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29 Sep, 2021 PM 6:00 — 29 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00   
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD PINE BUSH WATER DISTRICT INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

PINE BUSH WATER DISTRICT

INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

 

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a special meeting for the purpose of  holding a public hearing on September 29th, 2021 at 6:00 PM, in person at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York to consider and hear public comment on a proposed increase and improvement of the facilities of the Pine Bush Water District and to take action on said proposed increase and improvement of said facilities, and on any other business that may come before the board.  In addition, the public may attend this meeting via remote ZOOM videoconference, as described further below. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the proposed improvements include the purchase of property for the protection of two newly drilled water production wells and construction of a well house approximately 1,600 LF north of NYS Route 52 on Dubois Street (Tax Parcel: Section 2, Block 1, Lot 79.2), along with installation of a water main to connect to the Water District’s existing water system in the hamlet of Pine Bush. The proposed 20 feet x 30 feet treatment building would provide chlorination of the groundwater source and provision for future sequestration, if needed. Treated groundwater would be pumped to the Water District’s existing water system via approximately 6,100 feet of 8-inch diameter HDPE transmission main installed along NYS Route 52 and connected to the existing water system on State Route 52 across from Boniface Drive. 

 

The estimated maximum cost of the proposed project is $4,762,100.  The County has previously secured a Local Government Efficiency Grant (in 2012 and 2015) in the amount of $920,200 for drilling and design work for the subsequently proposed wells on County land. The proposed wells on County land will be replaced by the newly drilled wells on the Dubois property. The Town has secured a WIIA grant from the State Environmental Facilities Corporation in the amount of $2,311,680, and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Financial Assistance in the amount of $1,001,100 for the proposed well house and connection to the Dubois wells. Municipal contributions will be in the estimated amount of $540,000 grant match.  A map and plan of the proposed improvements is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  All persons interested will be heard by the Town Board at the public hearing.

 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that persons who attend the meeting via Zoom will be able to see and hear the meeting, but will not be able to make or submit oral or written comments during the meeting. Any person who attends by Zoom and  who wishes for his or her comment to be heard during a public hearing or the public comment session 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 September 29, 2021.  

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.

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:

Crawford is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Town of Crawford Special Meeting for the Purpose of Public Hearing

Time: Sep 29, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

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Dated:  September 14, 2021

 

                                                                        BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE

                                                                        TOWN OF CRAWFORD

 

 

                                                                        JESSICA M. KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK

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Planning Board Meeting

22 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00 — 22 Sep, 2021 PM 9:00   
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    22 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00 — 22 Sep, 2021 PM 9:00
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Town Board Meeting

16 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00 — 16 Sep, 2021 PM 10:00   
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    16 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00 — 16 Sep, 2021 PM 10:00
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Information Session - Town/Village Consolidation - 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

INFORMATION SESSION—COMBINED ELECTOR-INITIATED PETITION FOR INCORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATION

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an information session will be held on September 16, 2021 at the Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 NY-302, Pine Bush, at 6:00pm. The purpose of this meeting is to allow for a question-and-answer session with the Town attorney regarding the proposed Combined Elector-Initiated Petition for Incorporation and Consolidation. Questions can be directed in advance of the meeting to [email protected].  

 

August 19, 2021

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    16 Sep, 2021 PM 6:00 — 17 Aug, 2021 PM 6:59
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Planning Board Meeting

08 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00 — 08 Sep, 2021 PM 9:00   
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    08 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00 — 08 Sep, 2021 PM 9:00
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Labor Day - Town Hall Closed

06 Sep, 2021 — 06 Sep, 2021   
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    06 Sep, 2021 — 06 Sep, 2021
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UFO Fair 2021

04 Sep, 2021 — 04 Sep, 2021   
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    04 Sep, 2021 — 04 Sep, 2021
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First Friday Event

03 Sep, 2021 PM 4:00 — 03 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00   
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First Friday Event on Main Street, Pine Bush
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    03 Sep, 2021 PM 4:00 — 03 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00
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Zoning Board Meeting

01 Sep, 2021 PM 7:30 — 01 Sep, 2021 PM 8:30   
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    01 Sep, 2021 PM 7:30 — 01 Sep, 2021 PM 8:30
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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!