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WHEREAS on March 13, 2020, I declared and proclaimed a disaster emergency in the Town of Crawford and ordered the temporary suspension of certain policies, rules and laws; and

WHEREAS, said State of Emergency was extended on May 15, 2020; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to temporarily suspend and modify parts of certain additional local laws, ordinances, order rules and regulations to assist and aid in coping with the health disaster.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles E. Carnes, Supervisor of the Town of Crawford, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 24(g) of Article 2-B of the Executive Law to temporarily suspend or modify any local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation or parts thereof during a disaster emergency, if compliance with such local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation would prevent, hinder or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency, or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, I hereby order the following additional suspension:

Those parts of the Town of Crawford’s Zoning Code, laws, rules and regulations and planning approval requirements which pertain to outdoor dining and drinking conducted on or adjacent to the premises of existing restaurants, eating and drinking places, fast food establishments, delicatessens and similar establishments with the approved indoor seating, subject to the provider complying with all the New York State safety and other regulatory requirements issued under the Governor’s applicable Executive Order and provided that the dining and drinking areas are not set up in fire lanes or other areas where they would significantly impede emergency responses or the flow of traffic in the judgement of the Town’s Code Compliance Department.

Said suspensions shall run from the date the Town of Crawford, along with other municipalities in the region, enters the Phase 2 reopening pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order(s) and run through the date of termination of the Town’s state of emergency, subject to extension by further order.








LOCAL LAW NO.  2 OF 2020


May 21, 2020 Town Board Zoom Meeting Instructions   (REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING)


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121 Route 302

Pine Bush, New York

(845) 744-3721





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Assessor of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year:  2020, and that a copy thereof is available on the Town’s website at http://www.townofcrawford.org where it may be seen and examined by any interested person until the

FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF MAY; MAY 27, 2020, and that on such day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Crawford will meet remotely by telephone conference call or similar service, open to the public, to hear and examine all verified written complaints in relation to such assessments, and the application of any person believing himself aggrieved thereby.

RP-524 complaint forms with all supporting documentation must be filed with the Assessor’s Office via mail or Mail Drop Box located outside the front of the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY in a sealed envelope labeled Assessor’s Office on or before 8:00 p.m. on May 27, 2020.  The RP-524 complaint form may be found on the Town of Crawford’s website at http://www.townofcrawford.org.

In accordance with Executive Order 202.22 issued by the Governor of the State of New York, and due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, hearings before the Board of Assessment Review will only be held remotely by telephone conference call or similar service, by appointment only.  Please contact the Assessor’s Office at (845) 744-3721 to schedule an appointment for a hearing.  Instructions to participate in the remote hearing of the Board of Assessment Review will be provided when the appointment is made.  Instructions to allow the public to listen to the hearings of the Board of Assessment Review will be provided on the Town of Crawford’s website at http://www.townofcrawford.org on or before May 27, 2020. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Assessor will be available with such roll on:

May 5th (Tuesday)

between the hours of

4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

May 9th (Saturday)

between the hours of

9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

May 12th (Tuesday)

between the hours of

9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

May 14th (Thursday)

between the hours of

9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

May 27th (Wednesday)


In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.22, and due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, meetings with the Town Assessor pertaining to the Tentative Assessment Roll will take place by telephone only.


DATED THIS                                                              Winnie Gros

May 1, 2020                                                                Assessor

                                                                                    Town of Crawford

Water / Sewer Payments Mail Drop Box


We are happy to announce that you can now drop off your water/sewer payment in the mail drop box in front of Town Hall. (on the right front side).

Water Main Flushing Program

The 2020 Water Main Flushing Program began on Monday, April 27, 2020 (all flushing is daytime unless otherwise noted):

April 27th (Night Time) Main well to Main Street, includes Holland to EJR, Kelly, Borden and Cameron

April 28th (Night Time) Main well to Black hawk Road, Boniface, to Route 52(McDonalds) includes Ted, and Hannaford.

April 29th  (Night Time) Route 302 to Route 52 includes High School, Crispell, Edmunds and Main Street

April 30th (Day Time) Maple Ave., New St., Center, Charles, Prospect, Railroad.

May 1st (Day Time) Depot, Hueg Place

May 4th  (Day Time) North St., Orchard, Van Kuren, Shawangunk, Finneran, James, Kericle

May 5th  (Day Time) Greising, Marten, Arthur, Gross, Hardenburgh    

Please contact Water Department at 744-2515 with any questions or comments about 2020 flushing program.

More Information about Flushing

During the flushing season, most crews work between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with one crew working at night from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., primarily in the business area.

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. If you wish to be notified before work will be done in your area, please call Water Department at 744-2515

We ask for your patience and understanding during this critical main cleaning process.



NOTICE IS HEREBY given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review.  This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment roll of the Town of Crawford, which will be filed on or before May 1, 2020.  This information may be reviewed by appointment with the Town Assessor’s Office, on Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:00PM.  An appointment to review the assessment information may be made by telephoning the Assessor’s Office at 845-744-3721.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, appointment will be by telephone only and all communications pertaining to the review of inventory and valuation data will be by mail, email, phone, fax, or other electronic means only.

                                                                                    Winnie Gros


                                                                                    Town of Crawford




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


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.