FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO – November 15, 2021
Emergency Funding for Eligible Homeowners Impacted by Flooding from Hurricane Ida
The Town of Cornwall as well as Orange County saw widespread damages from Tropical Storm IDA, and we’ve worked with our county, state and federal partners to request assistance from FEMA. In the absence of individual assistance from FEMA, I’m appreciative of these additional funds through the State’s Community and Home Renewal program for our residents. Throughout this entire process, my office has worked closely with Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, NYS Senator James Skoufis, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and other local officials to identify damage and relay this information to the state. Residents interested in the program should call 646-786-0888 for a pre-screening discussion that will set them up with the appropriate program administrator. For more information click here: Governor Hochul Commits Up to $2 Million in Emergency Funding for Eligible Homeowners Impacted by Flooding From Hurricane Ida
Assistance Targeted at Residents in New York, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO – October 8, 2021
MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE:
The Main Street Improvement Project is moving ahead with County and town ADA sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades currently underway. Orange County is scheduled to mill and repave Main Street from the Canterbury Bridge to Route 218 starting on Monday, October 25th. It is estimated that the work will take four days to complete. Weather could impact the schedule, so we will provide updates if changes are required.
This work will impact traffic and parking during the week. Chief Hazard is working with the county to minimize the impact in the Main Street Business Area. While it will be an inconvenience for a short period of time, the improvements will greatly benefit and enhance the Main Street Area for residents, businesses and visitors. It represents three years of planning between the town and the county, and I want to express our appreciation for everyone’s efforts to make this happen for our community.
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO – September 20, 2021
MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENTS MOVE FORWARD:
The planning for Main Street improvements began in 2018 with a $125,000 grant from Senator Skoufis and a committee that was selected by the Senator, which Councilwoman Bunt and I served on. With the help of County Legislator Kevin Hines, County Executive Neuhaus, and the County DPW Commissioner, we coordinated the Main Street project with the county.
Last fall the beautification and replanting of the traffic circle was begun by the town working with the Garden Club, and it was completed this spring. Other beautification plans are also in the works for Main Street. Since Main Street is a county road, the town and the county are coordinating major improvements to Main Street to enhance pedestrian safety, including upgrades to crosswalks and the installation of additional crosswalks. Main Street will be re-paved from the traffic circle to Academy Avenue (Rte 218). This work will result in a greatly improved Main Street. The good news is after three years of planning, this work is starting this week and we anticipate completion this fall. Some inconvenience will occur while the work is going on, but the end result will be major improvements, beautification, and enhanced safety for those visiting our businesses and the Main Street area.
In addition, the town just this past Monday acquired title to the triangle property across from Chase Bank and is in the process of creating two new small parks, one at each end of the business area on Main Street that will be great for residents and visitors to sit, relax, and enjoy our community.
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO – September 3, 2021
Storm Related Special Pick-up:
The town will be making every effort to pick up items that are being disposed of due to damage from Hurricane Ida. The town highway/sanitation department will be making pickups over the next week. Please place these items curbside as soon as possible so they can be picked up as crews are available. If you have any questions please call the highway department at 845-534-2171 or the Supervisor’s Office at 845-534-3760.
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO - September 2, 2021
Disaster Relief Information:
New York State has declared a State of Emergency as a result of the damage communities and residents have sustained as a result of Hurricane Ida, and Orange County is included in the order. I have been in contact with Orange County Emergency Management to obtain information on the declaration and what the town and our residents must do to be eligible for Federal Disaster Funds when they become available. Once the county reaches the dollar threshold of loss, we will be eligible for federal funds. The town is currently assessing the damages to our roads and bridges and making repairs as soon as possible.
Following up on information from Emergency Management, in order to assist them I am asking residents who sustained damage to their property to provide us with the following general information:
Name, address, email address, telephone number and a brief description of the damages you have incurred. Please include a general description of flood damage; location such as basement, first floor, second floor; and types of damage and loss, i.e. electrical, furnace, finished basement, personal property, etc.
Provide this information to the Supervisor’s Office, [email protected] and we will pass your information on to County Emergency Management staff as soon as they request it.
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO - August 23, 2021
TOWN RECREATION FACILITIES/ACTIVITIES UPDATE:
I am very pleased to report that the newly reconstructed tennis courts at Town Hall have now been completed and are open for use by the public. The area around the tennis courts has been improved and our basketball courts have been repaved, striped and are available for play. Pickleball court striping has been added to one court for use as basketball and pickleball. The town recreation department will be announcing registration information for the children’s fall tennis program. We appreciate your patience while these projects have been underway.
The town summer camp program was very successful as our children had the opportunity to participate in numerous activities and have some fun with their friends. The town pool had a busy season with a good attendance throughout the summer. I want to thank all the camp and pool staff for helping to make this summer’s activities possible.
If you have any questions, please contact the Supervisor’s Office at 845-534-3760 or Recreation Department at 845-534-2070.
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO - July 13, 2021
Route 9W Bridge Work:
We are pleased to report that the Angola Road Bridge over Route 9W has been reopened for traffic. This is a project that has been pursued by the town since the late 90’s, and the state DOT has done a great job. This completes the replacement of all three bridges in Cornwall. While such work does cause delays and inconvenience for a short time, the benefits to our community are long term. Overall safety is enhanced and aesthetically the bridges are a nice addition for our residents and those passing through town. It only takes time and money which is why governing requires patience. We are in the process of completing a number of town projects with more in the works to maintain and improve the quality of life in our town.
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO May 4, 2021
Community Rebounding Together:
One day last week as I drove past the rear of the Willow Avenue Elementary School on a beautiful sunny day it was a great sight to see the playground and fields filled with all our kids playing and enjoying being outside together with their friends and classmates. Cornwall Little League has opened and the coaches and volunteers are committed to giving the players as well as the parents a ball season of fun and enjoyment. While we have all been impacted by this pandemic, our children may have suffered the most.
We are seeing daylight in our lives after more than a year of turmoil and uncertainty and are experiencing our eagerness to return to normal. The town is planning and preparing for all our usual summer programs including our summer recreation program, the opening of our wading pool, swimming pool and scheduling town trips. The summer concert series for Music in the Park has been scheduled to begin on June 6th. Our recreation staff is working hard to put on programs and activities for all our residents as we follow all the health and safety precautions to do our part in seeing our community rebound and move forward with our lives.
If you have any suggestions for programs or activities that you would like to see for our town, please contact me or our recreation staff to help us work on expanding the opportunities for our residents.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 29, 2021
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO
Storm King Golf Course - Stop Work Order and Orders to Remedy:
The extent of the tree clearing and grading activity that has been taking place at the Storm King Golf Course has caused concern among the Town and its residents. I have spoken with the Town's Code Enforcement Officer, engineering consultant, and legal counsel regarding this matter, and this afternoon a second Stop Work Order was issued to the property owner together with two Orders to Remedy. I am hopeful that the property owner will work with the Town to remedy the situation and bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion so that the improvements to the golf course can be allowed to proceed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2, 2021
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO
MUNGER COTTAGE WILL BE RE-OPENING ON MARCH 15th ON A LIMITED BASIS:
After consulting with our County Executive Steve Neuhaus and our County Health Commissioner Dr. Gelman, I am pleased to report that we will be re-opening Munger Cottage on a limited basis starting Monday, March 15th. As everyone knows we have been working with the health agencies during the past year and have been very cautious in an effort to do our part to help control the spread of COVID in our community to protect our residents and staff.
Initially, Munger Cottage will open at a reduced capacity and compliance with ALL County Health Department and CDC regulations will be required for all programs and meetings at the Cottage. Information will be coming out on town programs and schedules as they become available. Groups and organizations can resume holding their meetings at Munger Cottage, but should contact the Town Clerk’s office to confirm availability. The Commissioner emphasizes that our senior citizens are still the most vulnerable population for COVID and urges seniors to be cautious about attending gatherings until they are vaccinated.
If you have any questions, please call the Supervisor’s Office at 845-534-3760. For scheduling the use of Munger Cottage, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-534-9100.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 25, 2021
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO
TOWN HALL RE-OPENING TO THE PUBLIC:
Please take notice that the Town Hall will be re-opening to the general public on Monday, March 8th for normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Justice Court will be open and holding court starting the week of March 1st. Everyone entering town hall will be required to wear a mask.
Our recreation staff will be returning March 15th to begin planning and scheduling our town programs for the spring, summer, and fall including the opening of the Farmers Market, tentatively in May, and our Music in the Park in June. We are hoping to return to the usual programs and activities for the town operating within the guidelines of the Department of Health and CDC. More information will be coming out as we get closer to the season.
If you have any questions, please call the Supervisor’s Office at 845-534-3760. The Town Recreation Office can be reached at 845-534-2070 starting March 15th.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 19, 2020
FROM TOWN OF CORNWALL SUPERVISOR RICHARD RANDAZZO:
On Thursday, March 19, 2020, as Town Supervisor of the Town of Cornwall I have declared a State of Emergency within the unincorporated area of the Town of Cornwall due to the existing Pandemic Corona Virus (COVID-19) which has produced a public health emergency. The primary purpose of the declaration at this time is to provide the Town with additional operational authority to conduct town business and keep services going. This is not to height your concerns. We continue to work closely with Orange County Emergency Management.
The Town of Cornwall Office of Emergency Management will continue to provide contacts and pertinent information for Orange County Government Emergency Services and New York State on their website: ready.cornwallny.gov