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Planning Board Meeting

27 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 27 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00   
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    27 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 27 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00
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Water Main Flushing Program Pine Bush Water

 

The 2021 Water Main Flushing Program: 

Night Time flushing 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Day Time flushing 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

October 25th (NIGHT TIME) Main well, Holland, EJR, Kelly, Borden, Cameron, Church, Edmunds, Ribbecke

October 26th (NIGHT TIME) High School, Crispell, Black hawk, Stock Market, Boniface

October 27th (NIGHT TIME) Boniface, Ted, Hannford, McDonalds to Route 52

October 28th (DAY TIME) Maple, Charles, Prospect, New, Center

October 28th (NIGHT TIME) True Value Plaza, Rt 52, Hueg, Depot, Railroad, North

October 29th (DAY TIME) Orchard, Shawangunk, Van Keuren, Finneran, Kerilee, Greising, Martin, Arthur, Gross, Hardenburg   

Please contact Water Department at 744-2515 with any questions about 2021 flushing program.

More Information about Flushing

During the flushing program, most crews work between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm., and 9:00 pm to 2:00 am 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 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 an hour, although most last about 30 minutes.

How Will Flushing Affect Water Service?

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

 

Water Main Flushing Program Pine Bush Water

 

The 2021 Water Main Flushing Program: 

Night Time flushing 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Day Time flushing 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

October 25th (NIGHT TIME) Main well, Holland, EJR, Kelly, Borden, Cameron, Church, Edmunds, Ribbecke

October 26th (NIGHT TIME) High School, Crispell, Black hawk, Stock Market, Boniface

October 27th (NIGHT TIME) Boniface, Ted, Hannford, McDonalds to Route 52

October 28th (DAY TIME) Maple, Charles, Prospect, New, Center

October 28th (NIGHT TIME) True Value Plaza, Rt 52, Hueg, Depot, Railroad, North

October 29th (DAY TIME) Orchard, Shawangunk, Van Keuren, Finneran, Kerilee, Greising, Martin, Arthur, Gross, Hardenburg   

Please contact Water Department at 744-2515 with any questions about 2021 flushing program.

More Information about Flushing

During the flushing program, most crews work between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm., and 9:00 pm to 2:00 am 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 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 an hour, although most last about 30 minutes.

How Will Flushing Affect Water Service?

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

 

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    25 Oct, 2021 — 29 Oct, 2021
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In the Matter of

 

The Increase and Improvement of Facilities of the Pine Bush Water District in the Town of Crawford, Orange County, New York, pursuant to §202-b of the Town Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At a meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, Orange County, New York, held in said Town on the 16th day of September, 2021

 

 

ORDER CALLING FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER APPROVING INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT

OF FACILITIES

(Water Filtration Systems)

 

PRESENT:      Hon. Charles E. Carnes, Supervisor

                                    Councilperson Michael Menendez

                                    Councilperson Kelly Eskew

                                    Councilperson Rory Holmes

 

            ABSENT:       Councilperson Dan Flanick

 

            WHEREAS, a map and plan has been prepared by competent engineers duly licensed by the State of New York in such manner and in such detail as determined by the Town Board of the Town of Crawford concerning the increase and improvement of facilities of the Pine Bush Water District; and

            WHEREAS, the proposed improvements include the installation of greensand filtration systems to reduce the concentration of iron and manganese and produce finished water with levels that meet the limits for contaminants in drinking water established by both NYSDOH Subpart 5-1 and USEPA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWRs).  This includes the utilization of a GreensandPlus Filter at each of the three well houses (the Main, Kelly and Finneran well houses) and the building additions at each well house building to accommodate the filtration bystems to remove iron and manganese from the Town’s drinking water supply.

            WHEREAS, the estimated maximum cost of the purchase and installation of the filtration system, the well house building improvements and design of such improvements is $725,000.00.

            ORDERED, that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a special meeting for the purpose of a public hearing on October 21, 2021, at 7:00 PM, in person at the Crawford Town Hall, 121 NY-302, Pine Bush, New York to consider and hear public comments from all persons interested in the subject of a proposed increase and improvements of the facilities of the Pine Bush Water District as described above. 

                        FURTHER ORDERED that the Town Clerk is hereby directed to publish notice of this So Ordered hearing at least once in the official newspaper of the Town not less than 10 nor more than 20 days before the date of the hearing, and be it

            FURTHER ORDERED that the Town Clerk is hereby directed to cause a certified copy of this Order to be posted on the sign board of the Town not less than 10 nor more than 20 days before the date of the hearing.

Dated: Town of Crawford, New York

            16th day of September, 2021

 

Motion By:      Councilwoman Kelly Eskew

Seconded By:  Councilman Rory Holmes

 

                                                                                                Ayes                Nays

                        Hon. Charles E. Carnes, Supervisor                  X                   ____

                        Councilperson Dan Flanick                             Absent             ____

                        Councilperson Michael Menendez                    X                   ____

                        Councilperson Kelly Eskew                              X                   ____

                        Councilperson Rory Holmes                             X                   ____

 

 

            I certify that the above Order Setting the Public Hearing to consider he increase and improvement of Facilities of the Pine Bush Water District, is a true and correct copy of the Order approved by the Town Board on September 16, 2021 and on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Crawford.

 

Dated: Crawford, New York

            September 16, 2021

 

BY:     Jessica Kempter, Town Clerk

            Town of Crawford

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Town of Crawford Preliminary Budget - Public Hearing

21 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 21 Oct, 2021 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, 2022 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 21st day of October, 2021, 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       $49,750.00

Councilperson $10,500.00 Each (4)

Town Clerk      $56,000.00

Supt. of Highways $80,000.00

 

Dated:  September 29, 2021

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

 

 

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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 21st  day of October, 2021, at 7:00 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

 

Dated:  September 29, 2021

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

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Town Board Meeting

21 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 21 Oct, 2021 PM 10:00   
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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 21st  day of October, 2021, at 7:00 pm for the purpose of conducting a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to said assessment roll.

 

 

Dated:  September 29, 2021

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter

Town Clerk

 

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    21 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 21 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30
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Planning Board Meeting

13 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 13 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00   
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    13 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00 — 13 Oct, 2021 PM 9:00
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Columbus Day - Town Hall Closed

11 Oct, 2021 — 11 Oct, 2021   
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Columbus Day - Town Hall Closed
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    11 Oct, 2021 — 11 Oct, 2021
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Zoning Board Meeting

06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30   
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    06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30
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Zoning Board Meeting - Public Hearing - Kelly White

06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30   
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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 a rear yard setback of 15 ft. for an in-ground pool at the property located at 82 Borden Ave., designated as 6-12-11 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the R Zoning District, owned by Kelly White.  Said hearing will take place on October 6, 2021, 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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    06 Oct, 2021 PM 7:30 — 06 Oct, 2021 PM 8:30
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First Friday Event

01 Oct, 2021 PM 4:00 — 01 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00   
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First Friday Event on Main Street, Pine Bush
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    01 Oct, 2021 PM 4:00 — 01 Oct, 2021 PM 7:00
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Highway Department

  Contact Information
Highway Superintendent
Larry Marshall | Email

Clerk to the
Highway Superintendent

Anna Lenihan 

P: (845) 744-8069
P: (845) 744-8074
F: (845) 744-8066

View of Truck in front of Highway Department BuildingOur Highway Department is responsible for the year-round maintenance of all town roads. They can be seen repairing road ways, trimming road side tree lines and plowing snow.

Please show all of our Highway Department driving courtesy for everyone's safety!


Highway Department Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3pm
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 2pm 

 

 

Spring/Summer Highway Department Hours:
Effective from April 13, 2015 until the first Monday after Labor Day
Monday - Thursday, 6am - 4pm, closed Friday.  
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am - 3:30pm, closed Friday.


Snow Days Are Fun! Let's Keep Our Kids Safe
As we approach the winter season we would like to make aware that nothing is more tragic than a child being hit by a snowplow!  Snow tunnels in road side snow banks will be destroyed by the Highway workers!  They are extremely dangerous, as plow drivers cannot see children playing inside them.  Please warn children of the dangers of building them near roadways. Kids of all ages love snow! We want everyone to have a fun, but safe winter season.
 
Please remember that cars should not be parked on any Town road during a Winter Storm.  Parked vehicles obstruct snow plowing operations and the vehicles may be damaged by the plows.
 

Mailboxes Damaged During Snow Removal
During and after significant snow storms, the Highway Department, in the course of plowing, receives phone calls regarding damage to mailboxes, either from snow plows directly or from the force of snow being thrown by the plows. If such damage is indeed caused by snow removal, It is not done intentionally but is an unfortunate consequence of snow removal.

As far as the Highway Department replacing damaged mailboxes, it must be pointed out that there is no statutory or legal authority which grants a property owner or resident along a public highway any right to place a mailbox in a highway right-of-way. That the mailbox is on town, county or state right-of-way is a courtesy to the postal service. Thus, when the necessity of keeping highways open, conflicts with the individuals reception of the mail, the latter must stand aside. The owner might even be compelled to remove the box under Highway Law #319.

From past experience, we have found that plastic mail boxes do not withstand the abuse of snow from the plows hitting them and are not recommended. Please check your mailbox for possible repairs. If your mailbox is damaged because of a rotten post or rusted box, the town will not repair it. As a courtesy, the Highway Department will place a temporary box so that a resident can receive mail if their box is damaged by the plow, but we will not replace any fancy mailbox or box. Mailbox posts with fancy supports are not recommended as they stick down under the box and give the wing plow something to get hold of. A standard metal mailbox mounted directly on top of a treated 4x4 post placed 41"-45" high to the bottom of the mailbox is the most cost effective and best solution to maintaining your mailbox during the winter seasons.  If your mailbox is knocked down during the winter season we recommend the temporary use of a 4x4 wooden post and a metal mailbox cemented into a 5 gallon bucket.  This will allow movement of the mailbox out of the town right of way during inclement weather.

 

 

 
Highway Department Crew
Highway Department Crew

According to Town of Crawford Code and Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1219
Section 115-7 Depositing snow and ice in streets prohibited.
  No person, firm or corporation shall deposit, throw, place or strew nor shall any person, firm or corporation cause to be deposited, thrown, placed or strewn any snow or ice upon any street, avenue or roadway within the Town.

Section 115-8 Piling snow on streets or private land; visual obstructions.   
A. No person, firm or corporation shall pile, gather up, plow up or in any way force any snow or ice upon any street, avenue or roadway onto any other street, avenue or roadway within the Town. 

B. No person, firm or corporation shall pile, gather up, plow or in any way force any snow or ice upon any terrace or parcel of land within six feet of any street, avenue or roadway in such a manner as to cause the height of the snow and ice so piled, gathered, plowed or forced to exceed three feet six inches in height above the existing natural grade of said terrace or parcel of land within six feet of said street, except that it shall be unlawful to cover a fire hydrant with snow or ice. 

C. Any person, firm or corporation piling, gathering or plowing up snow or ice on any public street, avenue or roadway or to an excess height, as indicated in Subsection B, shall forthwith remove the same at his or its expense, upon the request of the Town

Section 115-9 Snow emergencies 
A. There is hereby declared to exist in the Town an emergency by reason of a heavy snowstorm whenever snow falls during any period of 24 hours or less to a depth of 2-1/2 inches or more, in that such storm constitutes a serious public hazard impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the Town.  Such an emergency is declared to continue for a period of 24 hours or until such earlier time as snowplowing operations have been declared completed by the Highway Superintendent. 

B. Whenever, such an emergency exists and the Highway Superintendent shall have caused announcement thereof to be made by the local radio station, whose normal operating range covers the Town, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or suffer to be parked any vehicle of any kind or description between the hours of 9:00pm and 6:00am, inclusive, upon any street, avenue or roadway in the Town, provided that vehicles may be parked for a period of time not longer than three minutes for actual loading of passengers or 30 minutes for actual loading or unloading of property, provided further that no other ordinance or local law restricting parking as to place or time is violated thereby.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  I have a dead tree in my yard.  Who is responsible for cutting and hauling it?
A:  The Highway Department is responsible if it is the town right-of-way (within 25 feet from the center of the road).  Otherwise, you are responsible for the tree.  We do not remove trees unless they are a hazard to the roadway.  We also do not remove trees that have grown into utility wires. You will need to contact your utility company first.

Q: Who is responsible for the removal of dead animals? 
A:  The Highway Department will remove the dead animal if it is in/within a Town maintained road. Dead animals on State or County Roads should be referred to the appropriate agency.

Q:  When are you going to plow my road? 
A:  We have 78 miles of road to salt and plow.  Our plow routes take approximately 3.5 – 4 hours to complete.  Your road will be addressed sometime during each plow run.

Q:  Who fixes potholes and road damage? 
A: The Highway Department is responsible as long as it is a Town maintained road.  Any State or County Road should be referred to the appropriate agency.

 

Children enjoying Touch-a-TruckTouch-a-Truck!
The entire Highway Department would like to express their sincere thanks to all of you who stopped to visit us at the Fall Harvest Festival.  We introduced Touch-A-Truck for the first time in 2012 and enjoyed our visits by both Little and Big Kids.  This year we had the pleasure of meeting more of our little wonders as well as those who returned, another year older and even more intrigued.

Knowledge is a wonderful gift and we want to provide the opportunity for kids of all ages to learn that their passion for TRUCKS doesn't have to stop at High School.  Whether repairing or operating equipment it's a great privilege knowing that you are working within your own community and making  a difference.  This is the next generation of Machine Operators. Why not let them know how rewarding being a Machine Operator can be!