Wells Park Open for the Season

Wells Park, located at 98 Oak Street, is open for the season from 10 AM until dusk. The pavillion, field, stage, tiered area, bathrooms and tennis courts are available for rent through the Village of Brewster. Please fill out this form, which include COVID-19 rules and regulations, and email the completed form to the Village Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on availability of the park, please call the Village Office at 845-279-3760 during normal business hours.

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.

If you are a resident or small business that has experienced a change in financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 state of emergency and would like to request relief from service termination and relevying during the 180 days after the COVID-19 state of emergency expires, you must contact Village Clerk Michelle Chiudina at 845-279-3760 or via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than December 22, 2021.

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.

If you are a residential or small business customer who has experienced such a change in financial circumstances and wish to enter into a deferred payment agreement to address any outstanding or accrued payments, you must contact Village Clerk Michelle Chiudina at 845-279-3760 or via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than December 22, 2021. Additional information and supporting documentation from customers seeking to enter into a deferred payment agreement may be required.

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.

Please direct all other questions and concerns to Village Clerk Michelle Chiudina at 845-279-3760 or via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Village Offices Closing Early for Memorial Day

The Village of Brewster Offices will be closing early on May 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM and will not reopen until Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM. The Village of Brewster Court window will not open until 9:00 AM.

There will be a Memorial Day Parade hosted by the VFW Post 672 starting at 11:00 AM along North Main Street, Main Street and Railroad Avenue. There will be a ceremony at Veteran's Park following the parade. 

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend.

Village of Brewster Board of Trustees Special Meeting

VILLAGE OF BREWSTER
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SPECIAL MEETING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF BREWSTER will hold a SPECIAL MEETING on WEDNESDAY APRIL 28, 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 approve Resolution 042821-1, Resolution 042821-2, Resolution 042821-3, Resolution 042821-4, and any other business that needs to be addressed.  An agenda for this meeting will be posted on the Village website by April 28, 2021.

 

By order of the

Board of Trustees of the

Village of Brewster

Michelle Chiudina

Village Clerk

Board of Trustees TENTATIVE BUDGET WORK SESSION 3/31/2021

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. virtually through Zoom, the Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number to call is 1-929-205-6099. The work session is to evaluate and rework the 2021 Tentative Budget but no public comment will be taken during the work session.

By order of the
Board of Trustees of the
Village of Brewster
Michelle Chiudina
Village Clerk

Public Forum for Draft Plan of Police Procedure Reform

VILLAGE OF BREWSTER
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PUBLIC FORUM

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIVES OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 203 OF GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO and in accordance with the subsequent guidance provided by New York State, the Village of Brewster will be conducting a public forum for the review and comment on its draft plan for Police Reform, which is available for download on the Village of Brewster website, by clicking here, or for viewing at Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509. Said forum will be conducted on March 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM via Zoom Cloud Meeting, Meeting ID 207 812 8623 and the phone number needed to call in is 1-929-205-6099. The comment period will be open until 11:59 PM on March 10, 2021 and all comments can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to the Village of Brewster Offices at 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509. All community stakeholders as well as all interested groups and individuals are invited to attend, participate and offer comment at that time.

By Order of the
Board of Trustees of the
Village of Brewster
Michelle Chiudina
Village Clerk

PUBLIC HEARING UNDER THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW IN REGARD TO THE URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR THE BREWSTER URBAN RENEWAL AREA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster, pursuant to Article 2 of the Eminent Domain Procedure Law of the State of New York, shall hold a Virtual Public Hearing on the 17th day of February, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter that evening as possible on Zoom Cloud Meeting, Meeting ID: 207 812 8623, and is available by phone 1-929-205-6099 on the Urban Renewal Plan for the Village of Brewster Urban Renewal Area, as duly adopted by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees on or about May 18, 2016.

The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss and consider the acquisition by eminent domain of fee simple property interests in certain real property parcels, lots and/or tracts of land located within the Village of Brewster in accordance with, and in furtherance of the public purposes of the referenced Urban Renewal Plan. Such discussion and consideration of the acquisition by eminent domain of said property interests shall include and not be limited to those real property parcels, lots and/or tracts of land which have been specifically identified in the referenced Urban Renewal Plan, as well as certain other parcels, lots and/or tracts of land not identified in the referenced Urban Renewal Plan for which the acquisition of such fee simple therein would also be in accordance with, and in furtherance of the public purposes of the referenced Urban Renewal Plan.

The real property parcels, lots and/or tracts of land located within the Village of Brewster which shall be considered for acquisition by eminent domain of such fee simple property interests in accordance with and in furtherance of the public purposes of the referenced Urban Renewal Plan shall be as follows:

Property Address                  Record Owner                                  Tax Identification #

31 Main Street                        LTD Sprague Inn                                67.34-2-55

35 Main Street                        Mahogany Ridge Associates              67.34-2-54                              

15 Park Street                         Mahogany Ridge Associates              67.42-1-3

47-49 Main Street                   Marst Holding Co LLC                      67.34-2-52

52 Main Street                        Playhouse Building Inc.                     67.34-2-6

55-61 Main Street                   Tamarabros LLC                                67.34-2-51

65 Main Street                        Nuvance Health                                  67.34-1-2

2 Marvin Avenue                    Iglesia Fuente De Garcia Inc.              67-42-1-2

4 Park Street                           Iglesia Fuente De Garcia Inc.             67.42-1-6

5 Park Street                           Llir Cubi                                             67-42-1-5

7 Park Street                           Northeastern Conference Center        67-42-1-4

80-88 Main Street                   Brewster Commons LLC                   67.34-2-17

20 Garden Street                     20 Garden Street LLC                        67-34.1.37

56-62 Main Street                   Hi-Keung Kwok                                 67.34-2-7

63 Main Street                        Cameo Brewster LLC                         67.34-2-50

66-70 Main Street                   56-70 Main Street Corp                      67.34-2-8

72 Main Street                         Axel Development Corp                     67.34-2-14

74 Main Street                         Axel Development Corp                     67.34-2-15

39 Main Street                        Park-Main LLC                                  67.34-2-53

10 Marvin Avenue                  ADC Putnam Homes LLC                 67.42-1-7

90-94 Main Street                   Theater One LLC                               67.34-2-18

98-100 Main Street                 Little Apple Partnership LLC             67.34-2-19

104 Main Street                      Martingale Management LLC            67.34-2-20

35 Oak Street                          Martingale Management LLC            67.34-2-31

390 Railroad Avenue              City of New York DEP                      67.11-2-3         

ANY PROPERTY OWNER WHO MAY SUBSEQUENTLY WISH TO CHALLENGE THE CONDEMNATION OF THEIR PROPERTY VIA JUDICIAL REVIEW MAY ONLY DO SO ON THE BASIS OF ISSUES, FACTS AND OBJECTIONS RAISED AT SUCH PUBLIC HEARING.

At said Public Hearing, all interested parties will be heard.

By Order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster, Michelle Chiudina Village Clerk.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Immediate Release
Putnam County Executive
MaryEllen Odell
845-808-1001
January 11, 2021
The Putnam County Department of Health is preparing to expand COVID-19 vaccination distribution to those aged 75 and older, first responders, teachers and other essential workers who live and/or work in the county, as the state institutes Phase 1B of its vaccination program, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said.
“This is a good step forward,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “The rollout will still be slow because the supply is so very limited. We are hopeful that vaccine production will ramp up and that the supply will increase to meet the demand.”
Vaccinations are by appointment only.
To sign up, start by seeing if you are eligible:
https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
If you are, you will be given a list of local places where you can get a vaccination.
Those eligible can also call the State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline for an appointment: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Prior to receiving the vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine you will receive a submission ID.
Do not show up to a vaccination site without an appointment. You will not be given a vaccine.
For information about eligibility, phased distribution and more, visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/what-you-need-know.

On Monday, Jan. 11, the Putnam County Department of Health ran its second Phase 1A vaccination point of dispensing, or POD, at Carmel Friendship Center on Old Route 6 for healthcare workers and those who live or work in nursing homes or group homes only. The health department has administered 600 doses of the Moderna vaccine, all it has received so far. The department expects another 300 doses this week.
Other agencies, including hospitals, urgent cares, health centers and pharmacies, will also be vaccinating people. Because of the limited supplies, it is expected to take until mid-April to vaccinate all the New York State residents in the approved 1A and 1B groups.
Those now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination include:
· Teachers and education workers
· First responders
· Public safety workers
· Public transit workers
· People 75 and older
· High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
· Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
· Federally Qualified Health Center employees
· EMS workers
· Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
· Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities
· Urgent Care providers
· Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff
· All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
· All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
· All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
· Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff
· Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
· Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
· Registered Nurses
· Specialty medical practices of all types
· Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
· Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
· Physical Therapists and their staff
· Optometrists and their staff
· Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides
• Home care workers
• Hospice workers
· Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

Check www.putnamcountyny.gov for updates.

Board of Trustees Thank Donors for Village Christmas Tree

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. 

Payments Resume for Commuter Lot Parkers

November 5, 2020

Dear Village of Brewster Parking Permit Holders:

Over the past nine months, the Village of Brewster has been proactive in addressing the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  One of the unintended consequences of this pandemic has been the financial toll it has taken on our small towns and villages, as well as on our residents and commuters.

In response to commuter concerns, we halted payments for parking permits, while still holding those parking spots within the Village lots, to help ease the stress and financial burden during these uncertain times.

The Village of Brewster has also been affected by the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, and as we approach the next billing quarter, we need to take steps to ensure the financial health of the Village.  On November 4, 2020, the Board of Trustees agreed to resume charging fees for parking in the commuter lots that were being held during the COVID-19 shutdown.  This decision was not without careful thought and discussion and the understanding that many commuters are still not utilizing the parking lots at this time. 

If you wish to continue holding your parking spot, payment for the December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021 quarter must be received (or postmarked) no later than December 31, 2020.  If you choose not to renew your permit, please contact the Village of Brewster no later than December 31, 2020 to let us know.  If payment is not received by December 31, 2020, we will no longer be able to hold your parking spot (Railroad Avenue Lot, Marvin Avenue Lot, Green Lot, and Tri-State Lot), as well as your spot on the waiting list, and we will consider your account inactive.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated during these continued difficult times.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Village Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns.

Putnam County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020

Below is the link to the Putnam County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update for 2020. This plan is required by State and Federal agencies in order for communities in Putnam County to be eligible for certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance. The ultimate gal of hazard mitigation is to reduce loss of life and property, lessening the impact of disasters. The link below answers questions such as, what is hazard mitigation, what is mitigation planning, the types of mitigation actions and how this plan effects Putnam County. There is also a brief questionnaire that can be taken to participate in the Hazard Mitigation Plan to strengthen the plan. That questionnaire can be found here: www.surveymonkey/r/PutnamHMP2020.

Again, here is the link to the full update document on the Putnam County website, which includes links to more information about the Hazard Mitigation Plan.

 

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

Village Hall - Window & Phone: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- For assistance after business hours, email the Village Clerk mchiudina@brewstervillage-ny.gov

Village Court - Window Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Closed 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for lunch
                        - Phone Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU COME TO ENSURE A COURT CLERK IS AVAILABLE*

Summer Hours: (Tuesday after Memorial Day until Friday before Labor Day)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.