Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
The Village of Cornwall on Hudson offices will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no garbage pick up on Monday, sanitation crews will be collecting household trash for the entire Village on Tuesday, May 26.
December 14, 2022
Mayor’s Message (Donahue Memorial Park Composting Toilets Installation Edition):
Dear Cornwall-on-Hudson residents, neighbors, and friends:
A number of years ago, the Village was awarded a $60,000.00 DASNY grant for the procurement and installation of an environmentally-friendly composting toilets facility to be positioned down at Donahue Memorial Park on the Cornwall-on-Hudson waterfront. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York serves as our state’s “public finance and construction authority” and is charged with building health and education infrastructure. It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic moved folks outdoors and motivated many residents and visitors alike to enjoy leisurely outdoor activities at the riverfront. The influx of park users necessitates a more permanent restroom facility and in keeping with Donahue Memorial Park’s standing as the birthplace of the modern Environmental Movement’s efforts along the Hudson River Valley, composting toilets made for a great solution. It’s a great marriage of necessity and values commitment.
By definition, composting toilets “provide an alternative to flush toilets by disposing of human waste while minimizing the use of water.” The process “mixes the waste with sawdust, peat moss or coconut coir and vents the flow of air outward.” This sequence “eliminates odor through an anaerobic processing system.” Don’t ask me how it works. I received a “C” in Engineering in college, and the professor was very generous with that mark. Seriously, we are excited to see how this all works and trust it improves experiences at DMP, while contributing to our sustainability and resiliency as a community. Attached are six images of yesterday’s installation. Many thanks to the folks at Quality Auto Body for housing and transporting the unit for us and to Spagnoli Excavating for the install.
Finally, thanks again to all of our volunteers and the many committees who pitched in, worked together, and made our inaugural Winter Wonderland and dual Town and Village tree-lightings an unqualified success. Stay tuned for details regarding our upcoming annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Village Square. We have added some new wrinkles that are designed to make this the most epic ball drop ever as we welcome in 2023!
On behalf of your Village Board,
James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano
April 19, 2022
Mayor’s Message (Donahue Memorial Park Canadian Geese Mitigation Edition):
Apologies for double messages today, but wanted to alert residents and visitors to Donahue Memorial Park to an ongoing Village project. Last year, we received a number of complaints regarding the plentiful amount of Canadian Geese fecal matter at the park. It could certainly be a health hazard to those who sit or lie in the grass, as well as a safety hazard posed to those who slip on the feces. After reaching out to the USDA Wildlife Services Division, was advised of their efforts to capture and either harvest (donated to food banks) or relocation provision. When we publicly announced we were exploring this means, a number of residents requested we attempt other, more humane options. Several offered to donate mitigation devices that included latex, faux-predator (with-lifelike tails) geese deterrents. Two generous donors – Rick and Barbara Gioia and Tom Dicarrado provided some to Village at no cost. We thank them for their generosity.
The faux-predators will be emplaced around DMP. Will routinely rotate them to different positions during scheduled mowings of the park. Fingers crossed they serve as a solution. So, advise family and friends NOT to call Animal Control over our “foxes” and coyotes.” We expect, with good reason, to get some chuckles over this – but know we are exhausting all humane methods in order to find a way to coexist with our local wildlife.
On Monday, May 29, 2023, at approximately 10:00am, the Cornwall American Legion will be hosting its' annual, Memorial Day Parade, which "kicks- off" at Payson Road in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson and proceeds westbound on Hudson Street, then westbound on Main Street, in the Town of Cornwall. There will be a formal Memorial Day Service at the Cornwall Monument located at Veterans Way/ Main Street (opposite Cornwall Town Hall), immediately following the Parade.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day Parade, there will be NO PARKING from 8:00am till 12:00pm on both sides of Hudson Street from Payson Road west to First Street, in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
On behalf of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Police Department, have a safe and healthy Memorial Day!!
TO ALL THE MEN & WOMEN WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE WHILE SERVING THIS COUNTRY IN THE U.S. MILITARY, "GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!"
Chief Steven E. Dixon
V/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Police Department
[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.
The Village Offices will be closed in observation of Labor Day on Monday, September 2. There will be no regular trash collection on September 2. Trash will be collected Village-wide on Tuesday, September 3.
The Village of Cornwall on Hudson offices will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day. There will be no garbage pick up on Monday, sanitation crews will be collecting household trash for the entire Village on Tuesday, February 18.