ATTENTION VILLAGE OF BREWSTER RESIDENTIAL REFUSE USERS ON MONTHLY BILLING:
The Village of Brewster will be raising the rate for the monthly billing effective June 1, 2023, to $45 per unit. This increase is due to the overhead costs associated with the printing, processing, and mailing of the bills and payments.
If you do not wish to be billed monthly for the refuse and would like to switch to the annual bill, the Village will evaluate how much is still due on your bill and charge you that amount. You will have 30 days to pay the amount or you will receive a 10% penalty.
Please inform Village Hall by June 26th if you would like to be removed from the monthly refuse bill in order to process your request before the next bills are printed. Please contact Village Hall if you have any questions.
Prospect Street One-Way Consideration
Dear Village Resident,
On March 1, 2023, at 7:30 PM the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees will be hosting a public forum at Village Hall, 50 Main Street, to discuss the Prospect Street traffic issues that occur on Sundays.
The Board of Trustees has received complaints regarding the difficulty in parking and traveling on Prospect Street on Sundays and is considering making the road a one-way on Sundays to provide some relief.
While this is not the final decision, the Board is asking for public input on the change to gauge what the other options may be and how to relieve this area of congestion on Sundays.
The Board of Trustees is looking forward to working with the community to determine the best solution for traffic flow in this area.
THE VILLAGE OF BREWSTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES DECISION:
The Board has decided to allow St. Lawrence Church to continue with its parking lot project in hopes that it will alleviate some of the congestion on Prospect Street. In the meantime, the Board has instructed the Village Police Department to patrol the area, especially on Sundays, for patrons who are blocking residents' driveways, speeding, and other infractions. This increased enforcement will help ensure the safety of those in the area and those visiting the area and will begin immediately. Anyone who violates the law will be ticketed and towed at their own expense. Once the parking lot is completed, the Board will invite the public to a meeting and reassess the issues with traffic flow in this area. The minutes from this meeting will be posted on March 15, 2023, please contact Village Hall if you have any questions.
Brush and Leaf Pick Up by Village Department of Public Works
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 Planning Board Public Hearing - Brewster Crossings Zoom Recording
The Planning Board of the Village of Brewster would like to thank all who attended the Public Hearing last, whether that be in person or via Zoom. The Planning Board would also like to give a special thank you to those who stood and made their comments and asked questions as well as to those who wrote in their comments and questions in the drop box. Chairman Lowell motioned to keep the Public Hearing open until their next meeting on December 21, 2021. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM but the location is yet to be determined but will be announced by the first week in December.
If you were unable to attend the meeting, there is a Zoom recording available by clicking the link below:
As of February 2022, the lay out of the plan for this project, can be found here. Highlights from the project packet that the Planning Board recieved can be found here for Pages 1, 4-6 , Pages 8-10 and Page 20. Hard copies of the project plans are available to review are available at Village Hall Monday to Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM.