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Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.

THE ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL (OCTC)

is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and released an online survey to understand the needs and issues facing the County’s residents, businesses, and visitors when they drive, use transit, walk, bike, or move freight and goods.  With over 100 unique responses, we just wanted to say, we heard you!  Now, we would like to know more.  We are seeking public input on concerning highway corridors + possible future transit and bike/ped corridors.

To take a brief survey about specific corridors and provide your input, visit http://sgiz.mobi/s3/6d48bb415acb.  The survey link will be active through September 30, 2019.

For more information and to stay involved throughout the 2045 LRTP update process, visit: https://www.orangecountygov.com/1670/LRTP-2045-Update

MAY 3, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACTS: MIKE TRAINOR, WATER SUPERINTENDENT, CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON (845-534-4200 X318)
BRENDAN COYNE, MAYOR, CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON (845-534-4200)

NYSDOH declares Cornwall-on-Hudson water “acceptable for all uses”

Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY – The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently issued a report on the Cornwall-on-Hudson water system pronouncing its water is “acceptable for all uses.”

The DOH tested the Cornwall-on-Hudson drinking water on samples collected on Sept. 29, 2018, for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a follow-up to testing completed in 2016. The agency conducted the tests to identify and test drinking water systems near facilities that may be frequent users of PFAS, such as airports.

The DOH report indicated that the follow-up testing showed levels well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency health advisory of 70 parts per trillion of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) combined. Based on results, “no actions are necessary to reduce exposure.” In addition, these results are well below the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per trillion (PPT) recommended by the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council.

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson remains vigilant in the protection of its water supply and continues to monitor its drinking water system on a regular basis in conjunction with the DOH and Orange County Department of Health.

For questions regarding these tests or any other water matter, please contact DOH or the Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Department.

The village’s Annual Water Quality Report, which will be issued later this month, will include the test results.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will hold a public hearing on May 20, 2019 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 local law to amend Village Code Chapter 155 to designate “No Parking” and “No Standing” areas on Mountain Road.

A copy of the proposed local law is available for review [here] and 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.

Dated: April 15, 2019

BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE BOARD OF
THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
BRENDAN G. COYNE, MAYOR

RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION OF LAW DESIGNATING NO STANDING AND NO PARKING AREAS ON MOUNTAIN ROAD

Village Summer Recreation Program starts July 8 The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will operate its Summer Recreation Program for six weeks, from July 8 through Aug. 16. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Cornwall-on-Hudson elementary school. The program is open to children who will enter grades K-6 next autumn. The recreation program offers games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, special activities and field trips.

Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon June 8 and from 6-8 p.m. June 19 in the Village Hall board room. Parents and guardians must bring a form of identification indicating their address. They must also bring an up-to-date immunization record from the their children’s health provider.

Jenna Park will be the director; she has been an assistant director for two years and a counselor for three years. Former director, Jennifer Borland, will assist her. The program is seeking counselors; the deadline for applications is May 22. Counselors must be at least 16 years old and must attend a two-hour training course. The program is also be seeking a health director this year.

The fee for Cornwall-on-Hudson residents is $175 per child ($350 maximum per family). The fee for non-village residents is $275 per child. Field trips require additional fees. For further information, please call village hall at 534-4200.

WHEREAS, the Village Board wished to set a time and place for a public hearing to consider the adoption of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) audit.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY –

RESOLVED, that the Village Board hereby determines that it will be the lead agency with respect to the review of (the “project”) in accord with New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and part 617 of the regulations implementing SEQRA, since there are no other agencies that have the authority to approve the project; and it is further –

RESOLVED, that the Village Board hereby classifies the action as an unlisted action under SEQRA; and it is further –

RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held by the Village Board in order to receive comments and suggestions regarding the audit of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), and to receive any comments concerning the potential adverse environmental impacts of the proposed legislation in accord with SEQRA, on April 15, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York; and it is further –

RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause said public notice of said hearing to be given as provided by law.

Dated: February 11, 2019

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JEANNE MAHONEY, VILLAGE CLERK

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

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