Village Notices


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Disaster Field Operations Center East
Release Date: May 24, 2024 Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 [email protected]
Release Number: 24-382, NY 20335/20336 Follow us on X, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram

SBA Opens Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in New York

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) in New York. SBA is opening these Centers to assist New York businesses and residents with losses due to the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on July 9-10, 2023.
“Our Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are one of the most powerful resources at SBA’s disposal to support business owners and residents in the midst of a disaster,” said Francisco Sánchez, Jr., Associate Administrator for the SBA’s Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience. “Business owners and residents can meet in person with our specialists to apply for SBA disaster loans and get information on the full breadth of our programs designed to help them navigate their recovery.”
The declaration covers Ontario and Orange counties, and the adjacent counties of Dutchess, Livingston, Monroe, Putnam, Rockland, Seneca, Steuben, Sullivan, Ulster, Wayne, Westchester, and Yates in New York; Passaic and Sussex in New Jersey; and Pike in Pennsylvania.
Customer Service Representatives at SBA’s Disaster Loan Outreach Centers will assist businesses and residents complete their disaster loan application, accept documents, and provide updates on an application’s status. Walk-ins are accepted, but you can schedule an in-person appointment at an SBA Disaster Recovery Center in advance. The Centers will operate as indicated below.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)
Orange County
The Village of Highland Falls Senior Center
15 Drew Ave.
Highland Falls, NY 10928
Opening: Wednesday, May 29, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Saturday, June 1 at 4 p.m.
Closed: Sunday
Permanently closes: Thursday, June 12 at 4 p.m.

Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
Loans up to $500,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $100,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Interest rates are as low as 4% for businesses, 2.375% for nonprofit organizations, and 2.5% for homeowners and renters, with terms up to 30 years. Interest does not begin to accrue, and monthly payments are not due, until 12 months from the date of the initial disbursement. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 15, 2024. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 18, 2025.

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Fact Sheet

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

It’s OFFICIAL! Governor Kathy Hochul’s Office has just issued a press release identifying the municipal, non-profit, and private sector “transformational” Mid-Hudson Region project award selections. The Cornwall community – which includes the Town and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson – were blessed with a bounty of $4.5 million in reinvestments as part of the New York Forward grant award we received in February of 2023. Our Village-Town collaboration, coupled with the long hours and due diligence exerted by our handpicked Local Planning Committee, a plethora of committed volunteers (special shout-out to EDAC’s Steve Jones and Jason Burnham), our community planner, and the Village’s and Town’s engineering firms all served as the clear-cut margin of victory. Now, as they oft say, the hard work begins in earnest as we seek to put contracts in place and shovels in the soil. Stay tuned for exciting details soonest.

Secondly, I’d be remiss in not recognizing our Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Department under the leadership of Superintendent Mike Trainor for their recent New York State award recognition as “2024 Water System of the Year.” Staffed with only nine employees – the aforementioned Superintendent Trainor, Water Maintenance Leader Daniel Nye, Chief Water Plant Operator Donald Bryde, Assistant Leader Richard Smith, Heavy Equipment Operator Joseph McCormick, Motor Equipment Operator Luis Delacruz, and Water Maintenance Operators Daniel Dimitrov and Jason Sergeant, along with P/T Clerk Stephanie Xagoraris -- our crews perform yeoman’s work on behalf of residential and commercial water customers within the Village and Town, as well as the Cornwall Central School District. This honor reflects on their professionalism and the pride they exhibit in their daily duties to deliver pure, clean drinking water to all of us.

On behalf of your Village Board,

James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano


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

It has been awhile since I have provided updates via social media and there is a lot to discuss. Firstly, as I round into my final eleven months in office, you need to know the priorities of which I remain hyper-focused. They remain consistent with what I championed during my first mayoral campaign in 2021: public safety, remediation of crumbling infrastructure, and “the little things.”

The attached photographs depict some of “the little things.” Our intrepid DPW crews continue to upgrade and tidy up our parks down at the Riverfront, along Dockhill Road and along the Boulevard. Seeding, top soiling, “freshening up” the dilapidated park signs, and assembling new picnic tables for park users. We also continue to find funding for new sidewalks. After the Curie Road project and several curb replacements (such as COH Elementary School frontage), Monday will begin the replacement of more Hudson Street sidewalks and aprons from 2 Alices to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home. This is a prime walking path and helps to interconnect the Town with our central business district in the Village, and traverses across Village Hall. With the impending Art Walks and other special events, it enhances the walkability of our special village.

Speaking of art, the Village is in the process of initiating a loan agreement with local sculptor Vivien Collens to emplace several of her large sculptures along Hudson Street and in proximity to where the soon-to-be under construction Dockhill Road connector trail will connect the Lower Village with the Donahue Farm Property and the Riverfront. This will be a value-added feature for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. And for those frustrated by the proliferation of potholes, our crews will be out next week as the weather continues to warm and will make the necessary interim repairs. Please keep in mind that 218 and Academy Avenue are NYS roads. We also are heavily engaged with FEMA, USDA, Scenic Hudson, and Central Hudson regarding remediation and repairs related to flood damages from the four major, hyper-localized storms we have suffered since December of 2022. I know this makes no one happy to hear – but it’s a process and unfortunately, often moves at a glacial pace. Please know that your Village is on it. And expect to see some road surfaces repaved THIS season.

Now, to the Bandstand. Erected in 1985 in honor of our Village’s centennial, it has taken some beatings from the elements and use. We determined there was major water damage to the ceiling due to a leak within the enclosed gutter system. We hired contractors (including local resident and expert carpenter Doug Spaulding) to painstakingly disassemble portions and make the repairs. Rest well knowing this remediation will result in decades more of enjoyment by Village residents. Next year, we will celebrate the bandstand’s 40th and our Village’s 140-year anniversary. And speaking of the bandstand, thanks to Eddie Hurley for again expertly booking our annual concert series. First concert is May 28th and will feature a combination of classic pop-rock and country-folk music performed by Frank Rudolph’s Main Street Music Studio “Student Band.” That same evening, the Town Supervisor and I will be co-hosting the monthly meeting of the Orange County Association of Towns, Villages, and Cities at Storm King Lounge & Fare. What a great opportunity for mayors and supervisors across County to see this community rock.

As an aside, on Wednesday, San Miguel Academy held a “boat christening” for their rowing program. Headquartered in Newburgh, SMA performs wonders in inspiring and motivating at-risk children and helping them to succeed in the academic realm while participating in an incredibly successful high school rowing program. I was humbled to be but a small part of the event held at the Riverfront and walked away appreciative that we get to share the gift that is Donahue Memorial Park with an organization that provides so much give-back to our youth.

Can't also forget to send a huge "thank you" shoutout to the Cornwall Conservation Advisory Council for sponsoring and leading last weekend's River Sweep event at the Riverfront. Carla Castillo and Ted Warren do a wonderful job each year "herding cats" and directing the clean-up efforts. GREAT turnout this year. And what clean-up effort in Cornwall or Cornwall-on-Hudson doesn't include the amazing orange-shirted volunteers from the Cornwall Cleanup Crew? We owe all of these volunteers a HUGE debt of gratitude for helping preserve our waterfront and keep it pristine for residents and visitors and future generations alike to enjoy.

Lastly, I, along with two Trustees Braine and Paliotta, will be attending the New York Conference of Mayors annual conference at Lake George for a few days next week. Wonderful opportunity to compare “best practices” with elected colleagues and learn a little bit more about policies and protocols in municipal government from the NYCOM team.

All for now. Thank you all for your interest, involvement, and investment in our community.

On behalf of your Village Board,

James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano