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Planning Board Meeting

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

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    26 Aug, 2020 PM 7:00 — 26 Aug, 2020 PM 9:00

Town Board Meeting

20 Aug, 2020 PM 7:00 — 20 Aug, 2020 PM 9:00   
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 21st, 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 May 21st, 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


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Meeting ID:  899-2644-8668

Password: 201036


On the evening of Thursday, May 21st, 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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    20 Aug, 2020 PM 7:00 — 20 Aug, 2020 PM 9:00

Zoning Board Meeting

05 Aug, 2020 PM 7:30 — 05 Aug, 2020 PM 9:00   
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    05 Aug, 2020 PM 7:30 — 05 Aug, 2020 PM 9:00
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Important Announcements

Summer Camp Cancelled 2020

It is after extensive thought and review of guidelines, that we’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel our Summer Camp program for the summer of 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact globally, nationally, and locally.     Unfortunately, it continues to pose significant challenges.   We learn more every day, but there are many unknown factors.

We still await NYS approvals for summer camps and larger group gatherings.

Once advised, there would be an extremely short amount of time in which to develop new policies that would ensure physical distancing and safety at camp. There would be little-to-no time to hire and train counselors on the newly implemented policies.

As always, we remain grateful to our loyal staff, and thankful for all of our camp families.                

We ask for your understanding, and extend our best wishes to you all for a healthy and safe summer.                 

We can’t wait to see you again next year!



Grievance is being held by telephone conference only.  If you want to listen to the Board of Assessment Review please call 845-744-3721 for details.


There shall be no penalties levied for the 1st quarter water and sewer bills for the districts because of Covid 19. This is for the 1st quarter billing 2020 only and penalties shall resume for the second quarter. 



            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 May 15, 2020, 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: April 16, 2020

Charles Carnes

Town Supervisor

Town of Crawford

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM the Town of Crawford will be closed for all non-essential services until further notice.  We will be checking our phones daily. Please leave a message.  Police will be on duty 24/7 during this time.  Other emergencies may be addressed at the following:

Police                                       911 or 744-5000

Highway                                 772-2360

Building                                  744-3912

Planning/Zoning                     744-6454

Assessor                                   744-3721

Bookkeeper                             744-8876

Community Services              744-8230

Water/Sewer                           744-2515

Tax Collector                          744-3953

Supervisor                               744-5010

Town Clerk                              744-2020

Thank you for your patience during this time.  We hope to resume normal services as soon as possible when it is deemed safe for both our residents and Town employees.  

Supervisor Charles Carnes

Dated:  March 18, 2020




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 Tentative Assessment Roll: Download Link