Village Notices


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


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



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



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



Under the chairmanship of Led Klosky, the Comprehensive Plan Committee includes Mary Aspin, Dominic Cordisco, Bill Grisoli and Lorraine McGuinness. They met more than 30 times over the course of three years, meeting with village department supervisors and others. In its final phase, the committee benefitted from the expertise of Kristen O’Donnell, a planner with Lanc & Tully; Mayor Brendan Coyne secured a grant to pay half of the planner’s fee.
As with many events in 2020, COVID-19 prevented the committee from finalizing its draft earlier this year. The committee held a public meeting Nov. 12.

A Public Hearing will be held December 14.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will hold a public hearing on December 14, 2020 at 7:01 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520, to consider the proposed Comprehensive Plan.

            Due to public health and safety concerns, the public hearing will be conducted remotely via GoToMeeting, following these instructions: Link: or by dial-in at :+1 (571) 317-3122, Access Code: 421-860-23.

A copy of the proposed Comprehensive Plan may be reviewed on here on the Village website.  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.

Dated:  November 16, 2020


The Menorah Lighting will be held at the Village Bandstand this Sunday, December 13th at 5:30 PM rain or shine.  Masks & Social Distancing required.


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