- Published: 02 December 2020 02 December 2020
ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE BREWSTER-SOUTHEAST JOINT FIRE DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District will take place on December 8, 2020 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Brewster Fire Department Substation located at Route 312 & North Brewster Rd. Brewster, NY 10509, for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a five (5) year term, commencing January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2025. All voters registered with the County Board of Elections on or Before November 15, 2020 shall be eligible to vote.
Candidates for District Office shall have filed their names declaring his/her/their candidacy in the form of a letter with the Secretary of the Brewster-Southeast Fire District, at the fire house at 501 N. Main Street, Brewster, New York, no later than twenty days before the election, November 18, 2020
All persons voting are encouraged to wear a mask and to social distance.
Date: November 10, 2020
Mia Tagliafierro, Secretary
Board of Fire Commissioners
Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District
- 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: 23 September 2020 23 September 2020
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
- 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
- Published: 02 July 2020 02 July 2020
- Published: 24 June 2020 24 June 2020
Please see the below articles for the Declaration of Local Emergency in the Village of Brewster pertaining to Outdoor Dining.