April 1, 2020 is Census Day. The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The United States has been conducting the Census every ten years since 1790. Data from the Census will be used for the next ten years for many things - including determining New York State’s representation in Congress as well as local districting. Your responses determine where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more. Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future. Responding also fulfills your civic duty because it’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. Your responses are used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Census Bureau estimates that every person not counted equals a loss of approximately $2,500 per year to local municipalities. This means that every 400 people who are not counted equates to a loss of about $1 Million in funding - each year to our community.
We need to get everyone living in Putnam counted.
Attention Residents and Commuters:
The Carmel Avenue Bridge will have work being performed close to train tracks on or about December 17th. To facilitate this, the work will be done at night, the contractor expects that there will be no impact to traffic. However, light towers would be used to illuminate the work area but should not affect the nearby residences, and we expect this work to last only one night.
If you have any concerns about this project, please call the Village Offices.
Click image to enlarge
Congratulations Mary Bryde and Tom Boissonnault on your reelection. Christine, Mary, Tom and George; it goes without saying how dedicated you are!
Recycling at a Glance in English y Espanol:
These Recycling Guidelines were put in place as of 2019 and will remain going forward.
Click image to enlarge
September 23, 2020
Attention all refuse users in the Village of Brewster:
In 2017, the Village of Brewster began its contract with Suburban Carting to collect garbage and recycling twice a week and do a bulk pick up twice a year. The Village Board of Trustees signed the contract with the option to extend the refuse rate per unit through 2020, and agreed to an increase in the rate per unit in 2021.
On August 19, 2020, the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees notified Suburban Carting that the Village of Brewster would like to extend the contract until the end of 2021 at the increase proposed on the contract, which is $0.75 per unit.
On September 16, 2020, the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees discussed the increase of the refuse bill to cover the increase stated in the Suburban Carting contract and the increases in overhead involved when sending out a refuse bill. The following increases were approved by the Board of Trustees:
Refuse bill paid yearly in March: $290.00 per unit $300.00 per unit
Refuse bill paid using monthly option: $25.00 per unit per month $26.00 per unit per month
These new rates will go into effect on January 1, 2021. Please note that the Village of Brewster requests bids from multiple carting companies and selects the bid that is the most cost-effective choice for the Village residents. This contract expires at the end of 2021; the Village of Brewster will be going out to bid for the carting contract again and will follow the same procedure.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation,
Village Clerk & Treasurer