TOWN OF CRAWFORD
NOTICE OF HEARING
INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW
REZONING LAND IN BULLVILLE TO THE
BP (BUSINESS PARK) ZONING DISTRICT AND
ADDING RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS AS SPECIAL PERMIT USES IN THE
O-R (OFFICE-RESIDENCE) ZONING DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on October 26, 2023, a local law, titled “Rezoning Land In Bullville To The BP (Business Park) Zoning District And Adding Restaurants And Hotels As Special Permit Uses In The O-R (Office-Residence) Zoning District,” which local law would change the zoning district designation of the lots identified as Tax Map Nos. 26-8-1, 26-8-2, 26-9-1 and 26-9-2 from the O-R (Office-Residence) zoning district to the BP (Business Park) zoning district, and would add ‘hotels’ and ‘restaurants’ as special permit uses in the O-R (Office-Residence) zoning district.
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 November 16, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. or soon thereafter, at the Town Hall, 121 Route 32, 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: October 26, 2023
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD
JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK
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 a site plan amendment for the sale of holiday trees and wreaths at the property located at 2850 Rte. 17K, designated as 24-1-50.4 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by Villa Gaudio. Said hearing will take place on November 8, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, 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 an area variance for lot size for a possible 2 lot subdivision with one lot with an existing house not meeting the area requirements for a lot at the property located at 486 Union School Rd. designated as 27-1-43 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the “RA” Zoning District, owned by Frederick G. Theodore. Said hearing will take place on November 1, 2023, 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 interpretations and/or variances for the community distributed 50 MWAC utility scale solar system proposed by NY USLE Long Lane I LLC for definition of site under Code 137-25.2 (H) (1)(d) “A solar energy system shall only be situated on a site consisting of 75% or more in area of small trees, brush, pasture or open field” and what visible structural component of the solar energy system should be used to measure the setback. Under Code 137-25.2.1(H)(!)(a) the setback is measured to the visible structural component of the solar energy system nearest to the side lot line or rear lot line (visible structural component is not defined); at the property located at 103 Long Lane designated as 22-1-39 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the “RA” Zoning District, owned by Reclaimed Dignity Animal Sanctuary Inc. Said hearing will take place on November 1, 2023, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Zoning Board of Appeals Bruce Schwope, Chairman
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ON
THE CONSOLIDATED TOWN OF CRAWFORD
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 12, 2023, a combined election (also called a referendum) will be held at which the registered voters of the Town of Crawford are entitled to vote to determine whether the following referendum measures are approved or rejected:
Shall the Village of Crawford Be Incorporated Pursuant to the Elector-Initiated Petition?
Shall the Newly Incorporated Village of Crawford Be Simultaneously Consolidated With the Existing Town of Crawford To Create the Consolidated Town of Crawford Pursuant to the Elector-Initiated Petition?
The Elector-Initiated Petition states that its purpose is to consolidate the Town with a Village to be incorporated to give the Town greater flexibility and authority to provide services to its residents, and to allow greater economy and efficiency, while protecting against the wasteful proliferation of overlapping governments by authorizing the Town to exercise the powers of a village while continuing to operate as a town. The Petition is a combined petition as it seeks to form a village only with the simultaneous consolidation with the Town of Crawford. Non-consolidation would defeat the purpose of the Petition by creating an overlapping and redundant government. Because a single government will continue to exist if the referendum is approved, the Petition states that consolidation will prevent future financial burdens to the Town and its taxpayers that would occur if a new government were incorporated without consolidation.
If the referendum is approved, the incorporated village will be known as the Village of Crawford, having the same boundaries as the Town of Crawford, which will be simultaneously consolidated with the existing Town of Crawford to form the Consolidated Town of Crawford, which will have the same boundaries as the existing Town of Crawford.
The referendum election will be held on December 12, 2023, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM, at the Town of Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566.
The Combined Petition for a Consolidated Town of Crawford may be examined at the Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, during normal business hours. The Town Clerk may be contacted by email at [email protected] or telephone (845) 744-2020. Frequently Asked Questions and other information is also available on the Town’s website at www.townofcrawford.org.
Dated: November 16, 2023
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
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
Real Property Data Collector
The Town of Crawford is seeking a part-time Real Data Collector 1 day per week (Thursday's) and possible additional days as needed.
Work Duties Include: Inspecting, verifying and recording details of commercial and residential properties required for property valuation. Verifying measurements & information of new construction, additions, and existing structures. Review building plans. Check validity of all data and record changes. Enter sketches of building into our computer program.
Must have a valid NYS driver’s license. No experience necessary, just dependability and willingness to learn and be customer-service oriented.
Submit resume to: The Town of Crawford Supervisor’s Office, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566 or email resume to: [email protected].
Click Here to View the Town of Crawford's April 2023 Newsletter
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.
2023 Final Assessment Roll