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.
LEGAL NOTICE - VILLAGE OF BREWSTER - BOARD OF TRUSTEES - PUBLIC HEARING - June 19, 2013 - 7:30 P.M.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster will hold a Public Hearing ON JUNE 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM or as soon thereafter as time permits for the purpose of obtaining public input in regard to proposed revisions to the amended Chapter 236, Sections 236-5(1) and 236-5(9), entitled “Application for taxi operator’s license,” which provides that the applicant must first have obtained a New York State Class E or CDL Driver’s License in order to be eligible for a taxi operator’s license, and which subjects the taxi operator to driver’s license status checks through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Text of the proposed Local Law is available to the general public in the Village Clerk’s office or online at www.brewstervillage-ny.gov
The Public Hearing will take place at Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509. Anyone wishing to be heard may do so as time permits. The Village of Brewster 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 Village Clerk.
Village of Brewster Receives $7,500 Greenway Grant for a Main Street Study
(Albany, NY) Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, is pleased to announce the Village of Brewster has received a $7,500 matching Greenway Communities Grant for the development of a Main Street study. A total of $30,000 was awarded to five community projects in the Hudson Valley through the 2012 Greenway Council Community Grant Program.
The Village of Brewster will partner with the regional not-for-profit entity Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress to conduct a Main Street study through the Regional Fellows Leadership and Training Program’s Class of 2013. The Fellows team consists of 8 mid-level professionals from across the region that are assigned to this project and led by Pattern staff. The purpose of the study is to conduct an existing conditions survey of Main Street, assess the needs of local business and property owners, and analyze the results to prepare a final report with recommendations for revitalization efforts in a target area. The goal is to encourage economic development and identify opportunities to develop a downtown anchor.
Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, stated, “We are pleased to be able to support the collaborative partnership between the Village of Brewster and Pattern for Progress. Their effort to evaluate current strengths and opportunities will provide a strong foundation as they work to prepare a 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 Greenway Grant comes at a perfect time while we are undertaking multiple initiatives in partnership with Pattern for Progress and the Brewster Central School District to move the Village forward.
We are delighted that the Hudson River Valley Greenway has chosen the village to be the recipient of this grant.”
The Hudson River Valley Greenway works with communities on a voluntary basis to assist in the development of local land use plans and programs related to the Greenway criteria. Greenway community planning projects can be undertaken by a single community to address local issues or a group of communities working together to address both local and regional issues. Greenway Communities Grant Program provides grant funding to help communities develop and implement a vision for their future that balances Greenway criteria of economic development considerations with resource protection and promotion objectives.
The Hudson River Valley Greenway is a unique state-sponsored program established by the Greenway Act of 1991. Presently, 271 out of the 325 eligible municipalities within the Greenway area have joined the Greenway. The program is designed to encourage communities to develop projects and initiatives related to the criteria of natural and cultural resource protection, regional and local planning, economic development, public access to the Hudson River (as well as other regional and local resources), and heritage and environmental education. It provides technical assistance and small grants for planning, water trail and land-based trails and other projects that reinforce the Greenway Criteria. In keeping with the New York tradition of home rule, the Greenway program has no regulatory authority and participation of municipalities in Greenway programs and projects is entirely voluntary. The Greenway also manages the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
Visit www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov for more information on the Greenway
Visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com for more information on the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
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.
Brewster Founders Day 2013
Grand Central Terminal 100th Celebration
Metro-North Commuter Council
As part of the Metro-North Railroad (MNR) celebration of the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal (GCT) next year, the MNR Commuter Council is participating in a festival on each of the three lines that terminate in GCT. For the Harlem line, The Village of Brewster’s Founders Day has been chosen by the Council in light of its impressive historic station, the long history of rail service there and the prestige of the Founders Day program. The Council’s participation during the festival will feature informational tables at the station, a historic talk/tour about the station, a children’s activity, and a drawing for a trip to GCT with lunch and a tour. In a similar manner the Council will also be participating in Yonkers’ Riverfest and the Street and Music Fair in Pelham. MNR has approved of these selections and will be listing them in its Getaway brochure.
Mayor Jim Schoenig said; ‘The Village of Brewster is delighted to be selected as a showcase station for the Grand Central Terminal Centennial celebration. Our historic Village highlights our train station as the focal point for commerce, development, and growth. The station is integral to the success and continued advancement of the Village. A short ride to Grand Central Station puts you in the heart of Manhattan where public transportation or pedestrian pathways offer abundant attractions and destinations. Indeed Grand Central Station is a destination all by itself where attractive architecture and commercial opportunities abound. Our 2013 Founders Day is a great venue to showcase this honor.”