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Town Hall Closed: Memorial Day

30 May, 2022 — 31 May, 2022   
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Town Hall Closed: Memorial Day

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    30 May, 2022 — 31 May, 2022
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Town Hall Closing Early 2:00PM

27 May, 2022 PM 2:00 — 27 May, 2022 PM 2:00   
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Town Hall Closing Early at 2:00 pm  in observance of Memorial Day.

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    27 May, 2022 PM 2:00 — 27 May, 2022 PM 2:00
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Planning Board Meeting

25 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 25 May, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting. Technical Review Immediately Following Planning Board Meeting as Needed.

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    25 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 25 May, 2022 PM 8:00
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 2883 Route 17K

25 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 25 May, 2022 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 site plan amendment to add outside recreational vehicle storage at the property located at 2883 Rte. 17K, designated as 24-1-92 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by Bullville Self Storage. Said hearing will take place on May 25, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    25 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 25 May, 2022 PM 7:30
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 2139 State Route 17K LLC

25 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 25 May, 2022 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 special use permit for an internet-based car dealership at the property located at 2139 Rte. 17K, designated as 21-1-95.11 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by 2139 State Route 17K LLC. Said hearing will take place on May 25, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    25 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 25 May, 2022 PM 7:30
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Bulk Clean Up

21 May, 2022 — 21 May, 2022   
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    21 May, 2022 — 21 May, 2022
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Bulk Clean Up

20 May, 2022 AM 8:00 — 20 May, 2022 PM 12:00   
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    20 May, 2022 AM 8:00 — 20 May, 2022 PM 12:00
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Town Board Meeting

19 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 19 May, 2022 PM 10:00   
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    19 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 19 May, 2022 PM 10:00
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Town Board Meeting

19 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 19 May, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Town Board Meeting

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    19 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 19 May, 2022 PM 8:00
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Bulk Clean Up

19 May, 2022 AM 7:00 — 19 May, 2022 PM 3:00   
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    19 May, 2022 AM 7:00 — 19 May, 2022 PM 3:00
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Town Wide Yard Sale

14 May, 2022 AM 9:00 — 14 May, 2022 PM 3:00   
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    14 May, 2022 AM 9:00 — 14 May, 2022 PM 3:00
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Planning Board Meeting

11 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 11 May, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting. Technical Review Immediately Following Planning Board Meeting as Needed.

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    11 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 11 May, 2022 PM 8:00
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Planning Board Public Hearing - E. Sprague Paving

11 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 11 May, 2022 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 site plan amendment to add a 456 sq. ft. apartment above the E. Sprague Paving Business at the property located at 2811 Rte. 17K, designated as 26-4-15.2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by E. Sprague Paving. Said hearing will take place on May 11, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    11 May, 2022 PM 7:00 — 11 May, 2022 PM 7:30
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Zoning Board Meeting - Public Hearing - Melanie Rivera

04 May, 2022 PM 7:30 — 04 May, 2022 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 for area variances for rear and side yard setbacks for a pool installation at the property located at 28 Kerilee Court, designated as 28-1-6 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in R Zoning District, owned by Melanie Rivera. Said hearing will take place on May 4, 2022, 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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    04 May, 2022 PM 7:30 — 04 May, 2022 PM 8:00
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

04 May, 2022 PM 7:30 — 04 May, 2022 PM 8:30   
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

 

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    04 May, 2022 PM 7:30 — 04 May, 2022 PM 8:30
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Town of Crawford Historical Society

  Contact Information
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.