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 amendment to add a 12 ft. x 20 ft. addition to an existing structure for storage at the property located at 21 Boniface Drive, designated as 8-2-75 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP-Hamlet Zoning District, owned by Rent US LLC. Said hearing will take place on September 27, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairma
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 to amend the site plan to expand the concrete pad for propane and refuse containers for the previously approved warehouse at the property located at 2256 Rt. 17K, designated as 21-1-64.5 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP Zoning District, owned by RGM NY LLC. Said hearing will take place on September 27, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairma
Town Board Meeting Rescheduled from 10/19/2023.
Public Hearing on Objections to the Legal Sufficiency of the Village Incorporation Part of the Petition
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 2 lot subdivision and site plan for a 7,000 sq. ft. retail auto parts store at the property located at 2354 Rt. 52, designated as 2-1-27.22 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the BP-Hamlet Zoning District, owned by Kenneth Spadola. Said hearing will take place on October 11, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. For the Planning Board Linda Zwart, Chairman
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 area variances for lot area, lot width, front yard setback, side yard setback and rear yard setback for new single family home at the property located at 16 Finneran Lane designated as 4-8-2 on the Tax Map of the Town of Crawford in the “R” Zoning District, owned by Marci Buckwalt. Said hearing will take place on September 6, 2023, 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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We have a limited supply of COVID-19 tests available to give out to Crawford and Orange County residents. If you need one you may get it at the Supervisor’s office or Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566.
Town of Crawford Supervisor Charles Carnes with the assistance of County Executive Steve Neuhaus and our County Legislator Rob Sassi have received and will be distributing a limited number of COVID 19 test kits to Town of Crawford and Orange County residents tomorrow Thursday, January 20th. We will have two times available: from 10am to 12pm noon and 5 pm to 7pm.
The line will start on Alice Court which is just past the Town park entrance and proceed thru our Highway Department facility and exit on Hardenburg Road.
To ensure that Town of Crawford residents receive these test kits identification may be necessary. This is a first come first serve basis and should be used only if you are exposed or have symptoms.
Please be patient as we work our way thru this process. Please call 744-2020 with any questions.
Effective 5:00 PM today, Friday, March 13, 2020, Supervisor Charles Carnes has declared a local State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). This is to ensure the town can apply for funding for reimbursement for the expenditures during the emergency until further notice. It also enable us to enact further regulations as may be necessary. This does not restrict travel but we encourage everyone to take necessary precautions during this time to curb the spread of this illness.
The Senior/Community center will be closed thru March 30, 2020 and may be extended if the need arises. Town Hall will be on a regular operating schedule including Town Court's, Planning Board, Zoning Board and Town Board Meetings until further notice. As you know the Pine Bush Central School District and Valley Central School District will be closed for the next two weeks. Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman noted that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the flu and other droplet-spread viruses, continues to be to practice basic, common sense personal hygiene. This includes washing your hands frequently, not touching your face, and avoiding unnecessary contact with others. Most importantly do not go to the doctor's office, an emergency room or other healthcare facilities. Please call them for instructions. For further questions, please call the Orange County Department of Health at 845-291-2330.
If contacting the Police, Fire or any other first responder, please notify the dispatcher when you call of any health issues you may have for their protection.
We will continuously update this site as conditions warrant. Thank you.
Supervisor Charles Carnes
Annual Drinking Water Quality for 2022 - Pine Bush Water District
P.O. Box 109, Pine Bush, N.Y. 12566
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
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.
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!
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.
Table of Detected Contaminants
Date of Sample
Regulatory Limit (MCL, TT or AL)
Likely Source of Contamination
Max = 0.23
0.11 to 0.23
MCL = 2
Erosion of natural deposits.
Max = 1.4
ND to 1.4
MCL = 10
Max = 88
0.42 to .086
See Note 5
Max = 3.2
1.9 to 3.2
MCL = 100
Erosion of natural deposits
Corrosion of household plumbing systems
Corrosion of household plumbing systems
Run-off from fertilizer use
Table of Detected Contaminants Con’t
Organic/Inorganic Contamination Chemical
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs – chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform)
MCL = 80
By-product of drinking water chlorination needed to kill harmful organisms. TTHMs are formed when source water contains organic matter.
Max = 2.86
N.D to 2.86
MCL = 30
Max = 0.27
ND to .27
Max = 0.321
0.042 - 0.321
Used to kill a variety of pest
.10 to 3.0
Water additive for Iron and Manganese control
TOWN OF CRAWFORD
121 Route 302
Pine Bush, New York
NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL
[PURSUANT TO SECTION 506 and 526(1) OF THE RPTL]
HEARING OF COMPLAINTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Assessor of the Town of Crawford, County of Orange, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year: 2020, and that a copy thereof is available on the Town’s website at http://www.townofcrawford.org where it may be seen and examined by any interested person until the
FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF MAY; MAY 27, 2020, and that on such day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Crawford will meet remotely by telephone conference call or similar service, open to the public, to hear and examine all verified written complaints in relation to such assessments, and the application of any person believing himself aggrieved thereby.
RP-524 complaint forms with all supporting documentation must be filed with the Assessor’s Office via mail or Mail Drop Box located outside the front of the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY in a sealed envelope labeled Assessor’s Office on or before 8:00 p.m. on May 27, 2020. The RP-524 complaint form may be found on the Town of Crawford’s website at http://www.townofcrawford.org.
In accordance with Executive Order 202.22 issued by the Governor of the State of New York, and due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, hearings before the Board of Assessment Review will only be held remotely by telephone conference call or similar service, by appointment only. Please contact the Assessor’s Office at (845) 744-3721 to schedule an appointment for a hearing. Instructions to participate in the remote hearing of the Board of Assessment Review will be provided when the appointment is made. Instructions to allow the public to listen to the hearings of the Board of Assessment Review will be provided on the Town of Crawford’s website at http://www.townofcrawford.org on or before May 27, 2020.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Assessor will be available with such roll on:
May 5th (Tuesday)
between the hours of
4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
May 9th (Saturday)
9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
May 12th (Tuesday)
May 14th (Thursday)
May 27th (Wednesday)
In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.22, and due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, meetings with the Town Assessor pertaining to the Tentative Assessment Roll will take place by telephone only.
DATED THIS Winnie Gros
May 1, 2020 Assessor
Town of Crawford
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 Tuesday, April 16th, 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 April 16th, 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
Meeting ID: 952-275-162
On the evening of Tuesday, April 16th, 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.
SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Crawford will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. This meeting will be held via remote ZOOM videoconference, as described further below. The purpose of the special meeting is to hold four public hearings, on the Town of Crawford Route 302 Pedestrian Improvements, Introductory Local law – Addition to Opt-Out of Real Property Tax law 487 Exemption, FY-2021 CDBG Funding Application and Proposed Introductory Local Law “Farm Related Zoning Amendments”.
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 May 7th, 2020.
Meeting ID: 897 2284 9693
On the evening of Thursday, May 7th, 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.