Welcome to the Town of Cornwall!

Welcome to the Official Website for the Town of Cornwall.  The town is committed to providing as many services as possible for our residents including online services for your convenience.  The elected officials and all our town employees are committed to keeping our community a great place to live and raise a family. Please feel free to email me with your thoughts or suggestions for the site: [email protected]

 


View Town Board Meetings Online: All Meetings
Audio recording of 4-13-20 telephonically held Town Board regular meeting: Click Here
2022 Town of Cornwall Adopted Budget:  Click Here
2022 Town of Cornwall Tentative Assessment Roll:  Click Here
State of Emergency Orders: Click Here to View All
4th of July Celebration:  Click Here

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Important Vaccine Information

 

EMS Fact Sheet

Proposed Treetop Warehouse
Project
Treetop Companies is proposing a warehouse project on the former Cornwall Commons site off 9W. The project currently is before the Planning Board and Town Board for review and approval.  Below is the link to their presentation.


Treetop Project Website Link

5-2-22 Amended Notice of Public Scoping Session/Pos Dec Package Link 

Treetop Cornwall Presentation Download Link

2019 Comprehensive Plan

The 2019 Town Comprehensive Plan has been completed and adopted by the Town Board. Below is the link to the plan. 

2019 Comprehensive Plan Download Link


Upcoming Events
Thursday May 26, 2022 | 7:00PM
Special Joint Meeting
Monday May 30, 2022 | 12:00AM
Town Hall Closed
Monday June 6, 2022 | 7:00PM
Planning Board Meeting
Monday June 6, 2022 | 7:00PM
Main Street Beautification Committee
Wednesday June 8, 2022 | 7:00PM
CCAC Meeting
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Latest News
Notice of Special Joint Meeting 5-26-22

YouTube Link:  https://youtu.be/2FufId3TbWI

Notice is hereby given that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Board of Trustees and Town of Cornwall Council Members will hold a Special Joint Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., in the Edward C. Moulton, Jr. Board Room at 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY in order to discuss Town and Village contractual matters with Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corp (COVAC) and New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NWVAC) for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Services and to address any other business that might come before the Boards.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

Jeanne Mahoney

Village Clerk

Draft MS4 Annual Report
The Draft MS4 Annual Report is available for public view at:  Click Here
Joint Public Statement from Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Boards

Joint Public Statement from Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Boards

For Immediate Release May 19, 2022

Subject: Proposed 3-Year Contract Between Cornwall and the New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NWVAC) for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Services
As most residents understand, individual municipalities are responsible for providing and maintaining an effective and sustainable ambulatory service to their communities. Of recent, it has become more difficult to provide this critical volunteer service due to soaring costs and the dwindling number of available volunteers. This issue has been a topic of debate within the New York State legislature recently, with legislation introduced to establish EMS (the provision of urgent pre-hospital treatment and transport for medical care) as an “essential service.” Long overdue, this effort could potentially reconfigure how ambulatory services are administered across New York State. Unless and until the County and/or State elect to make certain changes, municipalities must seek effective methods to sustain and improve services. Experts contend that the paradigm is evolving and that mergers, or consolidation, exist as an intermediate solution.
For over a year, New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NWVAC) has contracted with the Town and Village to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) services to Cornwall residents for a fee, while Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps (COVAC) provides Basic Life Support (BLS) coverage for a fee, as well. ALS includes the highest level of emergency medicine – paramedic-level treatment – and NWVAC (or another EMS provider with ALS capabilities) has long answered calls within Cornwall for mutual aid, bereft of a contract. COVAC, staffed with Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, has remained a fixture in our community since 1955.
A number of years ago, COVAC made the request to bill patients directly and a decision was subsequently reached to dissolve the “ambulance district” overseen by the Town. By billing insurance providers directly, this was to be a more efficient process that allowed for the Corps to remain solvent without monies allocated from Cornwall. The global pandemic and an attendant paucity of available volunteers has made staffing across the past several years a concern. This, coupled with significant debt accrual resulted in COVAC’s appeal for subsistence from the taxpayers – which the Town and Village jointly agreed to support.
Despite the provided financial support, there continue to exist a number of issues that have not been resolved, as relates to the professional administration of ambulatory services to our residents. Public safety is of paramount concern. Both the Town Supervisor and Village Mayor have met privately with COVAC leadership and members of COVAC’s elected board and operational membership appeared before a joint boards’ special meeting on January 11, 2022.
While COVAC maintains they have mitigated their insolvency issues and improved their first-call response rates, it is the consensus of both boards that NWVAC – widely regarded as the “gold standard” for local ambulatory care – will be contracted to cover both BLS and ALS responsibilities for Cornwall residents. This assumption of responsibilities can be considered a consolidation. Current COVAC members who wish to continue to serve Cornwall residents may interview with NWVAC, and be afforded opportunity to operate out of 1 Clinton Street location, be attired in Cornwall EMS uniforms, and respond to Cornwall service calls in a Cornwall-branded ambulance. This serves both professionalization and training standardization efforts.
On balance, we believe that this decision for establishment of a contemporary public/private partnership model -- created and supported by multiple municipalities, including Town of New Windsor, Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson -- will ensure our residents receive the high-quality emergency medical care they deserve. NWVAC enables Cornwall leadership to remain confident in the model’s financial viability and sustainability, administrative transparency, leader oversight, and accountability while serving as an example for the region.
This was not an easy decision. Careful consideration was given to all impacted equities. Town and Village elected officials reflected deeply on the many decades of selfless service that COVAC and its volunteers have provided to our community; indeed, it is an honored local institution. But the primary responsibility of public officials is ensuring their constituents are afforded best available services for their hard-earned tax dollars. In our estimation, the proposed three-year contract with NWVAC ensures this. Know that we have explored innumerable options to guarantee confidence in the provision of EMS. And we have reviewed a number of similar municipal consolidated-services agreements. This is the best path forward for Cornwall.
On Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., inside the Edward C. Moulton, Jr. Village Board Room, located at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520, the Town and Village boards will convene a joint special meeting to address this matter publicly. Meeting will be publicly-noticed and contract provisions will be disclosed. The public will be afforded an opportunity to speak and boards will address some factors that led to this decision.
On behalf of the Town and Village Boards,

Joshua Thomas Wojehowski
Supervisor

James A. Gagliano
Mayor

Special Town Board Meeting - 3/31/22
Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall. Re: Quaker Plaza Sewer Line Emergency Repair, Bridge Street Project Invoices & Bridge Street Resurfacing Change Order.
BOIL WATER NOTICE - RESCINDED
On Wednesday March 2, 2022 our water system issued a Boil Water Advisory for Tamara Lane, #205 Main Street, #8 & #10 McCanns Lane due to a loss of water pressure caused by a water leak on Tamara Lane. The water leak was repaired and water service restored to the affected during the afternoon of Wednesday March 2, 2022. Since then our staff has obtained multiple water samples from the affected area which have been tested by an independent third-party laboratory. The analyses of these samples have indicated that it is no longer necessary to boil the water before use. water. Therefore, in consultation with the Orange County Department of Health, the Boil Water Advisory is rescinded. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at (845) 534-4200 Ext. 318 or the Orange County Health Department at (845) 291-2331. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Sincerely,
Michael P. Trainor, Sr.
Water Superintendent
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