Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
October 23, 2020
Dear Village Folks:
Halloween 2020: Have Fun. Stay Safe.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will allow Trick or Treating in this year of the pandemic. We want children to experience the fun of this cultural tradition.
And we want everyone to be safe.
So that means that the Trick or Treaters must wear face masks – in addition to any masks for their costumes. They must social distance and travel in small numbers, with kids in their circles.
Parents must instruct their children to be safe, to abide by precautions that have been in effect for months.
To those handing out the goodies, you have several options:
Orange County Health Commissioner has issued a comprehensive advisory on how to safely navigate Halloween.
All the best,
October 30, 2020
So, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will allow Trick or Treating on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, in this year of the pandemic. We want our children to experience the fun of this cultural tradition. And we want everyone to stay safe.
So, Trick or Treaters must wear face masks – in addition to masks for their costumes. And they must social distance and travel in small numbers, with kids in their circles.
Parents, please instruct your children to be safe, to abide by COVID-19 precautions that have been in effect since March.
There should be minimal car traffic – some village neighborhoods have hundreds of children on our streets. Be aware of the hazards of wet leaves on our streets. As usual, Village Police Chief Steve Dixon will have officers patrolling.
As usual, I’ve issued a curfew for Halloween - Trick or Tricking will end at 8 p.m.
Have fun and be safe.
Friday, May 1, 2020
A new month, with hopes that we will see some progress in how New York State deals with COVID-19. The pause button is still on until Friday, May 15.
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools would not re-open this school year. Seniors will be graduating, however, and yard signs congratulating 2020 graduates are popping up. Our school district has a new superintendent. Terry Dade, from the Rochester school district, will start in July. Best wishes to Neal Miller, who served the district for seven years.
Village Hall doors remain closed while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. If you have questions, contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
So, some more ideas on what to do as the stay-at-home protocol continues. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, with locations in the Village and the Town of Cornwall, provides places to visit, activities to try and animals to see at its website: www.hhnm.org. With spring here, you may want to start a flower and/or vegetable garden. In addition to offering beauty and edibles, gardening burns 135 calories in 30 minutes and releases hormones that improve one’s frame of mind.
The Storm King Mountain trailhead has been quite busy lately. Scenic Hudson, which owns the trailhead, requests that hikers return at another time if the parking lot is full.
When you can, please continue ordering take-out food to support our local businesses. And to our ever-expanding list of people we are grateful for, let’s add postal workers.
As we continue to cope with the pandemic, let’s help each other day by day.
Brendan G. Coyne
Friday, May 8, 2020
Hope you all are well.
Governor Andrew Cuomo still has us on pause until at least Friday, May 15.
As you comply with safety procedures, please dispose of personal protective equipment properly.
As it did last month, the Village Board will combine its work session with its business meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, virtually. The date for village elections has changed yet again. The governor has announced they will take place Tuesday, September 15.
Village Water Superintendent Mike Trainor has posted educational briefs on Cornwall-on-Hudson’s water system in recognition of National Drinking Water Week this week. We are fortunate to have a reliable water system. You can access the briefs on the home page of the Village website: COH ON FACEBOOK.
This year’s Memorial Day services will include a brief ceremony on Monday, May 25; alas, there will be no parade. The Cornwall American Legion will be placing flags on graves on Saturday, May 16, and is seeking volunteers. From 9-10 that morning, adult volunteers can pick up flags at the American Legion building behind the Cornwall Library.
Village Hall doors remain closed while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
The pandemic brings to mind the special places called stoops and porches.
They provide us places to leave notes, gifts and food, and ways that help remind us of our humanity.
As we deal with this stressful time, it’s great to see how parents, sometimes with assistance from our first responders, help their children celebrate the all-important days of their birth. And while it can be hard to distinguish one day from another just now, remember this Sunday, May 10, is a special day. Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mothers!
VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
County of Orange, State of New York
RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD
OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
ADOPTING A LOCAL LAW REGULATING THE INSTALLATION
AND USE OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING WITHIN THE VILLAGE
Introduced by: Deputy Mayor James P. Kane
Seconded by: Trustee Kenneth A. Schmidt
Date of Adoption: May 18, 2020
WHEREAS, a resolution was duly adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson on September 16, 2019, designating the board as Lead Agency and scheduling a public hearing to be held by said Governing Body on November 18, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. at Village Hall to hear all interested persons on a proposed Local Law authoring the Village to adopt regulations that set standards with respect to the installation of outdoor lighting, including standards that would minimize glare and impact on nearby residential properties, within the Village; and
WHEREAS, on September 16, 2019, the Village board, pursuant to part 617 of the implemented regulations of Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), preliminarily determined that the adoption of said proposed Local Law was a Type I action; and
WHEREAS, said public hearing was duly held on November 18, 2019, at or about 7:01 p.m. at the Village Hall, and all parties in attendance were permitted an opportunity to speak on behalf of or in opposition to said proposed local law, entitled “Regulating the Installation and Use of Outdoor Lighting within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson” (the “Local Law”); and
WHEREAS, after considering comments received from the public, the public hearing was extended on the successive dates of December 17, 2019, January 27, 2020, February 24, 2020, and March 23, 2020, at which time the Village Board referred a full record of the revised draft local law to the Village Planning Board and the Orange County Department of Planning in accordance with GML § 239-m, and extended the public hearing to April 20, 2020; and
WHEREAS, by correspondence dated April 20, 2020, the Planning Board advised the Village Board that it had no further comments with respect to the local law; and
WHEREAS, on April 20, 2020, the Village Board conducted the public hearing on the local law, closed the public hearing for further comment, except for receipt of written comments from the Orange County Department of Planning; and
WHEREAS, by correspondence dated May 1, 2020, the Orange County Department of Planning advised the Village Board that the adoption of the proposed local law would not result in any significant intermunicipal or county-wide impacts, and had no advisory comments with respect to the local law; and
WHEREAS, notice of said public hearings were duly advertised in the official newspaper of said Village, and noticed according to law; and
WHEREAS, the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, has reviewed the draft local law, long form EAF and comments from the public, and after due deliberation thereon;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT:
Upon Roll Call Vote:
Mayor Coyne: Aye Trustee Schmidt: Aye
Deputy Mayor Kane: Aye Trustee Gagliano: Aye
Trustee Carnright: Aye
Vote: Resolution Carried by a vote of 5 to 0.
LOCAL LIGHTING LAW
LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
WHEREAS, there exists the possibility of vandalism and destruction of property beyond the scope of ordinary Halloween merriment and pranksterism as determined by Village officials and police officers; and
WHEREAS, evidence that such destructive acts have occurred and threaten to continue is apparent at this time and prompt action specifically aimed at the source of such threatened and actual damage is required to minimize damage and protect the public health, safety and welfare.
NOW, pursuant to the authority invested in the office of the Mayor of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, as Chief Executive pursuant to Executive Law §24, be it
ORDERED, that a state of local emergency is proclaimed within the corporate limits of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. The state of emergency shall be effective Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM, unless rescinded or modified; and
ORDERED, that a curfew for all persons under the age of 18 years during such state of local emergency between Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM, is hereby declared, except for such persons who are traveling to or from bona fide employment or traveling to or from an authorized school activity, or on an errand concerning medical or other emergency;
ORDERED, that all persons during such state of local emergency shall refrain from the following conduct between the hours of Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM:
ORDERED, any person knowingly violating this order be subject to arrest pursuant to Executive Law §24(5); and
ORDERED, that this order be executed in triplicate and be published, transmitted and filed pursuant to Executive Law §24(3).
BE IT SO ORDERED
BRENDAN G. COYNE, MAYOR
PDF of Order
Census deadline is September 30
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson still needs to push to respond to the Census 2020. The deadline is Wednesday, September 30.
The village has reached 73% mark with a week to go but is still far from 100%. If you have internet access, you can respond here: my2020census.gov/login. If you don’t have the census mailer, you can go here: my2020census.gov/app/intro/state. If you prefer to respond by phone, or have questions, call: 844-330-2020.
Census results will guide lawmakers regarding where to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funding to infrastructure, schools, firefighters, hospitals, libraries and other vital services in Orange County.
Census data also informs how federal funding will be used toward hundreds of programs in the county, including Medicaid, Head Start and block grants for mental health services.
Let’s be counted, Cornwall-on-Hudson!