Village Hall

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

Village Office hours

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

BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED

On Monday January 14th, our water system issued a Boil Water advisory in the Village of Cornwall on Hudson for the following area: Boulevard from #25 Boulevard (Hudson Highlands Nature Museum) to Mountain Road, Washington Street for its entirety, Mountain Road from #24 Mountain Road to #77 Mountain Road and Lipani Lane for its entirety due to a loss of water pressure caused by a water main break. The water main break was repaired and water service restored to the affected area during the evening of Monday January 14th. Since then, our employees have obtained multiple water samples from the affected area which have been tested by an independent third party laboratory. The analyses of these samples have confirmed no contamination of the water. Therefore, the Boil Water Advisory has been rescinded. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at (845) 534-4200 Ext. 318 or the Orange County Health Department at (845) 291-2331. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

click on image to bring up pdf with details For FAQ regarding Boil Notices go to NY Dept of Health FAQ


The Village of Cornwall on Hudson offices will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observation of Martin Luther King Day.


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 info@cornwall-on-hudson.org


News Release For immediate release: December 21, 2018
Contact: Mike Trainor, Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Superintendent: 845-534-4200

Cornwall-on-Hudson to improve well field.

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will soon begin an improvement project at its Taylor Road Well Field in the Town of Cornwall.

The project includes the installation of a 24” transmission water main and will allow the village to double its production of drinking water from one million gallons to two million gallons a day. The village expects the project to be completed in May 2019.

“This improvement project will ensure that the village maintains a resilient and sufficient supply of water for its customers in Cornwall and the village for many years to come,” said Mike Trainor, Village Water Superintendent.

The installation of the water main will require road closures and detours on portions of Otterkill Road, Jackson Avenue, Taylor Road and Orrs Mills Road in the Mountainville section of Cornwall.

The road closures and detours may occur for about a month, from December 26, 2018 through January 31, 2019, weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Property owners within the work area and emergency vehicles will have access throughout this period.

The village and the project contractor, CFI Construction, Inc., will coordinate the closures and detours in conjunction with the Cornwall police and highway departments and the Orange County Department of Public Works.

Public Hearing Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will hold a public hearing regarding the setting of the annual budget for 2019. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. at the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Village Hall located at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard.

The Village Board of Trustees will hear all persons interested in the subject of the adoption of water rates for municipal drinking water at the above time and place. Persons may appear in person or by agent. The Village Board at or prior to the public hearing must receive all written communications addressed to the Village Board in connection with the public hearing. Public participation will be limited to 3 minutes for each individual.

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will make every effort to assure that the hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone requiring special assistance should contact the Village Clerk

Dated: December 17, 2018

By Order of the Village Board of the
Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson
Jeanne Mahoney, Village Clerk

Draft Lighting Law

The village board, the village code enforcement officer and the attorney for the village have devoted much time to drafting a lighting law. We have reviewed laws in a number of municipalities, including the Town of Warwick; the City of Black Diamond, WA; and the Town of Charlestown, RI; and have discussed the issue with many people, including village residents. This is a complex issue and we appreciate your patience. Linked here [pdf] is the revised draft lighting law. The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed law at 7 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019, at Village Hall. [view entire resolution] We welcome your comments.
Brendan G. Coyne
Mayor
845-534-4200; mayor@cornwall-on-hudson.org

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.

RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD
OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON A
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO AMEND CHAPTER 155, ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” AT SECTION 38, ENTITLED “SCHEDULE III: PROHIBITED TURNS AT INTERSECTIONS” TO INCLUDE WILSON ROAD AND WOOD AVENUE WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON.

RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held by the Village Board January 28, 2019 at 7:02 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, with respect to the proposed amendment to Chapter 155; and

[entire resolution]

Local Law Amending Chapter 155 - Turns at Wilson Road And Wood Avenue

RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD
OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
TO SET A TIME AND PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING A PROPOSED LOCAL LAW REGULATING SOLAR ENERGY USES, SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

5. That a public hearing be held by the Village Board on January 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, with respect to amending Chapter 172 of the Village Code

[entire resolution]

AMENDED LOCAL LAW REGULATING CERTAIN SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
Local Law Extending Solar Moratorium
Resolution Adopting Solar Moratorium (Extended)

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

FYE

Score

Designation

Score

Designation

2015

14.2

No Designation

37.5

Susceptible Environmental Stress

2016

14.2

No Designation

40.0

Moderate Environmental Stress

2017

1.7

No Designation

23.3

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 simplifile.com
Corporation Service Company at cscglobal.com
# 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 searchiqs.com/nyora

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

Budget

(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  www.cornwallbff.org. 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. www.cornwallny.com/webpages/DOCUMENTS/HazardMitigationPlan.asp

Special meeting notices
- PUBLIC HEARING ON MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS (MS4)

See hearings page for details

PUBLIC NOTICE

COMMUNITY DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE NEWBURGH MINISTRY WINTERHAVEN FLYER

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 www.yellowpagesoptout.com and can learn more about recycling options at www.recycleyellowbook.com. 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

DROPBOX

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 ANNUAL REPORT

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


FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

Here is a link for Hurricane Preparedness: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml

New York Storm Relief Rebate Program
https://www.nysappliancerebates.com/programdetails.aspx

Also tips on preparing for all-hazards: http://www.ready.gov/

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


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, www.stopthetaxshift.org. 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. 

Yellowpagesgoesgreen.org 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.

PaperlessPetition.org 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 www.nyalert.gov, 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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