2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Philipstown Town Hall, Building Department, Highway Department, Recreation Department & Justice Court offices will close at 12 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 and be closed Thursday, November 24, 2022 & Friday, November 25, 2022. Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!

Annual Election of the Philipstown North Highlands Fire District

ELECTION NOTICE

ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE PHILIPSTOWN NORTH HIGHLANDS

FIRE DISTRICT

On December 13, 2022

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Philipstown North Highlands Fire District will take place on December 13, 2022 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the North Highlands Engine Co. No. 1 Fire House located at 504 Fishkill Road, Cold Spring, N.Y. for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a five (5) year term, commencing January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2027.  All voters registered with the Putnam County Board of Elections on or before November 21, 2022 shall be eligible to vote.

Candidates for District Office shall have notified the Secretary of the Philipstown North Highlands Fire District, in writing, of their intent to run for office, at the firehouse at 504 Fishkill Road, Cold Spring, N.Y., no later than twenty days before the election, November 23, 2022.

Dated: November 14, 2022

Maria Cofini, Secretary

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

PHILIPSTOWN NORTH HIGHLANDS FIRE DISTRICT

Lega Notice of 2023 Budget Adoption

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Final Budget for the Town of Philipstown, Putnam County, New York, for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2023 will be adopted on November 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

OF THE TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

Tara K. Percacciolo

Town Clerk

DATED: November 9, 2022  

Information on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program Continuing

Town of Philipstown

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program Continuing

The Town of Philipstown has participated in the Hudson Valley Community Power (HVCP) renewable energy program since 2019, providing their eligible residents and small business with the benefits of renewable electricity supply.

Formed in partnership with Joule Community Power, a division of Joule Assets, Inc. (Joule), Hudson Valley Community Power is a community choice aggregation program that enables participating communities to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in an effort to secure more favorable terms on their energy supply, protect consumers, and support renewable generation sources.

Since summer 2019, the Hudson Valley Community Power program has served households and small businesses in Hudson Valley communities with 100% New York State renewable power.

Participants have collectively saved in excess of $8 million through the program’s fixed electricity supply rate since program renewal in 2021. This is a savings of $300-400 for the average household. In addition to savings, the program’s 100% NYS renewable supply has significantly reduced our community’s carbon footprint and advanced the state’s clean energy goals.

While the contract ended earlier than expected, the program manager, Joule, the Town of Philipstown and the other HVCP municipalities are working to deliver a new CCA offering through an upcoming bid with an expected program launch in Summer 2023.

As with the previous offer, the goal is to provide relief from the current high electricity prices while maximizing support of renewables. In late Spring 2023, the Town will be given prices and the option to select between the standard fixed-rate (like previous contracts) or a new variable-rate offer. Market conditions, including price volatility and the need to maximize the availability of renewable electricity supply may lead to the variable-rate offer providing the best value to residents and small businesses.

Even if 100% renewable electricity is not available to offer to all HVCP participants, individual residents and small businesses will be able to take action to select 100% renewables. As always, participants can opt-out of the program at any time with no penalty.

Public information sessions will be scheduled over the next two months about the general program, how it can benefit residents and small businesses, and to answer your questions. Additional information sessions will occur in 2023 if the Town signs a contract for a new CCA electricity supply rate.  Information on upcoming information sessions can be found here: www.hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com/events

For more information about the Hudson Valley Community Power program, please visit hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com, call the helpline at (845) 859-9099 or email at info@hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com

Notice of Public Hearing – 2023 General Budgets

 LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR THE TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN FOR THE YEAR 2023

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget for the Town of Philipstown, Putnam County, New York for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2023 has been completed and filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of said Town, where it is available for inspection by any interested persons during regular business hours.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Philipstown will hold a Public Hearing on the 9th day of November, 2022, at 7:40 p.m. Prevailing Time, at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York, and at such hearing all persons may be heard in favor of/or against any item or items therein contained.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 108 of the Town Law that the following are the proposed salaries of the Town Officers of this Town:

Supervisor                                                     (1 at $27,000.00)

Council Members                                         (4 at $18,000.00)

Town Justices                                              (2 at $32,000.00)

Town Clerk/Tax Collector                           (1 at $64,240.00)

Town Superintendent of Highways           (1 at $95,000.00)

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

OF THE TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

Tara K. Percacciolo

Town Clerk

DATED: November 2, 2022

 

Notice of Public Hearings – 2023 Continental Village Park & Water District Budgets

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR CONTINENTAL VILLAGE PARK DISTRICT AND CONTINENTAL VILLAGE WATER DISTRICT

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Philipstown has completed the Preliminary Budget of the Continental Village Park District and the Continental Village Water District for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2023 and the same was filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Philipstown, where the same will be available for inspection by any interested persons during regular office hours.  The Town Board will meet at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York on the 9th­­­­­ day of November 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. respectively, for the purpose of hearing any one person in favor of or against the Preliminary Budget for the Continental Village Park District and the Continental Village Water District as compiled for or against any item therein contained.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

OF THE TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

Tara K. Percacciolo

Town Clerk

DATED November 2, 2022

 

Additional Early Voting Polling Place Information for General Election

ADDITIONAL EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE INFORMATION FOR GENERAL ELECTION

November 1, 2022

CARMEL, NY—Due to the announced closure of Route 52 for the funeral services of Monsignor Anthony Marchitelli, the Putnam County Board of Elections Commissioners Catherine P. Croft and Kelly K. Primavera have announced the following additional Early Voting poll location for the 2022 General Election:

Putnam County Board of Elections at 25 Old Route 6, Carmel NY 10512. This poll site will be open as of Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

This Early Voting poll site is in addition to the following two Early Voting poll sites:

County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Ave, Carmel NY 10512 (GPS 20 County Center Dr); and

The North Highlands Fire House, 504 Fishkill Rd, Cold Spring, NY 10516.

Hours for Early Voting poll sites are as follows:

Tuesday, November 01, 2022: Noon-8:00pm (North Highlands Fire House and County Office Building ONLY)

All Early Voting poll sites will be open the following dates and hours:

Wednesday, November 2, 2022: 9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, November 3, 2022: Noon-8:00pm

Friday, November 4, 2022: 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2022: 9:00am-5:00pm.

There is no Early Voting on Monday, November 7.

For more information, please contact the Putnam County Board of Elections at 845-808-1300 or at putnamboe.com.

Proposed LL#2-2022

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF THE YEAR 2022

A local law to amend the Town Code Chapter 175 entitled “Zoning” by revising the Zoning Map to change the zoning designation of certain real property from Industrial/Manufacturing (“M”) to Rural Residential (“RR”).

Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Philipstown as follows:

Section 1.  Purpose:

The purpose of this Local Law is to promote the public health, safety and welfare by amending Chapter 175 to the Town Code entitled “Zoning” to amend the zoning map to change the zoning designation of certain real property to be more compatible with surrounding properties.

Section 2.        Municipal Home Rule Law.

This Local Law is adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York and Article 16 of the Town Law of the State of New York. To the extent the provisions of this local law are in conflict with Town Law, the Town Board hereby asserts its intention to supersede Town Law pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law.

Section 3.   Amendment of Code:

The Town of Philipstown Town Code Chapter 175, Section 175-8 entitled “Zoning Maps” is hereby amended to revise said Zoning Map by changing the zoning designation of a portion of the real property identified on the Town Tax Map as Section 17, Block 1, Lot 76.122 (i.e., 17.-1-76.112) from “M” to “RR,” consisting of approximately 11.1 acres total.

Section 4.  Severability:

If any part or provision of this local law or the application thereof to any person or circumstance be adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined in its operation to the part or provision or application directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered and shall not affect or impair the validity of the remainder of this local law or the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, and the Town Board of the Town of Philipstown hereby declares that it would have passed this local law or the remainder thereof had such invalid application or invalid provision been apparent.

Section 5.  Effective Date:

This Local Law shall become effective upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York subsequent to having been duly adopted by the Town Board.

 

Public Hearing – LL#2-2022 – November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Public Hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Philipstown on November 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear comments for/against A PROPOSED LOCAL LAW ENTITLED “A Local Law To Change the Zoning Designation of Certain Real Property from “Industrial Manufacturing” (“M”) to “Rural Residential” (“RR”)”.
A complete copy of the Local Law is available for inspection upon request sent to townclerk@philipstown.com and is also available on the Town’s Website, Philipstown.com.
Dated: October 19, 2022
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
Tara K. Percacciolo
Town Clerk

2022 MS4 Stormwater Report

2022 MS4 Annual Stormwater Report

Members of the public will have an opportunity to comment on the report at the November 3, 2022 Town Board Regular Monthly Meeting.