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NYSDOH declares Cornwall-on-Hudson water “acceptable for all uses”
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY – The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently issued a report on the Cornwall-on-Hudson water system pronouncing its water is “acceptable for all uses.”
The DOH tested the Cornwall-on-Hudson drinking water on samples collected on Sept. 29, 2018, for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a follow-up to testing completed in 2016. The agency conducted the tests to identify and test drinking water systems near facilities that may be frequent users of PFAS, such as airports.
The DOH report indicated that the follow-up testing showed levels well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency health advisory of 70 parts per trillion of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) combined. Based on results, “no actions are necessary to reduce exposure.” In addition, these results are well below the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per trillion (PPT) recommended by the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson remains vigilant in the protection of its water supply and continues to monitor its drinking water system on a regular basis in conjunction with the DOH and Orange County Department of Health.
For questions regarding these tests or any other water matter, please contact DOH or the Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Department.
The village’s Annual Water Quality Report, which will be issued later this month, will include the test results.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson has introduced a new format for its water bills. A postcard has replaced the perforated envelope that residents of the Town of Cornwall as well as the village receive.
The new format is a step toward a paperless system that will simplify paying village water bills.
“As with any new procedure, we are working to smooth out any difficulties,” Mike Trainor, Village Water Superintendent, said. “We appreciate customers’ patience as we work through the challenges of the new format.”
The name, address, account number and amount owed appear on the postcard. Part of the process includes changing account numbers; the old account numbers are on file. The postcard has a return stub that can be separated and mailed or dropped off with payment. Other municipalities, including the towns of Goshen, Monroe, New Windsor and Warwick, use the postcard format for its water bills.
Some residents have provided feedback on the new system. Some are concerned that postcard format shows their information. Few people see the postcards, however, and the data is public information. For those who are late with payments, the words “PAST DUE” will not appear on the postcards. Others are pleased that they no longer have to open a challenging envelope.
Options are available for those who would rather not receive postcards and prefer other ways to pay their bills:
“If anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at village hall (845-534-4200),” Trainor said.
Updated Draft of local law [PDF]
5. That a public hearing be held by the Village Board on January 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, with respect to amending Chapter 172 of the Village Code
Village Summer Recreation Program starts July 8 The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will operate its Summer Recreation Program for six weeks, from July 8 through Aug. 16. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Cornwall-on-Hudson elementary school. The program is open to children who will enter grades K-6 next autumn. The recreation program offers games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, special activities and field trips.
Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon June 8 and from 6-8 p.m. June 19 in the Village Hall board room. Parents and guardians must bring a form of identification indicating their address. They must also bring an up-to-date immunization record from the their children’s health provider.
Jenna Park will be the director; she has been an assistant director for two years and a counselor for three years. Former director, Jennifer Borland, will assist her. The program is seeking counselors; the deadline for applications is May 22. Counselors must be at least 16 years old and must attend a two-hour training course. The program is also be seeking a health director this year.
The fee for Cornwall-on-Hudson residents is $175 per child ($350 maximum per family). The fee for non-village residents is $275 per child. Field trips require additional fees. For further information, please call village hall at 534-4200.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will hold a public hearing on May 20, 2019 at 7:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520 on a local law to amend Village Code Chapter 155 to designate “No Parking” and “No Standing” areas on Mountain Road.
A copy of the proposed local law is available for review [here] and at the Clerk’s Office located in Village Hall at the address listed above, during normal business hours. Written comments may be submitted prior to or at the public hearing. Oral comments may be made at the public hearing. Persons may appear in person or by agent. The Village Board is the Lead Agency pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for this Unlisted Action.
The Village of Cornwall-on Hudson will make every effort to assure that the Public Hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone requiring special assistance and/or reasonable accommodations should contact the Village Clerk.
Dated: April 15, 2019
BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE BOARD OF
THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
BRENDAN G. COYNE, MAYOR
Revised local law regulation the installation and use of outdoor lighting with in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. Revised Lighting Law