Village of Brewster Board of Trustees Public Hearing and Regular Meeting with Zoom 03/03/2021



3 MARCH 2021

7:30 P.M.




The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster is holding a virtual public hearing at 7:30 PM, on March 3, 2021 through Zoom Meeting, with a regular meeting to follow at 7:31 PM or soon thereafter. The Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number needed to call in is 1-929-205-6099.

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Public Hearing

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIVES OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 203 OF GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO and in accordance with the subsequent guidance provided by New York State, the Village of Brewster will be conducting a public forum for the review and comment on its draft plan for Police Reform.

Regular Meeting

  1. 530 North Main Street - Dr. Nassar Aqeel.
  2. Monthly Reports
  3. 1. Planning Board Reports for February, 2021
  4. 2. Engineer's Reports for February, 2021
  5. 3. DPW Report.
  6. 4. Zoning Board Report.
  7. Financial Report.
  8. Account 131 and 499 - Sewer Adjustment.
  9. Account 133 - Sewer Penalty Adjustment.
  10. Refer 861-869 Rt 22 Applicant to Planning Board.
  11. Minutes for Approval - February 17, 2021.
  12. Vouchers Payable
  13. Other Business
  14. New Business
  15. Public Comment
  16. Executive Session if possible
  17. Adjourn

Village Offices Delay Opening Until 10 AM on 2/2/2021 and The Refuse and Water Bills Due Date Extended to 2/3/2021

2/2/2021 10:00 AM UPDATE: The Village of Brewster Office is currently open for those who wish to pay their utility bills as well as for parking permits. The Village Court Office will not be opening today but Court Clerk Brittany Lowe is working remotely and can be reach via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please remember that the January Water Bill and the January Refuse Bill for Monthly Refuse Bills are now due on February 3, 2021. Please call the Village Office if you have any questions.

2/1/2021 10:00 PM UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the Villages Offices will be opening at 10 AM on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The water bills that were due February 1, 2021 and changed to February 2, 2021, are now due on February 3, 2021. The January Monthly Refuse Bill will also be due on February 3, 2021. Below is the State of Local Emergency Snow Ordinance that is in effect until 7 AM on February 3, 2021.

1/31/2021 7:00 PM UPDATE: The Village Offices will be closed tomorrow, February 1, 2021 and will reopen February 2, 2021 at 8:30 AM, the Court window will not be open until 9 AM, weather permitting. The water bills that are due February 1, 2021, are now due on February 2, 2021. Below is the State of Local Emergency Snow Ordinance that is in effect until 7 AM on February 3, 2021.


Beginning at 7 AM on Monday, February 1, 2021 and ending at 7 AM on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the Mayor has declared an emergency snow ordinance due to the upcoming storm. There will be no parking on Village Streets between the times listed above to ensure our Department of Public Works is able to clear the roads in a timely manner for emergency vehicles. Please contact the Village Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please see the State of Local Emergency Declaration below for more information.

For the most up to date information on closings for the Village Offices, please check our Facebook page, as well as the WHUD Storm Closing list on

Thank you and Stay Safe.

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Hydrant Flushing April 21, 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.

Village of Brewster Court Update

The Village of Brewster Court will not be holding court until further notice. The Village Court Office located at 50 Main Street will remain open until further notice, in person 9 AM to 2 PM and through phone or email, 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Please check our website and Facebook for up to date information. 

Important Dates for the Village of Brewster

Please use the links below to find important dates for Board Meetings and Village Holidays when the office will be closed.


2020-2021 Village Planning Board Meetings

2020-2021 Village Board of Trustees Meetings

2021 Suburban Carting Calendar for Refuse Pick Up

Please click here to view the current 2020 Calendar.

2021 Suburban Carting Calendar

2021 Suburban Carting Calendar SPANISH

Urban Renewal Project Work Session Zoom Meeting 10/28/20

This is the presentation shown at the work session mentioned below: 10.28.2020 Urban Renewal Project Presentation



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
Michelle Chiudina
Village Clerk

NEW Court Window Hours Take Effect November 2, 2020


Effective Monday November 2, 2020 the Court will have window hours. They will be 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. During these times you may pay a traffic ticket, hand in a traffic ticket or any other business you may have with the Court. Outside of these times the Count window will be CLOSED. If you need assistance during the CLOSED WINDOW HOUR times you can reach us VIA email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Village of Brewster Top Soil Available

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.

Village of Brewster Voting for General Election

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

E-Waste at Town of Southeast Highway Department

The Town of Southeast will be holding E-Waste Drop Off on September 12, 2020 from 10 PM to 2 PM at the Highway Department on Palmer Road. Please see the following link for more information:

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

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 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.