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Planning Board Meeting

27 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 27 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00   
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    27 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 27 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00
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Water Main Flushing Program Pine Bush Water

 

The 2021 Water Main Flushing Program: 

Night Time flushing 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Day Time flushing 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

October 25th (NIGHT TIME) Main well, Holland, EJR, Kelly, Borden, Cameron, Church, Edmunds, Ribbecke

October 26th (NIGHT TIME) High School, Crispell, Black hawk, Stock Market, Boniface

October 27th (NIGHT TIME) Boniface, Ted, Hannford, McDonalds to Route 52

October 28th (DAY TIME) Maple, Charles, Prospect, New, Center

October 28th (NIGHT TIME) True Value Plaza, Rt 52, Hueg, Depot, Railroad, North

October 29th (DAY TIME) Orchard, Shawangunk, Van Keuren, Finneran, Kerilee, Greising, Martin, Arthur, Gross, Hardenburg   

Please contact Water Department at 744-2515 with any questions about 2021 flushing program.

More Information about Flushing

During the flushing program, most crews work between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm., and 9:00 pm to 2:00 am Monday through Friday.

 

What is the Water Main (Hydrant) Flushing Program?

To improve water quality and minimize discoloration, water mains are comprehensively flushed by a technique known as Conventional flushing. The procedure is performed in warm-weather months and involves the systematic opening and closing of hydrants, one section of main at a time, to force the water through the pipes at high velocity, removing accumulated mineral sediment until the water is clear. The operation can take from a few minutes to over an hour, although most last about 30 minutes.

How Will Flushing Affect Water Service?

When flushing crews are working close to your residence or business, you may experience periods of very low pressure or even a complete stoppage of service. Flushing operations may also lead to discolored water, which can be drawn into homes and businesses if the water is being used during or immediately following the flushing. Such events should affect customers for a few hours at most. The discoloration is caused by iron (red color) or manganese (black color) particles being dislodged from the water main which can stain porcelain and laundry. If discoloration occurs, open the cold tap nearest the water meter—usually a basement sink—to full flow until the water runs clear. In some situations, this may take 5 to 10 minutes. It is also advised that you make sure your water is clear before doing laundry or other projects for which discolored water could cause problems.

A precise schedule of flushing operations is difficult to determine more than a day or two in advance. We ask for your patience and understanding during this critical main cleaning process.

 

Water Main Flushing Program Pine Bush Water

 

The 2021 Water Main Flushing Program: 

Night Time flushing 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Day Time flushing 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

October 25th (NIGHT TIME) Main well, Holland, EJR, Kelly, Borden, Cameron, Church, Edmunds, Ribbecke

October 26th (NIGHT TIME) High School, Crispell, Black hawk, Stock Market, Boniface

October 27th (NIGHT TIME) Boniface, Ted, Hannford, McDonalds to Route 52

October 28th (DAY TIME) Maple, Charles, Prospect, New, Center

October 28th (NIGHT TIME) True Value Plaza, Rt 52, Hueg, Depot, Railroad, North

October 29th (DAY TIME) Orchard, Shawangunk, Van Keuren, Finneran, Kerilee, Greising, Martin, Arthur, Gross, Hardenburg   

Please contact Water Department at 744-2515 with any questions about 2021 flushing program.

More Information about Flushing

During the flushing program, most crews work between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm., and 9:00 pm to 2:00 am Monday through Friday.

 

What is the Water Main (Hydrant) Flushing Program?

To improve water quality and minimize discoloration, water mains are comprehensively flushed by a technique known as Conventional flushing. The procedure is performed in warm-weather months and involves the systematic opening and closing of hydrants, one section of main at a time, to force the water through the pipes at high velocity, removing accumulated mineral sediment until the water is clear. The operation can take from a few minutes to over an hour, although most last about 30 minutes.

How Will Flushing Affect Water Service?

When flushing crews are working close to your residence or business, you may experience periods of very low pressure or even a complete stoppage of service. Flushing operations may also lead to discolored water, which can be drawn into homes and businesses if the water is being used during or immediately following the flushing. Such events should affect customers for a few hours at most. The discoloration is caused by iron (red color) or manganese (black color) particles being dislodged from the water main which can stain porcelain and laundry. If discoloration occurs, open the cold tap nearest the water meter—usually a basement sink—to full flow until the water runs clear. In some situations, this may take 5 to 10 minutes. It is also advised that you make sure your water is clear before doing laundry or other projects for which discolored water could cause problems.

A precise schedule of flushing operations is difficult to determine more than a day or two in advance. We ask for your patience and understanding during this critical main cleaning process.

 

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    25 Oct, 2021 — 29 Oct, 2021
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In the Matter of

 

The Increase and Improvement of Facilities of the Pine Bush Water District in the Town of Crawford, Orange County, New York, pursuant to §202-b of the Town Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At a meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, Orange County, New York, held in said Town on the 16th day of September, 2021

 

 

ORDER CALLING FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER APPROVING INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT

OF FACILITIES

(Water Filtration Systems)

 

PRESENT:      Hon. Charles E. Carnes, Supervisor

                                    Councilperson Michael Menendez

                                    Councilperson Kelly Eskew

                                    Councilperson Rory Holmes

 

            ABSENT:       Councilperson Dan Flanick

 

            WHEREAS, a map and plan has been prepared by competent engineers duly licensed by the State of New York in such manner and in such detail as determined by the Town Board of the Town of Crawford concerning the increase and improvement of facilities of the Pine Bush Water District; and

            WHEREAS, the proposed improvements include the installation of greensand filtration systems to reduce the concentration of iron and manganese and produce finished water with levels that meet the limits for contaminants in drinking water established by both NYSDOH Subpart 5-1 and USEPA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWRs).  This includes the utilization of a GreensandPlus Filter at each of the three well houses (the Main, Kelly and Finneran well houses) and the building additions at each well house building to accommodate the filtration bystems to remove iron and manganese from the Town’s drinking water supply.

            WHEREAS, the estimated maximum cost of the purchase and installation of the filtration system, the well house building improvements and design of such improvements is $725,000.00.

            ORDERED, that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a special meeting for the purpose of a public hearing on October 21, 2021, at 7:00 PM, in person at the Crawford Town Hall, 121 NY-302, Pine Bush, New York to consider and hear public comments from all persons interested in the subject of a proposed increase and improvements of the facilities of the Pine Bush Water District as described above. 

                        FURTHER ORDERED that the Town Clerk is hereby directed to publish notice of this So Ordered hearing at least once in the official newspaper of the Town not less than 10 nor more than 20 days before the date of the hearing, and be it

            FURTHER ORDERED that the Town Clerk is hereby directed to cause a certified copy of this Order to be posted on the sign board of the Town not less than 10 nor more than 20 days before the date of the hearing.

Dated: Town of Crawford, New York

            16th day of September, 2021

 

Motion By:      Councilwoman Kelly Eskew

Seconded By:  Councilman Rory Holmes

 

                                                                                                Ayes                Nays

                        Hon. Charles E. Carnes, Supervisor                  X                   ____

                        Councilperson Dan Flanick                             Absent             ____

                        Councilperson Michael Menendez                    X                   ____

                        Councilperson Kelly Eskew                              X                   ____

                        Councilperson Rory Holmes                             X                   ____

 

 

            I certify that the above Order Setting the Public Hearing to consider he increase and improvement of Facilities of the Pine Bush Water District, is a true and correct copy of the Order approved by the Town Board on September 16, 2021 and on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Crawford.

 

Dated: Crawford, New York

            September 16, 2021

 

BY:     Jessica Kempter, Town Clerk

            Town of Crawford

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Town of Crawford Preliminary Budget - Public Hearing

21 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 21 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

COUNTY OF ORANGE

STATE OF NEW YORK

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Crawford for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2022 has been completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, where it is available for inspection by interested persons during regular office hours.

 

FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that said Town Board of the Town of Crawford will meet and review said Preliminary Budget and hold a Public Hearing thereon at Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566 on the 21st day of October, 2021, at 7:00 pm at which time all interested person will be given an opportunity to be heard.

 

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 108 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of the following Town Offices are hereby specified as follows:

 

Supervisor       $49,750.00

Councilperson $10,500.00 Each (4)

Town Clerk      $56,000.00

Supt. of Highways $80,000.00

 

Dated:  September 29, 2021

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

 

 

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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

COUNTY OF ORANGE

STATE OF NEW YORK

PINE BUSH WATER DISTRICT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON OBJECTIONS TO THE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT ROLL

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Town Board of the Town of Crawford has completed an assessment roll in connection with the financing of Pine Bush Water District Projects filed the same with the Town Clerk of the Town of Crawford.

 

FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that said Town Board will meet at the Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY  12566 on the 21st  day of October, 2021, at 7:00 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

 

Dated:  September 29, 2021

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

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Town Board Meeting

21 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 21 Oct, 2021 PM 10:00   
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COUNTY OF ORANGE

STATE OF NEW YORK

SEWER DISTRICT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON OBJECTIONS TO THE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT ROLL

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford has completed an assessment roll in connection with the financing of Sewer District No. 1 projects and filed the same with the Town Clerk of the Town of Crawford.

 

FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that said Town Board will meet at the Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY  12566 on the 21st  day of October, 2021, at 7:00 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

 

Dated:  September 29, 2021

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

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Planning Board Meeting

13 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 13 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00   
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    13 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 13 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00
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Columbus Day - Town Hall Closed

11 Oct, 2021 — 11 Oct, 2021   
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Columbus Day - Town Hall Closed
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    11 Oct, 2021 — 11 Oct, 2021
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Zoning Board Meeting

06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30   
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    06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30
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Zoning Board Meeting - Public Hearing - Kelly White

06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30   
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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 an area variance for a rear yard setback of 15 ft. for an in-ground pool at the property located at 82 Borden Ave., designated as 6-12-11 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the R Zoning District, owned by Kelly White.  Said hearing will take place on October 6, 2021, 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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    06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30
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First Friday Event

01 Oct, 2021 PM 4:00 — 01 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00   
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First Friday Event on Main Street, Pine Bush
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    01 Oct, 2021 PM 4:00 — 01 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00
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Crawford Press Releases

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Please find and view the most up to date news and information regarding the Town of Crawford listed below.

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

TOWN BOARD MEETING

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. This meeting will be held via remote ZOOM videoconference, as described further below. The purpose of the special meeting is to hold four public hearings, on the Town of Crawford Route 302 Pedestrian Improvements, Introductory Local law – Addition to Opt-Out of Real Property Tax law 487 Exemption, FY-2021 CDBG Funding Application and Proposed Introductory Local Law “Farm Related Zoning Amendments”.

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 7th, 2020.  

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.1, said meeting will be recorded and a transcript will be prepared at a later date, in addition to the regular meeting minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE VIRTUAL MEETING: If you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can register, log in, and see the video and hear the audio of the live session.  You can access the Town meeting as follows: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89722849693?pwd=NUdqQjRlYk9kSU81SXhZNGJ5eXZMQT09

Meeting ID: 897 2284 9693

Password: 763336

On the evening of Thursday, May 7th, 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.   

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

TOWN BOARD MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 16th, 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 April 16th, 2020.  

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.1, said meeting will be recorded and a transcript will be prepared at a later date, in addition to the regular meeting minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE VIRTUAL MEETING: If you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can register, log in, and see the video and hear the audio of the live session.  You can access the Town meeting as follows: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvde6trz0oFc45-xwc8DsL9r0nKVdObg

Meeting ID: 952-275-162

Password: 374115

On the evening of Tuesday, April 16th, 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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Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM the Town of Crawford will be closed for all non-essential services until further notice. 

The March 25, 2020 Planning Board meeting has been cancelled.  The next scheduled meeting is April 8, 2020 at 7 pm

March 19, 2020 Town Board Meeting Cancelled

The Town of Crawford Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been cancelled and rescheduled to April 15, 2020.

Courts are closed until further notice.  

All public hearings for Town, Zoning and Planning Boards are cancelled for two weeks. 

As a precautionary measure the Town hall will be open for essential services only beginning today.  People may call, many of their questions or needs can be answered by phone.  We will continue to do our best to serve the needs of our residents. 

Supervisor Carnes will continue to update as necessary.

As a precautionary measure the Town of Crawford Town Hall will be open for essential services only.  Please call, many of your questions or needs can be answered by the phone.  We will continue to do our best to serve the needs of our residents.  Look for continuing updates. 

 

Supervisor                   744-5010

Town Clerk                 744-2020

Building Inspector       744-3912

Assessor                      744-3721

Police                          911 or 744-5000

Tax Collector              744-3953

Court                           744-2435

Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

As of today the Town Board meeting is still scheduled to take place but will be moved to the senior center where all interested parties can attend and have reasonable spacing as per suggested guidelines.

 

Town Hall will be open for essential business and we urge all residents to exercise prudence and only use our facilities as is necessary.

 

If circumstances change we will post on our website, Facebook and the front door of Town Hall.

 

Supervisor Carnes

Effective 5:00 PM today, Friday, March 13, 2020, Supervisor Charles Carnes has declared a local State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19).  This is to ensure the town can apply for funding for reimbursement for the expenditures during the emergency until further notice.  It also enable us to enact further regulations as may be necessary. This does not restrict travel but we encourage everyone to take necessary precautions during this time to curb the spread of this illness.

The Senior/Community center will be closed thru March 30, 2020 and may be extended if the need arises. Town Hall will be on a regular operating schedule including Town Court's, Planning Board, Zoning Board and Town Board Meetings until further notice. As you know the Pine Bush Central School District and Valley Central School District will be closed for the next two weeks. Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman noted that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the flu and other droplet-spread viruses, continues to be to practice basic, common sense personal hygiene. This includes washing your hands frequently, not touching your face, and avoiding unnecessary contact with others. Most importantly do not go to the doctor's office, an emergency room or other healthcare facilities. Please call them for instructions. For further questions, please call the Orange County Department of Health at 845-291-2330.

If contacting the Police, Fire or any other first responder, please notify the dispatcher when you call of any health issues you may have for their protection. 

We will continuously update this site as conditions warrant.  Thank you.

Supervisor Charles Carnes