- Board of Trustees Meeting 6 Mar 2024 07:30 - 09:00
- Planning Board Meeting 19 Mar 2024 07:30 - 09:00
- Board of Trustees Meeting 20 Mar 2024 07:30 - 09:00
- Board of Trustees Meeting 3 Apr 2024 07:30 - 09:00
- Planning Board Meeting 16 Apr 2024 07:30 - 09:00
Alerts & Announcements
VILLAGE HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 13, 2024 DUE TO THE IMPENDING SNOWSTORM.
AS A REMINDER, SNOW MUST BE REMOVED FROM SIDEWALKS WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER THE STORM ENDS. NO VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED TO BE PARKED ON THE ROAD DURING THE STORM TO ALLOW THE VILLAGE DPW TO CLEAR THE ROADS EFFICIENTLY.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A NON-EMERGENCY SITUATION DURING THE STORM, PLEASE CONTACT THE VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 914-804-8442
THE SPRING HYDRANT FLUSHING WILL NOW BE ON MAY 8, 2024, PLEASE INFORM YOUR TENANTS OF THIS CHANGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SIGNS WILL BE POSTED AT THE ENTRANCES OF THE VILLAGE A WEEK BEFORE THE FLUSHING.
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 May 8th is recommended.
ATTENTION TRI-STATE PARKERS:
The Village of Brewster is aware of the streetlights that are out in the Tri-State lot that resulted from a tree that took down the wires during the most recent storm. The Village is working with NYSEG to get the lights turned back on as soon as possible. If you would like to be escorted down to the Tri-State Lot from the train station, you may call the Officer On Duty at 914-804-8442.
Attention all Residential Refuse users in the Village of Brewster:
On October 20, 2021, at the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees Meeting, the Board approved the Residential Refuse, Bulk and Recyclable Materials Bid that was provided by Suburban Carting. This new contract period begins on January 1, 2022, and ends on December 31, 2024, with the option to extend the contract for one or two years.
Beginning January 1, 2024, the Village will be increasing the price for the annual and monthly refuse bills to meet the current prices for overhead costs and processing fees that come with the billing. The new rates will be as follows:
Refuse bill paid yearly in March: $475 per unit
Refuse bill paid using the monthly option: $46.75 per unit, per month
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. When this contract expires at the end of 2024; the Village of Brewster will decide if they would like to continue with Suburban Carting for an additional year or send out a bid for the carting contract and follow the same procedure. The refuse fee pays for the overhead costs and the contractual expenses to continue the service that all residents must use.
If you would like to switch from either billing schedule, you must contact the Village Clerk at 845-279-3760 or via email
ATTENTION VILLAGE RESIDENTS,
The Village of Brewster Department of Public Works will be going through the Village on a weekly basis to collect unwanted leaves and brush. Hedge and tree trimmings should be tied in bundles no larger than three feet in length and 16 inches in diameter. Leaves that need to be picked up must be loose on the edge of the street but off of the sidewalk. Leaves will only be cleaned up if they are on the side of the street. After November 30th of each year, grass clippings and leaves shall be placed in open plastic containers or paper bags for collection. Do not intermingle grass clippings and leaves with other debris such as rocks, wood, metal, hard plastics, tree branches of any size, etc. This will damage the vacuum that cleans up the leaves and will delay collections. Wet leaves will not be collected. Tree stumps will not be collected.
Please review the Village Code: Chapter 205: Solid Waste for more information.
Village of Brewster
WINTER STREET PARKING
Please be advised that the parking of vehicles is prohibited on all streets and highways within the Village of Brewster during the winter months as follows:
DECEMBER 1 to MARCH 15
2:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M.
Main Street Only
11:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
All Other Streets
Winter Village Resident Parking Permits are available in the Village office for Tri-State Parking Lot.
$60 for 7 PM to 7 AM
$140 for 24-hour parking
Purchased permit valid December 1, 2023 through March 15, 2024
Telephone: (845) 279-3760
Village of Brewster
SNOW & ICE REMOVAL
Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance (§ 218-8 — § 218-11) excerpt from Village Code:
§ 218-8 Responsibility of owners and occupants.
A. The owners and occupants of properties adjoining sidewalks commonly used by the public in the Village of Brewster shall keep such sidewalks in repair and free and completely clear of snow, ice, dirt, and other obstructions. With respect to the clearing of snow and ice removal, such must be removed within 24 hours after the period in which such snow or ice has accumulated. All other repairs and maintenance shall be performed within a reasonable time period.
§ 218-10 Enforcement.
This article shall be enforceable by the Village of Brewster Highway Superintendent and Code Enforcement Officer, and/or Village Police, who are hereby authorized to issue and serve an appearance ticket with respect to violation(s) of this article.
In addition to a violation and potential penalty, the Village will clear the sidewalk and charge the property owner for the cost of the snow/ice removal. Unpaid balances will be relevied on your taxes.
DO NOT THROW SNOW IN THE STREET!