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There is No Parking permitted on any Town road when two or more inches of snow has fallen until such time that the road is plowed of snow. Anyone wishing to park at Town Hall in advance of or during a snow storm may do so as long as they register their vehicle with the Town of Cornwall Police Department by emailing Chief Gebert at [email protected]  It will be necessary to provide your name, make, model and license plate number along with a good phone contact number as you may be contacted to move your vehicle in support of Town Hall plowing operations. Please park in the first row closest to Main Street.


Joint Public Statement Regarding NYS Governor’s NY Forward Grant Award

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, the Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York were notified by the Governor’s Office that our community was to be awarded a $4.5 million grant -- part of the NY Forward program. With the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in White Plains, NY as the backdrop, the supervisor and mayor were presented with a “check” that represents New York State’s commitment to the Hudson Valley region.

Beginning in early Fall of 2022, the town and village became aware of the opportunity to receive considerable state funding to help move our communities forward and improve resident and visitor experiences alike. Both of our elected bodies immediately collaborated throughout an extensive application process that involved a delicate rendering of Cornwall’s quaint, historically-significant firmament, while recognizing the ever-evolving growth and progress in our community.

Governor Hochul announced the establishment of the NY Forward program with the intent to “invigorate and enliven downtowns in New York’s smaller and rural communities – the type of downtowns found in villages, hamlets and other small, neighborhood-scale municipal centers.” This program was tailormade for Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson. With this in mind, Steven Jones (visionary chair of the Cornwall Economic Development Advisory Committee) and Jason Burnham (longtime Cornwallian and master polling/survey instrument guru) were conscripted to fashion a workable plan to ignite interest and determine the community’s “pulse” as to how/where funds should best be expended if we were lucky enough to be awarded the grant. This project would never have achieved success without the energy, enthusiasm, and drive of both Steve and Jason.

No grant application has a chance to achieve success without an experienced application oversight team. Steve Densmore and his accomplished corps of experts in the public relations and grant-writing realm at Choice Words were indeed a portion of the margin of victory. The tiny financial “seed money” investment made by the village and the town for their services paid off big in blessed dividends here.

A final deserved, public “thank you” is owed to our loyal, local elected leaders and community stakeholders. Awards from New York State do not happen without support from elected officials. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, State Senator James Skoufis, Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt, and Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus all proved their mettle and commitment to our community. In addition, words cannot appropriately express our appreciation to Matt Decker of the Open Space Institute, the Orange County Arts Council, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, the Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, the Cornwall Public Library, the Cornwall Central School District, and the Storm King Art Center. Also, we would be remiss in not expressing our gratitude to the Regional Economic Development Council for their support for our application.

The supervisor and mayor would also like to publicly express appreciation to their respective boards. Without their advisements and collegiality, projects like this never, ever come to fruition.

There exists plenty of hard work ahead. Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson leadership will continue their commitment to further collaborate as one greater Cornwall community, as we envision potential projects to make best use of this windfall. Stay tuned. The best – we promise you -- is yet to come.

Joshua Wojehowski                                                                                                      James A. Gagliano
Town Supervisor                                                                                                           Village Mayor


Special Town Board Meeting 02-27-2023

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CORNWALL WILL HOLD A SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the Town's insurance policies and any other business that may come before the Board.

The meeting location will be at Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518 with a secondary location for videoconference participation by Town Board Members pursuant to NYS General Construction Law §41 at 110 Anastasia Lodge Drive, St Augustine Beach, FL. 32080.  Members of the public may attend the Town Board meeting at either Town Hall or the above-listed secondary location. 

Dated:  February 21, 2023

Presidents Day Pickup Schedule

The Highway and Sanitation Departments will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents Day.  There will be no trash or recycling pickups on that day. Recycling will have to be held for pick up on the following Monday, February 27th.  District 2 will only have trach pickup on Thursday of that week, February 23rd.   Any questions or concerns please call the Highway Dept. @ 854.534.2171.  Sorry for any inconvenience.