Refuse Bill Extension & Budget Billing Opportunity

Last night at the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Schoenig motioned to extend the Refuse bill out 2 weeks so those who still need to pay their refuse bills can do so without penalty until April 15, 2020. The Board is also extending the budget billing period so if you would like to join the budget billing schedule for refuse, you may do so until April 15th. You will be required to pay for January, February, and March at that time, which will be $75 per unit. ($25 per month per unit for 3 months) and the April refuse bill will be mailed out on or about April 15th. The motion was seconded by Trustee Boissonnault and the motion passed 5 to 0. If you would like to join the monthly refuse billing schedule, please call our office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, 845-279-3760 or email mchiudina@brewstervillage-ny,gov with your account number and/or Village address.

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Putnam County

The Putnam County Department of Health is planning a Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing clinic on Tuesday, April 7th from 2-4 pm.

Testing supplies are limited:

-Must be a Putnam County, NY resident with COVID-19 symptoms.

-Healthcare workers and first responders will be prioritized.

-Must pre-screen by taking a survey:

DO NOT call the health department regarding this testing event. Staff will call you on Monday, April 6 if you meet the criteria for testing. We must keep the phone lines open for other COVID-19 questions and guidance.

Proof of residency and employment will be verified at the testing site.

COVID-19 Testing/Resources

This information has been provided to the Village of Brewster by the Putnam County Department of Health. 

New York State Department of Health Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

Here is the live link for the NYSDOH self-assessment:

Online self-assessment and scheduling:

Nuvance Health: 1-888-667-9262

To schedule an appointment for testing press 2 a doctor's script is needed.

To schedule a virtual visit with a primary care provider and get a script for testing press 3.

*Do not have to be a Nuvance patient

Also as a part of Nuvance Health Testing,

If you have been evaluated by a PCP and have a script.

Fax script first to 845-454-5128

then call to schedule an appointment at 833-308-0712

Danbury Hospital:

To schedule, call 203-739-4344

Fax script to 203-739-1514

Need script to be faxed by MD

Need insurance card and photo ID.

Westchester Medical Center

914-202-4530, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Prescreen and appointment by phone.

Pulse MD Urgent Care


572 Route 6

Mahopac, NY

Emotional Support Line


Village Hydrant Flushing-April 15, 2020

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 15th is recommended.

The Village of Brewster Annual Water Quality Report can be found here.






PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF BREWSTER will hold a Public Hearing on WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 2021, 7:30 P.M. virtually through Zoom, the Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number to call in to is 1-929-205-6099, to take and hear comments on the 2020-2021 Tentative Budget as proposed by the Board of Trustees.  A copy of the tentative budget will be available for review by the public, at the office of the Village Clerk and online at  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.

By order of the

Board of Trustees of the

Village of Brewster

Michelle Chiudina

Village Clerk





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. virtually through Zoom, the Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number to call is 1-929-205-6099.  The work session is to evaluate and rework the 2021 Tentative Budget.

By order of the

Board of Trustees of the

Village of Brewster

Michelle Chiudina

Village Clerk

Village Court Dates Postponed

The following Village Court Dates have been postponed: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30. Cases will be rescheduled, please contact the Village Court with any questions, 845-279-4020.

The Public Hearing to be held on March 18, 2020 at 50 Main Street, at 7:30 pm, will continue as scheduled. Those who feel sick or uncomfortable attending may send in their comments pertaining to the public hearing and they will be read by the Board of Trustees for consideration.

In order to ensure the safety of the employees of the Village of Brewster against the COVID-19 virus, we ask that those paying utility bills, parking permit fees, building permit fees and all other payments be sent in the mail or may be done over the phone with a credit card. The Village of Brewster honors the date postmarked by the post office. If you have any questions, please call the Village Office, 845-279-3760.

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, please refer to the information provided by the Putnam County Department of Health.

Thank you,

Michelle Chiudina

COVID-19 Public Service Announcement

“As the information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been dispersed throughout the world, the Putnam County Commissioner of Health has assured the public that the Department of Health is working around the clock to keep our residents safe and healthy. This message was sent out to local leaders in our community:

"As of March 10, 2020, there are ZERO cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County. The PCDOH is working closely with NYSDOH to conduct testing in Putnam County. Testing for COVID-19 follows strict guidelines and testing is being prioritized at the State level. The PCDOH is committed to informing the public if a case of COVID-19 in Putnam County is brought to their attention, but again, at this time, there are NO cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County. It is important to remember that the PCDOH is recommending the same precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as one would do for the flu. Please practice basic hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and cleaning guidelines daily.

For residents who have questions we are encouraging them to visit the PCDOH website and follow our social media sites for the most current local information. The CDC and NYSDOH website are also reliable sources of information. If after exhausting these options residents still have questions, they can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These questions and answers will be placed on the website so that all residents can see what is being asked and what guidance is being given."

The Village of Brewster will be keeping the public informed through our Facebook page, website and e-mail that are sent out. If you would like to receive e-mails from the Village of Brewster on this and other matters, please e-mail the Village Clerk, Michelle Chiudina, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please use the websites below to see the information regarding COVID-19 and how best to seek assistance or health care if a resident is concerned that they may have been exposed. The PCDOH in constant contact with the NYSDOH and the CDC regarding updates to monitoring and testing guidelines.

For the most up-to-date local information:

For more information:

Those who feel sick should stay home and if you feel sick enough to go to the doctor, Urgent Care or Emergency Room, please call before you go. If you need emergency personnel such as EMTs or Police, please inform the operator of anyone who is sick and their symptoms at the emergency site.

The Village of Brewster would like to stress that the safety and health of the community is a top priority for the PCDOH and please know that these organizations at the County, State and Federal level are working nonstop to ensure our health and well-being.”

Notice of Hearing



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster will hold a public hearing on March 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as time permits, at the Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, New York 10509, pursuant to Sections 257-53 and 257-63 of the Village Code, for the purpose of hearing the public with regard to a proposed increase in water rents for Village residents and consumers outside the boundaries of the Village. Proposed rates are on file in the office of the Village Clerk and available for inspection.

At said hearing all interested persons are invited to attend and will be heard. The Village of Brewster is committed to equal access to all.

Dated: March 5, 2020



New York State’s Click It or Ticket

New York State’s Click It or Ticket mobilization will commence May 202019 and continue through June 2, 2019. The Brewster Police Department will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Program and focus on enforcing New York State’s Occupant Restraint Law. New York State is a “primary enforcement’ state. An officer may issue a traffic summons just for failure to wear a seat belt. A ticket may be issued to a driver who fails to make sure a child passenger is properly secured in a safety seat or with a seat belt. It’s important to know that Click It or Ticket is not about issuing summons it’s about saving lives.

Seat belts save lives and prevent serious injuries in a traffic crash. According to NHTSA, seat belts saved an estimated 14,668 lives of occupants 5 and older. If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts, and additional 2,456 lives could have been saved in 2016 alone. SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES- BUCKLE UP. 

PSA from the Brewster Police Department

Public Service Announcement from the Brewster Police Department

  • Help prevent theft.
  • Always lock your car, close all windows, take your keys, and keep valuables and packages hidden from sight, even in your own driveway!
  • Away from home, park in well-lit areas.
  • Do not exit the vehicle and leave it running.
  • Document the serial numbers of property.
  • Report all burglary or theft to the police.
  • Be aware of your surroundings; people can be watching you while you are concentrating on something else.
  • Report suspicious activity.
  • Play it safe. Do not put yourself or your family in danger and save the hassle of loss of property and vehicle repair by taking some preventive steps up front.

Contact Information

Village of Brewster
Village Office & Village Court
50 Main Street
Brewster, New York 10509

Village Office Phone: (845)279-3760 Fax: (845)278-7653

Village Court Phone: (845) 279 4020

Village Police: (845) 279-3618 (rings to State Police)

Officer on Duty Phone Number for Non-emergencies: 914-804-8442

Hours of Operation

For the Village Hall and Village Court

Village Hall - Window & Phone: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- For assistance after business hours, email the Village Clerk

Village Court - Window Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Closed 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for lunch
                        - Phone Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours: (Tuesday after Memorial Day until Friday before Labor Day)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.