Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Friday, June 26, 2020
So, the Mid-Hudson Region is in Phase 3, which basically means we can eat at our favorite restaurants indoors again! Phase 3 also includes personal care businesses and services, such as cosmetology, massage therapy and spas.
More good news: The Storm King Art Center will open on Wednesday, July 15 (845-534-3115).
Independence Day is Saturday, July 4. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee has been planning a modified celebration. One of the latest additions to the celebration is a contest for Patriotically Decorated Homes. Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) for details.
Village Hall doors will re-open Monday, July 6. Access will be limited. The village is required to have safety plans for all its departments. The drop-box will continue to provide a convenient way to pay bills. You can contact us at 845-534-4200 and [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
Congratulations to all the Cornwall high school graduates! And best of luck to all the students moving up to high school and middle school.
The Centers for Disease Control Social continue to encourage social distancing and a wearing a mask when you can’t social distance.
Stay healthy! Enjoy your weekend.
Brendan G. Coyne
Friday, June 19, 2020
So, summer officially arrives tomorrow, June 20! Let’s do all we can to have a great summer and enjoy the warm weather.
I’m happy to announce that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will start its bandstand concerts on Tuesday, July 7. The Midnite Image Band will get the season rolling at 6:30 p.m. The concerts take place at the Village bandstand on the corner of Hudson Street and River Avenue. Rain dates are the following Wednesday evening at the same time.
Donations for the concerts are welcome and can be sent to: Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Bandstand Committee, 325 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520.
Independence Day is just three weeks away. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee is planning a modified celebration on Saturday, July 4. Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) and Facebook pages Cornwall Fourth of July for information the mostly online activities.
Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, July 6. The village is working on safety plans for all its departments. When Village Hall does open, access will be limited. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 and [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
Social distancing and wearing masks when you can’t social distance remain important as put forth by the Centers for Disease Control.
Stay healthy! Happy Father’s Day!
Friday, June 12, 2020
Good to see some more activity in the village this week as the Mid-Hudson Region entered Phase 2. Lots of diners eager to dine out enjoyed dinner outdoors at our restaurants: Painter’s, Peppetini’s, Rock Wall and Village Pizza. Please support them; they are important to the village, in more ways than one.
Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the deadline for the Cornwall school district and the Cornwall library elections till Tuesday, June 16. They must be mailed to the school district’s administration building (the former library building) at 4 Idlewild Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson.
The New York State Department of Health issued COVID-19 guidelines for summer camps. The guidelines are extensive. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the village can proceed with its Summer Recreation Program.
The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will open Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. Registration is required: www.hhnm.org/grasshoppergrove.
Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, July 6. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. The next Village Board meeting is at 7 p.m., Monday, June 15. You can contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
Please continue to comply with the guidelines put forth by the Centre for Disease Control: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.
Stay healthy! Enjoy your weekend.
Friday, June 5, 2020
So, the Mid-Hudson Region will enter Phase 2 as of Tuesday, June 9. Phase 2 includes: outdoor and take-out/delivery food services; hair salons/barbershops; offices; real estate; essential and in-store retail; vehicle sales/lease/rental; retail rental, repair and cleaning; and commercial building management.
The Village Water Department mailed its Annual Water Quality Report this week. It covers 2019. If you didn’t receive your copy or have questions about the report, please contact Mike Trainor, Water Superintendent, at 534-4200 x318 or email [email protected].
The Cornwall school district and the Cornwall library will conduct elections on Tuesday, June 9. School District and Cornwall Library ballots must be received by 5 p.m. by the District Clerk. They may be mailed or delivered to the school district’s administration building (the former library building) at 4 Idlewild Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Storm King School will hold a virtual commencement tomorrow, June 6. All the best to the graduates!
The Village Board is waiting for guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding summer camps. So, we still don’t know whether we can proceed with the Village’s Summer Recreation Program.
Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
Please continue to comply with the guideline put forth by the Centre for Disease Control: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.
Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy!
Friday, May 29, 2020
So, the Mid-Hudson Region has met the seven benchmarks required by Governor Andrew Cuomo to start moving out of the COVID-19 pause. We began reopening with Phase I of four phases on Tuesday, May 26. Phase 1 includes: construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; retail (curbside and in-store pickup/drop-off); manufacturing; and wholesale trade.
The latest COVID-19 casualty is the Village’s own Firemen’s Fair. Thanks to Jeff Armitage and the Storm King Engine crew for their efforts in producing the much-loved community event through the years. So, we look forward to 2021 fair. As Jeff says, “You won’t want to miss it.”
Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. When we do re-open, you will see newly installed counter windows in the lobby to protect visitors and staff. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, right on Hudson Street in the Village, can always use volunteers (845-534-5344). The Food Bank supplies food pantries all over the Hudson Valley to feed the hungry. It’s essential work.
As we move forward, please continue to respect CDC guidelines: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.
Enjoy your weekend. Stay Healthy!
Friends & Neighbors,
Our Firemen’s Fair has been a summer staple in the community for the past 69 years. Generations of our community have celebrated the summer season each year by partaking in the food, games, rides and all that the fair has to offer. For some who have attended as a child, they now relive that experience with their own children or even grandchildren. The celebration has continued without hesitation despite the many obstacles that have presented themselves over the course of all these years.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced the cancellation or modification of many traditional spring and summer events in our community such the Memorial Day parade, River-Fest, High School graduation, and our community’s customary July 4th celebration. Unfortunately, our Firemen’s Fair is no different.
It is out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of each and every member of the greater Cornwall-on-Hudson area that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s edition of our Firemen’s Fair. After careful and thoughtful collaboration with our partners, who assist us each year with its presentation, we found that there was no alternative other than its cancellation.
We thank the Cornwall School District, Shamrock Shows, our local first responders, Village employees, Village Officials, the many businesses and you, our friends and neighbors, that have supported our Summer Fair each and every year. Without this support, we would not be able to conduct this event each year.
So, we ask that you all mark your calendar for the 71st Edition of the Annual Storm King Firemen’s Fair to take place July 21 -24, 2021. We promise that you won’t want to miss it.
Friday, May 22, 2020
As Governor Andrew Cuomo gradually opens New York State from COVID-19 restrictions, it’s still important to comply with safety protocol, maintaining six-feet between people and wearing masks when you can’t.
Village Hall doors will remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. We are installing counter windows in the lobby area to protect visitors and staff. We held a virtual business meeting this past Monday and will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
The Village Board has been discussing the Summer Recreation Program. At this time, we don’t know whether we can proceed.
The Village Department of Public Works did a great job in handling a very bulky cleanup this past week. Thanks!
And the Village Police Department has been doing a fine job taking care of visitors to Storm King Mountain and Donahue Memorial Park. Thanks!
Please continue to support Village restaurants by ordering take-out meals: Painters, Pepettini’s, Rock Wall and Village Pizza.
Enjoy your weekend. Memorial Day is Monday. While there will be no parade this year, the Cornwall American Legion will hold a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial triangle. Let’s pause to remember those who have given their lives to preserve our freedom.
VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
County of Orange, State of New York
RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD
OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
ADOPTING A LOCAL LAW REGULATING THE INSTALLATION
AND USE OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING WITHIN THE VILLAGE
Introduced by: Deputy Mayor James P. Kane
Seconded by: Trustee Kenneth A. Schmidt
Date of Adoption: May 18, 2020
WHEREAS, a resolution was duly adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson on September 16, 2019, designating the board as Lead Agency and scheduling a public hearing to be held by said Governing Body on November 18, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. at Village Hall to hear all interested persons on a proposed Local Law authoring the Village to adopt regulations that set standards with respect to the installation of outdoor lighting, including standards that would minimize glare and impact on nearby residential properties, within the Village; and
WHEREAS, on September 16, 2019, the Village board, pursuant to part 617 of the implemented regulations of Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), preliminarily determined that the adoption of said proposed Local Law was a Type I action; and
WHEREAS, said public hearing was duly held on November 18, 2019, at or about 7:01 p.m. at the Village Hall, and all parties in attendance were permitted an opportunity to speak on behalf of or in opposition to said proposed local law, entitled “Regulating the Installation and Use of Outdoor Lighting within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson” (the “Local Law”); and
WHEREAS, after considering comments received from the public, the public hearing was extended on the successive dates of December 17, 2019, January 27, 2020, February 24, 2020, and March 23, 2020, at which time the Village Board referred a full record of the revised draft local law to the Village Planning Board and the Orange County Department of Planning in accordance with GML § 239-m, and extended the public hearing to April 20, 2020; and
WHEREAS, by correspondence dated April 20, 2020, the Planning Board advised the Village Board that it had no further comments with respect to the local law; and
WHEREAS, on April 20, 2020, the Village Board conducted the public hearing on the local law, closed the public hearing for further comment, except for receipt of written comments from the Orange County Department of Planning; and
WHEREAS, by correspondence dated May 1, 2020, the Orange County Department of Planning advised the Village Board that the adoption of the proposed local law would not result in any significant intermunicipal or county-wide impacts, and had no advisory comments with respect to the local law; and
WHEREAS, notice of said public hearings were duly advertised in the official newspaper of said Village, and noticed according to law; and
WHEREAS, the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, has reviewed the draft local law, long form EAF and comments from the public, and after due deliberation thereon;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT:
Upon Roll Call Vote:
Mayor Coyne: Aye Trustee Schmidt: Aye
Deputy Mayor Kane: Aye Trustee Gagliano: Aye
Trustee Carnright: Aye
Vote: Resolution Carried by a vote of 5 to 0.
LOCAL LIGHTING LAW
The Village of Cornwall on Hudson offices will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no garbage pick up on Monday, sanitation crews will be collecting household trash for the entire Village on Tuesday, May 26.
Friday, May 15, 2020
While Governor Andrew Cuomo has moved the pause button to May 28, New York State is moving closer to opening more businesses and facilities as our Mid-Hudson Region meets Phase 1 metrics dealing with COVID-19.
Please continue to comply with safety protocol, maintaining six-feet between people and wearing masks when you can’t. Please remain patient as rules are changing constantly.
Village Hall doors will remain closed through Monday, June 15, while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
The Village Board will hold its business meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, virtually.
The Village Bulk Pickup will start Monday, May 18.
The budget votes for Cornwall Central School District and Cornwall Public Library will be held Tuesday, June 9, by mail.
The Cornwall Independence Day Committee is planning a modified celebration on Saturday, July 4.
Have a good weekend. Take care as we move through this challenging time. Stay healthy!