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Danyelle Barrett
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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; [email protected]

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.

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)

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

# 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

New Resolution & Law- 2014

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).

COMMUNITY DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE NEWBURGH MINISTRY WINTERHAVEN

Click HERE to view the flyer.

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.

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