PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Crawford Town Board will hold a Re-
Organizational Meeting, Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 8:00 am at the Town Hall, 121 Route
302, Pine Bush, New York.
Please find and view the most up to date news and information regarding the Town of Crawford listed below.
Town of Crawford – Town Clerk (2021M-82) (state.ny.us)
TOWN OF CRAWFORD
NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment roll of the Town of Crawford, which will be filed on or before May 1, 2020. This information may be reviewed by appointment with the Town Assessor’s Office, on Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. An appointment to review the assessment information may be made by telephoning the Assessor’s Office at 845-744-3721.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, appointment will be by telephone only and all communications pertaining to the review of inventory and valuation data will be by mail, email, phone, fax, or other electronic means only.
Town of Crawford
STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 1
WHEREAS on March 13, 2020, I declared and proclaimed a disaster emergency in the Town of Crawford and ordered the temporary suspension of certain policies, rules and laws; and
WHEREAS, said State of Emergency was extended on May 15, 2020; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to temporarily suspend and modify parts of certain additional local laws, ordinances, order rules and regulations to assist and aid in coping with the health disaster.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles E. Carnes, Supervisor of the Town of Crawford, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 24(g) of Article 2-B of the Executive Law to temporarily suspend or modify any local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation or parts thereof during a disaster emergency, if compliance with such local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation would prevent, hinder or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency, or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, I hereby order the following additional suspension:
Those parts of the Town of Crawford’s Zoning Code, laws, rules and regulations and planning approval requirements which pertain to outdoor dining and drinking conducted on or adjacent to the premises of existing restaurants, eating and drinking places, fast food establishments, delicatessens and similar establishments with the approved indoor seating, subject to the provider complying with all the New York State safety and other regulatory requirements issued under the Governor’s applicable Executive Order and provided that the dining and drinking areas are not set up in fire lanes or other areas where they would significantly impede emergency responses or the flow of traffic in the judgement of the Town’s Code Compliance Department.
Said suspensions shall run from the date the Town of Crawford, along with other municipalities in the region, enters the Phase 2 reopening pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order(s) and run through the date of termination of the Town’s state of emergency, subject to extension by further order.
SO ORDERED ON JUNE 8, 2020
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
TOWN OF CRAWFORD PLANNING BOARD
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Public Hearings will be held on the following applications by the Planning Board, Town of Crawford, County of Orange, State of New York, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York.
Creative Nail Salon (OR) – 26-7-1.1 (2837 Rte. 17K) – change of use office/vacant to nail salon
Tri-State Solar Systems/Feeley (RA) – 7-1-103 (1956 Rte. 52) – residential ground-mounted solar panels
FOR THE PLANNING BOARD
Linda J. Zwart
“For Immediate Release”
9:00 am Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Town of Crawford 2020 Budget
Town of Crawford, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York
Supervisor Charles E. Carnes is pleased to announce the 2020 Town of Crawford Budget will once again be below the New York State Property Tax Cap for the 8th consecutive year. This will enable Town residents to be eligible for any New York State tax credit reimbursements. For 2020 there will be a minimal tax increase of .987% or less than 1%.
For 2020 the general tax levy will be $2,791,286 for the general budget in increase of $80,906 while the tax levy for the highway department will be $2,084,446 an increase of $24,941.
Rateables increased from $332,702,352 to $336,744,175 an increase of $4,041,823.
Water rates increased from $9.59 per unit to $10.00 per unit for an increase of about $10.00 per year for a single family home.
Sewer rate increased very slightly while lighting and parking rates remained roughly unchanged.
Unfunded mandates increased due to New York State raising the age law and expected ruling on court arraignments and representation for those accused of crimes.
The largest budget increases were police services, social services, IT and computers, medical and law enforcement. We used $100,000 from our fund balance for our general budget and $25,000 from our highway balance.
The expansion of our walking trail was completed in 2019 as well as new park facilities and new equipment for the highway department.
In 2020 we anticipate a new water source for Pine Bush and a revitalization of the Bullville area. As well as new sidewalks in the shopping area downtown. We also anticipate expanding our youth program.
Contact: Charles E. Carnes, Town Supervisor
Phone Contact: 845-744-5010