Village Hall

Welcome to the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson website. Please send comments, suggestions or questions to: info@cornwall-on-hudson.org
Brendan G. Coyne Mayor 534-4200, x311

Village Office hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


SNOW REMINDER

Just a reminder with snow over 2 1/2 inches we ask Village residents to assist us by removing your vehicles from the roadway as per Village code 154.34 Vehicle and Traffic Law. This will allow our crews to efficiently clear the full width of the roadways. It takes our DPW crew approximately 4 to 5 hours after the snow fall has ended, to complete the clean up. Be safe and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 
David Halvorsen, Superintendent of Public Works


PUBLIC NOTICE
VILLAGE REGISTRATION DAY

WHEREAS, the next General Election for Officers will be held on the 19th day of March, 2019 and
WHEREAS, no person shall be entitled to vote at any Village Election whose name does not appear on the Register for the election district in which he claims to be entitled to vote, and
WHEREAS, it is the duty of the inspectors of election to prepare such register of qualified voters for the district for which they were appointed, and
WHEREAS, Section 15-118 of the Election Law of the State of New York requires that every Village hold a Registration Day for each General Village Election,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Registration Day for the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson shall be held on Saturday, the 9th of March from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Board Room of the Village Hall, 325 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jeanne Mahoney, Village Clerk

ELECTION NOTICE

The next annual election of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will be held in the Board Room of the Village Hall, 325 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. on the 19th day of March 2019, between the hours of Noon and 9 PM by voting machine. The candidates, offices and terms for which are as follows:

Brendan G. Coyne, 13 Paula Court ~ Mayor ~ Two Years
Thomas Niklas Moran, 187 Mountain Road ~ Trustee ~ Two Years
David P. Carnright, 51 Duncan Avenue ~ Trustee ~ Two Years
James A. Gagliano, 11 Wood Avenue ~ Trustee ~ Two Years

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jeanne Mahoney, Village Clerk


Village E-Mail Notification System:

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is offering a new emergency notification within the Village. In an emergency, you will receive messages from DPW, Water, Mayor, Clerk or Fire. The contact information is confidential and will be used for emergency purposes only.

CodeRed-keeping citizens informed

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will continue with our e-mail notification system as well. The notification system will be utilized for both routine issues including road closures, weather statements etc. and also for emergency notifications. You may subscribe/unsubscribe by clicking here. Rest assured that your personal information will not be used for any other purpose.  If you have any questions regarding this system, feel free to email info@cornwall-on-hudson.org


Press Release

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from approximately 4:00pm till 11:30pm, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Police Department will be conducting formal training exercises with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office “S.O.G.” Team, Special Operations Group, at the Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School Building & Grounds, #234 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Early last year, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Police Department applied for and was awarded a $10,000.00 training grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for, ALERRT Training, (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training). This training is imperative in the event of an actual active shooter event, hostage situation and/ or other related type emergencies.

Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department is committed to keeping all its’officers well trained and conducts other regular trainings throughout the year, not only to better the officer and the Department, but also to help keep the community safe.

Please don’t be alarmed by the increased presence of police officers during the above listed date and time periods in the vicinity of Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School as this very important training event will be taking place.

Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department would also like to thank the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Cornwall Police Department and the Cornwall Central School District for all their support in making this training happen. [View printable notice]

 
Draft Lighting Law

The village board, the village code enforcement officer and the attorney for the village have devoted much time to drafting a lighting law. We have reviewed laws in a number of municipalities, including the Town of Warwick; the City of Black Diamond, WA; and the Town of Charlestown, RI; and have discussed the issue with many people, including village residents. This is a complex issue and we appreciate your patience. Linked here [pdf] is the revised draft lighting law. The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed law at 7 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019, at Village Hall. [view entire resolution] We welcome your comments.
Brendan G. Coyne
Mayor
845-534-4200; mayor@cornwall-on-hudson.org

Cornwall-on-Hudson has new format for its water bills

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:

  • At any time, customers may prepay their bills and then have their balances  adjusted annually;
  • Customers may call the village office to arrange to get a reading and pay the amount due; Town of Cornwall residents are billed every odd month on the 30th; Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson residents are billed every even month on the 15th.

“If  anyone  has  any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at village hall (845-534-4200),” Trainor said.


RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD
OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
TO SET A TIME AND PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING A PROPOSED LOCAL LAW REGULATING SOLAR ENERGY USES, SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

5. That a public hearing be held by the Village Board on January 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, with respect to amending Chapter 172 of the Village Code

[entire resolution]

AMENDED LOCAL LAW REGULATING CERTAIN SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
Local Law Extending Solar Moratorium
Resolution Adopting Solar Moratorium (Extended)

Site Address Requirements from the Building Department

NYS requires address identification for all buildings to facilitate 911 emergency responses. The displayed numbers shall be installed on the front of the building and shall contrast with their background. Characters shall not be less than 4 inches in height with a stroke width of not less than ½ inch and must be visible from the street. Address numbers shall be alphabetical letters and Arabic numbers. Numbers are not to be spelled out. Where access is by means of a private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Address identification shall be maintained. Please comply within 90 days Reference NYS building code R319.1

The Office of the State Comptroller uses the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System

to examine the annual financial information reported by local governments. This analysis provides an objective assessment of the fiscal challenges facing individual local governments and school districts, identifying situations where corrective  action may be needed.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson’s fiscal stress scores and designations are summarized below:

 

Fiscal Stress

Environmental Stress

FYE

Score

Designation

Score

Designation

2015

14.2

No Designation

37.5

Susceptible Environmental Stress

2016

14.2

No Designation

40.0

Moderate Environmental Stress

2017

1.7

No Designation

23.3

No Designation

Hazardous/toxic Liquids and Materials-Orange County Collection

Please see the DPW page for details.

Orange County Clerk Makes 2 Major Announcements E-Recording & Online Record Search

# 1 Electronic recording of land records, such as deeds and mortgages is now available in Orange County. Currently documents can be e-recorded through:
Simplifile at simplifile.com
Corporation Service Company at cscglobal.com
# 2 Online Record Search. The public can now access County Clerk Records from their home or office. Any public records previously viewed at the clerk’s office, including land and court documents, can be viewed online through:
IQS at searchiqs.com/nyora

These long anticipated services brings Orange County into the 21st Century and on par with other counties in NY State.
Watch for Annie Rabbitt’s future announcement on e-filing

Budget

(earlier budgets may be found on Archives page)

New Resolution & Law
Community program - Backpacks For Food

There is a new community organization called Backpacks For Food (BFF). To get involved, you can visit their website at  www.cornwallbff.org. Drop off donations (There is a bin for food donations in the Village Office - Please see list of foods being accepted).

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson have jointly prepared the Hazard Mitigation Plan.  We are seeking input from Village Residents, Businesses and Organizations. After reviewing please, direct your input per the instructions on the Town Website. www.cornwallny.com/webpages/DOCUMENTS/HazardMitigationPlan.asp

Special meeting notices
- PUBLIC HEARING ON MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS (MS4)

See hearings page for details

PUBLIC NOTICE

COMMUNITY DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE NEWBURGH MINISTRY WINTERHAVEN FLYER

Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission has many brochures to help through the winter to view the selection follow this link. For a copy of any of these brochures call 888-Ask-PSC1.

FEMA Flyer
YellowBook Notice -

To order additional Yellowbook directories, please call 1-800-YB Yellow {l-877-607-0775). You have the choice about future phone book directories. Residents can opt-out by visiting www.yellowpagesoptout.com and can learn more about recycling options at www.recycleyellowbook.com. The pdf flyer linked to here features recycling and opt-out information.

Selected Financial Activities - Report of Activities
Village Board Work Session and Village Business Meeting and Zoning Board Meeting

Supporting documents and agenda for meeting are available for review on hearings page.

ROA Terminating Status of Village as an Assessing Unit

DROPBOX

Water bills can be placed into the drop-box (located on the side of Village Hall) during and after business hours (including weekends and holidays).

MS4 ANNUAL REPORT

MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems) Draft & Annual Reports are posted on MS4 page


FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

Here is a link for Hurricane Preparedness: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml

New York Storm Relief Rebate Program
https://www.nysappliancerebates.com/programdetails.aspx

Also tips on preparing for all-hazards: http://www.ready.gov/

The number for FEMA assistance is (800) 621-3362. The website is www.disasterassistance.gov


Stop The Tax Shift:

The New York Conference of Mayors has launched a public education campaign to defend property taxpayers from tax shifts that may be pushed from the state onto cities and Villages. This campaign will deliver a unified message through a new NYCOM-designed single-issue Web site, www.stopthetaxshift.org. State and local officials, the media and the public will be able to utilize this site to understand the direct connection between state actions - e.g., state aid and state mandates - and New York's real property tax burden.

Local officials and private citizens will also be able to use the Web site to deliver this message directly to state leaders, legislators and opinion-makers.

Recycling Dumpsters:

For the convenience of Village residents, recycling dumpsters are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:15 pm at the DPW Facility, located at 50 Shore Road. Any questions please call the DPW office at 534-7600.

Unwanted Phone Books:

Please find below the links to two websites intended to help stem the tide of unwanted phone book deliveries. 

Yellowpagesgoesgreen.org is an organization working to educate consumers and promote the green movement to eliminate the unsolicited delivery of Yellow and White Pages books. This site is aimed at starting a national movement to solicit the White/Yellow Pages industry to proactively stop the delivery of books or to begin moving legislation to mandate the stoppage of this activity. This movement should be similar to the National No-Call Registry that have stopped and/or decreased the number of unwanted solicitations telephone calls to consumers.

PaperlessPetition.org will expedite an end to this needless environmental waste, educate consumers on free and easy alternatives, and shed light on the growing inaccuracy of readership statistics that drive advertisers to still invest in this antiquated medium.

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson does not endorse nor advise any action to be taken by any individual however provides the above for informational purposes.


NY-Alert Now Available:

NY-Alert can warn people of extreme weather, hazardous materials spills, road closures, terrorist attacks and much more.

But you won't get the warning if you don't register. To enroll, visit the system's Web site at www.nyalert.gov, then click the "sign up" option along the left side.

Your local emergency managers will be able to contact only your home phone if you do not register your cellular number, fax number or e-mail address.

Registration is broken up by county, town and the variety of alerts a person wishes to receive. Public safety officials said some parents are signing up for alerts in the town where their children are attending college, just to stay informed.

The above was reported by the Times-Herald Record on Sunday April 27, 2008.  Click HERE for the entire article.



Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson 2007 - 2019