Upcoming Putnam County Audit & Administration Committee Meeting (25 Jan 2021)

The Audit & Administration Committee of the Putnam County Legislature will meet on January 25th, 2021 at 6:30pm via audio webinar pursuant to Temporary Emergency Orders.

Register for the webinar.

Read the agenda.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Philipstown on Thursday, January 14

The Putnam County Department of Health will open a COVID-19 vaccination site on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Philipstown Recreation Center.

Only those who already have appointments Thursday will be vaccinated. To find out if you are eligible, fill out this form: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ . Those without appointments will be turned away. The county health department is just one of the agencies in Putnam getting vaccine shipments from the state. Pharmacies, urgent cares, health centers and hospitals will also administer vaccines, but County Executive Odell has asked the state to put the county government in charge of the distribution in Putnam.

Because there is a limited supply of vaccine, the state has set rigid guidelines as to who is eligible. For Thursday’s health department POD, the department received 100 vaccines that the state designated for seniors aged 75 or older. It also received 200 vaccines designated for essential workers and divided those appointments among the police, fire companies and school districts. Healthcare workers, first responders, educators, transit workers and other essential workers are now eligible for vaccination. On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo followed Centers for Disease Control guidance and extended the pool of eligible New Yorkers to those aged 65 and older as well as immunocompromised adults. Millions of New Yorkers are now eligible for vaccination, but the state only gets 300,000 vaccines a week from the federal government.

Again, to find out if you are eligible, fill out this form: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Those eligible can also call the State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline for an appointment: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Read about eligibility, phased distribution and more.  Check PutnamCountyNY.gov for updates.

Putnam County Weekly COVID Dashboard (11 Jan 2021)

Upcoming Garrison Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners Workshop (19 Jan 2021)

The Garrison Fire District Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm. The meeting will be conducted by video conferencing only and may be viewed at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH7hEpdpCumN8_aripX8auQ .

Updated Vaccination Information from Putnam County (11 Jan 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 Putnam county.

  • Vaccinations are by appointment only.  To sign up, start by checking your eligibility.  If you are eligible, you will be given a list of local places where you can get a vaccination.
  • Those who are 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; once filled out you will receive a submission ID.  Do not show up to a vaccination site without an appointment. You will not be given a vaccine.

Read the full press release from Putnam County.

For information about eligibility, phased distribution and more, visit NYS COVID-19: What You Need to Know.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here! (from the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Facts site)

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. Due to limited supply from the federal government, availability is limited. More and more New Yorkers will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases. While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.

Two vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and approved by New York State’s independent COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Task Force: One that was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech and another that was developed by Moderna. Both vaccines require two doses.

As of January 11, 2021, New Yorkers in Phase 1a and segments of Phase 1b are eligible for the vaccines. ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, people age 75 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. Residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will continue to be vaccinated through a federal program, which the state is providing resources to accelerate.

  • Health care workers who are part of Phase 1a will continue to be vaccinated at hospitals and other clinical settings.
  • People age 75 and over will primarily be vaccinated at pharmacies and other sites that are part of the “retail network.” Use our online tool to find a location. The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM – 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
  • Public employees (for example, police departments, public school teachers and MTA employees) will primarily be vaccinated through their groups’ relevant health programs or as organized by their unions.

Learn more at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.

Town Board Monthly Meeting including Re-Org (07 Jan 2021)

The Town Board of Philipstown will meet via Zoom on January 7th, 2021 via Zoom beginning at 7 pm with the Philipstown Depot Theater Re-Org meeting, followed by the Town Re-Org meeting, then the Regular Monthly Town Board meeting. If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please email Town Clerk Tara Percacciolo at townclerk@philipstown.com to obtain login information. You will be forwarded the link along with the password before the start of the meeting.

Read the agenda for the Philipstown Depot Theatre Re-Org meeting

Read the agenda for the Philipstown Town Board Re-Org meeting

Read the agenda for the regular Philipstown Town Board meeting.

Putnam County Weekly COVID Dashboard – 04 Jan 2021 Update

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ZBA Public Hearing January 11, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Philipstown on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. Via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email kmackintyre@philipstown.com to request login information before 7 pm on January 11th, 2021.

Lakeisha Esau & Martin Friedman, 66 Highland Dr, Garrison, NY

The proposed scope of work consists of a 2nd floor on the existing 1st floor exterior walls and the extension of decks to the side and rear on new posts and piers.

Dated November 9th, 2020 | Robert Dee, Chairman of the Town of Philipstown Zoning Board of Appeals

Putnam County Legislature Organizational Meeting scheduled for January 5th

The Putnam County Legislature will hold its annual Organizational Meeting on January 5th, 2021 at 7:00pm. Read the agenda.  Please check the Legislature’s webpage on January 4, 2021 to confirm how or when the meeting may be held.