Village Notices


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

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

It deeply saddens me to reflect on the horrific terror attacks on the State of Israel as Israelis were completing their seven-day-long Jewish festival of Sukkot on Saturday. Hamas terrorists based out of Palestine fired thousands of missiles on indiscriminate targets and then breached fences separating Israel from Gaza in order to unleash a bloody terror attack. We are all well aware of the details of civilians being slaughtered, babies beheaded, women raped, and hostages abducted.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers the innocent civilians purposely targeted and slain. Also, appreciate the pain and fear of the families whose loved ones were taken hostage. New York State has a large Jewish population – our friends, neighbors, and fellow community members. We shall stand with them during this darkest of hours for the State of Israel. Eleven American citizens have been confirmed dead during the attack and an unknown number of American citizens may be held hostage. We pray for their well-being and safe release.

I have ordered all Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY flags on four municipal properties flown in the half-mast position until Friday COB. Regarding queries about official proclamations of support, I have never felt appropriate for the Village Board to engage in geopolitical or even national matters via empty resolution gestures that won’t lead to any concrete solutions (same position we held in regard to Ukraine’s fight against Russia). Our flag lowerings are our one-time symbolic gesture of support. We acknowledge fact that we stand with Israel -- our longtime ally in the Middle East. Terrorism is a global scourge that the world community must eradicate.   

With heavy heart and on behalf of your Village Board,

James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano


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After several months of community outreach and solicitation, the Local Planning Committee has arrived at a dynamic slate of proposed projects that stand to make the largest impact for Cornwall residents and business owners, and champion community-driven goals.

We are thrilled to present these projects at the second and final public workshop on Thursday, October 12, at Munger Cottage, located in Riverlight Park.

We hope you’ll join us for Public Workshop #2, in-person or online. Participants will learn more about the ten projects, share feedback, and shape Cornwall’s Strategic Investment Plan to help create a vibrant downtown in Cornwall.

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View Recorded Video of Meeting

Dear Residents and Friends of the greater Cornwall area,

Tonight, Thursday, September 21, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m., inside the Edward C. Moulton, Jr. boardroom located at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, the Village Board will be joined by the Town Council for a special meeting related to a preliminary review of a DRAFT water system master plan (prepared by the Village Engineer).

This meeting is the third joint session of recent vintage and will serve as an opportunity for the board and council to have a first look at exactly where Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson stand related to our aging, failing, and crumbling water system infrastructure. Presentations from Village Engineer Jason Pitingaro and Water Superintendent Michael Trainor will kick things off. Afterwards, the two elected bodies will engage in initial talks regarding the current state of our infrastructure and potential paths forward.

The meeting is scheduled for two and one-half hours and is OPEN to the public, space available. It will also be livestreamed and remotely accessible to witness in real time via a link to be provided on the Village website and Facebook page. Those unable to join can also access archived video of the proceedings to be posted later to our YouTube page. There will also be a limited period towards the end of the meeting for public comment for those in attendance.

Please understand – this is the INITIAL unveiling of the draft plan. Every issue will not be resolved tonight. This meeting is designed for the Village – which controls the greater Cornwall area’s water system infrastructure (to include 16,000 customers, 52 miles of subterranean water mains, five reservoirs and attendant dams, a well field, and treatment facilities) – to lay out focused priorities for repairs, remediation, and upgrades to a water system introduced in 1888. 

Full transparency is the goal, followed by prioritized “action items.” Exists no panacea of solutions or bottomless pot of funding to solve every crisis now. But we would be derelict in our duties as custodians of our community’s precious resource not to begin to address them soon – as opposed to continuous kicking of the metaphorical can down the road. Let’s begin the process of proactivity and cease the reactionary posture. There are only so many band-aids we can apply to our system. Join us tonight or tune in later to hear the discussion regarding our future.

On behalf of your Village Board,

James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano


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Cornwall New York Forward
Local Planning Committee (LPC) Meeting #4
September 27, 2023, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Village Hall
325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520
This meeting will be livestreamed via ZOOM.
(Visit the Village/Town websites for the link)
Join the fourth LPC meeting for Cornwall’s New York Forward. LPC members will learn about the current slate of preliminary projects through project sponsor presentations.
Please note that LPC meetings are public working meetings for committee members. Due to the length of the meeting, time will be held after the project sponsor presentations for public comment.
The public will be able to provide input on the preliminary slate of projects at Public Workshop #2 on October 12, 2023

Recording of the meeting is available on our youtube channel:


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:

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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