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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 office & court closing at 2:00 PM Friday May 27th.
Reopen 8 AM Tuesday May 31st.
Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and please honor our veterans and those who gave their lives for our country.
From VFW Post 672 May Newsletter:
On Monday May 30 we will gather again to remember those who sacrificed their lives in defense of our Country. Memorial Day is a day which all of us served and came home, must come out and lead the way, setting an example for the community around us. While we will always remember we must ensure that everyone remembers the day is not just about the unofficial start of summer, shopping, opening the pool and picnics. It is a day to take time to reflect on the sacrifices and to remember that those who died did so in part so that we could do all of the fun things associated with the long holiday weekend. Please join me as we muster for the Parade in front of the Brewster Fire Department. Please arrive by 10:30 as lineup is at 10:45 and step off is at 11:00. The ceremony begins once all of the marchers have made arrived at Veterans Park (Electrazone). Our keynote speaker this year is John Bourges. John is a retired NYPD Detective and a Veteran of Iraqi Freedom. He is the director of the Putnam County PFC Joseph Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program. I have heard him speak previously at Veteran events and I promise you that you that what he says will move you and you will remember his speech. I hope to see all of you there to honor those who did not come home.
The official Village of Brewster Government Page is now on FaceBook. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/brewstervillageny/ to view and follow.
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SUMMER HOURS IN EFFECT BEGINNING Tuesday, May 31st
Village of Brewster office and court will open at 8:00 A.M. and close at 4:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Fridays.
DPW will also be on modified hours starting ½ hour early each day and closing 2 ½ hours early on Fridays through Labor Day.
Regular hours will resume the day after Labor Day.
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
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.
2011-2015 Annual Financial Statements are posted via the "Government" / "Finance" menu
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.
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