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Planning Board Meeting

26 Feb, 2020 PM 7:00 — 26 Feb, 2020 PM 9:00   
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Planning Board Meeting

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    26 Feb, 2020 PM 7:00 — 26 Feb, 2020 PM 9:00
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CANCELLED - INFORMATION MEETING PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS

20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:30 — 20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:40   
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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING - CANCELLED TOWN OF CRAWFORD PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
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CANCELLED

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TOWN OF CRAWFORD PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

TOWN OF CRAWFORD PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

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    20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:30 — 20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:40
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NOTICE OF CONTINUED HEARING

20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:20 — 20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:29   
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NOTICE OF CONTINUED HEARING
INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW
FARM-RELATED ZONING AMENDMENTS

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    20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:20 — 20 Feb, 2020 PM 7:29
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President's Day - Town Hall Closed

17 Feb, 2020 — 17 Feb, 2020   
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    17 Feb, 2020 — 17 Feb, 2020
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Planning Board Meeting

12 Feb, 2020 PM 7:00 — 12 Feb, 2020 PM 9:00   
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Planning Board Meeting

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    12 Feb, 2020 PM 7:00 — 12 Feb, 2020 PM 9:00
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Planning Board Public Hearing

12 Feb, 2020 PM 7:00 — 12 Feb, 2020 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Public Hearing
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Public Notice

TOWN OF CRAWFORD PLANNING BOARD

 

 

 

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Public Hearings will be held on the following applications by the Planning Board, Town of Crawford, County of Orange, State of New York, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York.

 

Beer World (BP) – 8-2-69.62 (Rte. 52 and Boniface Dr.) – amend site plan for minor changes to lighting and floor elevations

 

Canaan Farm (RA) – 10-1-32.13 – (Rte. 302) – scenic review and site plan for construction of four greenhouses; scenic review  and site plan for windows and façade of the front of the barn containing the farm stand

 

 

FOR THE PLANNING BOARD

 

                                                                        Linda J. Zwart                                                                                                                                      Chairman

                                                                       

 

 

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    12 Feb, 2020 PM 7:00 — 12 Feb, 2020 PM 8:00
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Zoning Board Meeting

05 Feb, 2020 PM 7:30 — 05 Feb, 2020 PM 9:00   
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    05 Feb, 2020 PM 7:30 — 05 Feb, 2020 PM 9:00
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Town of Crawford Historical Society

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President
Joanne Keilor 

P: (845) 744-6995

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.