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65 Main Street, Pine Bush, NY 12566
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Town of Crawford Town Board
Public Hearing Notice
Special Meeting Notice
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold a special meeting for the purpose of continuing public hearings for an introductory Local Law, entitled “Opt-Out of Allowing Cannabis Dispensaries and On-Site Cannabis Consumption Establishments,” AND an introductory Local Law entitled, “Opt-Out of Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption Establishments,” on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York, and for the purpose of potentially taking action on one of the local laws and on any other matter that may come before the 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: July 16, 2021
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF CRAWFORD
Jessica M. Kempter, Town Clerk
INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW
OPT-OUT OF ALLOWING ON-SITE CANNABIS CONSUMPTION ESTABLISHMENTS
BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, New York, as follows:
Section 1. Legislative intent and authority.
The intent of this local law is to opt the Town of Crawford out of hosting on-site cannabis consumption establishments within its municipal boundaries. The Town of Crawford wishes to exclude these establishments from the Town because ________This local law will not exclude cannabis retail dispensaries from the Town. This local law is enacted pursuant to Section 131 of the NYS Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which expressly authorizes towns to opt-out of the state’s authorization to allow on-site cannabis consumption establishments to locate and operate within their boundaries, and the state Municipal Home Rule Law.
Section 2. Opt-out.
The Town Board of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, hereby opts-out of licensing and establishing on-site cannabis consumption establishments within its boundaries. Such establishments shall not be permitted in the Town of Crawford.
Section 3. Severability.
If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance is invalid or unconstitutional, the court’s order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this local law, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.
Section 4. This local law is subject to permissive referendum.
Section 5. Effective date.
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
OPT-OUT OF ALLOWING CANNABIS DISPENSARIES AND ON-SITE CANNABIS CONSUMPTION ESTABLISHMENTS
The intent of this local law is to opt the Town of Crawford out of hosting retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption establishments within its municipal boundaries. The Town of Crawford wishes to exclude these establishments from the Town because_______]. This local law is enacted pursuant to Section 131 of the NYS Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which expressly authorizes towns to opt-out of the state’s authorization to allow retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments to locate and operate within their boundaries, and the state Municipal Home Rule Law.
The Town Board of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, hereby opts-out of licensing and establishing cannabis retail dispensaries and cannabis on-site consumption establishments within its boundaries. Such establishments shall not be permitted in the Town of Crawford.
NYS DOT has notified us that as of October 4, 2021 a culvert replacement project on Route 17K between Bullville and Montgomery will begin.
Route 17K will be closed from Route 302 in Bullville to Albany Post Road in Montgomery. This closure will last approximately two weeks. There will be a detour in place following Route 302 into Pine Bush, turning Right onto Route 52, then turning Right onto Albany Post Road, ending at Route 17K. Local traffic will be able to access as needed.
Coterminous Town/Village Petition for Consolidation
The Supervisor and Town Board support the Coterminous Town/Village petition for Consolidation. The attached question and answer sheet should answer most questions. This petition allows the Town to put this up for a vote by the residents in the Spring of 2022. If this is passed by the voters this consolidation would protect our current zoning and eliminate the possibility of new entities being formed within the Town’s borders. In a state as costly to live in as New York this should help keep the taxes more stable than what they would be if new entities are formed. Protect your values, including open space and strict zoning that were outlined in the Town of Crawford master plan and sign a petition for a vote on this consolidation. Should you have any further questions reach out to the Town Supervisor, Town Clerk or any Town Board member and we would be happy to answer them.
Supervisor Charles E. Carnes
Attached: FAQ Regarding the Proposed Combined Petition for Incorporation and Consolidation
NYS Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
Reform Report Download
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.
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.
2021 Final Assessment Roll: Download Link