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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

Memorial Day Convoy

The Putnam County Veterans Service Agency, with the support of County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Sheriff Langley, has organized a Memorial Day Convoy. The convoy will be traveling through each town and village in Putnam County using the town halls as way points. We will have a police escort, military vehicles, fire vehicles, and local Veterans driving, flying flags, and playing music!

While safely practicing social distancing, we encourage people to come out along the route to celebrate the memory of those who died in active military service. Please bring your flags and honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The convoy will launch from the Donald B. Smith Campus in Carmel at 1:00PM sharp (convoy will assemble at Noon) on Monday May 25th. The convoy will be coming through the Village of Brewster between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The convoy will come down Carmel Avenue and down Main Street, passing Village Hall and continuing up Route 22 to pass the Town of Southeast Town Hall. Please show your support by coming out and cheering the veterans on as they make their way through Putnam County.

Memorial Day Village Office Hours

On May 22, 2020, the Village Offices will be closing at 12:00 pm and will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8:00 am.

Summer hours will begin that Tuesday for all Village Offices and are as follows:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.

These hours will be in effect until September 4, 2020.

Have a safe & happy Memorial Day!

BOT 20 May 2020 Regular Meeting Draft Agenda



20 MAY 2020

7:30 P.M.



The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster is holding a virtual regular meeting at 7:30 PM, on May 20, 2020 through Zoom Meeting. The Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number needed to call in is 1-929-205-6099.

Pledge to flag.

Notation of Exits

Regular Meeting

  1. Monthly Reports
    1. Police Report April, 2020.
    2. Code Enforcement April, 2020.
  2. Budget Adjustments for 2020 Budget.
  3. MS4 Adoption & Signature.
  4. Relevy Report & Approval.
  5. Tax Warrant Approval.
  6. LED Lights with NYSEG
  7. Minutes for approval.
    1. May 6, 2020 Minutes.
  8. Correspondence Sent/Received for April, 2020.
  9. Summer Hours Clarification. Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4 pm Friday 8 am to 1:30 pm.
  10. Account #373, Repayment Agreement Extension.
  11. Account #463, Repayment Agreement Extension.
  12. Vouchers Payable
  13. Other Business
  14. New Business
  15. Public Comment
  16. Executive Session, possible.
  17. Adjourn 

Earth Day 2020

The Town of Southeast and the Village of Brewster have continued the tradition of Earth Day with a road side clean up but were unable to hold the festivities we normally do this year due to COVID-19. 

If you would like to continue the tradition of Earth Day and pick up roadside litter please contact us. We are planning to make bags, gloves and vests available to individuals and groups for use through May 16-17 weekend. Please note that there is a limited supply of gloves & vests. We have plenty of bags.

Please call Supervisor Hay at 845-279-5345 to make an appointment to pick up the bags from Town Hall at 1360 Route 22. We will need to know your name, email address & phone number, the road(s) that you intend to clean up, and the number of bags that you think you will need.

If you do decide to participate, please be very careful, wear gloves and a mask, do not congregate in groups, and practice safe distancing from others. Please wear protective clothing. Please arm yourself against tick bites.”


Thank you,


Village of Brewster Special Meeting Board of Trustees Agenda

Village of Brewster Special Meeting Board of Trustees



29 APRIL 2020

7:30 P.M.



The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster is holding a virtual special meeting at 7:30 PM, on April 29, 2020 through Zoom Meeting. The Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number needed to call in is 1-929-205-6099.

  • Pledge to flag.
  • Notation of Exits
  • Regular Meeting
    1. 2020-2021 Budget Adoption
    2. 50 Main Street Lease
    3. Extension of Water Bill Penalty.
    4. Public Comment.
    5. Executive Session
    6. Adjourn


15 APRIL 2020
7:30 P.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster will hold a virtual public hearing at 7:30 PM followed by a regular meeting at 7:31PM or as soon thereafter as time permits, on April 15, 2020 through Zoom Cloud Meetings. The Zoom Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number needed to call in is 1-929-205-6099.
Pledge to flag.
Notation of Exits
Public Hearing

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster will hold a public hearing on April 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as time permits, at the Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, New York 10509, virtually through Zoom, to take and hear comments on the 2020-2021 Tentative Budget as proposed by the Board of Trustees. A copy of the tentative 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.

Regular Meeting
  1. Monthly Reports:
    1. Code Enforcement February & March, 2020 Report.
    2. Police Report March, 2020.
  2. Resolution 041520-1 – Revenue Anticipation Note.
  3. Electric Bid with Putnam County.
  4. Water Rate Proposed Increase.
  5. 2020-2021 Tentative Budget Approval.
  6. Correspondence sent & received for March, 2020.
  7. April 1, 2020 Minutes for approval.
  8. Vouchers Payable
  9. Other Business
  10. New Business
  11. Public Comment
  12. Executive Session
  13. Adjourn


Written Comments for 2021 Budget due by 11:59 on April 20, 2020 - Special Meeting to be held on April 29, 2020

At the Village Board of Trustees Meeting last night, Mayor Schoenig motioned to keep the Public Hearing open for the 2021 Budget, until April 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM for written comments via email (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or mailed in letter. A special remote meeting will be held to approve the 2020-2021 Budget on April 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM. The following is a legal notice for the special meeting:

2020-2021 BUDGET  


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the VILLAGE OF BREWSTER will hold a SPECIAL MEETING on WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2020, 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 the 2020-2021 Budget as proposed by the Board of Trustees and any other business that needs to be addressed. A copy of the budget will be available online at the following day. An agenda for this meeting will be posted on the Village website by April 28, 2020.  

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

Village Hydrant Flushing-April 15, 2020

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 15th is recommended.

The Village of Brewster Annual Water Quality Report can be found here.

Refuse Bill Extension & Budget Billing Opportunity

Last night at the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Schoenig motioned to extend the Refuse bill out 2 weeks so those who still need to pay their refuse bills can do so without penalty until April 15, 2020. The Board is also extending the budget billing period so if you would like to join the budget billing schedule for refuse, you may do so until April 15th. You will be required to pay for January, February, and March at that time, which will be $75 per unit. ($25 per month per unit for 3 months) and the April refuse bill will be mailed out on or about April 15th. The motion was seconded by Trustee Boissonnault and the motion passed 5 to 0. If you would like to join the monthly refuse billing schedule, please call our office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, 845-279-3760 or email mchiudina@brewstervillage-ny,gov with your account number and/or Village address.

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Putnam County

The Putnam County Department of Health is planning a Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing clinic on Tuesday, April 7th from 2-4 pm.

Testing supplies are limited:

-Must be a Putnam County, NY resident with COVID-19 symptoms.

-Healthcare workers and first responders will be prioritized.

-Must pre-screen by taking a survey:

DO NOT call the health department regarding this testing event. Staff will call you on Monday, April 6 if you meet the criteria for testing. We must keep the phone lines open for other COVID-19 questions and guidance.

Proof of residency and employment will be verified at the testing site.

COVID-19 Testing/Resources

This information has been provided to the Village of Brewster by the Putnam County Department of Health. 

New York State Department of Health Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

Here is the live link for the NYSDOH self-assessment:

Online self-assessment and scheduling:

Nuvance Health: 1-888-667-9262

To schedule an appointment for testing press 2 a doctor's script is needed.

To schedule a virtual visit with a primary care provider and get a script for testing press 3.

*Do not have to be a Nuvance patient

Also as a part of Nuvance Health Testing,

If you have been evaluated by a PCP and have a script.

Fax script first to 845-454-5128

then call to schedule an appointment at 833-308-0712

Danbury Hospital:

To schedule, call 203-739-4344

Fax script to 203-739-1514

Need script to be faxed by MD

Need insurance card and photo ID.

Westchester Medical Center

914-202-4530, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Prescreen and appointment by phone.

Pulse MD Urgent Care


572 Route 6

Mahopac, NY

Emotional Support Line