TOWN OF CRAWFORD
PINE BUSH WATER DISTRICT
INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a special meeting for the purpose of holding a public hearing on September 29th, 2021 at 6:00 PM, in person at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York to consider and hear public comment on a proposed increase and improvement of the facilities of the Pine Bush Water District and to take action on said proposed increase and improvement of said facilities, and on any other business that may come before the board. In addition, the public may attend this meeting via remote ZOOM videoconference, as described further below.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the proposed improvements include the purchase of property for the protection of two newly drilled water production wells and construction of a well house approximately 1,600 LF north of NYS Route 52 on Dubois Street (Tax Parcel: Section 2, Block 1, Lot 79.2), along with installation of a water main to connect to the Water District’s existing water system in the hamlet of Pine Bush. The proposed 20 feet x 30 feet treatment building would provide chlorination of the groundwater source and provision for future sequestration, if needed. Treated groundwater would be pumped to the Water District’s existing water system via approximately 6,100 feet of 8-inch diameter HDPE transmission main installed along NYS Route 52 and connected to the existing water system on State Route 52 across from Boniface Drive.
The estimated maximum cost of the proposed project is $4,762,100. The County has previously secured a Local Government Efficiency Grant (in 2012 and 2015) in the amount of $920,200 for drilling and design work for the subsequently proposed wells on County land. The proposed wells on County land will be replaced by the newly drilled wells on the Dubois property. The Town has secured a WIIA grant from the State Environmental Facilities Corporation in the amount of $2,311,680, and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Financial Assistance in the amount of $1,001,100 for the proposed well house and connection to the Dubois wells. Municipal contributions will be in the estimated amount of $540,000 grant match. A map and plan of the proposed improvements is on file in the Town Clerk’s office. All persons interested will be heard by the Town Board at the public hearing.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that persons who attend the meeting via Zoom will be able to see and hear the meeting, but will not be able to make or submit oral or written comments during the meeting. Any person who attends by Zoom and who wishes for his or her comment to be heard during a public hearing or the public comment session 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 September 29, 2021.
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.
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Topic: Town of Crawford Special Meeting for the Purpose of Public Hearing
Time: Sep 29, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Dated: September 14, 2021
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE
TOWN OF CRAWFORD
JESSICA M. KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK
INFORMATION SESSION—COMBINED ELECTOR-INITIATED PETITION FOR INCORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an information session will be held on September 16, 2021 at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 NY-302, Pine Bush, at 6:00pm. The purpose of this meeting is to allow for a question-and-answer session with the Town attorney regarding the proposed Combined Elector-Initiated Petition for Incorporation and Consolidation. Questions can be directed in advance of the meeting to [email protected].
August 19, 2021
Effective 09/26/2022 the Burning Ban in the Town of Crawford has been lifted. Residents may now burn as per the D.E.C. regulations. The water restrictions will remain in place until we receive more rain and the water tables rise to normal levels. Thank you for your help during these restrictions.
Charles E. Carnes
Town of Crawford Supervisor
August 29, 2022
Effective immediately Supervisor Charles Carnes has declared a burning ban in the Town of Crawford. No fires of any type are permitted with the exception of small tended campfires with a containment perimeter around them. We hope to lift this ban as soon as conditions improve.
Effective immediately 08/17/2022 a water emergency is declared for the Pine Bush Water District. There shall be no watering of lawns nor filling of pools and other large commercial usage shall be prohibited. We also request all water district users conserve water wherever possible until conditions improve.
Town if Crawford Supervisor
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.
This was accomplished without layoffs or decreases in services to the public. Police funding was increased as well as services to both the youth and the seniors of our community. The Town has been recognized by the Pine Bush School District and the County of Orange as providing outstanding youth services and our facilities are known and used extensively by our local sports programs.
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.
For 2020 the Town is pleased to announce the continuation of several projects including the expansion of sidewalks down State Route 52 as well as the revitalization of the Bullville area of our Town.
I would like to express my thanks to the Town Board for all their support and hard work to make our Town a great place to work and live and for continuing to keep it affordable in these difficult economic times. Lastly, I would like to thank you, the Town of Crawford taxpayers for all of your input and support. This town continues to be great place to live and raise a family because of the community we have formed together. As always feel free to call my office at any time with suggestions and ideas or attend any one of our board meetings.
2022 Final Assessment Roll