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 change of use/special use permit from warehouse for on-line sales to storage and distribution of building supplies for GPX Building Supplies LLC at the property 177 Stone Schoolhouse Rd., designated as 22-1-77.13 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District. Said hearing will take place on July 22, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman
Planning Board Meeting
NOTICE OF HEARING
INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW
DESIGNATION OF MIXED USE FLOATING ZONING DISTRICT 1
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on June 18, 2020, a local law entitled “Designation Of Mixed Use Floating Zoning District 1”, which local law would change the zoning district designation of property located at the intersection of State Route 302 and Blackhawk Road, identified as Tax Map No. P/O 8-2-62, consisting of 7.9 ± acres of land, from the Business Park (BP) zoning district to the Mixed Use (MU) floating zoning district. A complete copy of the Introductory Local Law is available for inspection at the Clerk's Office.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid Local Law at the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush 12566, on July 16, 2020, at 7:40 P.M., at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.
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.
Dated: July 1, 2020 BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD
JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK
BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, State of New York, as follows:
Section 1. The official zoning map of the Town of Crawford, established by §137-5, titled “Zoning Map” of Chapter 137, titled “Zoning,” of the Code of the Town of Crawford, is amended by changing the zoning district designation of a portion of property identified as Tax Map No. P/O 8-2-62 from the Business Park (PB) zoning district to the Mixed Use floating zoning district (MU), as more particularly shown on the map annexed hereto.
Section 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
MIXED USE FLOATING ZONING DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on June 18, 2020, a local law entitled “Mixed Use Floating Zoning District”, which local law would establish a new mixed use floating zoning district; set forth the permitted uses in that district, including multifamily dwellings, general retail, personal service, restaurant and other commercial uses; set forth bulk requirements; and provide a procedure to designate properties as a Mixed Use zoning district. A complete copy of the Introductory Local Law is available for inspection at the Clerk's Office.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid Local Law at the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush 12566, on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 7:30 P.M., at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.
Dated: July 1, 2020 BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD
Section 1. Legislative intent. The intent of this local law is to allow the development on a single tract of land of multi-family dwellings and commercial uses, and to authorize the development of smaller (one-bedroom and two-bedroom) multi-family dwelling units to provide affordable housing. There is very little affordable rental housing in the Town. Mixed use development has the added benefit of providing commercial services, such as stores, banks and other uses, within easy walking distance of the residences, which also reduces traffic on area roads.
Section 2. Chapter 137, titled “Zoning,” of the Code of the Town of Crawford is amended by adding a new section, designated as §137-25.2.2 and titled “Mixed Use Floating Zoning District,” to read as follows:
§25.2.2. Mixed Use Floating Zoning District.
A. Permitted uses. The following uses are permitted as special permit uses in a Mixed Use Floating Zoning District (MU District):
(1) Multi-family dwellings, subject to the following:
(a) No more than two bedrooms per dwelling unit
(b) Compliance with §137-28E, except §137-28E(10)
(c) The requirement in §137-28E(9) to provide a children’s play area is modified to 200 square feet per dwelling unit
(2) General retail
(3) General business office
(4) Medical office
(5) Personal service
(8) Any other use permitted by the Town Board upon its designation of certain property as a MU District.
C. Bulk requirements and parking. The following dimensional requirements are applicable in a MU District, provided, however, that the Town Board may modify the requirements where appropriate so that the mixed use development will conserve the environment, preserve or foster neighborhood character or preserve open space.
(1) Minimum lot size: 5 acres
(2) Minimum lot width: 200 feet
(3) Minimum front yard setback:
(a) Town highway: 100 feet
(b) County road: 100 feet
(c) State highway 100 feet
(4) Minimum side yard setback (each): 30 feet
(5) Minimum rear yard setback: 40feet
(6) Maximum building height: 35 feet
(7) Maximum building coverage: 40%
(8) Minimum distance between residences and business buildings:
As determined by the Planning Board during site plan review.
(9) Residential density: 7dwelling units per gross acre.
(10) Maximum gross floor area for dwelling units:
1-bedroom units: 900 square feet
2-bedroom units: 1,000 square feet
(11) Minimum commercial floor area per dwelling unit: 400 square feet
(12) Parking requirement for residential use: 1.5 spaces per dwelling unit
(13) Parking requirement for commercial uses: As required in §137-23
D. Supplementary regulations.
(1) The minimum lot size, minimum lot width and residential density requirements apply to the size and dimensions of the applicant’s property prior to any subsequent subdivision of that property. If a property is subdivided as part of or after site plan review, then the minimum lot size of each subdivided lot shall be three (3) acres and the minimum lot width of each subdivided lot shall be 150 feet.
(2) All proposed development in the MU District shall be designed on a site plan that shows the multi-family buildings, commercial buildings and all associated infrastructure and amenities. The Planning Board shall review and either deny, approve or approve with conditions only a site plan that shows all such residential and commercial buildings, infrastructure and amenities.
E. Procedure to designate properties as a MU District.
(1) A petition to designate certain property as a MU District shall be made to the Town Board pursuant to the zoning amendment provisions of §137-38. The petition for MU District designation shall include a survey showing the approximate location of proposed buildings and other structures, proposed uses of each building, parking areas, vehicle circulation, pedestrian circulation and other proposed facilities. The petition shall also include a vicinity map showing adjoining and nearby roads, neighboring properties and water mains and sewer mains. In addition, the petition shall be accompanied by a completed full environmental assessment form (EAF) or a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR). The Town Board has no obligation to consider a MU District petition and the Town Board may, in its sole discretion, choose not to take action on or reject a petition for a MU District at any time prior to final adoption of a zoning amendment.
(2) Within six months of the date that the Town Board adopts a zoning amendment designating certain property as a MU District, the applicant shall apply to the Planning Board for site plan and special permit use approval. If a period of more than six months passes between the Town Board designation of the MU District and submission of a site plan and special permit use application, the MU District designation shall expire, and the property shall revert to its prior zoning classification unless the MU designation is extended by resolution of the Town Board.
(3) A petition fee shall be established by resolution of the Town Board, and may be modified from time to time by Town Board resolution. In addition, if the Town incurs expenses for assistance in the review of the application, the applicant shall be required to pay the reasonable expenses incurred by the Town and deposit funds with the Town prior to the cost being incurred. Such assistance includes, but it not limited to, services provided by professional planners, licensed engineers, licensed landscape architects, licensed attorneys, licensed land surveyors and licensed property appraisers.
Section 3. Section 137-4, titled “Enumeration of districts,” of Chapter 137, titled “Zoning,” of the Code of the Town of Crawford is amended by adding the following zoning district:
MU Mixed Use Floating District
Section 4. Severability. If any section, subsection, paragraph, clause, phrase or provision of this local law (jointly, “provision”) is adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be limited to the particular provision adjudged invalid and shall not affect the validity of this local law as a whole or any part thereof other than the provision adjudged invalid.
Section 5. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
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
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.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for a 3 lot subdivision for Joseph Longobardo at the property located at Holland and Kelly Aves., Pine Bush, NY, designated as 6-9-6 & 6-9-7.1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the R Zoning District. Said hearing will take place on July 8, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
“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
Phone Contact: 845-744-5010
EXTENSION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
On March 7, 2020, the Governor of the State of New York declared a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 19, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has been documented in Orange County, New York, cases will continue to increase, and community contact transmission is the primary means of transmission of COVID-19. On March 11, 2020, the County of Orange declared a County disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 13, 2020, as Chief Executive of the Town of Crawford, I declared a Local State of Emergency in the Town of Crawford.
In a continuing effort to control the effects of this pandemic in the Town of Crawford, pursuant to the powers vested in me by New York State Executive Law §24, I hereby extend the Local State of Emergency. The State of Emergency shall remain in effect for an additional thirty (30) days, through January 15, 2021, and may be extended at that time.
I am extending the Local State of Emergency in order to use the powers granted to me as Chief Executive to issue Emergency Orders as may be necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of the residents of the Town of Crawford, and request emergency assistance and resources for Town residents and businesses from the County, State and Federal governments.
Dated: December 16, 2020
Town of Crawford
STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 1
WHEREAS on March 13, 2020, I declared and proclaimed a disaster emergency in the Town of Crawford and ordered the temporary suspension of certain policies, rules and laws; and
WHEREAS, said State of Emergency was extended on May 15, 2020; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to temporarily suspend and modify parts of certain additional local laws, ordinances, order rules and regulations to assist and aid in coping with the health disaster.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles E. Carnes, Supervisor of the Town of Crawford, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 24(g) of Article 2-B of the Executive Law to temporarily suspend or modify any local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation or parts thereof during a disaster emergency, if compliance with such local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation would prevent, hinder or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency, or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, I hereby order the following additional suspension:
Those parts of the Town of Crawford’s Zoning Code, laws, rules and regulations and planning approval requirements which pertain to outdoor dining and drinking conducted on or adjacent to the premises of existing restaurants, eating and drinking places, fast food establishments, delicatessens and similar establishments with the approved indoor seating, subject to the provider complying with all the New York State safety and other regulatory requirements issued under the Governor’s applicable Executive Order and provided that the dining and drinking areas are not set up in fire lanes or other areas where they would significantly impede emergency responses or the flow of traffic in the judgement of the Town’s Code Compliance Department.
Said suspensions shall run from the date the Town of Crawford, along with other municipalities in the region, enters the Phase 2 reopening pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order(s) and run through the date of termination of the Town’s state of emergency, subject to extension by further order.
SO ORDERED ON December 18, 2020
CHARLES E.CARNES, TOWN SUPERVISOR
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.
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.
2020 Final Assessment Roll: Download Link