Village Notices

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

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January 22, 2021

 

Dear Village Folks:

 

I want to the commend the RiverFest Committee for taking a positive outlook on this year’s celebration of Hudson River.

 

At its meeting this past Wednesday, the RiverFest Committee decided to proceed with the intention that RiverFest will happen on June 6, 2021. Chairman Wynn Gold will update the website and FB page in the next few days. The committee will begin accepting vendor applications with the caveat that payments will be returned if the event is cancelled again. The committee will also start booking bands with the same understanding. Ultimately, New York State will decide whether RiverFest can happen.

 

As I’ve mentioned several times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is providing a great service to people in need of food. The Food Bank, located in our Village, is always looking for volunteers. You can reach the Food Bank at 534-5344.

 

Please support our restaurants. And stay safe!

 

All the best,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

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January 15, 2021

Dear Village Folks:

Good Friday afternoon.

I’m happy to report that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to the Village’s first responders. Our police officers and firefighters are getting vaccinated. The vaccine has also become available to our essential workers, employees in the Public Works and Water departments.

We recently posted a wonderful video of majestic Storm King Mountain on the Village website. The video shows Storm King in all its glory. Kathleen Christensen, Village Historian, is developing a small library on the Battle for Storm King, the 17-year successful effort to stop Con Edison from building a power plant on the mountain.   

At the Village Board’s Work Session Monday night, I announced plans to purchase Donahue Farm. The property has many potential uses including a community center, an athletic playing field, hiking and a wedding venue. The property was the original site of the Cornwall Independence Day Celebration.  

As we continue to cope with COVID-19, please carry on with staying safe: wash your hands frequently, wear your mask and keep six feet away from people.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

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January 8, 2021

Dear Village Folks:

Happy New Year!

The Village’s 20th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop successfully took place virtually. Some people showed up but nothing like the usual crowd. My thanks to the Cornwall-on-Hudson Special Events Committee, Storm King Engine Company and the Village Police Department for making it happen. You can find ball drop on the committee’s Facebook page.

As we continue to deal with COVID-19, Village Hall will remain closed until further notice. Village staff continues to serve residents as smoothly as possible. We recently installed an intercom at the front door to ease communication.

The Village Board will hold a Special Meeting in conjunction with its Work Session at 7 p.m. Monday, January 11, via teleconference, to conduct a Public Hearing on the 2021-22 Budget. The access code will be available via the Village’s website and Facebook Page.

The Police Reform Committee will hold its second meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, via teleconference. The public is welcome. The access code will be available via the Village’s website and Facebook Page.

Stay safe.   

All the best,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

January 6, 2021

Mayor Coyne’s statement regarding the siege on United States Capitol

I join elected officials of every political stripe, on all levels of government, in condemning the assault on democracy in Washington, D.C., today as Electoral College electors attempted to confirm the election of our next president.

The sight of protesters scaling the walls of the Capitol during this siege is disgraceful and tragic. In a democracy we voice our preferences by voting, not by violence.

I deplore the bloodshed; one person has already died. I pray that those who were injured recover. I have every confidence that our democracy will recover.  

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December 31, 2020

Dear Village Folks:

I have to start again by thanking our Department of Public Works for handling difficult weather. Dave Halvorsen and his crew had to leave their families on Christmas Day to clear trees, limbs and debris from our streets and to deal with some flooding. Thanks, guys!

I also want to thank Central Hudson for restoring power in the Village and around the Hudson Valley. Many Village residents were without power on Christmas day.

So, another casualty of the pandemic: The Village’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – no public gathering to welcome the new year. But the Cornwall-on-Hudson Special Events Committee will create a virtual countdown that will be live-streamed via its Facebook page.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we dealt with the virus during this difficult year. Condolences to families who lost loved ones. Please continue to stay safe as the vaccines become more available.

On behalf of the Village Board and all Village employees, I wish you health and prosperity in 2021. Happy New Year!

All the best,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

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Dear Village Folks:

Let me start off by thanking our Department of Public Works for handling the huge snowstorm Wednesday into Thursday. The guys worked hard to clear our streets and deserve our appreciation.

We held the Village Hanukkah Menorah lighting last Sunday and a good number of people showed up. My thanks to Suzy Yarmus for leading the event. 

Santa will be making his annual visit to the Village on a fire truck tomorrow. You can track his journey on the Storm King Engine Facebook page. SKE will also be collecting food for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley; if you’d like to donate, just leave your donation at the bottom of your driveway.

The fire company has set up a mailbox for Letters to Santa; the mailbox is located in front of the firehouse. Children should include their mailing addresses. They can also hand letters to a firefighter as Santa makes his rounds tomorrow.

The draft 2021-22 Village Budget is posted on our website. The Village Board will hold a Public Hearing on the budget on January 11, 2021.

Take care during the holidays and continue to follow CDC procedures for COVID-19 – wear a mask and social distance. Stay safe.

On behalf of the Village Board and all Village employees, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

All the best,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

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December 11, 2020

Dear Village Folks:

Lots of people turned out for the tree lighting last Sunday. Thanks to John and Jackie Gioia for providing some holiday songs. Thanks to the Department of Public Works, Storm King Engine Company #2, the Police Department for their efforts in creating an enjoyable evening. And thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to help light the tree.

Unfortunately, the Storm King Engine was unable to have children chat with Santa due to COVID-19. However, the fire company has set up a mailbox for Letters to Santa. Children should include their mailing address. The mailbox is located in front of the firehouse.

The Hanukkah Menorah will be lit at 5:30 p.m. this Sunday, December 13, rain or shine.

The Police Reform Committee will hold its organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday via teleconference. People are welcome; information on joining the meeting will be available via Facebook and the village website. 

FYI - As of Wednesday, December 9, Walden Savings Bank has limited transactions to its drive-thru lanes. Other services are available by appointment. 

Please continue to follow CDC procedures – wear a mask and social distance.

All the best,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

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December 4, 2020

 

Dear Village Folks:

 

Well, we could certainly use a little cheer this year. So, I’m pleased to announce that the Village’s very own, John and Jackie Gioia, will lead us in some holiday songs Sunday night, at 6 p.m., Sunday, December 6, as we light the Village tree.

While we can’t have visits with Santa at the firehouse in 2020, due to COVID-19, we’re hoping Santa might be able to find some time to help us the light the tree.

Please wear your masks and practice social distancing.

The event will also be live-streamed on the Village’s Facebook page, thanks to the Cornwall-on-Hudson Special Events Committee.

We’ll see you Sunday night!

All the best,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

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November 20, 2020

 

Dear Village Folks:

 

As COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Orange County, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson needs to continue to safeguard its residents and employees. We recognize the need to have our employees available especially as the snow season approaches.

 

With that in mind, Village Hall will be closed to the public again as of Monday, Nov. 30, at least until Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. We will continue to provide services as usual. The drop box has become a convenient way to pay bills.

Governor Cuomo has stressed that New Yorkers should limit their travel outside the state and there are certain guidelines the Village must follow. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me: 534-4200 x307 or 845-416-8018.

 

I hope in this season of gratitude that we can recognize our many blessings. Stay safe. On behalf of the Village Board and all of our employees, I wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Sincerely,

Brendan Coyne

Mayor

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Dear Village Folks:

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and residential gatherings in New York State.

Effective Friday, November 13, at 10 p.m., bars, restaurants and gyms/fitness centers, as well as any establishment authorized by the State Liquor Authority, will be required to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m. (no alcohol-to-go).

The Governor also announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. The limit will be implemented due to the recent prevalence of COVID spread resulting from small indoor gatherings including Halloween parties. These gatherings have become a major cause of cluster activity across the state.

This public health measure brings New York State in line with neighboring states including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This new rule is also effective at 10 p.m. Friday.

Governor Cuomo said local governments are in charge of enforcement. The Governor took these actions because of the widespread increase in COVID cases across New York State and throughout the country.

Please continue to comply with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control regarding hygiene, masks and social distancing.

Stay healthy!

Brendan Coyne

Mayor