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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 2830 Route 17K 26-2-1

24 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 24 Jul, 2024 PM 7:30   
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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 site plan amendment for a car wrap and office at the property located at 2830 Route 17K, designated as 26-2-1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP district, owned by Emma Paige Properties LLC . Said hearing will take place on July 24, 2024, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman

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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 2475 Route 52 - 6-6-3.2

24 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 24 Jul, 2024 PM 7:30   
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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 site plan amendment for a public utility to temporarily park vehicles and store equipment at the property located at 2475 Rt. 52, designated as 6-6-3.2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP district, owned by MJMA Holdings LLC . Said hearing will take place on July 24, 2024, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman

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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 1418 Route 302 - 24-1-56.12

24 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 24 Jul, 2024 PM 7:30   
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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 site plan and special use permit for a UTV/ATV sales facility at the property located at 1418 Route 302, designated as 24-1-56.12 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP district, owned by Circleville Realty LLC . Said hearing will take place on July 24, 2024, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman

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Planning Board Meeting

24 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 24 Jul, 2024 PM 8:00   
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Request for Proposal for Sealing and Striping Bid Opening

22 Jul, 2024 AM 10:00 — 22 Jul, 2024 AM 10:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD Request for Proposals for to Seal and Stripe the Town Hall Government Center and the Senior Center Parking Lot

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Request for Proposals by qualified vendors to seal and stripe the Town Hall Government Center and the Senior Center parking lot in the Town of Crawford, NY (hereinafter 'RFP') will be received by the Town of Crawford at the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, until 10:00 o'clock A.M. on July 22, 2024, and then be publicly opened and read aloud.

Copies of the Information and Specifications for the RFP may be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk at the above address. RFP’s must be submitted on official forms and in sealed envelopes at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name and address of the bidder, designation of the RFP item exactly as specified above and "Town of Crawford". Questions or comments can be sent to [email protected]

The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to readvertise for new proposals. RFP’s shall be awarded in accordance with General Municipal Law §103.

 

 

Dated: June 26, 2024

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK

 

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North Street Pedestrian Project Information Session

18 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 18 Jul, 2024 PM 7:30   
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Town of Crawford

County of Orange

State of New York

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold an information session on the North Street Pedestrian Project at the regular Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 7:00pm at the Crawford Town Hall, 121 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:   July 8, 2024

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

Jessica M. Kempter, Town Clerk

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Town Board - Public Hearing - Introductory Local Law "Food Trucks"

18 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 18 Jul, 2024 PM 7:15   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

REGULATION OF FOOD TRUCKS

 

 

            BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, State of New York, as follows:

 

            Section 1.        Chapter 102, titled “Peddling and Soliciting,” of the Code of the Town of Crawford is amended as follows:

 

            I.          The existing provisions of Chapter 102 shall be designated as Article I and titled “General Requirements”.

 

            II.         Section 102-6, titled “License fees,” is amended to read as follows:

 

            License fees shall be established, and may be amended from time to time, by resolution of the Town Board.

 

            III.       Section 102-12, titled “Penalties for offenses,” is amended by adding the following sentence at the beginning of said section: 

 

This Chapter may be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer and by any police officer. 

 

            IV.        A new article, designated as Article II, and titled “Food Trucks,” is adopted to read as follows:

 

            §102-13.  Scope.  The General Requirements set forth in Article I of this Chapter shall apply to food trucks and food trailers, unless more specific provisions of this Article II apply, in which case such Article II provisions shall apply..

 

            §102-14.  Definitions.

 

            As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.

 

FOOD TRAILER

 

A nonmotorized vehicle, designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle, registered and able to be operated on the public streets of New York State, in which ready-to-eat food is cooked, wrapped, packaged, processed or portioned for sale or distribution.

 

FOOD TRUCK

 

A motorized vehicle, registered and able to be operated on the public streets of New York State, in which ready-to-eat food is cooked, wrapped, packaged, processed, or portioned for sale or distribution.

FOOD TRUCK VENDOR

 

The owner or operator of a food truck or food trailer (hereafter referred to as "vendor").

 

MOBILE FOOD PREPARATION VEHICLE

 

A food truck that contains cooking equipment that produce smoke or grease-laden vapors in the preparation or serving of food to the public. Vehicles intended for private recreation shall not be considered mobile food preparation vehicles.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

A special public event that is either sponsored by the Town of Crawford or permitted by the Town of Crawford, including but not limited to a festival, parade, concert, or celebration.

 

TENTS OR CANOPIES

 

Any structure, temporary or permanent, designed to provide shade or weather protection to users within its shadow.

 

§ 102-15.  General provisions.

 

A. No food truck vendor shall operate within the public rights-of-way within the Town of Crawford without first having obtained a valid food truck vending license from the Town Board.

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B. No food trailer shall be operated within the public right-of-way, except to the extent that vending is authorized by the Town Board in a specified space as part of either a special event or serving a private event.  Food trailers operating on private property shall comply with the same requirements as food trucks.

 

C. All food trucks and food trailers must abide by all parking and vehicle and traffic laws,  rules and regulations at all times, including but not limited to any durational requirements. A food truck may operate in any legal parking space except as restricted by any law, rule or regulation or as otherwise directed by the Code Enforcement Officer or a police officer.

 

D. No food truck or food trailer shall operate within 500 feet of the closest point of any building in which a business serves similar food as the food truck or trailer.

 

E. No food truck or food trailer shall operate within 500 feet of the boundary line of a property on which is conducted a special event or civic event that is permitted or sponsored by the Town of Crawford, except when the vendor has obtained a license to so operate from the Town Board.

 

F. No food truck or food trailer shall operate in a location that does or reasonably might  obstruct access to or egress from any structure or the free flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, as determined by the Code Enforcement Officer or a police officer.

 

G. All food trucks and food trailers must be equipped with trash receptacles of a sufficient capacity that shall be changed as necessary to prevent overflow or the creation of litter or debris. No vendor shall dispose of any litter, trash or waste (hereafter “waste”) generated from the vending operation in public trash receptacles. A vendor shall store such waste in a receptacle firmly attached to the vending unit for lawful and proper disposal. A vendor shall also be responsible for keeping the immediate area of his food cart free and clear of any waste or spillage from the vending unit.

 

H. No vendor shall cry out or make loud noises in any public street, sidewalk or place for the purpose of selling any food or goods.

 

I. No vendor shall chain or otherwise attach any signs, goods, merchandise, chairs, stools,  food cart or other equipment used in vending to any tree, parking meter, hydrant, sign or post, light pole, telephone pole or other street appurtenance or leave any such items unattended on a public street, sidewalk or place. Acceptance of any permits under this Article shall be deemed consent that items left in violation of this subsection will be removed by the Code Enforcement Officer or police officer.

 

J. A vendor shall obtain from the Town Clerk and place on prominent display during vending activities a license obtained in accordance with this Article.

 

K. The application for a license shall be on a form provided by the Town Clerk and shall include the following:

 

            (1) Name and address of each applicant and each corporate officer of the food truck or food trailer vending operation. If the applicant is an individual, he or she shall be designated as the vendor's operator, and the individual applicant may also designate one or more additional operators during or after the application process. If the applicant is not an individual, it shall specify and provide the name, address, and telephone number of at least one person who shall be the designated operator. A designated operator shall be a person who is directly responsible for supervising the operation of the food truck or food trailer. In the event that a vendor's designated operator is no longer serving in that capacity and the vendor has no additional designated operator to serve in that capacity, the vendor notify the Town Clerk within five business days and prior to the next date the licensee operates the food truck or food trailer.

 

(2) A valid copy of all licenses, permits a certificates required by the Health Department, Department of Motor Vehicles and all other applicable agencies, and vehicle registration, vehicle insurance and valid driver's licenses of all vehicle drivers.

 

(3) A description, including the length, make, model, production year, and VIN number of each food truck or food trailer that the applicant will use. Each truck and trailer is subject to inspection by the Town.

 

L. All mobile food preparation vehicles shall comply with the applicable provisions of Section 319 of the 2020 Fire Code of New York State.  The Fire Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer are hereby authorized to impose additional requirements as may be necessary to assure the fire safety of vending units.

 

M. Licensees must comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

 

N. Before any license is issued, the applicant shall file with the Town of Crawford proof of insurance, issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of New York, which insurance must be kept continuously in force during the term of the license. The insurance shall be not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate for comprehensive general liability insurance and $1,000,000 per accident/$2,000,000 aggregate for automobile liability insurance. Such insurance shall not expire, nor be canceled, suspended or amended, except on ten days written notice to the Town Clerk served personally or by certified mail. The insurance must add the Town of Crawford, its officers and employees as additional insureds on a primary and noncontributory basis and waive subrogation against the Town.

 

Every food truck and food trailer vending license shall contain the following conditions:

 

(1) Each license shall expire on December 31 in the same calendar year as the date of issuance. License fees shall not be prorated.

 

(2) The license shall not be transferable from person to person without the written approval of the Town Clerk.

 

(3) The license is valid only for the food truck(s) or food trailer(s) listed on the license.

 

Section 2.  Severability.  If any part or provision of this local law or the application thereof to any person or circumstance be adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined in its operation to the part or provision or application directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered and shall not affect or impair the validity of the remainder of this local law or the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, and the Town Board hereby declares that it would have enacted this local law or the remainder thereof had such invalid application or invalid provision be apparent.

            Section 3.  This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Town Board Meeting

18 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 18 Jul, 2024 PM 8:00   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD Request for Proposals for the Construction of a New Town Hall and Police Pole Barn

 

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Request for Proposals for the Construction of a New Town Hall and Police Pole Barn in the Town of Crawford, NY (hereinafter 'RFP') will be received by the Town of Crawford at the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, until 10:00 o'clock A.M. on July 15, 2024, and then be publicly opened and read aloud.

Copies of the Information and Specifications for the RFP may be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk at the above address. RFP’s must be submitted on official forms and in sealed envelopes at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name and address of the bidder, designation of the RFP item exactly as specified above and "Town of Crawford".

The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to readvertise for new proposals. RFP’s shall be awarded in accordance with General Municipal Law §103.

 

 

Dated: June 17, 2024

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK

 

 

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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 21 Joshua Drive - 24-2-8

10 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 10 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00   
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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 site plan amendment for new parking, French drains, sidewalks and curbing at the property located at 21 Joshua Drive, designated as 24-2-8 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA district, owned by East Bloomingburg, NewYork Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses . Said hearing will take place on July 10, 2024, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman

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Planning Board Meeting

10 Jul, 2024 PM 7:00 — 10 Jul, 2024 PM 8:00   
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Town Hall Closed: 4th of July

04 Jul, 2024 — 30 Dec, 2023   
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Zoning Board - Public Hearing - 4-8-14 - Greising Road

03 Jul, 2024 PM 7:30 — 03 Jul, 2024 PM 8:00   
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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 on the application by Nicholas Wengenroth for area variances for lot area, front, side and rear yard setbacks for a new 2 story single family home on a 50 ft. x 100 ft. pre-existing, non-conforming lot at the property located on Greising Road designated as 4-8-14 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the “R” Zoning District, owned by Keith and Faith Snyder. Said hearing will take place on July 3, 2024, 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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03 Jul, 2024 PM 7:30 — 03 Jul, 2024 PM 8:30   
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS


Town of Crawford

County of Orange

State of New York

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold an information session on the North Street Pedestrian Project at the regular Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 7:00pm at the Crawford Town Hall, 121 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:   July 8, 2024

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter, Town Clerk


TOWN OF CRAWFORD Request for Proposals for to Seal and Stripe the Town Hall Government Center and the Senior Center Parking Lot

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Request for Proposals by qualified vendors to seal and stripe the Town Hall Government Center and the Senior Center parking lot in the Town of Crawford, NY (hereinafter 'RFP') will be received by the Town of Crawford at the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, until 10:00 o'clock A.M. on July 22, 2024, and then be publicly opened and read aloud.

Copies of the Information and Specifications for the RFP may be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk at the above address. RFP’s must be submitted on official forms and in sealed envelopes at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name and address of the bidder, designation of the RFP item exactly as specified above and "Town of Crawford". Questions or comments can be sent to [email protected]

The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to readvertise for new proposals. RFP’s shall be awarded in accordance with General Municipal Law §103.

Dated: June 26, 2024

                                                                                                   BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD
JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK


Town of Crawford
County of Orange
State of New York

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold a public hearing for the purpose of discussing the Town of Crawford Consolidation Plan on Thursday, August 15, 2024, 7:00pm at the Crawford Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York. A copy of the Consolidation Plan may be examined on the Town of Crawford website and at the following locations: Town Clerk Bulletin Board in Town Hall, Pine Bush Post Office Bulletin Board, Thompson Ridge Post Office, and Bullville Post Office Bulletin Board.

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:   June 20, 2024

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF CRAWFORD
Jessica M. Kempter, Town Clerk

 

TOWN OF CRAWFORD
CONSOLIDATION PLAN

            The stated goals of the Petition for a Consolidated Town of Crawford is to establish a village with the same boundaries as the Town of Crawford in order to give the Town government greater authority, flexibility and efficiency to provide services to its residents without increasing costs by authorizing the Town government to exercise the powers of a village while continuing to operate a single government as a town.  The electorate voted to establish a new village having boundaries coterminous with the Town’s boundaries and to consolidate the new village and the Town of Crawford.

            The State Comptroller’s office (OSC) subsequently informed the Town’s attorney that such consolidation would create a single government and would not accomplish the goals of the petition and that incorporation of the village with coterminous boundaries alone accomplishes the goals of the petition.  Therefore, having established the new village having coterminous boundaries with the Town, the goals of the petition are accomplished, and proceeding with consolidation of governments w

ould not achieve the goals of the petition.

            Since the voters approved a consolidation, the state General Municipal Law §760 requires the Town Board to prepare a consolidation plan.  In order to accomplish the goals of the  petition and the voters, the plan is to maintain the status quo of a village having coterminous boundaries with the Town of Crawford. 

            The plan, in response to each of the items set forth in General Municipal Law §760(2), is as follows:

            (a)        Governments.  The two government entities are the Town of Crawford and Village of Crawford, which, in order to achieve the goals of the petition, shall not be consolidated.

            (b)        Name of Governments.  Town of Crawford and Village of Crawford, to be known as the “Town of Crawford”.

            (c)        Rights, Duties and Obligations.  The Town/Village of Crawford will be principally operated as a town.  The Town of Crawford shall possess all the rights, powers, duties and obligations of a town, together with the rights and powers of a village.  In the case of conflict between the rights and powers of a town and a village, the Town Board may determine which shall be applicable.  If additional rights, powers or privileges are granted in the future by New York State to towns and/or villages, the Town shall have such rights and powers.

            (d)       Territorial Boundaries.  The territorial boundaries of the entities each shall be the boundaries of the Town of Crawford.

            (e)        Type and/or Class.  The type of the local government entities shall be a town and a village.

            (f)        Organization and Officials.  The Town of Crawford and Village of Crawford shall remain organized as a town and shall have the same positions for officials and employees, both elected and appointed, as the Town of Crawford.  The role of each elected official shall not change.  Officials shall possess any additional powers of corresponding village officials, with the exception that the Town Supervisor will not possess the chief executive powers of a village mayor.  If there is a conflict between the powers of a town official and corresponding village official, the Town Board shall determine which powers are applicable.

            To the extent that Town officials are required to also act as Village officials, the Town Supervisor shall act as a village mayor (except the Town Supervisor shall not have the chief executive powers of a village mayor), Town Board members shall act as Village trustees, and the Town Clerk shall act as a Village clerk.  There shall be no separate elections for village officials, except to the extent required, in which case the same person shall seek election for the town office and corresponding village office.  There is no need for a transitional plan and the schedule for elections and appointments of officials will be retained.

            (g)        Costs and Savings.    There will be minimal transition costs.  The intention is for the government to operate more efficiently and with increased powers.

            (h)        Assets. The Town’s assets are set forth in its annual report, incorporated herein by reference and publicly available in the Town Clerk’s office.  This plan will not affect Town or Village assets. 

            (i)         Liabilities and Indebtedness.    The Town’s liabilities and indebtedness are set forth in its annual report, incorporated herein by reference and publicly available in the Town Clerk’s office.  This plan will not affect Town or Village liabilities and indebtedness. 

            (j)         Terms of Disposition.  The Town will retain its assets, liabilities and indebtedness.  The Village will not have independent assets, liabilities or indebtedness.

            (k)        Laws, Rules and Regulations.  The Town’s laws, rules, regulations, orders and the like, as may be amended from time to time, shall remain in full force and effect in the Town and Village, and shall be administered and enforced accordingly.

            (l)         Effective Date of Consolidation.  In order to achieve the purposes and goals of the petition, there shall be no effective date of consolidation.

            (m)       Notice of Hearing on Plan.  A public hearing on the proposed plan shall be held on Thursday, August 15, 2024, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall, Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566.   


Click Here to View the Town of Crawford's April 2024 Newsletter


10/26/2023

Town of Crawford Supervisor Charles E. Carnes is pleased to announce his 2024 budget to be presented to the Town Board. For 2024 the general portion of the budget will show an increase of 1.984%. This amounts to a $21.16 increase for a house with a market value of $300,000.00. Rateables increased from 347,810,615 to 352,020,907 an increase of 4.2 million which helped lighted the tax increase.  The largest cost increases include insurance, police services, senior and youth services and the new paid ambulance services. Once again, we are under the New York State property tax cap as we have every year since it was started. Despite record inflation and unfunded cost increases passed down to us we remain fiscally strong. Conservative budgeting and expense control have enabled us to hold taxes down. My goal is and has been to keep our taxes as reasonable as possible so our residents can afford to live in our community.  

2023 projects include a new Crawford square area in Pine Bush to support our business owners and provide a place for our community events to be held. In addition, we installed new green sand filters and are currently working on a new water source for our water supply. Also new sidewalks and a senior and community exercise area off of Holland Avenue which will also connect to the Boniface Road area for pedestrians. For 2024 we are looking to expand the walking trail and construct a new garage behind Town Hall and possibly construct a small building for our summer camp for inclement weather days.

A District general   2023-8.455 per thousand/ 2024- 9.1518 per thousand
DA District Highway 2023-6.11 per thousand/ 2024-5.70 per thousand
PK Parking 2023-.1138 per thousand/ 2024-.1169 per thousand
SS Sewer 2023 -11.515 per unit/ 2024 11.881 per unit
SW Water 2023-12.486 per unit/ 2024 13.289 per unit
Usage Rate for 2023 was 7.00 per thousand/ 2024 to be set


 

TOWN OF CRAWFORD TOWN BOARD
RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE RELOCATION OF
MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS AND
AUTHORIZING COMMENCEMENT OF LEGAL ACTION

            WHEREAS, there is a national immigration crisis at the border between the United States and Mexico in that unprecedented and overwhelming numbers of migrants and asylum seekers are crossing over the border of the United States; and

            WHEREAS, the Federal government has failed or refused to anticipate and react to the exigent and emergent circumstances, resulting in thousands of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border; and

            WHEREAS, the Mayor of New York City has failed to adequately address the needs of said migrants and asylum seekers transferred to or otherwise arrived in New York City, and has recently undertaken to relocate hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers to locations in the Hudson Valley and to use local hotels as shelters or dormitory facilities for housing them; and

            WHEREAS, the City of New York has not communicated any plan for supervising, processing, and/or providing services to the migrants and asylum seekers who are being transported to Hudson Valley hotels; and

            WHEREAS, the use of such hotels by the City of New York as migrant shelters or dormitory facilities is of unknown and indeterminate length, and may last for months or longer; and

            WHEREAS, the City of New York has not provided, nor offered to provide, any funds or assistance to the Hudson Valley communities where migrants and asylum seekers are being sent to defray the additional service costs those communities will incur due to the use of local hotels as shelters or dormitory facilities, such as costs related to police and fire protection, emergency services, medical facilities and other services and needs; and

            WHEREAS, the Town of Crawford lacks the facilities, services capacity, and funds to provide adequate shelter, assistance, and basic necessities to dependent migrants and asylum seekers  that the City of New York is transferring to the Hudson Valley; and

            WHEREAS, the Town of Crawford has enacted a zoning code to protect and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the Town's residents and property owners; and

            WHEREAS, the Town's zoning code does not allow the use of hotels or other temporary residence facilities, including camps, for use as long-term residential housing such as shelters or dormitories; and

            WHEREAS, New York City's transportation of migrants and asylum seekers to the Town for that purpose is illegal; and

            WHEREAS, violation of the Town of Crawford Zoning Code is illegal activity which subjects the offender to both criminal prosecution and civil liability; and

            WHEREAS, migrants and asylum seekers could face refusal or eviction from such illegal hotels and short-term residential facilities by the owners thereof, resulting in homelessness for these migrants and asylum seekers.

            NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor, the Town Building Inspector, and the Town's attorneys to commence civil and/or criminal actions against any property owner and operator who illegally uses property as a shelter or dormitory facility.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor and the Town's attorneys to commence a civil action against the City of New York in the event that it undertakes to illegally utilize hotels or other facilities in the Town of Crawford as illegal shelters or dormitory facilities.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this Resolution, along with a letter demanding action to put a stop to New York City's illegal transportation and housing of migrants and asylum seekers in the Hudson Valley, shall be sent to the Mayor of the City of New York, the Town's representatives in the New York State Legislature, and to Governor Kathy Hochul.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be sent to every hotel and temporary residence facility in the Town of Crawford, along with a letter advising the hotel or other facility owners that use of their facilities as a shelter or dormitory facility is illegal and will subject them to criminal prosecution and civil liability.

            On the motion of Council Member Michael Menendez seconded by Council Member Angelina Jadrossich the foregoing resolution was adopted on a vote of 5 Ayes, 0 Nays.

Dated:  May 18, 2023


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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.

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.

Fall view of TreesFor 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.

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