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Village Municipal Office Phone: 845-279-3760
Village Court Office Phone: 845-279-4020
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.

Village of Brewster, NY

NYSEG Meter Upgrades in the Village

NYSEG has begun its installation process for the new smart meters that will be installed in the coming weeks. You may experience temporary loss of power but it will be restored once the smart meter installation is complete. NYSEG representatives will continue to read meters until the regionwide upgrade is complete. Please visit this website for more information:

The New York Department of State hosts an Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) that Can Provide Peace of Mind with a Secure Address

The ACP is a FREE program that lets you shield your home address to help maintain your safety.

The ACP is available to you and your immediate family if you have experienced Domestic Violence, stalking, sexual offenses, human trafficking, and reproductive healthcare services, including patients, volunteers, providers, and their employees.

If you qualify, you’ll get a secure Albany post office box as your official mailing address.

The ACP forwards all first class and certified mail from your private PO Box to your home address. Our service is private, secure, and safe.

Apply to the ACP Program in Three Easy Steps!

1. Visit ON.NY.GOV/49yYE69 to access the ACP secure online portal.
2. Complete the ACP application and submit it electronically.
3. An ACP representative will promptly process your application and contact you with a welcome email and a new confidential address.

You Are Not Alone!
New York State offers valuable victim services and resources:

NYS Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (800) 942-6906
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence NY.GOV
NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence ORG (518) 482-5465
NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault ORG
Human Trafficking Resource Center (888) 373-7888
Report Human Trafficking to the New York State Attorney General NY.GOV/Feature/Human-Trafficking

For more information about the ACP, visit:


Village Court Part Time Position Available

Job Opening - Part-Time Assistant Court Clerk

Village of Brewster Justice Court is seeking a part-time assistant court clerk. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.

Applicants must be dependable, able to have a flexible schedule, friendly, computer literate. Duties include basic office duties - scanning, faxing, copying, helping at the window, answering phones, processing payments, willingness to learn Court Room Program.

Position is up to 20 hours per week Monday – Friday, including occasional Monday evening Court Sessions.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

All qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the below email address:

6/11/24 - we are no longer accepting applications for this position but you may still come into Village Hall, 50 Main Street, and submit an application with a resume. 

Village Hall Closing Early on April 26, 2024

Village Hall will be closing at 1 PM on Friday, April 26, 2024, to join the Brewster PBA for Repast in Honor of Sgt. Richard Gurniak at the Brewster Elks Lodge 1430 Route 22, Brewster NY.

Urban Renewal Project Update – March 29, 2024

The Village of Brewster is pleased to inform the public of a major update provided by iPark Brewster. As of March 29, 2024, iPark has announced that they will be closing on all of the properties in the first phase nestled between Old Town Hall, Railroad Avenue, Main Street, and Marvin Avenue within the next 60 to 90 days. The Village appreciates the patience of the public during this time and looks forward to providing more updates from iPark as they become available. Thank you for your continued confidence and support in this project.



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF BREWSTER will hold a Public Hearing on WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 2024, 7:30 P.M. at Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY, 10509. The purpose of this Public Hearing is to take and hear comments on the 2024-2025 Proposed 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 online at, five (5) days prior to the public hearing. All persons wishing to be heard on the question of the adoption of the proposed budget will be provided an opportunity, as time permits.

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

FY 2025 Proposed Budget

New York State Grant Awarded to the Village of Brewster

Harckham Aids in Getting Brewster a New Backhoe Loader

By Eric Gross

Senator Peter Harckham joined Brewster Village officials to inspect the recently purchased piece of heavy equipment. Photo, Eric Gross

Senator Peter Harckham joined Brewster Village officials to inspect the recently purchased piece of heavy equipment. Photo, Eric Gross

Describing it as the “nuts and bolts of what we do,” State Senator Peter Harckham stopped by at Wells Park in Brewster last week to inspect a new tractor backhoe loader purchased by the village with a $50,000 state grant acquired by the Putnam lawmaker.

The equipment, which carried a price tag of $100,000, will be used this spring by the village’s Public Works Department.

While meeting with Mayor Jim Schoenig, Village Trustees Mary Bryde and George Gaspar and DPW Superintendent Domenic Consentino, Harckham said he was pleased to assist: “By receiving this money from the state, local property owners are being saved tax dollars. One way I can support our local municipalities is by helping them with the financial resources to carry out their high level of service.”

Mayor Schoenig thanked the senator for “again stepping up to the plate to assist our village. The new tractor backhoe loader is a much-needed addition to the DPW’s equipment inventory and will be a big boost to the department. It is a versatile piece of equipment that will be used multiple times a week for tasks like snow removal, water main breaks and sidewalk repair, to name a few. We appreciate everything Senator Harckham has done for the village over the years.”

Gross, Eric. 2024. Harckham Aids in Getting Brewster a New Backhoe Loader. Putnam County Courier, March 19.



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.  

Village of Brewster Board of Trustees January 17, 2024 Meeting

17 JANUARY 2024
7:30 P.M.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster is holding a regular meeting at 7:30 PM, on January 17, 2024, at Village Hall, at 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509.
Attendees: Absent:

Pledge to flag.
Notion of Exits
Regular Meeting

  1. Monthly Reports
    1. Code Enforcement Report, December 2023
    2.  Engineer’s Report, December 2023.
    3. Police Report, December 2023.
  2. Account 369 – Water Bill.
  3. Account 172 – Water Bill.
  4. PBA Union Contract.
  5. IMA – Town of Southeast Snow Management.
  6. Correspondence Sent & Received for December 2023.
  7. Minutes for Approval – January 3, 2024.
  8. Vouchers Payable.
  9. Other Business
  10. New Business
  11. Public Comment
  12. Executive Session, possible.
  13. Adjourn

Refuse Rate Increase for 2024

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Before December 27, 2023. Please include your name, your residential address, and a telephone number. Please contact the Village Office if you have any questions.

Board of Trustees Agenda 11/1/2023

7:30 P.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster is holding a regular meeting at 7:30 PM, on November 1, 2023, at Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY.

Pledge to Flag

Notion of Exits

Regular Meeting

  1. Monthly Reports
    1. 1. DPW Report.
    2. 2. Planning Board Report for October 2023.
    3. 3. Zoning Board Report.
  2. Gentech LTD proposal.
  3. Special Meeting iPark update November 8, 2023.
  4. Minutes for Approval – October 18, 2023.
  5. Vouchers Payable.
  6. Other Business.
  7. New Business.
  8. Public Comment.
  9. Executive Session, possible.
  10. Adjourn.