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Grievance Day

28 May, 2024 AM 11:01 — 28 May, 2024 AM 11:01   
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Grievance Day

8:30am - Noon - Courtroom

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Upstairs Senior Room

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Town Hall Closed: Memorial Day

27 May, 2024 — 27 May, 2024   
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Town Hall Closed: Memorial Day

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2:00 PM Town Hall Closing

24 May, 2024 — 24 May, 2024   
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2:00 PM Town Hall Closing Early

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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 177 Stone School House Road

22 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 22 May, 2024 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 a 2 lot ODA subdivision at the property located at 177 Stone School House Rd., designated as 22-1-77.13 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP district, owned by Stone Industrial LLC. Said hearing will take place on May 22, 2024, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman

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    22 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 22 May, 2024 PM 7:30
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Planning Board Meeting

22 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 22 May, 2024 PM 8:00   
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    22 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 22 May, 2024 PM 8:00
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Planning Board - Public Hearing - Collabar Road

22 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 22 May, 2024 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 a 2 lot subdivision at the property located on Collabar Rd., designated as 14-1-22.22 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA district, owned by the Estate of Joseph G. Distefano. Said hearing will take place on May 22, 2024, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman

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Bulk Clean Up

18 May, 2024 AM 8:00 — 18 May, 2024 PM 12:00   
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2024

TOWN OF CRAWFORD – BULK CLEAN UP

May 16th, 2024, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 17th and May 18th, 2024, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE for Residents– 2 Permits per Household

Cars – 3 Loads Permitted

Pickup Trucks 2 Loads, Anything Larger 1 Load – Drop-off @ Sewer Treatment Plant

57 Hardenburgh Rd. Pine Bush, NY

 

 

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Electronics Clean Up - 05/18/2024

18 May, 2024 — 18 May, 2024   
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Electronics Clean Up

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Bulk Clean Up

17 May, 2024 AM 8:00 — 17 May, 2024 PM 12:00   
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2024

TOWN OF CRAWFORD – BULK CLEAN UP

May 16th, 2024, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 17th and May 18th, 2024, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE for Residents– 2 Permits per Household

Cars – 3 Loads Permitted

Pickup Trucks 2 Loads, Anything Larger 1 Load – Drop-off @ Sewer Treatment Plant

57 Hardenburgh Rd. Pine Bush, NY

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Town Board Meeting

16 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 16 May, 2024 PM 8:00   
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Public Hearing - Introductory Local Law Regulation of Vaping on Town Property

16 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 16 May, 2024 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

REGULATION OF VAPING ON TOWN PROPERTY

 

 

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

 

            Section 1.        The title of Chapter 114, currently titled “Smoking,” of the Code of the Town of Crawford is changed to “Smoking and Vaping”.

            Section 2.        Section 114-2, titled “Regulation of smoking on Town property,” of Chapter 114 is amended to read as follows:

 

            §114-2 Regulation of smoking and vaping on Town property.

                        It shall be unlawful to smoke any tobacco product or vape:

 

                        [Note:  Subsections A and B of §114-2 are not included in this local law, because there is no change to those subsections.  For your information, those subsections read as follows:

 

                        A.  On Town-owned property within 50 feet of a Town-owned building or structure.

                        B.  In a Town park or on other Town-owned property within 50 feet of a sports field or court, recreation field or court, or building or structure used for park or recreation purposes, including but not limited to playground facilities.

 

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

 

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Town Board - Public Hearing - Regulation of Dumpsters

16 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 16 May, 2024 PM 8:00   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

NOTICE OF HEARING

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

REGULATION OF DUMPSTERS

 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on April 18, 2024, a local law, titled “Regulation of Dumpsters,” which local law would require all dumpsters in the Town that have a capacity of 1.5 cubic yards or more, including existing dumpsters, to comply with certain requirements to assure that dumpsters are properly covered with lids, properly enclosed or screened and shielded from the view of neighbors, neighboring properties and the public, and also provides that if it is not possible for a property owner to comply with the requirements, the property owner may apply to the Planning Board to request a waiver or modification of such requirements. 

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 May 16, 2024, 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: April 18, 2024

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

 

 

JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK

 

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Public Hearing - Introductory Local Law - Continuation of Fire Districts

16 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 16 May, 2024 PM 7:30   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

CONTINUATION OF FIRE DISTRICTS

 

 

            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 report of the incorporation of a village with boundaries coterminous with the boundaries of the Town of Crawford was delivered to the Secretary of State on December 28, 2023.  Section 17-1720 of the state Village Law provides that a local law may be adopted providing that any fire district, fire protection district, fire alarm district or any district functioning pursuant to §186 of the state Town Law which is located wholly or partly within the boundaries of such village shall continue to function in all respects, and all officers and employees of such entity shall continue to hold their offices and exercise their powers and duties, as though such village were not incorporated.  That is the intent of this local law. 

 

            Section 2.        The Code of the Town of Crawford is amended by adding a new chapter, designated as Chapter 13 and titled “Continuation of Fire Districts,” to read as follows:

 

            §13-1.  The Pine Bush Fire District and Bullville Fire District shall continue to function, in all respects whatsoever, and all officers and employees of those fire districts shall continue to hold their offices and exercise their powers and duties, as though the village established pursuant to the state Village Law were not incorporated.

 

Section 3.        Severability.  If any part or provision of this local law or the application thereof to any person or circumstance be adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined in its operation to the part or provision or application directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered and shall not affect or impair the validity of the remainder of this local law or the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, and the Town Board hereby declares that it would have enacted this local law or the remainder thereof had such invalid application or invalid provision been apparent.

 

Section 4.        Supersession.  The Town Board hereby declares its legislative intent to supercede any provision of the state Town Law and Village Law and any other provision of law that the Town may supercede pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law and the Constitution of the State of New York.  The courts are requested to take notice of this legislative intent and apply it in the event the Town Board has failed to specify any provision of law that may require supersession.  The Town Board hereby declares that it would have enacted this local law and superceded such inconsistent provision had it been apparent.

 

Section 5.        This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

 

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Bulk Clean Up

16 May, 2024 AM 7:00 — 16 May, 2024 PM 3:00   
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2024

TOWN OF CRAWFORD – BULK CLEAN UP

May 16th, 2024, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 17th and May 18th, 2024, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE for Residents– 2 Permits per Household

Cars – 3 Loads Permitted

Pickup Trucks 2 Loads, Anything Larger 1 Load – Drop-off @ Sewer Treatment Plant

57 Hardenburgh Rd. Pine Bush, NY

 

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Planning Board Meeting

08 May, 2024 PM 7:00 — 08 May, 2024 PM 8:00   
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Town Wide Yard Sale

04 May, 2024 — 04 May, 2024   
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

01 May, 2024 PM 7:30 — 01 May, 2024 PM 8:30   
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Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
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    01 May, 2024 PM 7:30 — 01 May, 2024 PM 8:30
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Request for Proposals for the Construction of a New Town Hall and Police Pole Barn

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Request for Proposals for the Construction of a New Town Hall and Police Pole Barn in the Town of Crawford, NY (hereinafter 'RFP') will be received by the Town of Crawford at the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, until 10:00 o'clock A.M. on July 15, 2024, and then be publicly opened and read aloud.

Copies of the Information and Specifications for the RFP may be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk at the above address. RFP’s must be submitted on official forms and in sealed envelopes at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name and address of the bidder, designation of the RFP item exactly as specified above and "Town of Crawford".

The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to readvertise for new proposals. RFP’s shall be awarded in accordance with General Municipal Law §103.

Dated: June 17, 2024

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD

JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK


CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AS WE HAVE MET CAPACITY.


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


 

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


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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