reports are posted on MS4 page


Here is a link for Hurricane Preparedness:

New York Storm Relief Rebate Program

Also tips on preparing for all-hazards:

The number for FEMA assistance is (800) 621-3362. The website is

Stop The Tax Shift:

The New York Conference of Mayors has launched a public education campaign to defend property taxpayers from tax shifts that may be pushed from the state onto cities and Villages. This campaign will deliver a unified message through a new NYCOM-designed single-issue Web site, State and local officials, the media and the public will be able to utilize this site to understand the direct connection between state actions - e.g., state aid and state mandates - and New York's real property tax burden.

Local officials and private citizens will also be able to use the Web site to deliver this message directly to state leaders, legislators and opinion-makers.

Recycling Dumpsters:

For the convenience of Village residents, recycling dumpsters are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:15 pm at the DPW Facility, located at 50 Shore Road. Any questions please call the DPW office at 534-7600.

Unwanted Phone Books:

Please find below the links to two websites intended to help stem the tide of unwanted phone book deliveries. is an organization working to educate consumers and promote the green movement to eliminate the unsolicited delivery of Yellow and White Pages books. This site is aimed at starting a national movement to solicit the White/Yellow Pages industry to proactively stop the delivery of books or to begin moving legislation to mandate the stoppage of this activity. This movement should be similar to the National No-Call Registry that have stopped and/or decreased the number of unwanted solicitations telephone calls to consumers. will expedite an end to this needless environmental waste, educate consumers on free and easy alternatives, and shed light on the growing inaccuracy of readership statistics that drive advertisers to still invest in this antiquated medium.

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson does not endorse nor advise any action to be taken by any individual however provides the above for informational purposes.

NY-Alert Now Available:

NY-Alert can warn people of extreme weather, hazardous materials spills, road closures, terrorist attacks and much more.

But you won't get the warning if you don't register. To enroll, visit the system's Web site at, then click the "sign up" option along the left side.

Your local emergency managers will be able to contact only your home phone if you do not register your cellular number, fax number or e-mail address.

Registration is broken up by county, town and the variety of alerts a person wishes to receive. Public safety officials said some parents are signing up for alerts in the town where their children are attending college, just to stay informed.

The above was reported by the Times-Herald Record on Sunday April 27, 2008.  Click HERE for the entire article.

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