ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE BREWSTER-SOUTHEAST JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

LEGAL NOTICE

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.
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Date: November 10, 2020
Mia Tagliafierro, Secretary
Board of Fire Commissioners
Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District

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

 

LEGAL NOTICE
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
Michelle Chiudina
Village Clerk

NEW Court Window Hours Take Effect November 2, 2020

ATTENTION:

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 www.putnamboe.com

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

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: http://southeast-ny.gov/359/Electronic-Waste

Community Grows in Brewster

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!

For more information visit www.CulturalArtsCo.com, call (845) 363 - 8330, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on Facebook at “Cultural Arts Coalition”.

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July Water Bill Correction

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.

If you would like a breakdown of the calculations for the bills,please contact the Village Office at 845-279-3760 or email the Village Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

 

Click here to view the July Water Bill Correction Letter

July 4th

The Village Offices at 50 Main Street will be closing today, July 2nd at 2:00 PM and will not reopen until Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Thank you and Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July.

Declaration of Local Emergency in the Village of Brewster - Outdoor Dining

Please see the below articles for the Declaration of Local Emergency in the Village of Brewster pertaining to Outdoor Dining.

If your business would like to apply for this permit, please contact the Village Offices at 845-279-3760 or email the Village Clerk @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Declaration of Local Emergency on June 19, 2020

Declaration of Local Emergency on June 25, 2020

Declaration of Local Emergency on July 1, 2020

Declaration of Local Emergency on July 6, 2020

Declaration of Local Emergency on August 7, 2020

Declaration of Local Emergency on August 12, 2020

Declaration of Local Emergency on August 17, 2020

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)

Police@brewstervillage-ny.gov

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.