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The Village of Brewster in Putnam County, NY is an historic community about an hour north of New York City, 30 minutes north of White Plains, 10 minutes from Connecticut and the City of Danbury. We are pursuing strategies and resources that will position us to renew our community by replacing worn-out housing stock, broadening our tax and government services customer base, re-purposing vacant buildings, leveraging new and upgraded infrastructure, capitalizing on the hub of two interstate highways, proximity to NYC via commuter rail, and highlighting natural surroundings such as the East Branch of the Croton River and other environmental assets.
VILLAGE OF BREWSTERBOARD OF TRUSTEESPUBLIC HEARING2016-2017 TENTATIVE BUDGETAPRIL 13, 20167:00 P.M.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF BREWSTER will hold a Budget Public Hearing Wednesday April 13, 2016, 7:00 PM at Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, N.Y. to take and hear comments on the 2016-2017 Tentative Budget as proposed by the Board of Trustees. The Budget Public Hearing may be continued as may be directed by the Board of Trustees at the April 13, 2016 Public Hearing but not beyond April 20, 2014. A copy of the tentative budget is currently available for review by the public at the office of the Village Clerk and online at www.brewstervillage-ny.gov and by law, at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing. All persons wishing to be heard on the question of the adoption of the tentative budget will be provided an opportunity, as time permits.
Current Budget CompensationMayor: $15,600.00 Trustee: $ 4,653.50Tentative Budget CompensationMayor: $15,600.00 (+ $0.00)Trustee: $ 4,653.50 (+$0.00) REVISED 4/6/16 TENTATIVE BUDGET ON FILE IN VILLAGE CLERK'S OFFICE AS OF 4-6-16
MS-4 ANNUAL REPORT
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Currently Seeking Planning & Zoning Board Applicants
The Village of Brewster is seeking individuals to serve our community on our Planning or Zoning Boards.
Interested individuals must be:
- A resident of the Village
- A citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years of age.
- Able to communicate verbally and in writing
- Able to remain impartial while hearing evidence for or against an applicant
- Of high ethical standards
- Able and willing to follow the rules of procedure for your board and contribute to meetings in a constructive way.
- Able to attend meetings when required (typically one meeting per month)
- Able to attend required training (4 hours annually)
This is a part-time community service position, which carries a nominal stipend for attendance at meetings and reimbursement of expenses for training with prior approval.
Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest, relevant experience and contact information to:
Mayor James J. Schoenig
50 Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
WINTER STREET PARKING
Please be advised that the parking of vehicles is prohibited on all streets and highways within the Village of Brewster during the winter months as follows:
DECEMBER 1 to MARCH 15
2:00A.M. to 7:00 A.M.
Main Street Only
11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
All Other Streets
Village Resident Parking Permits available in the Village office for Tri-State Parking Lot.
$50 for 7PM to 7AM
$100 for 24hour parking
Purchased permit valid December 1, 2015 through March 15, 2016
Keep your sidewalk clear of ice & snow
Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance (§ 218-8 — § 218-11) excerpt from Village Code:
§ 218-8 Responsibility of owners and occupants.
A. The owners and occupants of properties adjoining sidewalks commonly used by the public in the Village of Brewster shall keep such sidewalks in repair and free and completely clear of snow, ice, dirt and other obstructions. With respect to the clearing of snow and ice removal, such must be removed within 24 hours after the period in which such snow or ice has accumulated. All other repairs and maintenance shall be performed within a reasonable time period.
§ 218-10 Enforcement.
This article shall be enforceable by the Village of Brewster Highway Superintendent and Code Enforcement Officer, and/or Village Police, who are hereby authorized to issue and serve an appearance ticket with respect to violation(s) of this article.
In addition to a violation, the Village will clear the sidewalk and charge the property owner for the cost of the snow/ice removal. Unpaid balances will be relevied on your taxes.
DO NOT THROW SNOW IN THE STREET!
BREWSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES THIRD GRANT FROM THE NRA FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM
Chief John Del Gardo is pleased to announce the Brewster Police Department has received a $1,909.00 grant from the NRA Foundation. These funds will support the Department’s firearms training, proficiency and marksmanship programs. The NRA foundation supports programs that foster and improve firearms safety. The Department is grateful to the NRA Foundation for its commitment to law enforcement agencies across the Country. This is the third grant the Department has been awarded from the Foundation. Previous funding awards were utilized to purchase firearms range safety equipment and practice range ammunition.
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Fiscal Year 2016 Vouchers Payable and Year to Date budget reports are available through the "Government" / "Board of Trustees" / "Minutes, Reports..."
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
VRI Environmental Services, Inc. provides the full spectrum of services required to operate and maintain our wastewater facility at an optimum performance level, while at the same time keeping a close watch on operational costs. VRI Environmental Services, Inc. emergency service available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Emergencies or odors call 845-677-3839 any time of the day or night.
Covington Development LLC signs MOU with Village of Brewster
The Village of Brewster signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Covington Development LLC to achieve substantial improvements in the core downtown area. As part of the agreement, the Village is undertaking a Comprehensive Plan Update (CPU) focusing on Transit Oriented Development, Zoning Code Revisions, and expects to create an Urban Renewal Plan in line with the CPU.
The core downtown area of approximately 50 acres includes both sides of Main Street and extends to adjacent streets from the MTA commuter rail station to the famed East Branch of the Croton River, a world renowned trout fishing destination. Bordering on undeveloped lands of the NYC watershed to the south, new developments will take advantage of the attractive vistas.
The Village goals are;
to capitalize on the existing transportation infrastructure (Transit Oriented Development) and create new multi-modal transportation networks;
to capitalize on our existing infrastructure which includes newly modernized water system wells, water tank, and mains; and newly constructed sewer plant and mains; both with ample capacity for expansion;
to create economic value for the entire Village and greater Brewster area, focusing on the existing downtown core and redeveloping substandard sites and buildings;
to create jobs and career opportunities for Village and area residents;
to provide net positive tax revenue to the Village, Town, County and the School district;
to provide a vibrant downtown and create a diversity of uses (live, work, shop, learn, and play);
to restore and subsequently maintain the Village as a preeminent regional destination;
to provide a mixed-use downtown setting to include residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, parks, open space, cultural, civic and other uses;
to create and enhance Village gateways;
to improve streetscapes and create a pedestrian friendly “walkable” environment;
to achieve the adaptive reuse of vacant buildings where appropriate, or to rebuild for that purpose; and
to create sustainable development by implementing smart growth and green building design elements in an economically viable plan.
To those ends a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Covington Development LLC detailing the level of cooperation, milestones, and priorities required for Village renewal. Subsequently a Master Development Plan and a Land Acquisition and Development Agreement are expected to arise. Harold Lepler, principal of Covington Development LLC stated; “We are pleased to collaborate with the Village to provide a strong foundation as we strive to realize the vision for a revitalized downtown and balanced, sustainable community future.” Mayor Schoenig said, “The Village of Brewster is continuing to transform the community in a positive direction and this Memorandum of Understanding moves us to the next step toward the revitalization of Brewster, the Hub of the Harlem Valley.” Deputy Mayor Christine Piccini said; “Finally we are bringing the dreams of the past decades to fruition. This Board deserves praise for its hard work and dedication. I am excited to have played an important part and will continue working hard to accomplish our goals.” Covington Development LLC and affiliated associates are builders and developers of large corporate properties, skilled nursing, residential subdivisions and multifamily complexes in Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester and New York Counties. Among their notable achievements are Robin Hill Corporate Park, Mt. Ebo Corporate Center, Terravest Corporate Park, Clock Tower Commons, Highlands Retail Center, Fieldstone Pond, and Reed Farm.
The Village of Brewster in Putnam County, NY is an historic community about an hour north of New York City, 30 minutes north of White Plains, and 10 minutes from Connecticut and the city of Danbury. We are pursuing strategies and resources that will position us to renew our community by replacing worn-out housing stock, broadening our tax and government services customer base, re-purposing vacant buildings, leveraging new and upgraded infrastructure, capitalizing on the hub of two interstate highways, proximity to NYC via commuter rail, and highlighting natural surroundings such as the East Branch of the Croton River and other environmental assets to promote eco-tourism.
PRELIMINARY RTE 6 SIDEWALKS PROJECT AREAS (drawing)
Envision Brewster - Main Street Report June 2013
Please be advised before you have any work scheduled on your property or house you must call the village to find out if a permit is required.
Starting work without a permit carries a penalty of $250; PLUS the cost of the permit.
Call the Village Office before starting any work. It is in your own best interest.
The Village Code is a great resource and as is our website under the heading above: Buildings & Codes. There are forms and instructions on many common projects.
Generally, before a permit can be issued:
- If using a contractor, they must be licensed by Putnam County.
- Certificates of Insurance must be provided with the Village of Brewster named as additional insured.
- An Owner’s Consent form (notarized) must be submitted with the permit application. Notary is usually available at Village Hall.
- All work must comply with NYS Code and the Village of Brewster Code.
- Remember to schedule a Certificate of Occupancy/Compliance inspection upon completion of the work – and while the Permit is still current. Expired permits require repayment of the permit fee before a CO/C can be issued.
You may access the Village Code on the internet at: http://www.ecode360.com/BR1329
Village of Brewster
Please maintain your properties. Keeping each property in good condition improves the whole village!
We urge you to help the village by keeping your property in pristine condition. For information and reference on local village code visit our online code repository at http://www.ecode360.com/?custID=BR1329 New York State Codes can be found at http://publicecodes.citation.com/st/ny/st/index.htm