- Published: 20 January 2021 20 January 2021
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is it that makes the water turn orange when they flush the hydrant?
Minerals – Primarily Iron & Manganese
The Village of Brewster supply source is ground water drawn from five sand and gravel wells.
The semiannual hydrant flushing purges the system of the accumulated settlement of these minerals suspended in the ground water.
Opening the hydrants and increasing the water flow causes the disturbance of this settlement so that it may be flushed from the system.
Does running the tap water make it clear up faster?
No. To the contrary, running the water prolongs the turbulence in the system. The best thing to do is use as little water as possible for 12 to 24 hours so the system has a chance to settle out and clear.
Why does my toilet run after hydrant flushing?
Sometimes tiny particulate gets caught under the flush valve seal in the toilet holding tank preventing it from sealing tightly. The same can be true for washers and aerators (strainers) in faucets. Make sure your faucets and toilets are not leaking and are unobstructed after hydrant flushing. If you have strainers on washer supply hoses you should also check them but refraining from doing laundry for a 24 to 48-hour period from April 21st is recommended.
After this flushing, the next hydrant flushing is scheduled to be October 6, 2021.
- Published: 09 December 2020 09 December 2020
- Published: 08 December 2020 08 December 2020
Please use the links below to find important dates for Board Meetings and Village Holidays when the office will be closed.
- Published: 21 October 2020 21 October 2020
VILLAGE OF BREWSTER
URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT WORK SESSION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees, the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Brewster will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Gymnasium at 34 Prospect Street, as well as virtually through Zoom, the Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number to call is 1-929-205-6099. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Village Boards requires that no one from the public attend the meeting, and urge those who wish to hear the discussion join the Zoom call. The work session is to discuss the ongoing Urban Renewal Project and no public comment will be accepted.
By order of the
Board of Trustees of the
Village of Brewster
- Published: 19 October 2020 19 October 2020
- Published: 13 October 2020 13 October 2020
Attention Village and Southeast Residents:
The Department of Public Works has top soil available to all residents to be picked up during normal business hours. If you would like to pick up top soil, please call to make an appointment at 845-279-3760. Appointments must be between 8 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Limited quantities are available.
- Published: 23 September 2020 23 September 2020
Attention All Village Residents:
Due to COVID-19, the Village of Brewster polling location will be at 25 MARVIN AVENUE. Please be sure to wear a mask and remain socially distant while voting this year. If you have any questions please call the Putnam County Board of Elections at 845-808-1300 or visit their website www.putnamboe.com
- Published: 11 September 2020 11 September 2020
- Published: 13 July 2020 13 July 2020
By Judy Marano
During this very challenging time, the Cultural Arts Coalition is working hard to provide entertainment and programming online for our community. The Coalition urges all to periodically check the website at www.culturalarts.com for new and exciting offerings. Despite the pandemic, the Coalition's Garden Around the Corner project is in full swing, albeit with masks and social distancing! Headed by Master Gardener and Volunteer Coordinator, Anita Conway, the project is being executed by several dedicated people, call them "Garden Goddesses", who are watering, weeding, and transforming our beautiful parking lot garden. Board director, Olenna Truskett, comments, “The garden is like a moving artwork: Each day Mother Nature and the Goddesses mix up the palette.” Last year, this small canvas space yielded over 200 lbs. of produce that were delivered directly to the Putnam Community Action Partnership for distribution into the homes of community members in need. CAC is hopeful that this year will be even bigger, more fruitful, and more beautiful. Many people are struggling with the loss of jobs and concern about Covid-19, so grocery shopping, especially for produce, can be cost-prohibitive. We, at the Cultural Arts Coalition, recognize that helping our neighbors in an integral part of celebrating the community with transformative and inspiring arts!
- Published: 09 July 2020 09 July 2020
To Residents, Business Owners and Outside Water Users,
The Village of Brewster would like to inform all water users that the bills that were sent out on July 1,2020 are incorrect,but please know that this mistake will be remediated.
As many of you have noticed, we have a new bill layout as designed by our new program that we are using for billings. This new software is similar to our old software,but is still in the development stages as we continue to work to move all of our processes to a cloud-based server.
With that being said, there was an oversight in the water billing and all residents were charged the new rates for water from the previous reading date of March to April15, 2020, which should not have happened. The new rates were put into place on April15,2020 and the usage prior to that date should have been charged at the old rate.
After working with the programmers on this issue, we are able to give a credit to all water bills that are due August 3,2020, for the water used, that should have been charged at the old rate. If you have already paid your bill, you will receive a credit on your October water bill
for that amount. If you have not paid your bill,you may contact the Village Office for your new bill amount or you may choose to receive a credit on your next bill.
The Village of Brewster Offices apologize for the error and the confusion it caused this community. We are all suffering in different ways and the most important notion to remember is that we are all in this together. I, as Village Clerk, apologize for this oversight and would like to assure the public that this will not happen again.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Sincerely,
Michelle Chiudina Village Clerk & Treasurer