Mayor’s Report

Mayor Dennis K. Leahy

Village of Maybrook Board Meeting

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7 pm

(Via Conference Call due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus) The Village of Maybrook Board meeting is being recorded and will be posted on the Village of Maybrook website as soon as possible.

  1. COVID-19 (Coronavirus)- On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm as Chief Executive of the Village of Maybrook, I declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY for the entire Village of Maybrook, beginning at 12:01a.m. on March 18, 2020, and continued until midnight March 22, 2020.

The following is a summary of the declaration.

  • Village Hall and each of the offices and places of business of the government of the Village of Maybrook, including the Department of Public Works and Village Police Department offices, are hereby closed to the public. The Village Offices will be available for in-person services, payments and permits by appointment only during the hours of 8:00a.m. and 12:00p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • All meetings of the Village of Maybrook Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals are cancelled until further notice. 
  • All Village parks shall remain open, but all Village of Maybrook recreation activities are canceled.
  • The Maybrook Senior Center is closed until further notice.
  • The George C. Bullis Memorial Community Center is closed until further notice.
  • Consistent with the guidelines and protocols issued by the New York Unified Court System, Village Court is closed until further notice.

This information is posted on the Village of Maybrook website, Village of Maybrook Facebook page and a CODE RED was sent out as well. On Sunday evening, March 22, 2020, I signed the Declaration of Local State of Emergency Executive Order No. 2 of 2020 at 5:30 pm. To summarize, the Executive Order includes the measures taken concerning the reduction in the Villages in-office workforce, payments made by residents for village services and the Maybrook Court. It also addresses the Maybrook Railroad Museum which was scheduled to open on April 1st but is now postponed until further notice. This Executive Order is for 30 days and expires at midnight on April 21, 2020. This Executive Order is posted on the website and the Maybrook Facebook Page as well.  I want to thank our New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Senator James Skoufis, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Town of Montgomery Supervisor Brian Maher for their efforts of keeping elected officials informed of new developments. Any seniors in need of assistance can call the Village of Maybrook Government Center at 845-427-2717 ext. 201 Clerk/Treasurer Tina Johnson. Emergencies call 911 and for non-emergencies contact the Maybrook Police Department 845-427-2226. Also thank you to Clerk/Treasurer Tina Johnson, DPW Superintendent Matt Thorp, Police Chief Butch Amthor, our Village Attorneys Kelly Naughton and Rick Golden and our Village Engineer Sean Hoffman. Many hours have been spent to keep residents informed and to continue business in the village, I appreciate everyone’s efforts. New developments are occurring daily, and we will do everything possible to keep our residents updated with the most current information. In the meantime, let’s take it one day at a time, take care of yourself, your family, friends and neighbors. Good health and happiness to all!

  • Village of Maybrook TENTATIVE Budget- On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Village of Maybrook filed the TENTATIVE Budget for 2020-21 with the Village Clerk. The TENTATIVE Budget includes a 5.5% increase with a rate of $16.22 per thousand assessed. The Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees were scheduled for a Budget Work Session on Monday, March 16th which had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Village Board members were copied the Tentative Budget and I will be reaching out to them individually for them to weigh in on any other proposed additional budget cuts.

Copies of the TENTATIVE Budget are available at the Village of Maybrook Government Center by appointment only! Please contact Village of Maybrook Clerk/Treasurer Tina Johnson at 845-427-2717 ext. 201 or email vjohnson@villageofmaybrook.com to set up an appointment.

The ADOPTED Budget is due by May 1, 2020 and will be posted on the Village of Maybrook website at www.villageofmaybrook.com

  • Village Board Elections- The Village of Maybrook Board Elections were scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th. On Monday, March 16, 2020, to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order delaying village election statewide until the April 28 primary election. The number one priority is to keep the residents safe and to take every precaution in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus.  The delay of village elections will help ensure poll workers and voters are not potentially exposed to the virus and at the same time maintain integrity of our election system.
  • Next Scheduled Village Board Meeting– Our next Village Board Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 13th at 7 pm at the Maybrook Government Center. Our Reorganization Meeting scheduled for this meeting has been postponed until AFTER the Village Elections take place. Residents will be kept informed of any new developments as we go forward. I wish all the Maybrook Board Members, our staff, our consultants, the residents and their families the best of health as we progress through this crisis. Stay positive and we will get through this together.

Respectfully,

Mayor Dennis K. Leahy