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Planning Board - Public Hearing - 2256 Rt. 17K

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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 special use permit for warehouse use at the property at 2256 Rt. 17K, designated as 21-1-64.5 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP district, owned by RGM NY, LLC. Said hearing will take place on March 13, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
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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 site plan approval for retail use of existing farm market; one family dwelling for existing house and a prep kitchen in the basement of existing house as an accessory use to the farm market at the property at 1401 Rt. 302, designated as 26-9-1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP district, owned by Circleville Realty LLC. Said hearing will take place on March 13, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY.
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Town of Crawford

County of Orange

State of New York

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold a special meeting for the purpose of a resolution to renew, renew and amend, and/or execute a new 3- year cooperation agreement between the County of Orange and the Town of Crawford to participate in the Orange County Community Development block grant, home investment partnerships programs, and emergency solutions grant program for Federal fiscal years 2024, 2025, and 2026,  and anything else that may come up for the Board on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:00 am at the Crawford Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York.

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.

Date:   June 27, 2023

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Jessica M. Kempter, Town Clerk

Town Hall is closing on

Friday, June 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm

due to expected heavy traffic for Pine Bush High School Graduation

TOWN OF CRAWFORD

NOTICE OF HEARING

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

            PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on June 15, 2023, a local law titled, “Extension Of Term Of Office From Two Years To Four Years For The Offices Of Town Supervisor, Town Clerk, Town Highway Superintendent And Town Receiver of Taxes Of The Town Of Crawford,” which local law would extend the term of office from two years to four years for the offices of Town Supervisor, Town Clerk, Town Highway Superintendent and Town Receiver of Taxes commencing with the term of office beginning January 1, 2024, subject to approval at a mandatory referendum to be held on November 7, 2023. A complete copy of the Introductory Local Law is available for inspection at the Town 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 at the Town of Crawford Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York, on July 20, 2023, at 7:00 P.M., 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: June 15,  2023

Annual Drinking Water Quality for 2022 - Pine Bush Water District

P.O. Box 109, Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566

Public Water Supply ID# 3503553

To comply with State and Federal regulations, the Pine Bush Water District will be annually issuing a report describing the quality of your drinking water.  The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. This report provides an overview of last year’s water quality.  Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your drinking water, please contact Chris Finnegan, Superintendent of Water and Sewer, at 744-2515.  We want you to be informed about your drinking water.  If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled Town Board meetings.  The meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month.

WHERE DOES OUR WATER COME FROM?

In general, the sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activities.  Contaminants that may be present in source water include: microbial contaminants; inorganic contaminants; pesticides and herbicides; organic chemical contaminants; and radioactive contaminants.  In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the State and the EPA prescribe regulations which limit the amount of

certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  The State Health Department’s and the FDA’s regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Our water source is entirely a ground water (well) supply consisting of three wells.  During 2022 the water was pumped from the wells and treated with chlorine to destroy microorganisms and injected with phosphates to control iron and manganese prior to delivery to the customers. An average volume of approximately 241,000 gallons per day was withdrawn from the wells. Total water drawn from the wells for the year for 47,688,00.  This supply served a population of approximately 2,100 plus a central school system of approximately 5,650.  Some water loss can be attributed to water main breaks, flushing and normal system losses.  The annual average charged for water during 2022 was $6.00 per 1000 gallons.

ARE THERE CONTAMINANTS IN OUR DRINKING WATER?

As the State regulations require, we routinely test your drinking water for numerous contaminants.  These contaminants include total coliform, inorganic compounds, nitrate, nitrite, lead and copper, volatile organic compounds, total trihalomethanes, and synthetic organic compounds.  Table I depicts which compounds were detected in your drinking water.  The State allows us to test for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently.  Some of our data, though representative, are more than one year old.  A supplement containing all the test results is available for viewing by contacting Christopher Finnegan at the Water Department.  Please call 845-744-2515.  You may request a copy of the supplement containing these results.

What Does This Information Mean?

We have learned through our testing that some contaminants have been detected. We are required to present the following information on lead in drinking water:

“Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development.  Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities.  Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure” If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women, infants, and young children.  It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than at other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing.  The Pine Bush Water District is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791)) or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

It should be noted that all drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) or the Orange County Health Department at 845-291-2331.

Although our drinking water met or exceeded state and federal regulations, some people may be more vulnerable to disease causing microorganisms or pathogens in drinking water than the general population.  Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.  These people should seek advice from their health care provider about their drinking water.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and other microbial pathogens are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800- 426-4791).

WHY SAVE WATER AND HOW TO AVOID WASTING IT?

Although our system has an adequate amount of water to meet present and future demands, there are a number of reasons why it is important to conserve water:

* Saving water saves energy and some of the costs associated with both of these necessities of  life;

* Saving water reduces the cost of energy required to pump water and the need to construct  costly new wells,       pumping systems and water towers; and

* Saving water lessens the strain on the water system during a dry spell or drought, helping to avoid severe water use restrictions so that essential fire fighting needs are met. You can play a role in conserving water by becoming conscious of the amount of water your household is using, and by looking for ways to use less whenever you can.  It is not hard to conserve water.  Conservation tips include:

* Automatic dishwashers use 15 gallons for every cycle, regardless of how many dishes are loaded.  So get a run for your money and load it to capacity.

* Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

* Check every faucet in your home for leaks.  Just a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons a day.  Fix it up and you can save almost 6,000 gallons per year.

* Check your toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank, watch for a few minutes to see if the color shows up in the bowl.  It is not uncommon to lose up to 100 gallons a day from one of these otherwise invisible toilet leaks.  Fix it and you save more than 30,000 gallons a year.

* Use your water meter to detect hidden leaks.  Simply turn off all taps and water using appliances, then check the meter after 15 minutes.  If it moved, you have a leak.

There are presently three New York State Department of Health certified water operators employed by the Pine Bush Water District.  Each operator must receive continuing education throughout the year.  We at the Pine Bush Water Department work around the clock to provide top quality water at every tap.  We ask that all of our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future.

PLEASE CALL MY OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. 845-744-2515.

                       

Christopher Finnegan, Chief Operator, Water & Sewer

Footnotes:

1.  If iron or manganese are present, the total concentration of both should not exceed 0.5 Mg/L.  Higher levels may be allowed by the State when justified by the supplier of water.

2.  Iron has no health effects.  At 1,000 ug/l a substantial number of people will note the bitter astringent taste of iron.  Also, at this concentration, it imparts a brownish color to laundered clothing and stains plumbing fixtures with a characteristic rust color.  Staining can result at levels of 50 ug/l, lower than those detectable to taste buds.  Therefore, the MCL of 300 ug/l represents a reasonable compromise as adverse aesthetic effects are minimized at this level.  Many multi-vitamins may contain 3000 or 4000 ug/l of iron per capsule.

3.  The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council determined an estimated safe and adequate daily dietary intake of manganese to be 2000-5000 ug/l for adults. However, many people’s diets lead them to consume even higher amounts of manganese, especially those who consume high amounts of vegetable or are vegetarian.  The infant population is of greatest concern.  It would be better if the drinking water were not used to make infant formula since it already contains iron and manganese.

4.  Excess manganese produces a brownish color in laundered goods and impairs the taste of tea, coffee, and other beverages.  Concentrations may cause a dark brown or black stain on porcelain plumbing fixtures.  As with iron, manganese may form a coating on distribution pipes.  These may slough off, causing brown blotches on laundered clothing or black particles in the water.

5.  Water containing more than 20 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on severely restricted sodium diets. Water containing more than 270 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on moderately restricted sodium diets.

6.  The level presented represents the 90th percentile of the 20 sites tested. A percentile is a value on a scale of 100 that indicates the percent of a distribution that is equal to or below it. The 90th percentile is equal to or greater than 90% of the copper values detected at your water system.  In this case, 20 samples were collected at your water system and the 90th percentile value was the third highest value. The action level for copper was not exceeded at any of the sites tested.

7.  The level presented represents the 90th percentile of the 20 sites tested. A percentile is a value of a scale of 100 that indicates the percent of a distribution that is equal to or below it. The 90th percentile is equal to or greater than 90% of the lead values detected at your water system.  In this case, 20 samples were collected at your water system and the 90th percentile value was the third highest value. The action level for lead was not exceeded at any of the sites tested.

8. Lease note that in addition to PFOS and PFOA, the lab ran the analysis for the entire EPA method 537.1, which includes 16 additional perfluorinated chemicals, 4 of these additional chemicals were detected, the highest of which was 4.19 ng/l. These additional analytes are not currently regulated and do not have an MCL.

Pine Bush W.D.

NY3503553

Source Water Assessment Report Summary

The NYS DOH has completed a source assessment for this system, based on available information. Possible and actual threats to this drinking water source were evaluated. The state source water assessment includes a susceptibility rating based on the risk posed by each potential source of contamination and how easily contaminants can move through the subsurface to the wells.  The susceptibility rating is an estimate of the potential for contamination of the source water, it does not mean that the water delivered to consumers is, or will become contaminated.  See “Table of Detected Contaminants” for a list of the contaminants that have been detected.  The source water assessments provide resource managers with additional information for protecting source waters into the future.

As mentioned before, our water is derived from three drilled wells.  The source water assessment has rated these wells as having a medium-high to susceptibility to microbials, nitrates, industrial solvents, and other industrial contaminates.  These ratings are due primarily to the close proximity of SPDES permitted discharge facilities (industrial/commercial facilities that discharge wastewater into the environment and are regulated by the state and/or federal government), the low-level residential activity and the pasture that are located in the assessment area.  In addition, the wells draw from an unconfined aquifer of high hydraulic conductivity and the overlying soils may not provide adequate protection from potential contamination.  While the source water assessment rates our well as being susceptible to microbials, please note that our water is disinfected to ensure that the finished water delivered into your home meets New York State’s drinking water standards for microbial contamination.

The Town of Crawford has made some significant upgrades to your water system with guidance from our water operatrs from H2O Innovation. Including, Fire Hydrants have been replaced, relocation of hydrants to better suite the needs of the public.. All Hydrants in the system have been tested and working. Flushing of the district has continued, we have daytime and nighttime flushing operators. Every Spring and Fall, the town will send out information beforehand. This removes all settling common to natural minerals in the system mains. We have noticed significant improvement of water quality out of our hydrants with this flushing program. Meters throughout the system have been repaired to insure correct asset management of our water.

Green Sand filter project is ongoing at all well houses to improve the quality of drinking water in the town. This will be a significant upgrade to the towns drinking water.

A copy of the assessment, including a map of the assessment area, can be obtained by contacting us, as noted in this report. H2O Innovation 24 hour answering service number (845)888-5755. Thanks!

Glossary of Terms

Non-Detects (ND) - Laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not present.

Action Level - The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Conversion Factor - Multiply                        By                                  To Obtain

                                 Mg/L(ppm)           Multiply detected                      Ug/L(ppb)

                                                               Level by 1,000

                                  Divide                           By                                   To Obtain

                                  UG/L(ppb)          Divide detected                         MG/L(ppm)

                                                              Level by 1,000

Hardness - Measured in grains (1 grain=17.1 mg/L) or mg/L, any water over 10 grains is considered very hard.

Maximum Contaminant Level - The “Maximum Allowed” (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.   MCL’s are set at very stringent levels.  To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal – The  ”Goal” (MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL):  The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.  There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contamination.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mgl) - One part per million corresponds to one part of liquid in one million parts of liquid ( parts per million - ppm)

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter - One part per billion corresponds to one part of liquid in one billion parts of liquid (parts per billion - ppb)

**IS OUR WATER SYSTEM MEETING OTHER RULES THAT GOVERN OPERATIONS?

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis.  Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. Please see below all sample results required from Orange County DOH for our water system in 2022.

Violations:

  1. NYSDOH issued violations for exceeding the Manganese MCL action level of .360 mg/l. MCL is 300mg/l please see footnotes 3 and 4 for details regarding Manganese health conditions.
  2. Violation for missed 2nd quarter iron and Maganese sample in 2022.

Table of Detected Contaminants

Contaminant

Violation

Yes/No

Date of Sample

Level Detected

(Avg/Max)

(Range)

Unit

Measure-ment

MCLG

Regulatory Limit (MCL, TT or AL)

Likely Source of Contamination

Barium

No

7/10/18

Max = 0.23

Range =

0.11 to 0.23

mg/l

2

MCL = 2

Erosion of natural deposits.

Arsenic

No

7/18

Max = 1.4

Range =

ND to 1.4

ug/l

N/A

MCL = 10

Erosion of natural deposits.

Sodium

No

7/15/22

Max = 88

Range = 

0.42 to .086

mg/l

N/A

See Note 5

Road Salt

Nickel

No

7/14/21

Max = 3.2

Range =

1.9 to 3.2

ug/l

100

MCL = 100

Erosion of natural deposits

**Copper6

No

9/30/19

90th%tile= .021

MG/L

1.3

AL=1.3Mg/l

Corrosion of household plumbing systems

**Lead7

No

9/30/19

90th %=3.4

(ND-9.1)

Ug/l

     0

AL=15

Corrosion of household plumbing systems 

Nitrate

No

10/19/22

AVG= 0.134

mg/l

10

MCL=10

Run-off from fertilizer use

Coliform

no

10/4/202

Positive coliform

MPN

0

n/a

Bacteria

Table of Detected Contaminants Con’t

Organic/Inorganic Contamination Chemical

Violation

Yes/No

Date of Sample

Level Detected

(Avg/Max)

(Range)

Unit

Measure-ment

MCLG

Regulatory Limit (MCL, TT or AL)

Likely Source of Contamination

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs – chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform)

No

7/11/22

11

    ug/l

N/A

MCL = 80

By-product of drinking water chlorination needed to kill harmful organisms. TTHMs are formed when source water contains organic matter.

HAA5

no

7/11/22

8.4

Ug/l

N/A

MCL = 80

By-product of drinking water chlorination needed to kill harmful organisms. TTHMs are formed when source water contains organic matter.

Uranium

No

7/10/17

Max = 2.86

Range =

N.D to 2.86

ug/l

0

MCL = 30

Erosion of natural deposits.

Iron1/4

Yes

2/24/21

9/8/21

12/23/21

Max = 0.27

Range = 

ND to .27

mg/l

N/A

0.3

Naturally occurring

Manganese3/4

YES

2/24/21

9/8/21

12/23/21

Max = 0.321

Range

0.042 - 0.321

mg/l

N/A

0.3

          Naturally occurring

bromomethane

No

3/29/22

0.99

Ug/l

N/A

5

Used to kill a variety of pest

Total Phosphate

No

Jan-Dec

365

Samples

Avg.=.90

Range=

.10 to 3.0

mg/l

N/A

 NSF

MAX=29

Water additive for Iron and Manganese control