The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster is holding a regular meeting at 7:30 PM, on October 20, 2021 at Village Hall, at 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509.
Pledge to flag.
Notion of Exits
- Parade Permit – Animal Victory Entertainment.
- Boy Scouts Use of Wells Park.
- Monthly Reports
- Code Enforcement Report, September, 2021.
- Police Report, September, 2021.
- Award Refuse Bid.
- Brewster Heights Water Connection.
- Halloween in the Village.
- Parcel Closing Notice.
- Correspondence Sent & Received for September, 2021.
- Minutes for Approval – October 6, 2021.
- Vouchers Payable
- Other Business
- New Business
- Public Comment
- Executive Session, possible.
VILLAGE OF BREWSTER
PUTNAM COUNTY, NEW YORK
WELLS PARK BIKE CONNECTOR
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Village Clerk, Village of Brewster, Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, New York 10509, until 11:00 A.M. on October 29, 2021 immediately after which the bids will be opened publicly and read.
The work under this Contract comprises the furnishing of all tools, equipment, materials and labor for the construction of the Village of Brewster Wells Park Bike Connector located in Brewster, New York, complete, in place, tested and ready for use in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by J. Robert Folchetti & Associates, L.L.C.
The principal features of the Work to be performed for this Project include:
- The proposed use of the property is to create a Passive Recreation Area
and non-motorized trail connecting Wells Park to the Putnam County Trailway system. Improvements under this project will include the installation of an approximately 800 LF asphalt trail with retaining walls and guide rail for biking and walking.
The foregoing is a general description only and shall not be construed as a complete description of the Work to be performed for this Project.
One Bid will be received. Bids shall be on a unit price basis.
Prevailing wages established under the Davis-Bacon act will apply to this Contract. The Contract Documents contain requirements addressing prevailing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE and WBE participation, Section 3 requirements, and related matters.
Contract Documents may be examined at the Brewster Village Hall or the office of the ENGINEER, J. Robert Folchetti & Associates, L.L.C., 31 Sodom Road, Brewster, NY. Copies may be obtained from the offices of J. Robert Folchetti & Associates, LLC, 31 Sodom Road, Brewster, NY 10509, beginning on October 14, 2021, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Prospective bidders requests for mailing of Contract Documents will be filled by Federal Express or UPS. Prospective bidders shall furnish a prepaid Air Bill. Neither the OWNER nor the ENGINEER will be responsible for full or partial sets of Contract Documents, including any Addenda, obtained from other sources.
Bid security, and proof of qualifications to perform the Work shall be as described in the Instructions to Bidders.
Bidders shall comply with all special and statutory requirements in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
Contract time of commencement and completion will be as specified in the Agreement.
Each bid shall be accompanied by, a Bid Bond, the coverage of which is specified in the Instructions to Bidders. The Bid Bond Form is contained herein as part of the Contract Documents. Bonding Firm must be listed in OMB Circular 570.
Prevailing Wage Rates under Davis Bacon and MBE/WBE, as applicable, apply to this Contract.
This project is subject to the provisions of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and certificates required thereunder shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Brewster, NY.
For any reason whatsoever or for no reason the Village reserves the right to waive any informalities in the bids or to reject any and all bids. No bidder may withdraw his bid except by written request submitted at least twenty-four hours before the time for opening or until the lapse of 90 days after the actual opening thereof.
The Village is exempt from payment of sales and compensating use taxes of the State of New York and of Cities and Counties on all materials to be incorporated into the Work. These taxes shall not be included in the Bid.
The Village will furnish the required certificates of tax exemption to the CONTRACTOR for use in the purchase of supplies and materials to be incorporated into the Work.
The Village's exemption does not apply to construction tools, machinery, equipment or other property purchased by or leased by the CONTRACTOR, or to supplies or materials not incorporated into the Work.
Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Policy:
It is the policy of the Village that their Contractors shall comply with all Federal, State, and local law, policy orders, rules and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race creed, color, or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status and will take affirmative action to insure that they are afforded equal employment opportunities.
Provisions concerning this requirement are detailed in the Supplementary Conditions.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
VILLAGE OF BREWSTER
MAYOR JAMES J. SCHOENIG
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Gymnasium at 34 Prospect Street. The Work Session is to review the current plans for the Urban Renewal Project. There will be no public comment taken during the Work Session. This Work Session will be broadcasted via Zoom Cloud Meeting as well, the Meeting ID is 845 279 3760 and the phone number needed to call in is 1-929-205-6099.
The plans that will be shown at this work session can be found here.
By order of the
Board of Trustees of the
Village of Brewster
Moratorium on Water Service Termination, Moratorium on Water Relevy, and Opportunity for Deferred Payment Agreements
NOTICE TO RESIDENTIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS WATER CUSTOMERS
THE STATE OF EMERGENCY EXPIRES ON DECEMBER 22, 2021
On May 11, 2021 Governor Cuomo signed into law amendments to the Public Service Law that prevent municipalities and public utilities from terminating water service provided to residents and small businesses for non-payment during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Additionally, the amendments prevent municipalities from relevying previously accrued water charges on or after May 11, 2021 until either the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency, which is December 22, 2021.
All water suppliers must notify residential and small business customers of the protections afforded under the law.
Please be advised that service termination and relevying past due water charges is prohibited until December 22, 2021, for those residential and small business customers who have experienced a change in financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Please be further advised that the law does not eliminate a customer’s obligation to pay accrued charges. However, customers who have experienced a change in financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 state of emergency must be provided with the opportunity to enter into a deferred payment agreement without the imposition of deposits, late fees, or penalties.
Customers that do not request protection from service termination, or relevying, or do not enter into a deferred payment agreement, will be subject to the enforcement and lien provisions authorized by State and local law upon the expiration of the Public Service Law’s protections.
Click the link below to view the Village of Brewster FY 2022 Proposed Budget for the fiscal year starting June 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2022.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF BREWSTER will hold a Public Hearing on WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, 2021, 7:30 P.M. virtually through Zoom, the Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number to call in to is 1-929-205-6099, to take and hear comments on the 2021-2022 Budget as proposed by the Board of Trustees. A copy of the proposed budget will be available for review by the public, at the office of the Village Clerk and on our website five (5) days prior to the public hearing. All persons wishing to be heard on the question of the adoption of the tentative budget will be provided an opportunity, as time permits.
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.
The Village of Brewster would like to thank the following donors for their support in re-lighting the Village Christmas Tree. Their support has created a beautiful symbol of joy and peace of the season in our Village.
Paul & Candice Sciarrillo
Mike Durante, Inc.
George & Janet Gaspar
The Brewster Rotary Club
If you would like to make a donation, please remit payment to the Village of Brewster, 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509.