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Halloween Trick or Treating

31 Oct, 2020 PM 5:00 — 31 Oct, 2020 PM 8:00   
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Halloween Trick or Treating - Proposed 5:00pm-8:00pm depending upon COVID.

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Planning Board Meeting

28 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 28 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00   
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Planning Board Meeting

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    28 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 28 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00
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Town Board - Preliminary Budget Hearing

15 Oct, 2020 PM 7:20 — 15 Oct, 2020 PM 7:20   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

COUNTY OF ORANGE

STATE OF NEW YORK

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Crawford for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021 has been completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, where it is available for inspection by interested persons during regular office hours.

 

FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that said Town Board of the Town of Crawford will meet and review said Preliminary Budget and hold a Public Hearing thereon at Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566 on the 15th day of October, 2020, at 7:20 pm at which time all interested person will be given an opportunity to be heard.

 

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 108 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of the following Town Offices are hereby specified as follows:

 

Supervisor       $45,320.00

Councilperson $10,500.00 Each (4)

Town Clerk      $53,235.00

Supt. of Highways $81,936.00

 

Dated:  September 30, 2020

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

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Town Board - Pine Bush Water District

15 Oct, 2020 PM 7:20 — 15 Oct, 2020 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

COUNTY OF ORANGE

STATE OF NEW YORK

PINE BUSH WATER DISTRICT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON OBJECTIONS TO THE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT ROLL

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Town Board of the Town of Crawford has completed an assessment roll in connection with the financing of Pine Bush Water District Projects filed the same with the Town Clerk of the Town of Crawford.

FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that said Town Board will meet at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY  12566 on the 15th day of October, 2020, at 7:20 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

Dated:  September 17, 2020

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

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Town Board Meeting - Sewer District

15 Oct, 2020 PM 7:20 — 15 Oct, 2020 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

COUNTY OF ORANGE

STATE OF NEW YORK

SEWER DISTRICT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON OBJECTIONS TO THE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT ROLL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford has completed an assessment roll in connection with the financing of Sewer District No. 1 projects and filed the same with the Town Clerk of the Town of Crawford.

URTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that said Town Board will meet at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY  12566 on the 15th day of October, 2020, at 7:20 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

Dated:  September 17, 2020

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

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Town Board Meeting via ZOOM

15 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 15 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00   
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Town Board Meeting via ZOOM
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

TOWN BOARD MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. This meeting will be held via remote ZOOM videoconference, as described further below.

Based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and as permitted under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order Numbers 202.1 and 202.10, the public will not be permitted to attend the public meeting in person at the Town Hall. Instead, the public will have the ability to see and hear the meeting live via the ZOOM videoconference meeting as described below, as permitted by the New York State Open Meetings Law, as modified by the Executive Orders. Due to public health and safety concerns, the public will not be permitted to attend at the remote locations where the Town Board members will be situated.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, to the extent practicable, the Town Board’s agenda will be made available online in advance of the meeting at www.townofcrawford.org.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person who wishes for his or her comment to be heard during the public comment session during the remote meeting can send his or her comments in advance of the meeting to [email protected] or call 845-744-2020 by no later than 4:00 PM on December 17th, 2020.  

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.1, said meeting will be recorded and a transcript will be prepared at a later date, in addition to the regular meeting minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE VIRTUAL MEETING: If you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can register, log in, and see the video and hear the audio of the live session.  You can access the Town meeting as follows: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85613029414?pwd=VEx4UzJ4c3IrMHFIeUh4cEM3WFZlUT09Meeting ID:  856 1302 9414

Password: 746270

 

On the evening of Thursday, December 17th, 2020 several minutes before 7:00 pm log in with your electronic device. You will be placed on hold until the meeting starts. If anyone has any questions regarding the videoconference they may call the Town Clerk’s Office 845-744-2020. 

 

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Town Board - Budget Work Session

15 Oct, 2020 PM 6:00 — 15 Oct, 2020 PM 6:59   
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Town Board - Budget Work Session
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Town of Crawford

County of Orange

State of New York

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board has scheduled to meet for a Budget Work Session on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Crawford Community and Senior Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York.

The Town of Crawford will make every effort to assure that the hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Anyone requiring special assistance and/or reasonable accommodations should contact the Town Clerk.

Date:    September 17, 2020

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

Jessica M. Kempter, Town Clerk

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Planning Board Public Hearing - Empire Solar Solutions

14 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 14 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

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 residential ground-mounted solar array proposed by Empire Solar Solutions at the property located at 262 County Route 17 designated as 16-3-2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District, owned by Richard Fairservice. Said hearing will take place on October 14, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.  

 

                                                                        For the Planning Board

                                                                        Linda Zwart, Chairman           

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    14 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 14 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00
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Planning Board Meeting

14 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 14 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00   
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Planning Board Meeting

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    14 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 14 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00
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Columbus Day - Town Hall Closed

12 Oct, 2020 — 12 Oct, 2020   
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    12 Oct, 2020 — 12 Oct, 2020
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Zoning Board Meeting

07 Oct, 2020 PM 7:30 — 07 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00   
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Zoning Board Public Hearing - Chewens

07 Oct, 2020 PM 7:30 — 07 Oct, 2020 PM 9:00   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

121 Route 302

Pine Bush, NY

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for an area variance for a front yard setback of 15± ft., no closer to the center of the road than 60 ft., to add a 15 ft. x 25 ft. front porch to a non-conforming pre-existing house at the property located at 2450 Rte. 52, designated as 6-5-3 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP-Hamlet Zoning District, owned by Steven and Susan Chewens.  Said hearing will take place on October 7, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.  

 

                                                                        For the Zoning Board of Appeals

                                                                        Bruce Schwope, Chairman     

                                                                       

 

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Planning Board - Special Meeting

07 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00 — 07 Oct, 2020 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

PLANNING BOARD

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

 

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Planning Board will hold  a Special  Meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566 for the site plan amendments by Equity Homes NY II LLC for the relocation of house, well and part of septic system

Dated:  October 7, 2020

                                                                        BY ORDER OF PLANNING BOARD

                                                                        TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

                                                                        Linda Zwart

                                                                        Chairman

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First Friday Event

02 Oct, 2020 PM 4:00 — 02 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00   
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First Friday Event - Main Street, Pine Bush

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    02 Oct, 2020 PM 4:00 — 02 Oct, 2020 PM 7:00
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TOWN WIDE YARD SALE

The group that used to run this event notified the Town that they no longer will be organizing it. We thank them for all their years of service. That being said we will hold it on May 22nd this year and waive all permits for this day. Any signs can be put up a week before this date and must be taken down immediately after . This date works as we also will be having the electronic recycling day that week as well as the dump drop off. More information will be coming soon. Please call the Town Clerk's office at 744-2020 for more information. Supervisor Charles E. Carnes






HELP KEEP CRAWFORD CLEAN!!

We would like your help to clean up the trash alongside our roads. Our Highway Department will drop off yellow garbage bags to your residence or you can pick them up at our facility at 57 Alice Court, Pine Bush. After you fill the bags with trash you can leave them on the side of the road and we will pick them up. Please contact the Highway Department at 772-2360. Please help us keep Crawford clean.



Part-time Clerical Position

The Town of Crawford has an opening for a part-time clerical position in our Highway Department. Residents urged to apply. 

Email resume and salary requirements to [email protected]



NYS Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
Reform Report Download

 

 

 


Effective March 1st Court will re-open to in person appearances.  You will receive notification via mail of your court date.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected]


 

“For Immediate Release”

9:00 am Thursday, October 15, 2020

Town of Crawford 2021 Budget

Town of Crawford, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush New York

 

Supervisor Charles E. Carnes is pleased to announce the 2021 Town of Crawford Budget will once again be below the New York State Property Tax Cap for the 9th consecutive year. This will enable the Town residents to be eligible for any New York State tax credit reimbursements. For 2021 there will be a minimal tax increase of 1.20%

A home in the hamlet would see a decrease in water, sewer, and small increase in the general and highway for a net increase of $4.26 for a home assessed at $75,000 and a market value of $213,493.

A home not in any special district assessed at $100,000 and a market value of $284,653 would see an increase of $17.40

For 2021 general tax levy will be $2,831,775 for general budget which is an increase of $40,489 while the tax levy for the highway department will be $2,137,580 for an increase $53,134

Rateables increased from $336,774,175 to $339,162,334 an increase $2,388,159.

Water, sewer, lighting and parking district have a tax decrease for 2021.

State Aid deceases for highway and new police regulations also increased Town costs.

The largest budget increase were police services, and highway expenses. We used $100,000 from our fund balance for our general budget.

In 2021 we anticipate a new water source for Pine Bush and a revitalization of the Bullville area. As well as new sidewalks in the shopping area downtown.

Despite covid we have constructed new Pickle ball courts, upgraded our park facilities and walking trail as well as instated our friendly visitor and meal delivery for our seniors.

The water district replaced most of the fire hydrants in the Hamlet for improved fire protection.

Contact: Charles E. Carnes, Town Supervisor

[email protected]

Phone Contact: 845-744-5010

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Town of Crawford

Supervisor Charles E. Carnes

Welcome to the Town of Crawford website.  We are all very happy to be able to offer our residents and visitors an internet connection designed to be informative and helpful.  We hope that our website will make interaction with Town government more accessible.

On behalf of the Town of Crawford, I am pleased to present the Town’s 2020 Budget for your consideration. Despite the poor economic climate and increased costs in many areas, including unfunded mandates handed down from the state, we have continued to control costs in the areas that we can. This year, town residents will see an increase of less than 1% in their taxes. The general tax rate consisting of the Highway and most other departments continues to be under the New York State Property Tax Cap for the 8th consecutive year.

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This was accomplished without layoffs or decreases in services to the public. Police funding was increased as well as services to both the youth and the seniors of our community. The Town has been recognized by the Pine Bush School District and the County of Orange as providing outstanding youth services and our facilities are known and used extensively by our local sports programs.
 

During 2019, events that support our local business owners have continued to grow and several new shops and restaurants have opened within our town. Our beautiful walking trail expansion was completed and new equipment for the highway department was purchased. I would like to take this time to thank the many employees who worked this past year with us to find ways to save money and be more efficient while maintaining services to our residents.

For 2020 the Town is pleased to announce the continuation of several projects including the expansion of sidewalks down State Route 52 as well as the revitalization of the Bullville area of our Town.
 
I would like to express my thanks to the Town Board for all their support and hard work to make our Town a great place to work and live and for continuing to keep it affordable in these difficult economic times. Lastly, I would like to thank you, the Town of Crawford taxpayers for all of your input and support. This town continues to be great place to live and raise a family because of the community we have formed together. As always feel free to call my office at any time with suggestions and ideas or attend any one of our board meetings.

 

2020 Final Assessment Roll: Download Link