TOWN OF CRAWFORD
RESOLUTION INTRODUCING LOCAL LAW
AND PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC NOTICE AND HEARING
BE IT RESOLVED that an introductory Local Law, entitled “Opt-Out of Allowing Cannabis Dispensaries and On-Site Cannabis Consumption Establishments,” which local law would opt-out the Town of Crawford from the state statute authorizing towns to allow the licensing and establishing of cannabis retail dispensaries and/or cannabis on-site consumption establishments within the Town, and thus prohibit such establishments in the Town of Crawford be and it hereby is introduced by Supervisor Charles Carnes before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford in the County of Orange and State of New York, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of the aforesaid proposed local law be laid upon the desk of each member of the Board, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board hold a public hearing on said proposed local law at the Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, in the Town of Crawford, Pine Bush, New York at 7:00 P.M. on June 17, 2021, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk publish or cause to be published a public notice in the official newspaper of the Town of Crawford of said public hearing at least five (5) days prior thereto.
On a motion by Councilman Daniel Flanick seconded by Councilman Michael Menendez the resolution was adopted on a vote of 5 Ayes, 0 Nays.
The Supervisor declared this resolution adopted.
Dated: May 20, 2021
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 change of use to add two outside tables and a liquor license at the property located at 34 Main St. designated as 6-3-3 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP-Hamlet Zoning District, owned by Don and Russo LLC and leased by Pine Bush Sandwich Shop. Said hearing will take place on June 9, 2021, at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
For the Planning Board
Linda Zwart, Chairman
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Crawford will hold a special meeting for the purpose of the continuation of the public hearings listed below that were held open at the June 2, 2021 meeting. Said hearing will take place on June 8, 2021, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY in the second floor meeting room.
For the Zoning Board of Appeals
Bruce Schwope, Chairman
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for 3 area variances for the setbacks for the addition of a deck at an existing house at the property located at 12 Bullville Road, designated as 25-1-15 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the RA Zoning District, owned by Ryan and Samantha Brohan. Said hearing will take place on June 2, 2021, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
Bruce Schwope, Chairman
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing for a NYS 280A area variance for road frontage at the property located at 5 Main Street, designated as 6-6-2 & 6-6-3 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the R & BP-Hamlet Zoning District, owned by Robertson Main Street Properties Inc. Said hearing will take place on June 2, 2021, at 7:30 P.M. at 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 front yard setback no closer than 100 ft. to the center of the road for a new firehouse to replace the existing firehouse at the property located at 2891 Rte.17K, designated as 24-1-93.1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by Bullville Fire Company Inc. Said hearing will take place on June 2, 2021, at 7:30 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
The Town of Crawford was incorporated in 1823. However, its development had its beginnings well before that year. It made significant progress since its early days. When started as an inland, wooded and rocky area which grew slowly at first. Many old maps have various names for the area we know today as Crawford. Crawford was originally part of the Town of Montgomery, as shown by the Montgomery town records from approximately 1768 through 1777.
The first settlers of the area were of German, Dutch, Scottish and Irish decent. These early settlers migrated north from the Wallkill River area. The descendants of the Huguenot and Dutch ancestries migrated south from Ulster County, near the New Paltz and Shawangunk areas to what is now Crawford. The main reason for this migration was for farming areas for the families to cultivate and make a living from. Many of the old families still have descendants in Crawford. The names of Bruyn, Bull, Crawford, Youngblood, Sinsbaugh, and others are still families that line within the Crawford town limits. Many of these families also came to the Crawford area from Newburgh, Montgomery, and New Windsor areas.
Early settlements have recorded documentation in the Town of Montgomery records. Many of the early names for the area were Dwaars Kill, Shawangunk Kill, Snyder's Mill, Big and Little Pokanisink, Snyder's Meeting House and Robert Milligan’s Saw Mill. Johannes Snyder was one of the earliest settlers in the town, which later became known as Crawford. He began a small settlement on both sides of the Dwaar Kill near the present hamlet of Searsville at about 1740. He operated a mill at this location in 1768, and had a major role in establishing a meetinghouse in the same hamlet. Robert Milliken operated a saw mill on the opposite side of the town on the Shawangunk Kill at around the same period. Below Millikin's saw mill, there was a flour mill operated by Pat Boyce, as did Abraham Bruyn in the same location. In addition to these mills along the Shawangunk Kill, there also existed a combined saw, grist, and carding mill run by the Slotts family.