Census 2020 – Everyone Counts in Putnam

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.

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Carmel Avenue Bridge

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.

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The 2019-2020 Board of Trustees.

2018 Board of Trustees

Dated: 12/04/2018

Congratulations Mary Bryde and Tom Boissonnault on your reelection. Christine, Mary, Tom and George; it goes without saying how dedicated you are!
Thank you,
Jim Schoenig

Recycling at a Glance

2019 Changes for Refuse Rules & Regulations

New 2019 Trash/Recycle/Bulk Pickup Calendar with Holidays

Recycling at a Glance in English y Espanol:

These Recycling Guidelines were put in place as of 2019 and will remain going forward. 

2019 recycle chart english

2019 recycle chart espanol

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2019 Annual Water Quality Report

Click here for the 2019 Annual Water Quality Report Online - 2019 Annual Water Quality Report

Refuse Rate Increase for 2021

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:

                                                                    2020                                                       2021

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.

If you would like to switch to the monthly billing program, you must contact the Village Clerk at 845-279-3760 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your name, your residential address and a telephone number. Please contact the Village Office if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation,

Michelle Chiudina

Village Clerk & Treasurer

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 mchiudina@brewstervillage-ny.gov

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.