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JFS - Volunteer Training

28 Jul, 2022 AM 10:00 — 28 Jul, 2022 AM 11:00   
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Planning Board Meeting

27 Jul, 2022 PM 7:00 — 27 Jul, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting. Technical Review Immediately Following Planning Board Meeting as Needed.

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    27 Jul, 2022 PM 7:00 — 27 Jul, 2022 PM 8:00
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Meeting at Pine Bush Fire House, Route 52, Pine Bush, NY 12566
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Approve Plan Regarding Extension of Pine Bush Fire District Into a Portion of the Town of Shawangunk

 

NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATION OF THE PINE BUSH FIRE DISTRICT WITH THE NEW PROSPECT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

 

Pursuant to Section 752 in Article 17-A of the General Municipal Law, the Town Board of the Town of Shawangunk and the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, at the request of the Pine Bush Fire District, have proposed the consolidation of the Pine Bush Fire District, effective January 1, 2023,  to include the New Prospect Fire Protection District, following the dissolution of the New Prospect Fire Protection District by the Town of Shawangunk.

 

A Joint Public Hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Pine Bush Fire District Firehouse,  2405 Route 52, Pine Bush, New York 12566 on the 26th day of July, 2022.

 

The Public Hearing will be held to hear public comment on the proposed Joint Plan of Consolidation Agreement.  Copies of the proposed Joint Plan of Consolidation Agreement will be available at the public hearing or at the office of the Town Clerks of the Towns of Shawangunk and Crawford.

 

A map showing the boundaries of the Pine Bush Fire District and the boundaries of the New Prospect Fire Protection District are available for review by all interested persons at the Pine Bush Firehouse, 2405 Route 52, Pine Bush, New York by calling Pine Bush Fire District Commissioner Robert Moorhead at (845) 283-3856 for an appointment.

 

The Public Hearing will be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow any person in favor of or against the proposed consolidation plan, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed consolidation plan, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.

 

All interested persons are invited to attend.

 

                                                            BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

                                                            Pine Bush Fire District

                                   

                                                            TOWN BOARD

                                                            Town of Crawford

 

                                                            TOWN BOARD

                                                            Town of Shawangunk

 

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Bullville Fire District - Special Election

26 Jul, 2022 PM 6:00 — 26 Jul, 2022 PM 9:00   
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2891 Route 17K, Bullville, New York 6:00-9:00 PM - July 26, 2022
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Zoning Board Meeting - Special Meeting Notice - 07/21/2022

21 Jul, 2022 PM 7:30 — 18 Jul, 2022 PM 8:00   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SPECIAL MEETING 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 special meeting for the purpose of extending the area variance granted July 7, 2021, for the Bullville Fire Company, 2891 Route 17K, for the front yard setback for the firehouse no closer than 100 ft. to the center of the road. Said hearing will take place on Thursday, July 21, 2022 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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Town Board Meeting

21 Jul, 2022 PM 7:00 — 21 Jul, 2022 PM 10:00   
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Introduce Zoning Amendment for BP-H Zoning District and Set Public Hearing (Seniors, Workforce, Special Needs, Veterans Housing)

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

NOTICE OF HEARING

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BP-HAMLET ZONING DISTRICT

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on June 16, 2022, a local law, titled “Affordable Housing In BP-Hamlet Zoning District,” which local law would authorize affordable multiple dwellings as a special permit use in the Business Park-Hamlet (BP-Hamlet) zoning district and establish bulk and other requirements for the use.

A complete copy of the Introductory Local Law is available for inspection at the Clerk's Office.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid Local Law on July 21, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. or soon thereafter, at the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York, 12566, at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.

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.

Dated: June 17, 2022

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK

 


TOWN OF CRAWFORD

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BP-HAMLET ZONING DISTRICT

 

            BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, State of New York, as follows:

 

            Section 1.  Legislative Intent.  The intent of this local law is to allow and encourage the construction of affordable housing in the Business Park-Hamlet zoning district on sites that adjoin existing housing developments.  It is intended that such affordable dwelling units will be available for rent to work force, veteran, special needs and senior citizen occupants. 

 

            Section 2.  Column 2, titled “Special Permit Uses,” of the Table of Use Regulations for the BP (Business Park) Zoning District, authorized by §137-8, titled “Table of Use Regulations” of Chapter 137, titled “Zoning,” of the Code of the Town of Crawford is amended by adding a new special permit use, permitted only in the BP-Hamlet (Business Park-Hamlet) zoning district, to read as follows:

 

            17.       Affordable multiple dwellings (in BP-Hamlet zoning district only)

 

            Section 3.  Section 137-28, titled “Special conditions and safeguards for certain uses,” of Chapter 137, titled “Zoning,” of the Code of the Town of Crawford is amended by adding a new subsection W, titled “Affordable multiple dwellings in BP-Hamlet zoning district,” to read as follows:

 

            W.  Affordable multiple dwellings in BP-Hamlet zoning district. 

 

  1. All dwelling units shall be affordable to lower-income or moderate-income persons pursuant to income levels determined by New York State and/or Federal agencies.

 

  1. The provisions and requirements of §137-28E shall not apply.  Notwithstanding the bulk requirements contained in the Table of Dimensional Regulations for the BP-Hamlet zoning district, the bulk requirements shall be as follows:

 

  1. Minimum lot size:  2 acres
  2. Minimum lot width:  100 feet
  3. Minimum front yard setback:  75 feet
  4. Minimum side yard setback (each): 25 feet
  5. Minimum rear yard setback: 40 feet
  6. Maximum building height:  35 feet
  7. Maximum building coverage:  40%
  8. Minimum distance between buildings:  As determined by Planning Board during               special permit review
  9. Density:  20 dwelling units per gross acre
  10. Minimum habitable floor area:

1 bedroom:450 square feet

2 bedrooms: 700 square feet

3 bedrooms:800 square feet

 

  1. Mix of dwelling units:  One (1) three-bedroom dwelling unit is permitted for a             caretaker.  The remaining dwelling units shall be an equal number of one-   bedroom units and two-bedroom units. 
  2. Parking requirement:  1.5 spaces per dwelling unit

 

  1. Municipal water and sewer service must be available to service the site.

 

            Section 4.        Severability.  If a provision of any article, section, subsection, paragraph, subdivision or clause of this local law shall be adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such order or judgment shall not affect or invalidate the remainder of any article, section, subsection, paragraph, subdivision or clause of this local law.

 

            Section 5.        Supersession.  Pursuant to the state Municipal Home Rule Law, this local law is intended to and shall supersede any inconsistent provisions of the state Town Law and any other special law.

 

            Section 6.        Effective Date.  This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

 

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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

NOTICE OF HEARING

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

INCREASE IN MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA OF WAREHOUSES IN THE

THE BUSINESS PARK ZONING DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on June 16, 2022, a local law, titled “Increase In Maximum Floor Area of Warehouses In The Business Park Zoning District,” which local law would increase the permitted maximum total floor area of warehouse and distribution centers in the BP (Business Park) zoning district from 200,000 square feet to 400,000 square feet.

A complete copy of the Introductory Local Law is available for inspection at the Clerk's Office.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid Local Law on July 21, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. or soon thereafter, at the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York, 12566, at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.

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.

Dated: June 17, 2022

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK

 

 

 

 

Introduce Zoning Amendment Regarding Warehouses in BP Zoning District 

 

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

INCREASE IN MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA OF WAREHOUSES

IN THE BUSINESS PARK ZONING DISTRICT

 

            BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, State of New York, as follows:

 

            Section 1.        Legislative Intent.  Warehouse and distribution centers are permitted as a special permit use in the Business Park (BP) and Industrial (I) zoning districts.  In the BP zoning district, the size of warehouse and distribution centers is limited to not more than 200,000 square feet total floor area.  The Town Board recognizes that warehouse users and warehouse developers seek the benefits of larger warehouse and distribution centers, and that the 200,000 square foot limitation discourages construction of warehouse and distribution centers in the BP zoning district.  In addition, the Town Board recognizes that under the existing zoning law, a warehouse/distribution center developer could subdivide a parcel and seek approval for multiple adjoining warehouse buildings totaling 400,000 square feet or more of floor area.  The Board believes that one larger warehouse building is better planning and more protective of the environment than two or three adjoining warehouse buildings, and that the Planning Board’s review of individual applications will ensure appropriate site layouts and neighborhood and environmental protection.  Accordingly, the intent of this local law is to increase the permitted maximum floor area of warehouses and distribution centers to 400,000 square feet.

 

            The Town Board recognizes that the minimum lot size requirement in the BP zoning district is 2.5 acres, and that 2.5 acres is not adequate to accommodate a 400,000-square foot warehouse/distribution center and associated loading areas, parking, driveways, stormwater facilities and landscaping.  Since a warehouse or distribution center is a special permit use, the Planning Board possesses discretion to determine on individual applications whether the site is suitable for a warehouse or distribution center of the proposed floor area, given the site size and physical characteristics, surrounding area and other relevant factors.

 

            Section 2.        The Table of Use Regulations for the BP (Business Park) Zoning District, authorized by §137-8, titled “Table of Use Regulations,” of Chapter 137, titled “Zoning,” is amended by amending Item 8 of Column 2, titled “Special Permit Uses,” to read as follows:

 

            8.  Warehouse and distribution centers not larger than 400,000 square feet total floor area.

 

            Section 3.        This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

 

 

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Planning Board - Public Hearing - Sprague

13 Jul, 2022 PM 7:00 — 13 Jul, 2022 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 site plan amendment to add a 50 ft. x 60 ft. storage garage at the E. Sprague Paving Business at the property located at 2811 Rte. 17K, designated as 26-4-15.2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by E. Sprague Paving. Said hearing will take place on July 13, 2022, 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

13 Jul, 2022 PM 7:00 — 13 Jul, 2022 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting. Technical Review Immediately Following Planning Board Meeting as Needed.

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Public Hearing - Planning Board - Bullville Fire

13 Jul, 2022 PM 7:00 — 13 Jul, 2022 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 site plan amendment to construct a new 12,800 sq. ft. firehouse to replace existing firehouse located at 2891 Rt. 17K, designated as 24-1-93.1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by the Bullville Fire Company. Said hearing will take place on July 13, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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Public Hearing - Planning Board - McDonald's

13 Jul, 2022 PM 7:00 — 13 Jul, 2022 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 site plan amendment to add a second drive-thru window at the McDonalds located at 2350 Rte. 52, designated as 2-1-29.222 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP-Hamlet Zoning District, owned by Pax 10 LLC. Said hearing will take place on July 13, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairma

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JFS - Volunteer Training

12 Jul, 2022 PM 5:30 — 12 Jul, 2022 PM 6:30   
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Flushing Main, Center, Holland and Hueg

07 Jul, 2022 — 07 Jul, 2022   
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ZBA Public Hearings - Sprague / Vittorini / Crawford Ridge Farms

06 Jul, 2022 PM 7:30 — 06 Jul, 2022 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 to amend a resolution granting an area variance of 30 ft. for the rear yard setback by adding an additional side yard variance of 7 ft. for the installation of a 50 ft. x 60 ft. storage garage at the property located at 2811 Rt. 17K, designated as 26-4-15.2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by E. Sprague Paving Inc. Said hearing will take place on July 6, 2022, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Zoning Board of Appeals Bruce Schwope, Chairman

 

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 area variances for side yard setbacks for a 300 sq. ft. addition in the rear of an existing house at the property located at 176 Depot St., designated as 6-5-6 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the (BP-Hamlet) Zoning District, owned by David Vittorini. Said hearing will take place on July 6, 2022, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Zoning Board of Appeals Bruce Schwope, Chairman

 

 

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 a use variance for an accessory apartment in an existing single family house at the property located at 2266 Rt. 52, designated as 2-1-83.2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by Crawford Ridge Farms/DeGroodt.  Said hearing will take place on July 6, 2022, 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

06 Jul, 2022 PM 7:30 — 06 Jul, 2022 PM 8:30   
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

 

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Town Hall Closed: 4th of July

04 Jul, 2022 — 05 Jul, 2022   
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Town Hall Closed: 4th of July

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Water Main Flushing Program Pine Bush Water

 

The 2024 Water Main Flushing Program:

Time flushing 9:00 am to 4:00pm

May 6 - Main Well, Holland, EJR, Kelly, Borden, Cameron, Church, Edmunds

May 7 - Crispell, Blackhawk, Stock Market, Boniface

May 8 - Boniface, Ted, McDonalds to Route 52

May 9 - Maple, Charles, Prospect, New Center

May 10 -True Value Plaza, Rt 52, Hueg, Depot, Railroad, North

May 13 & 14 - Orchard, Shawangunk, Van Kueren, Finneran, Kerilee, Greising, Martin, Arthur, Gross, Hardenburgh

Please contact the Water Department at 845-744-2515 with any question about the 2024 flushing programs.

More Information about Flushing:

During the flushing program, most crews work between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 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 the 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 hour, although most last about 30 minutes.

How will Flushing Affect Water Services?

When flushing crew 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 flushing. Such events should affect customers for a few hours at the 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 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 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.

 


Click Here to View the Town of Crawford's April 2024 Newsletter


10/26/2023

Town of Crawford Supervisor Charles E. Carnes is pleased to announce his 2024 budget to be presented to the Town Board. For 2024 the general portion of the budget will show an increase of 1.984%. This amounts to a $21.16 increase for a house with a market value of $300,000.00. Rateables increased from 347,810,615 to 352,020,907 an increase of 4.2 million which helped lighted the tax increase.  The largest cost increases include insurance, police services, senior and youth services and the new paid ambulance services. Once again, we are under the New York State property tax cap as we have every year since it was started. Despite record inflation and unfunded cost increases passed down to us we remain fiscally strong. Conservative budgeting and expense control have enabled us to hold taxes down. My goal is and has been to keep our taxes as reasonable as possible so our residents can afford to live in our community.  

2023 projects include a new Crawford square area in Pine Bush to support our business owners and provide a place for our community events to be held. In addition, we installed new green sand filters and are currently working on a new water source for our water supply. Also new sidewalks and a senior and community exercise area off of Holland Avenue which will also connect to the Boniface Road area for pedestrians. For 2024 we are looking to expand the walking trail and construct a new garage behind Town Hall and possibly construct a small building for our summer camp for inclement weather days.

A District general   2023-8.455 per thousand/ 2024- 9.1518 per thousand
DA District Highway 2023-6.11 per thousand/ 2024-5.70 per thousand
PK Parking 2023-.1138 per thousand/ 2024-.1169 per thousand
SS Sewer 2023 -11.515 per unit/ 2024 11.881 per unit
SW Water 2023-12.486 per unit/ 2024 13.289 per unit
Usage Rate for 2023 was 7.00 per thousand/ 2024 to be set


Click Here to View the Town of Crawford's October 2023 Newsletter


TOWN OF CRAWFORD TOWN BOARD
RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE RELOCATION OF
MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS AND
AUTHORIZING COMMENCEMENT OF LEGAL ACTION

            WHEREAS, there is a national immigration crisis at the border between the United States and Mexico in that unprecedented and overwhelming numbers of migrants and asylum seekers are crossing over the border of the United States; and

            WHEREAS, the Federal government has failed or refused to anticipate and react to the exigent and emergent circumstances, resulting in thousands of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border; and

            WHEREAS, the Mayor of New York City has failed to adequately address the needs of said migrants and asylum seekers transferred to or otherwise arrived in New York City, and has recently undertaken to relocate hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers to locations in the Hudson Valley and to use local hotels as shelters or dormitory facilities for housing them; and

            WHEREAS, the City of New York has not communicated any plan for supervising, processing, and/or providing services to the migrants and asylum seekers who are being transported to Hudson Valley hotels; and

            WHEREAS, the use of such hotels by the City of New York as migrant shelters or dormitory facilities is of unknown and indeterminate length, and may last for months or longer; and

            WHEREAS, the City of New York has not provided, nor offered to provide, any funds or assistance to the Hudson Valley communities where migrants and asylum seekers are being sent to defray the additional service costs those communities will incur due to the use of local hotels as shelters or dormitory facilities, such as costs related to police and fire protection, emergency services, medical facilities and other services and needs; and

            WHEREAS, the Town of Crawford lacks the facilities, services capacity, and funds to provide adequate shelter, assistance, and basic necessities to dependent migrants and asylum seekers  that the City of New York is transferring to the Hudson Valley; and

            WHEREAS, the Town of Crawford has enacted a zoning code to protect and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the Town's residents and property owners; and

            WHEREAS, the Town's zoning code does not allow the use of hotels or other temporary residence facilities, including camps, for use as long-term residential housing such as shelters or dormitories; and

            WHEREAS, New York City's transportation of migrants and asylum seekers to the Town for that purpose is illegal; and

            WHEREAS, violation of the Town of Crawford Zoning Code is illegal activity which subjects the offender to both criminal prosecution and civil liability; and

            WHEREAS, migrants and asylum seekers could face refusal or eviction from such illegal hotels and short-term residential facilities by the owners thereof, resulting in homelessness for these migrants and asylum seekers.

            NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor, the Town Building Inspector, and the Town's attorneys to commence civil and/or criminal actions against any property owner and operator who illegally uses property as a shelter or dormitory facility.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor and the Town's attorneys to commence a civil action against the City of New York in the event that it undertakes to illegally utilize hotels or other facilities in the Town of Crawford as illegal shelters or dormitory facilities.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this Resolution, along with a letter demanding action to put a stop to New York City's illegal transportation and housing of migrants and asylum seekers in the Hudson Valley, shall be sent to the Mayor of the City of New York, the Town's representatives in the New York State Legislature, and to Governor Kathy Hochul.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be sent to every hotel and temporary residence facility in the Town of Crawford, along with a letter advising the hotel or other facility owners that use of their facilities as a shelter or dormitory facility is illegal and will subject them to criminal prosecution and civil liability.

            On the motion of Council Member Michael Menendez seconded by Council Member Angelina Jadrossich the foregoing resolution was adopted on a vote of 5 Ayes, 0 Nays.

Dated:  May 18, 2023


Click Here to View the Town of Crawford's April 2023 Newsletter


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Welcome to the Town of Crawford

Supervisor Charles E. Carnes

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.

Fall view of TreesFor 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.

2024 Tentative Assessment Roll
2023 Final Assessment Roll