Village Notices


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


Cornwall NY Forward

Call for Projects Reminder


Call for Projects will now end on

 August 18 2023

Find out more about the Call for Projects at:

Cornwall Business Survey Flyer updated

Cornwall New York Forward
Survey for Local Businesses
Help Unlock the Potential of Downtown Cornwall

In February 2023, Cornwall was awarded $4.5 million by Governor Kathy Hochul through the NY Forward (NYF) program. NYF is a comprehensive approach to boosting local economies by transforming communities into vibrant neighborhoods. As part of this effort, the Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson are seeking input from local businesses about the challenges and opportunities for sustaining and expanding businesses along Cornwall's main commercial corridor. Your input will help us better understand the kinds of projects that should be advanced through NYF to enhance the commercial vitality of Cornwall.

This survey will be open to responses until July 28, 2023
Access through the link below:
Questions? Email [email protected] or visit their website www.cornwallnyf.


Dear Residents and Friends of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson,
Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul traveled to Highland Falls, in order announce New York State’s $3 million commitment to provide flood damage assistance for homeowners.
Read: “Individual Assistance” -- NOT related to municipal damages and public remediation compensation. Important note -- does not replace Individual Assistance from FEMA, so long as Orange County qualifies, following an anticipated Federal Disaster Declaration from President.
Homeowners may apply to receive funding to cover the cost of urgent repairs necessary to restore their home to a safe-for-habitation condition. Eligible work may include repair or replacement of electrical and plumbing systems, heating systems and appliances, flooring, drywall, insulation, windows, doors, siding, and roofing. A full listing of qualified repairs will be available on the RUPCO website.
Grants up to $50,000 will be awarded based on a scope of work approved by the Orange County Rural Development Advisory Corporation (RDAC). Applicants must be homeowners whose primary residence is located within Orange County, NY and who have family incomes that exist at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income level.
Eligible homeowners can apply for funding at or call (845) 713-4568 (x 114) for more information.
I was supremely proud of the relief efforts and leadership I witnessed on display yesterday in Highland Falls and across the past couple of weeks that saw the Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, pay a visit to Cornwall, as well as our Congressman, Pat Ryan, and other local elected officials, to include NYS Senator James Skoufis, Assemblyman Chris Eachus, and County Legislator Kevin Hines. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Sheriff Paul Arteta have also been “in the trenches,” crisscrossing the county on a daily basis to meet with residents and assess damages. Know that our community has the full attention of our elected leaders.
Lastly, I want to recognize our incredible municipal employees within the Department of Public Works, Water Department, and COH Police Department. Their selflessness, hard work, and commitment to this community continues to inspire me. Thank you, all.
On behalf of your Village Board,
James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano


Call for Projects Reminder


Call for Projects will now end on August 4, 2023

Find out more about the Call for Projects here:



NOTICE: Last night’s heavy rainstorms washed out portions of the CSX railway yet again. Coupled with the current forecast for more precipitation, CSX contractors have reoccupied Donahue Memorial Park (DMP) in order to repair washed-out tracks. This means more personnel, heavy equipment and material to be returned to the riverfront.

DMP WILL reopen to the general public on schedule today at Noon. Please – all visitors, I request that you fully respect the roped-off and barricaded construction areas and avoid the work crews that will be toiling around the clock to restore train service as soon as possible.

Thank you for understanding.

Mayor Gagliano  


The Governor has announced that the Department of Financial Services staff will be deployed to provide insurance assistance to residents affected by the flooding.

Representatives can answer any insurance-related questions and direct homeowners and small businesses on how to file a claim through the National Flood Insurance Program. Individuals can also call the DFS Disaster Hotline at (800) 339-1759 or visit

Orange County DFS Onsite Support:

• Friday, July 14 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

• Location: Sacred Heart of Jesus Covenant School, 7 Cozzens Avenue, Highland Falls, New York

• Note: GPS may list this as the Holy Angels of Hudson Valley School

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Mayor’s Message

[Donahue Memorial Park Reopening Plan Edition]:

Dear Residents and Friends of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson,

Effective Friday, July 14, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.:

Donahue Memorial Park (DMP) – known as “the Riverfront” – will be REOPENED to general public tomorrow, Friday, July 14, 2023 at NOON. Please note that there exist some cordoned-off parking sections north of Dock Hill Road intersection with Shore Road, due to damage from CSX’s repair operations as park was utilized as a staging area for equipment and material. Respect these barricades. We are working to get this area repaired after the season and will coordinate with CSX to ensure they handle cost. There are also a number of pieces of heavy equipment that belong to CSX and its contractors. Please avoid these as well. Our Village’s Department of Public Works employees worked diligently throughout the day today to clean up debris and leftover material from this past week’s emergency work and ensure we could reopen.

I would also like to extend my appreciation to the vast majority of folks who understood the inconvenience and helped speed this process along by respecting the closure on Wednesday. The Village Board fully recognizes how important to our community the park is. And we recognize how critical the summer season is to the small businesses who survive on July and August tourism. Thank you again to all those who worked with me and cooperated to see this through.

Know that many members of our community are still reeling from the aftereffects of Sunday’s storm. I have been amazed at the resiliency, positive spirit, and grim humor exhibited by so many whose homes and properties were impacted. This Board is committed to working relentlessly to see that we do everything within our powers to help make folks whole again.

Questions/Problems/Issues – come see me at Village Hall.

On behalf of your Village Board,

James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano


Closed Until Further Notice

Mayor’s Message
[Donahue Memorial Park Closure Edition]:
Dear Residents and Friends of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson,
Donahue Memorial Park (DMP) – known locally as “the Riverfront” – is CLOSED to the general public until further notice. Storm damages to the railway has resulted in CSX bringing in contractors and material to repair the tracks to as far south as West Point. DMP is the closest possible staging area for personnel, equipment, and material. I have been at the riverfront multiple times since Sunday evening. It is at its most perilous at the moment – due to a multitude of heavy equipment (excavators and dump trucks) deployed to make railway repairs.
I was working with CSX to ensure that this wouldn’t impact next weekend, as we have kayak companies and rowing associations that depend on weekend usage. They were hoping for quick repairs. While I understand public frustrations and am empathetic – public safety is paramount. Cornwall-on-Hudson police have been instructed to advise those unaware of this notice and on foot to CLEAR the park. Vehicles that drive around the posted CLOSED signage will be cited.
Businesses and summer recreational companies have property at the waterfront and may need to check on damages. I will allow this so long as your travel to and from DMP is conducted slowly and safely. But there will be NO launches from the waterfront of ANY watercraft until this order is rescinded. I will personally notify every impacted entity. Any questions/issues, you may contact this mayor at (845) 534-4200 (x311) or my personal cell: (845) 913-5745.
As soon as conditions on the ground change, I will IMMEDIATELY notice a change of order. Thank you for your understanding and compliance with this public safety order.
On behalf of your Village Board,
James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano


Mayor’s Message
[Storm Damage Reports Edition]:
Dear Residents and Friends of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson,
Sunday evening’s storm brought plenty of devastation and destruction to the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson and greater Cornwall community. Across the past two days, Supervisor Wojehowski and I have been actively engaged with elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels in an effort to secure as much recompense for our storm-damaged municipal infrastructure and residential properties alike. These things take time – but make no mistake – this is JOB ONE for us. Everyone should take photographs and recordings of the damages your properties sustained. Make a record of EVEYTHING. Our Office of Emergency Management Director Kurt Hahn, provided following information for chronicling individual damages:
Orange County is working with NYS to conduct preliminary damage assessments at this time. While not FEMA-related, you may report damage to your home or damage to infrastructure in your area directly by using the following RESIDENT DAMAGE SURVEY FORM link:
Also, you may dial 311 for assistance. But, due to high call volume, your information may be taken and you will receive call back after call volume lessens. This opportunity is available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., daily, for the near future.
For more information on the disaster process, Orange County OEM encourages you to visit:
It goes without saying, but I’ll say it again – a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the first responders from COHPD, SKE2, DPW, and our Water Department for dropping everything, leaving their homes and families, and answering the bell during emergency (yet again). I’ve also been struck by the resiliency and neighborly spirit of our community across the past few days. Everything from assisting neighbors pump basements and remove yard debris to housing displaced soldiers and cadets who couldn’t make it back to West Point due to road closures and collapses.
I remain humbled by your selflessness and concern for others. We’ll get through this together.
On behalf of your Village Board,
James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano

July 9, 2023 6 p.m.


A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the
effective at 18:00PM on July 9, 2023.

This State of Emergency has been declared due to SEVERE WEATHER EVENT: SEVERE FLOODING EVENT.

This situation threatens the public safety.

This State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.


I, JAMES A. GAGLIANO exercise the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of the VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, NY.

I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.

Both the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson and the Town of Cornwall, New York have declared states of emergency due to flooding. With more rain anticipated into the evening hours, receding water levels may return to dangerously high levels as the weather worsens.
Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Director Kurt Hahn advises that travel be restricted to emergency vehicles and first responders ONLY. If you are in need of rescue, immediately dial 911. We are deploying resources across the area.
Munger Cottage, located at 40 Munger Drive, in the Town of Cornwall, will be open to serve as a reception center for displaced residents. A CODE RED notification alert has been issued and will be utilized to provide further information. You can register for CODE RED by texting Keyword: COH12520 to 99411.