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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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Information Session on the North Street Pedestrian Project
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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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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

03 Jul, 2024 PM 7:30 — 03 Jul, 2024 PM 8:30   
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2022 Annual Water Quality Report

Annual Drinking Water Quality for 2022 - Pine Bush Water District

P.O. Box 109, Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566

Public Water Supply ID# 3503553

To comply with State and Federal regulations, the Pine Bush Water District will be annually issuing a report describing the quality of your drinking water.  The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. This report provides an overview of last year’s water quality.  Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your drinking water, please contact Chris Finnegan, Superintendent of Water and Sewer, at 744-2515.  We want you to be informed about your drinking water.  If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled Town Board meetings.  The meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month.

WHERE DOES OUR WATER COME FROM?

In general, the sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activities.  Contaminants that may be present in source water include: microbial contaminants; inorganic contaminants; pesticides and herbicides; organic chemical contaminants; and radioactive contaminants.  In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the State and the EPA prescribe regulations which limit the amount of

certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  The State Health Department’s and the FDA’s regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Our water source is entirely a ground water (well) supply consisting of three wells.  During 2022 the water was pumped from the wells and treated with chlorine to destroy microorganisms and injected with phosphates to control iron and manganese prior to delivery to the customers. An average volume of approximately 241,000 gallons per day was withdrawn from the wells. Total water drawn from the wells for the year for 47,688,00.  This supply served a population of approximately 2,100 plus a central school system of approximately 5,650.  Some water loss can be attributed to water main breaks, flushing and normal system losses.  The annual average charged for water during 2022 was $6.00 per 1000 gallons.

ARE THERE CONTAMINANTS IN OUR DRINKING WATER?

As the State regulations require, we routinely test your drinking water for numerous contaminants.  These contaminants include total coliform, inorganic compounds, nitrate, nitrite, lead and copper, volatile organic compounds, total trihalomethanes, and synthetic organic compounds.  Table I depicts which compounds were detected in your drinking water.  The State allows us to test for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently.  Some of our data, though representative, are more than one year old.  A supplement containing all the test results is available for viewing by contacting Christopher Finnegan at the Water Department.  Please call 845-744-2515.  You may request a copy of the supplement containing these results.

What Does This Information Mean?

We have learned through our testing that some contaminants have been detected. We are required to present the following information on lead in drinking water:

“Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development.  Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities.  Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure” If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women, infants, and young children.  It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than at other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing.  The Pine Bush Water District is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791)) or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

It should be noted that all drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) or the Orange County Health Department at 845-291-2331.

Although our drinking water met or exceeded state and federal regulations, some people may be more vulnerable to disease causing microorganisms or pathogens in drinking water than the general population.  Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.  These people should seek advice from their health care provider about their drinking water.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and other microbial pathogens are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800- 426-4791).

WHY SAVE WATER AND HOW TO AVOID WASTING IT?

Although our system has an adequate amount of water to meet present and future demands, there are a number of reasons why it is important to conserve water:

* Saving water saves energy and some of the costs associated with both of these necessities of  life;

* Saving water reduces the cost of energy required to pump water and the need to construct  costly new wells,       pumping systems and water towers; and

* Saving water lessens the strain on the water system during a dry spell or drought, helping to avoid severe water use restrictions so that essential fire fighting needs are met. You can play a role in conserving water by becoming conscious of the amount of water your household is using, and by looking for ways to use less whenever you can.  It is not hard to conserve water.  Conservation tips include:

* Automatic dishwashers use 15 gallons for every cycle, regardless of how many dishes are loaded.  So get a run for your money and load it to capacity.

* Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

* Check every faucet in your home for leaks.  Just a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons a day.  Fix it up and you can save almost 6,000 gallons per year.

* Check your toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank, watch for a few minutes to see if the color shows up in the bowl.  It is not uncommon to lose up to 100 gallons a day from one of these otherwise invisible toilet leaks.  Fix it and you save more than 30,000 gallons a year.

* Use your water meter to detect hidden leaks.  Simply turn off all taps and water using appliances, then check the meter after 15 minutes.  If it moved, you have a leak.

There are presently three New York State Department of Health certified water operators employed by the Pine Bush Water District.  Each operator must receive continuing education throughout the year.  We at the Pine Bush Water Department work around the clock to provide top quality water at every tap.  We ask that all of our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future.

PLEASE CALL MY OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. 845-744-2515.

                       

Christopher Finnegan, Chief Operator, Water & Sewer

Footnotes:

1.  If iron or manganese are present, the total concentration of both should not exceed 0.5 Mg/L.  Higher levels may be allowed by the State when justified by the supplier of water.

2.  Iron has no health effects.  At 1,000 ug/l a substantial number of people will note the bitter astringent taste of iron.  Also, at this concentration, it imparts a brownish color to laundered clothing and stains plumbing fixtures with a characteristic rust color.  Staining can result at levels of 50 ug/l, lower than those detectable to taste buds.  Therefore, the MCL of 300 ug/l represents a reasonable compromise as adverse aesthetic effects are minimized at this level.  Many multi-vitamins may contain 3000 or 4000 ug/l of iron per capsule.

3.  The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council determined an estimated safe and adequate daily dietary intake of manganese to be 2000-5000 ug/l for adults. However, many people’s diets lead them to consume even higher amounts of manganese, especially those who consume high amounts of vegetable or are vegetarian.  The infant population is of greatest concern.  It would be better if the drinking water were not used to make infant formula since it already contains iron and manganese.

4.  Excess manganese produces a brownish color in laundered goods and impairs the taste of tea, coffee, and other beverages.  Concentrations may cause a dark brown or black stain on porcelain plumbing fixtures.  As with iron, manganese may form a coating on distribution pipes.  These may slough off, causing brown blotches on laundered clothing or black particles in the water.

5.  Water containing more than 20 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on severely restricted sodium diets. Water containing more than 270 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on moderately restricted sodium diets.

6.  The level presented represents the 90th percentile of the 20 sites tested. A percentile is a value on a scale of 100 that indicates the percent of a distribution that is equal to or below it. The 90th percentile is equal to or greater than 90% of the copper values detected at your water system.  In this case, 20 samples were collected at your water system and the 90th percentile value was the third highest value. The action level for copper was not exceeded at any of the sites tested.

7.  The level presented represents the 90th percentile of the 20 sites tested. A percentile is a value of a scale of 100 that indicates the percent of a distribution that is equal to or below it. The 90th percentile is equal to or greater than 90% of the lead values detected at your water system.  In this case, 20 samples were collected at your water system and the 90th percentile value was the third highest value. The action level for lead was not exceeded at any of the sites tested.

8. Lease note that in addition to PFOS and PFOA, the lab ran the analysis for the entire EPA method 537.1, which includes 16 additional perfluorinated chemicals, 4 of these additional chemicals were detected, the highest of which was 4.19 ng/l. These additional analytes are not currently regulated and do not have an MCL.

Pine Bush W.D.

NY3503553

Source Water Assessment Report Summary

The NYS DOH has completed a source assessment for this system, based on available information. Possible and actual threats to this drinking water source were evaluated. The state source water assessment includes a susceptibility rating based on the risk posed by each potential source of contamination and how easily contaminants can move through the subsurface to the wells.  The susceptibility rating is an estimate of the potential for contamination of the source water, it does not mean that the water delivered to consumers is, or will become contaminated.  See “Table of Detected Contaminants” for a list of the contaminants that have been detected.  The source water assessments provide resource managers with additional information for protecting source waters into the future.

As mentioned before, our water is derived from three drilled wells.  The source water assessment has rated these wells as having a medium-high to susceptibility to microbials, nitrates, industrial solvents, and other industrial contaminates.  These ratings are due primarily to the close proximity of SPDES permitted discharge facilities (industrial/commercial facilities that discharge wastewater into the environment and are regulated by the state and/or federal government), the low-level residential activity and the pasture that are located in the assessment area.  In addition, the wells draw from an unconfined aquifer of high hydraulic conductivity and the overlying soils may not provide adequate protection from potential contamination.  While the source water assessment rates our well as being susceptible to microbials, please note that our water is disinfected to ensure that the finished water delivered into your home meets New York State’s drinking water standards for microbial contamination.

The Town of Crawford has made some significant upgrades to your water system with guidance from our water operatrs from H2O Innovation. Including, Fire Hydrants have been replaced, relocation of hydrants to better suite the needs of the public.. All Hydrants in the system have been tested and working. Flushing of the district has continued, we have daytime and nighttime flushing operators. Every Spring and Fall, the town will send out information beforehand. This removes all settling common to natural minerals in the system mains. We have noticed significant improvement of water quality out of our hydrants with this flushing program. Meters throughout the system have been repaired to insure correct asset management of our water.

Green Sand filter project is ongoing at all well houses to improve the quality of drinking water in the town. This will be a significant upgrade to the towns drinking water.

A copy of the assessment, including a map of the assessment area, can be obtained by contacting us, as noted in this report. H2O Innovation 24 hour answering service number (845)888-5755. Thanks!

Glossary of Terms

Non-Detects (ND) - Laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not present.

Action Level - The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Conversion Factor - Multiply                        By                                  To Obtain

                                 Mg/L(ppm)           Multiply detected                      Ug/L(ppb)

                                                               Level by 1,000

                                  Divide                           By                                   To Obtain

                                  UG/L(ppb)          Divide detected                         MG/L(ppm)

                                                              Level by 1,000

Hardness - Measured in grains (1 grain=17.1 mg/L) or mg/L, any water over 10 grains is considered very hard.

Maximum Contaminant Level - The “Maximum Allowed” (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.   MCL’s are set at very stringent levels.  To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal – The  ”Goal” (MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL):  The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.  There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contamination.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mgl) - One part per million corresponds to one part of liquid in one million parts of liquid ( parts per million - ppm)

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter - One part per billion corresponds to one part of liquid in one billion parts of liquid (parts per billion - ppb)

**IS OUR WATER SYSTEM MEETING OTHER RULES THAT GOVERN OPERATIONS?

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis.  Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. Please see below all sample results required from Orange County DOH for our water system in 2022.

Violations:

  1. NYSDOH issued violations for exceeding the Manganese MCL action level of .360 mg/l. MCL is 300mg/l please see footnotes 3 and 4 for details regarding Manganese health conditions.
  2. Violation for missed 2nd quarter iron and Maganese sample in 2022.

Table of Detected Contaminants

Contaminant

Violation

Yes/No

Date of Sample

Level Detected

(Avg/Max)

(Range)

Unit

Measure-ment

MCLG

Regulatory Limit (MCL, TT or AL)

Likely Source of Contamination

Barium

No

7/10/18

Max = 0.23

Range =

0.11 to 0.23

mg/l

2

MCL = 2

Erosion of natural deposits.

Arsenic

No

7/18

Max = 1.4

Range =

ND to 1.4

ug/l

N/A

MCL = 10

Erosion of natural deposits.

Sodium

No

7/15/22

Max = 88

Range = 

0.42 to .086

mg/l

N/A

See Note 5

Road Salt

Nickel

No

7/14/21

Max = 3.2

Range =

1.9 to 3.2

ug/l

100

MCL = 100

Erosion of natural deposits

**Copper6

No

9/30/19

90th%tile= .021

MG/L

1.3

AL=1.3Mg/l

Corrosion of household plumbing systems

**Lead7

No

9/30/19

90th %=3.4

(ND-9.1)

Ug/l

     0

AL=15

Corrosion of household plumbing systems 

Nitrate

No

10/19/22

AVG= 0.134

mg/l

10

MCL=10

Run-off from fertilizer use

Coliform

no

10/4/202

Positive coliform

MPN

0

n/a

Bacteria

Table of Detected Contaminants Con’t

Organic/Inorganic Contamination Chemical

Violation

Yes/No

Date of Sample

Level Detected

(Avg/Max)

(Range)

Unit

Measure-ment

MCLG

Regulatory Limit (MCL, TT or AL)

Likely Source of Contamination

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs – chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform)

No

7/11/22

11

    ug/l

N/A

MCL = 80

By-product of drinking water chlorination needed to kill harmful organisms. TTHMs are formed when source water contains organic matter.

HAA5

no

7/11/22

8.4

Ug/l

N/A

MCL = 80

By-product of drinking water chlorination needed to kill harmful organisms. TTHMs are formed when source water contains organic matter.

Uranium

No

7/10/17

Max = 2.86

Range =

N.D to 2.86

ug/l

0

MCL = 30

Erosion of natural deposits.

Iron1/4

Yes

2/24/21

9/8/21

12/23/21

Max = 0.27

Range = 

ND to .27

mg/l

N/A

0.3

Naturally occurring

Manganese3/4

YES

2/24/21

9/8/21

12/23/21

Max = 0.321

Range

0.042 - 0.321

mg/l

N/A

0.3

          Naturally occurring

bromomethane

No

3/29/22

0.99

Ug/l

N/A

5

Used to kill a variety of pest

Total Phosphate

No

Jan-Dec

365

Samples

Avg.=.90

Range=

.10 to 3.0

mg/l

N/A

 NSF

MAX=29

Water additive for Iron and Manganese control



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