Village Notices


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


Cornwall New York Forward
Local Planning Committee (LPC) Meeting #3
September 6, 2023, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Village Hall
325 Hudson Street Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520

This meeting will be livestreamed (visit the Village/Town websites for the link). (to be posted)

Join the third LPC meeting for Cornwall’s New York Forward. LPC members will receive an update regarding public engagement and learn about the projects received through the Open Call for Projects which closed August 18. The Consultant team will present the projects and assist the LPC in determining the eligibility of each project, and will guide the LPC with refining the initial project list as needed.

Please note that LPC meetings are public working meetings for committee members, and time will be held at the end of the meetings for public comment. There will be public workshops throughout this process during which the general public can provide their input.

Questions? Email [email protected] or visit their website www.cornwallnyf.

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OPen Call for Projects ends on August 18, 2023

NYF provides an opportunity for stakeholders and community members to submit projects.

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Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson residents:

Have heard questions arise regarding the recently-poured 30' x 50' concrete pad tucked against the railroad tracks and nestled alongside the stream at the bottom of Dock Hill Road and within the confines of Donahue Memorial Park.

This pad serves as first phase of a pavilion project approved by the Village Board and supported via partial funding secured through a Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) grant award in 2021.

The pavilion kit should arrive before Fall and the plan is the have installed before end of this construction season. Once erected, it will serve as a covered gathering space replete with picnic tables to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It helps mitigate visits during inclement weather and will also be available for scheduled, Board-approved family, group, and community events. The attached photograph depicts view of pavilion, once constructed.

Important note: not one pine tree or lilac bush were harmed in this securing of designated space and we feel this will enhance the utility and opportunities at beautiful Donahue Memorial Park while safeguarding our native flora and fauna.

On behalf of the Village Board,

James A. "Jimmy" Gagliano



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