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

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Village Folks:

The Mid-Hudson Region entered Phase 4 of Governor Cuomo’s re-opening as of Tuesday, July 7. Phase 4 includes opening outdoor arts and entertainment to 33% percent capacity, and professional sports without fans. Amusement parks, bowling alleys and movie theaters still are closed.

Village Hall re-opened its doors Monday, July 6. We’ve seen a bunch of people come in to get riverfront permits and to pay water bills. Visitors have complied with safety plans and proceedings have gone smoothly. The drop-box remains a convenient way to pay bills 24/7.

 

It was great to see lots of people at the bandstand Tuesday, July 7, for the first summer concert. The next concert features Midnight Slim & Laurieanne at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Please honor social distancing and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Thanks to the Public Works Department for dealing with the torrential thunderstorm Wednesday, July 8. The village received more than four inches of rain between noon and 3:30 p.m. and experienced extensive flooding. Thanks also to Storm King Engine for pumping out some basements.

 

The Village Board will combine work sessions and business meetings in July and August. The July 20 Business Meeting will be held via teleconference.  

 

Stay Healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Village Folks:

So, the Mid-Hudson Region is scheduled to enter Phase 4 as of Tuesday, July 7.  Phase 4 includes opening outdoor arts and entertainment to 33% percent capacity, and professional sports without fans. Other venues, such as amusement parks, bowling alleys and movie theaters remain closed.

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee has planned a modest celebration. You can see the schedule of activities, most of which are online, on the Village’s website under Latest News. You can email photos of children’s art, children and their pets, and patriotically decorated home to cidcfourth@gmail.com. Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) for details. For safety’s sake, barbecues and gatherings are limited to 25 people.

 

Village offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in honor of Independence Day. Village Hall doors will re-open Monday, July 6. New York State has required extensive safety plans to re-open and access will be limited. Please be patient as we implement these plans for your safety and the safety of village employees. The drop-box will continue to provide a convenient way to pay bills. You can contact us at 845-534-4200 and info@cornwall-on-hudson.org. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

The first summer concert is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Village Bandstand on the corner of Hudson Street and River Avenue. Please honor social distancing and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Enjoy Independence Day and stay healthy!

 

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 26, 2020

 

Village Folks:

 

So, the Mid-Hudson Region is in Phase 3, which basically means we can eat at our favorite restaurants indoors again! Phase 3 also includes personal care businesses and services, such as cosmetology, massage therapy and spas.

 

More good news: The Storm King Art Center will open on Wednesday, July 15 (845-534-3115).

 

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee has been planning a modified celebration. One of the latest additions to the celebration is a contest for Patriotically Decorated Homes. Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) for details. 

 

Village Hall doors will re-open Monday, July 6. Access will be limited. The village is required to have safety plans for all its departments. The drop-box will continue to provide a convenient way to pay bills. You can contact us at 845-534-4200 and info@cornwall-on-hudson.org. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

Congratulations to all the Cornwall high school graduates! And best of luck to all the students moving up to high school and middle school.

 

The Centers for Disease Control Social continue to encourage social distancing and a wearing a mask when you can’t social distance.

 

Stay healthy! Enjoy your weekend.

 

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 19, 2020

 

Village Folks:

 

So, summer officially arrives tomorrow, June 20! Let’s do all we can to have a great summer and enjoy the warm weather.

 

I’m happy to announce that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will start its bandstand concerts on Tuesday, July 7. The Midnite Image Band will get the season rolling at 6:30 p.m. The concerts take place at the Village bandstand on the corner of Hudson Street and River Avenue. Rain dates are the following Wednesday evening at the same time.

Donations for the concerts are welcome and can be sent to: Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Bandstand Committee, 325 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520.

 

Independence Day is just three weeks away. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee is planning a modified celebration on Saturday, July 4. Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) and Facebook pages Cornwall Fourth of July for information the mostly online activities.

 

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, July 6. The village is working on safety plans for all its departments. When Village Hall does open, access will be limited. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 and info@cornwall-on-hudson.org. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

Social distancing and wearing masks when you can’t social distance remain important as put forth by the Centers for Disease Control.

 

Stay healthy! Happy Father’s Day!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Village Folks:

 

Good to see some more activity in the village this week as the Mid-Hudson Region entered Phase 2. Lots of diners eager to dine out enjoyed dinner outdoors at our restaurants: Painter’s, Peppetini’s, Rock Wall and Village Pizza. Please support them; they are important to the village, in more ways than one.

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the deadline for the Cornwall school district and the Cornwall library elections till Tuesday, June 16. They must be mailed to the school district’s administration building (the former library building) at 4 Idlewild Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

 

The New York State Department of Health issued COVID-19 guidelines for summer camps. The guidelines are extensive. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the village can proceed with its Summer Recreation Program.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will open Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. Registration is required: www.hhnm.org/grasshoppergrove.

 

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, July 6. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. The next Village Board meeting is at 7 p.m., Monday, June 15. You can contact us at 534-4200 or info@cornwall-on-hudson.org. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

Please continue to comply with the guidelines put forth by the Centre for Disease Control: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Stay healthy! Enjoy your weekend.

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Village Folks:

So, the Mid-Hudson Region will enter Phase 2 as of Tuesday, June 9. Phase 2 includes: outdoor and take-out/delivery food services; hair salons/barbershops; offices; real estate; essential and in-store retail; vehicle sales/lease/rental; retail rental, repair and cleaning; and commercial building management.

 

The Village Water Department mailed its Annual Water Quality Report this week. It covers 2019. If you didn’t receive your copy or have questions about the report, please contact Mike Trainor, Water Superintendent, at 534-4200 x318 or email watersupt@cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

The Cornwall school district and the Cornwall library will conduct elections on Tuesday, June 9. School District and Cornwall Library ballots must be received by 5 p.m. by the District Clerk. They may be mailed or delivered to the school district’s administration building (the former library building) at 4 Idlewild Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Storm King School will hold a virtual commencement tomorrow, June 6. All the best to the graduates!

 

The Village Board is waiting for guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding summer camps. So, we still don’t know whether we can proceed with the Village’s Summer Recreation Program.

 

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 or info@cornwall-on-hudson.org. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

Please continue to comply with the guideline put forth by the Centre for Disease Control: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy!

 

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Village Folks:

 

So, the Mid-Hudson Region has met the seven benchmarks required by Governor Andrew Cuomo to start moving out of the COVID-19 pause. We began reopening with Phase I of four phases on Tuesday, May 26. Phase 1 includes: construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; retail (curbside and in-store pickup/drop-off); manufacturing; and wholesale trade.

 

The latest COVID-19 casualty is the Village’s own Firemen’s Fair. Thanks to Jeff Armitage and the Storm King Engine crew for their efforts in producing the much-loved community event through the years. So, we look forward to 2021 fair. As Jeff says, “You won’t want to miss it.”  

 

The Village Board is waiting for guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding summer camps. So, we still don’t know whether we can proceed with the Village’s Summer Recreation Program.

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. When we do re-open, you will see newly installed counter windows in the lobby to protect visitors and staff. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 or info@cornwall-on-hudson.org. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, right on Hudson Street in the Village, can always use volunteers (845-534-5344). The Food Bank supplies food pantries all over the Hudson Valley to feed the hungry. It’s essential work.

 

As we move forward, please continue to respect CDC guidelines: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Enjoy your weekend. Stay Healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

Friends & Neighbors,

                Our Firemen’s Fair has been a summer staple in the community for the past 69 years. Generations of our community have celebrated the summer season each year by partaking in the food, games, rides and all that the fair has to offer. For some who have attended as a child, they now relive that experience with their own children or even grandchildren. The celebration has continued without hesitation despite the many obstacles that have presented themselves over the course of all these years.

                The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced the cancellation or modification of many traditional spring and summer events in our community such the Memorial Day parade, River-Fest, High School graduation, and our community’s customary July 4th celebration. Unfortunately, our Firemen’s Fair is no different. 

                It is out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of each and every member of the greater Cornwall-on-Hudson area that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s edition of our Firemen’s Fair. After careful and thoughtful collaboration with our partners, who assist us each year with its presentation, we found that there was no alternative other than its cancellation.

                We thank the Cornwall School District, Shamrock Shows, our local first responders, Village employees, Village Officials, the many businesses and you, our friends and neighbors, that have supported our Summer Fair each and every year. Without this support, we would not be able to conduct this event each year.

                So, we ask that you all mark your calendar for the 71st Edition of the Annual Storm King Firemen’s Fair to take place July 21 -24, 2021. We promise that you won’t want to miss it.  

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Village Folks:

 

As Governor Andrew Cuomo gradually opens New York State from COVID-19 restrictions, it’s still important to comply with safety protocol, maintaining six-feet between people and wearing masks when you can’t.

 

Village Hall doors will remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. We are installing counter windows in the lobby area to protect visitors and staff. We held a virtual business meeting this past Monday and will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or info@cornwall-on-hudson.org. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

The Village Board has been discussing the Summer Recreation Program. At this time, we don’t know whether we can proceed.

 

The Village Department of Public Works did a great job in handling a very bulky cleanup this past week. Thanks! 

And the Village Police Department has been doing a fine job taking care of visitors to Storm King Mountain and Donahue Memorial Park. Thanks!

 

Please continue to support Village restaurants by ordering take-out meals: Painters, Pepettini’s, Rock Wall and Village Pizza.

 

Enjoy your weekend. Memorial Day is Monday. While there will be no parade this year, the Cornwall American Legion will hold a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial triangle. Let’s pause to remember those who have given their lives to preserve our freedom.

 

Stay Healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

 

VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

County of Orange, State of New York

RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD

OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

ADOPTING A LOCAL LAW REGULATING THE INSTALLATION

AND USE OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING WITHIN THE VILLAGE

 

 

Introduced by:            Deputy Mayor James P. Kane

Seconded by:              Trustee Kenneth A. Schmidt

Date of Adoption:       May 18, 2020

           

WHEREAS, a resolution was duly adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson on September 16, 2019, designating the board as Lead Agency and scheduling a public hearing to be held by said Governing Body on November 18, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. at Village Hall to hear all interested persons on a proposed Local Law authoring the Village to adopt regulations that set standards with respect to the installation of outdoor lighting, including standards that would minimize glare and impact on nearby residential properties, within the Village; and

WHEREAS, on September 16, 2019, the Village board, pursuant to part 617 of the implemented regulations of Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), preliminarily determined that the adoption of said proposed Local Law was a Type I action; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing was duly held on November 18, 2019, at or about 7:01 p.m. at the Village Hall, and all parties in attendance were permitted an opportunity to speak on behalf of or in opposition to said proposed local law, entitled “Regulating the Installation and Use of Outdoor Lighting within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson” (the “Local Law”); and

WHEREAS, after considering comments received from the public, the public hearing was extended on the successive dates of December 17, 2019, January 27, 2020, February 24, 2020, and March 23, 2020, at which time the Village Board referred a full record of the revised draft local law to the Village Planning Board and the Orange County Department of Planning in accordance with GML § 239-m, and extended the public hearing to April 20, 2020; and

WHEREAS, by correspondence dated April 20, 2020, the Planning Board advised the Village Board that it had no further comments with respect to the local law; and

WHEREAS, on April 20, 2020, the Village Board conducted the public hearing on the local law, closed the public hearing for further comment, except for receipt of written comments from the Orange County Department of Planning; and

WHEREAS, by correspondence dated May 1, 2020, the Orange County Department of Planning advised the Village Board that the adoption of the proposed local law would not result in any significant intermunicipal or county-wide impacts, and had no advisory comments with respect to the local law; and

WHEREAS, notice of said public hearings were duly advertised in the official newspaper of said Village, and noticed according to law; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, has reviewed the draft local law, long form EAF and comments from the public, and after due deliberation thereon;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT:

  1. the proposed local law is classified as a Type I action under SEQRA; it has no significant adverse environmental impacts and the Village Board issues a negative declaration thereon;
  2. the adoption of the proposed local law is in the best interests of the residents of the Village, and the Village Board hereby adopts said Local Law No. 1 of 2020, amending Chapter 172 of the Village Code, to add new Article XV, entitled “Regulating the Installation and Use of Outdoor Lighting with the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson”; and
  3. the Village Board hereby directs that the Village Clerk enter said Local Law in the minutes of this meeting and in the Local Law Book of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, and to give due notice of the adoption of said Local law to the Secretary of State of New York.

 

Upon Roll Call Vote:

Mayor Coyne:                         Aye                             Trustee Schmidt:                     Aye

Deputy Mayor Kane:              Aye                             Trustee Gagliano:                    Aye

Trustee Carnright:                   Aye    

Vote:  Resolution Carried by a vote of 5 to 0.

 

LOCAL LIGHTING LAW