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 two lot subdivision for Theodore Thomas at the property located at 5320 Searsville Rd. designated as 9-1-65.1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District. Said hearing will take place on September 23, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for a two lot subdivision for Frederick Chase at the property located at 113 Comfort Trail designated as 9-3-1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District. Said hearing will take place on September 23, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing to amend a site plan to add an underground propane tank, filling station and water fall landscape feature at the property located at 11 Boniface Drive designated as 8-2-69.62 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District. Said hearing will take place on September 23, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing to amend a site plan for relocation of house, well and part of septic for Equity Homes NY II LLC at the property located at 4 Green Farms Ct. designated as 12-1-88.5 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District. Said hearing will take place on September 23, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
Planning Board Meeting
Town of Crawford Residents
When: Saturday, September 19, 2020
8:00 am – 3:00 PM
For questions call 744.2020
Bring your old computers, laptops, tablets, printers, monitors, copiers, televisions, fax machines, telephones, cell phones, audio and visual equipment, typewriters, VCRs, DVDs, etc...
Items containing Freon will cost $20
TOWN BOARD MEETING
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. This meeting will be held via remote ZOOM videoconference, as described further below.
Based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and as permitted under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order Numbers 202.1 and 202.10, the public will not be permitted to attend the public meeting in person at the Town Hall. Instead, the public will have the ability to see and hear the meeting live via the ZOOM videoconference meeting as described below, as permitted by the New York State Open Meetings Law, as modified by the Executive Orders. Due to public health and safety concerns, the public will not be permitted to attend at the remote locations where the Town Board members will be situated.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, to the extent practicable, the Town Board’s agenda will be made available online in advance of the meeting at www.townofcrawford.org.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person who wishes for his or her comment to be heard during the public comment session during the remote meeting can send his or her comments in advance of the meeting to [email protected] or call 845-744-2020 by no later than 4:00 PM on December 17th, 2020.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.1, said meeting will be recorded and a transcript will be prepared at a later date, in addition to the regular meeting minutes.
INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE VIRTUAL MEETING: If you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can register, log in, and see the video and hear the audio of the live session. You can access the Town meeting as follows: Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85613029414?pwd=VEx4UzJ4c3IrMHFIeUh4cEM3WFZlUT09Meeting ID: 856 1302 9414
On the evening of Thursday, December 17th, 2020 several minutes before 7:00 pm log in with your electronic device. You will be placed on hold until the meeting starts. If anyone has any questions regarding the videoconference they may call the Town Clerk’s Office 845-744-2020.
TOWN OF CRAWFORD – BULK CLEAN UP
September 17th, 2020, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
September 18th, and 19th, 2020, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
$20.00 Permit Fee – 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
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING- Free for Residents
Saturday, September 19th, 2020 8:00am – 3:00pm
DUMPSTER #1 DUMPSTER #4
Furniture Yard Waste
Luggage Grass Clippings
Plastic Lawn Furniture Leaves
Ceramic Sinks Wood Chips
Toilet Bowls Tree Branches
Bathroom Utilities Trunks
Books DUMPSTER # 5
Magazines Metal Furniture
Toys Household Metal Goods
Empty Dry Paint Cans (NO liquids, Lids Removed) Metal Tubs
Metal Tire Rims
DUMPSTER #2 Metal Lawn Furniture
Washing Machines ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
Water Heaters copiers/televisions/fax machines/telephones
Pressure Tanks cell phones/audio and visual equipment
DUMPSTER #3 AC UNITS COST $20.00
Tires up to 16” Price to be announced
Heavy Duty Tires over 16” Price to be announced
NO INDUSTRIAL, FARM OR CONSTRUCTION TYPE TIRES
NO!- 55 Gallon Drums
NO!- Wet Paint Can
NO!- Wood with Paint
NO!-Decks or Treated Lumber
NO!- Televisions or Computers
NO!- Items w/ Coolant, Refrigerators, AC’s
NO!- Construction & Demolition Debris or Shingle
Speaker Conference and Sky Watch @ Senior/Community Center
Our 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
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.
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.
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!