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31 Oct, 2023 PM 5:00 — 31 Oct, 2023 PM 8:00   
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Public Hearing - Water and Sewer Benefit Assessment Roll

26 Oct, 2023 PM 7:00 — 26 Oct, 2023 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

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 26th day of October, 2023, at 7:00 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

 

Dated:  October 5, 2023

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

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 26th day of October, 2023, at 7:00 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

 

Dated:  October 5, 2023

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

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Public Hearing - Preliminary Budget

26 Oct, 2023 PM 7:00 — 26 Oct, 2023 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, 2024 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 26th day of October, 2023, 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                   $65,000.00

Council Member          $10,500.00 Each (4)

Town Clerk                  $71,000.00

Supt. of Highways        $84,000.00

 

Dated:  October 5, 2023

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

 

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Town Board Meeting

26 Oct, 2023 PM 7:00 — 26 Oct, 2023 PM 8:00   
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Town Board Meeting

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2024 Budget Workshop

26 Oct, 2023 PM 6:30 — 26 Oct, 2023 PM 6:59   
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Planning Board Meeting

25 Oct, 2023 PM 7:00 — 25 Oct, 2023 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board Meeting

11 Oct, 2023 PM 7:00 — 11 Oct, 2023 PM 8:00   
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 2830 Route 52

11 Oct, 2023 PM 7:00 — 11 Oct, 2023 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 for upgrades and signage at the property located at 2380 Rt. 52, designated as 2-1-29.21 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP-Hamlet Zoning District, owned by Paz 10 LLC and leased to Dunkin. Said hearing will take place on October 11, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman

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Town Hall Closed - Columbus Day

09 Oct, 2023 — 09 Oct, 2023   
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Town Board - Special Meeting

05 Oct, 2023 AM 10:30 — 05 Oct, 2023 AM 11:00   
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Town of Crawford

County of Orange

State of New York

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold a special meeting for the purpose of setting a public hearing for the 2024 Budget and 2024 Water Sewer Benefit Assessment Rolls and anything else that may come before the Board on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 10:30 am at the Crawford Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York.

 

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:   September 26, 2023

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

Jessica M. Kempter, Town Clerk

 

 

 

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Zoning Board - Public Hearing - 2354 Route 52

04 Oct, 2023 PM 7:30 — 04 Oct, 2023 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 for area variances for a 7,000 sq. ft. retail auto parts store for: signage; setback for parking distance to front property line and lot coverage at the property located at 2354 Rt. 52 designated as 2-1- 27.22 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the “BP-Hamlet” Zoning District, owned by Kenneth Spadola. Said hearing will take place on October 4, 2023, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Zoning Board of Appeal

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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

04 Oct, 2023 PM 7:30 — 04 Oct, 2023 PM 8:30   
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Public Hearing - ZBA - 36 Railroad

04 Oct, 2023 PM 7:30 — 04 Oct, 2023 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 for an area variance for front yard setback for an addition to an existing house at the property located at 36 Railroad Avenue designated as 4-7-27 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the “R” Zoning District, owned by James and Cynthia Russell. Said hearing will take place on October 4, 2023, 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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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