April 30, 2021
Dear Cornwall-on-Hudson residents, neighbors, and friends:
So many exciting things going on in the Village to tell you about. It truly makes coming to work every day -- less work -- and much more a blessing.
We are moving forward on Donahue Farm purchase. New York State Supreme Court approved the purchase -- required when involved party is a 501(c)(3). The Attorney for the Village is currently reviewing all relevant documents and beginning the process to close; hopefully within two weeks.
On Tuesday, May 4th, I will host a “Village Mayors’ Roundtable” attended by all living former mayors. In attendance will be the Village’s 25th mayor (C. Obremski, 1979-1981), 26th (E. Moulton, 1981-2007), 27th (J. Gross, 2007-2011), and its 28th (B. Coyne, 2011-2021). Entirely too much “living history,” subject-matter-expertise, and invaluable knowledge about our wonderful Village, its origins, and the best path forward for me to miss this opportunity. I promise a photograph to memorialize the roundtable and will share with all.
Please know that the Village Board is engaged in an examination of all the facts related to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) set in place by the New York State legislature and enacted by the governor on March 31st. We are closely reviewing the summary of provisions and guidance provided by Orange County District Attorney’s Office and will deliberate over what Village may endeavor to opt out of, as permitted by law.
Don’t forget about the Donahue Memorial Park cleanup – the 10th annual Riverkeeper Riversweep event Saturday morning, May 1st, between 9:00am and 12:00pm. You may find more information, along with required pandemic precautions at [email protected].
We all remain in this together. Enjoy the weekend. Blessings to all.
James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano