TOWN OF CRAWFORD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold a public hearing at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, located at 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM inviting public comments and suggestions regarding projects to be considered for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding under the Orange County Office of Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program. Under the CDBG program a variety of projects, including, but not limited to, those listed below can potentially be eligible for funding:
The Town of Crawford will be considering projects to be submitted to the Orange County Community Development Office’s CDBG Entitlement Program. The deadline for which is Friday, April 2, 2021.
Dated: March 1, 2021
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD
JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK
PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
121 Route 302
Pine Bush, NY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for a site plan to add a ground-mounted 20.1kw residential solar array at the property located at 107 Dunthorne Drive designated as 18-1-41.2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District, owned by Amanda E. Perez. Said hearing will take place on March 10, 2021, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for a use variance for construction of a single family home at the vacant property, designated as 22-1-77.12 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by Marko Curanovic. Said hearing will take place on March 3, 2021, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Zoning Board of Appeals
Bruce Schwope, Chairman
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing on March 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY to consider the application of Kenneth Morelli for an interpretation of a violation of Zoning Ordinance 137-30 Site Plan Approval of the Town Zoning Law.
The applicant is appealing the decision of the Building Inspector, who issued a Notice of Violation for an illegal apartment with a kitchen in a single-family home, which is not a permitted use within the Town of Crawford. The property is located at 544 Winding Hills Road, designated as 17-1-57.2 on the tax map of the Town of Crawford in the RA zoning district. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. Written comments may also be submitted to: Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of Crawford, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566.
Dated: February 10, 2021
The Town of Crawford was incorporated in 1823. However, its development had its beginnings well before that year. It made significant progress since its early days. When started as an inland, wooded and rocky area which grew slowly at first. Many old maps have various names for the area we know today as Crawford. Crawford was originally part of the Town of Montgomery, as shown by the Montgomery town records from approximately 1768 through 1777.
The first settlers of the area were of German, Dutch, Scottish and Irish decent. These early settlers migrated north from the Wallkill River area. The descendants of the Huguenot and Dutch ancestries migrated south from Ulster County, near the New Paltz and Shawangunk areas to what is now Crawford. The main reason for this migration was for farming areas for the families to cultivate and make a living from. Many of the old families still have descendants in Crawford. The names of Bruyn, Bull, Crawford, Youngblood, Sinsbaugh, and others are still families that line within the Crawford town limits. Many of these families also came to the Crawford area from Newburgh, Montgomery, and New Windsor areas.
Early settlements have recorded documentation in the Town of Montgomery records. Many of the early names for the area were Dwaars Kill, Shawangunk Kill, Snyder's Mill, Big and Little Pokanisink, Snyder's Meeting House and Robert Milligan’s Saw Mill. Johannes Snyder was one of the earliest settlers in the town, which later became known as Crawford. He began a small settlement on both sides of the Dwaar Kill near the present hamlet of Searsville at about 1740. He operated a mill at this location in 1768, and had a major role in establishing a meetinghouse in the same hamlet. Robert Milliken operated a saw mill on the opposite side of the town on the Shawangunk Kill at around the same period. Below Millikin's saw mill, there was a flour mill operated by Pat Boyce, as did Abraham Bruyn in the same location. In addition to these mills along the Shawangunk Kill, there also existed a combined saw, grist, and carding mill run by the Slotts family.