Town of Cornwall News

Latest News from the Town of Cornwall, including Press Releases, Town Events, & more.

Reminder of Senior Citizen Tax Exemption RP467

Senior Citizen Tax Exemption RP467

Property owners 65 years of age or older may be eligible for a senior citizen tax exemption on their primary residence.

  • Property must be owner-occupied for the last 12 consecutive months.
  • Owner of the property must be 65 years of age or older except where owners are married or sibling, only 1 person needs to be 65 years of age.
  • Combined 2022 gross income of all owners and / or spouses must be less than $37,399.
  • Senior citizens must apply by March 1st.

Contact the Assessor’s office for additional information. Phone  845-534-7290

Notice of Joint Special Meeting - Water Services, Rescheduled to 2/29 at 7 PM

See attached files to review the proposed Intermunicipal Agreement.


Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall on Hudson Board of Trustees will hold a joint Special Meeting on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall on Hudson 12520 to discuss an Intermunicipal Agreement for Water Services and any other business that may come before the Boards.


Doris Wickiser, Village Clerk

January 23, 2024

Mayor’s Message [Postponement of Joint Special Meeting with Town Related to Water System]:

Dear Residents and Friends of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson,

I am making the difficult decision to cancel Thursday’s scheduled Joint Special Meeting that was to conjoin the Village Board and Town Council and was related to water system matters that impact both municipalities. We will reschedule the meeting for Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., again to be held at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520.

This office will ensure we post the notice across all platforms well in advance of new date.

After careful consideration and discussions with a number of residents who all get their news from different sources, I simply want to ensure we are making a solid effort to publicly notice this meeting on all the appropriate sites. I sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused. But far better to take a step back and ensure we have a well-informed community.

On behalf of your Village Board,

James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano

Public Workshop - Climate Trends, Risks, Extreme Events, & Planning for Adaptation - 1/31/24

Dr. Radley Horton, a climate professor at Columbia University’s Climate School, will be the keynote speaker at an educational presentation about the science of climate change, including emerging findings about recent trends and priorities for adaptation to more extreme rain events and longer and more intense heat waves.  This program will be held at Munger Cottage Senior Center in in Cornwall, NY on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00 pm.  This talk is free and open to the public, and it will include time for questions and discussion. 

This program is sponsored by the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), which is supported by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Adaptation Partnerships program.  Dr. Horton is the Lead Principal Investigator for CCRUN, which is focused on the corridor running from Philadelphia to New York City and up to Boston.  CCRUN’s network of scientists conducts stakeholder-driven research to support assessing and managing risks from climate variability and change, and advance opportunities for adaptation in the urban Northeast.

Dr. Radley Horton will be speaking on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Munger Cottage Senior Center, 40 Munger Drive, Cornwall NY 12518.  For more information, contact Simon Gruber, the local coordinator for this program, at [email protected]

Notice of Town Board Special Meeting - 1-23-24 5:30 pm

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE TOWN OF CORNWALL TOWN BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, 183 Main St., Cornwall, NY to discuss Town Board’s Public Comment of the Treetop Development DEIS and any other business that may come before the Town Board at that time.


Dated:  January 22, 2024

MLK Holiday Pickup Schedule

The Highway and Sanitation Departments will be closed on Monday January 15, 2024 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  
There will be no trash or recycling pickups on that day. 
The Recycling will have to be held for pick up on the following Monday, January 22, 2024. 
District 2 will only have trash pickup on Thursday January 18, 2024.
Any questions or concerns please call the Highway Dept. @ 845.534.2171, sorry for any inconvenience.


With snow in the forecast for this weekend we would like to remind our residents of The Town of Cornwall SNOWFALL PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

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 snowstorm 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.

Christmas Tree Disposal / Pick up 2024

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 the town will be picking up live Christmas trees.  No artificial trees will be taken.  The tree should be free of ornaments, lights and not placed in a plastic bag.  Please have them out to the curb in the area of your trash.  Yard waste collection will not resume until Wed. April 3, 2024.   Thank you, Happy New Year!