Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
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:
“If anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at village hall (845-534-4200),” Trainor said.
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.
Updated Draft of local law [PDF]
In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), I will continue to inform you of additional steps the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is taking to function and provide services. New York State and Orange County are providing new information daily.
Village Hall Office doors will remain closed until Monday, March 30, 2020, at which time the Village Board will determine whether it is safe to open. We continue to conduct village business.
Please continue to pay bills through the dropbox marked BILLS on the side of Village Hall to limit interaction residents and village employees and thereby safeguard everyone’s health. If you have questions about village business, please contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]
Senior citizens may wish to take advantage of Safe Seniors, an assistance program provided by the Village Police Department. See link.
The Comprehensive Plan Committee will hold an information meeting on its draft plan at a date to be announced. See link.
The state has opened a virus testing facility at Anthony Wayne recreation area to serve Orange and Rockland residents. If you have symptoms, you may schedule an appointment to be tested by calling your physician or 888- 364-3065. Please don’t just show up at the site, or any hospital, because facilities are being inundated and the health of workers is being jeopardized.
Please follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control regarding hygiene and isolating. Let’s take care of ourselves, families and neighbors. Let’s be grateful for our health professionals, first responders and all those providing services. Let’s support our local restaurants by ordering takeout.
Working together we will get through this challenging time. Stay healthy!
Brendan G. Coyne, Mayor
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.
I want to thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we cope with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Village Hall Office doors are closed and will continue to remain closed until Friday, April 10, 2020, at which time we’ll determine if it is safe to open. We are staggering hours to provide Village services and conduct Village business.
Please continue to pay bills through the dropbox marked BILLS on the parking lot side of Village Hall to limit interaction between residents and village employees. If you have questions about Village business, please contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]
If you’d like to volunteer, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, right here in the Village at 195 Hudson Street, is always looking for volunteers, now more than ever. To volunteer, check the website: www.regionalfoodbank.net/volunteer/.
Please follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control regarding hygiene and isolating. Let’s take care of ourselves, families and neighbors. In addition to our health professionals and first responders, let’s be grateful for our Village public works, water and clerical employees.
It’s good to see so many people walking, jogging and bicycling. Enjoy Donahue Memorial Park and the Village’s other parks. Let’s continue to support our local restaurants by ordering food to take out.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is a strong community. Let’s help one another get through this challenging time. Stay healthy!
Revised local law regulation the installation and use of outdoor lighting with in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. Revised Lighting Law