This morning, the Village became aware of vandalism at an unoccupied property, this vandalism was of a racist nature. We will not give credence to this by sharing a photograph. It is deeply disturbing that this has occurred within proximity to our community, we believe we are better than this. Stamford tends to come together in times of crisis. As proud Americans the words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” should hold meaning, they do for the Stamford Village Mayor, and the Stamford Village Board of Trustees condemns such actions; and we ask residents to come together at this time in making it clear that we as a community do not support racial prejudice, nor will we tolerate racist actions; because our community is better than this.
Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, which was issued the evening of May 1, 2020, all village elections scheduled to take place in March, April, May, and June of 2020 have been postponed and rescheduled to September 15, 2020. The Order states that for any village election in which the ballot was fully determined when the election was postponed, the election will proceed with the same ballot. Additionally, if the ballots were already printed the ballots may be used at the September 15, 2020 election, despite displaying the original date of the election. In village elections for which ballot access was incomplete when petitioning was suspended, the Executive Order states that the petitioning process will continue to be on hold until the NY on Pause Order ceases, subject to a process determined by a future Executive Order. Lastly, while current elected village officials will remain in office until the rescheduled election is held on September 15, 2020, the newly elected officials will assume office when the results of the election are certified pursuant to Election Law § 15-126.
As of Noon on June 5th 2020 the Village Hall Tower Clock has begun tolling the hours once again. The Historic E. Howard & Co of Boston Tower Clock was installed in the Village Hall in 1910 as a memorial to Mr. Edward Johnson. After many years of silence, a group of Stamford citizens raised the funds necessary to restore and electrify the clock, this was back in 1982. Robert Dee, a tower clock expert that happens to live in Delhi, examined the clock last fall and determined that the striking mechanism could be repaired with the replacement of a worn part. Mr. Dee machined and installed his new part and adjusted the clock so it is now striking out the hours on a one-ton bronze bell located directly above the clock in the louvered section of the tower.
This is a fitting time to revive our village timepiece as the fire department has discontinued the noon whistle due to the cost of electricity. Mr. Dee is able to keep track of the clock’s accuracy remotely.
The Village of Stamford The Stamford Volunteer Fire department 04 June 2020
In a joint decision the Village of Stamford and The Stamford Volunteer Fire department have postponed the 2020 Flag Day Parade scheduled for Sunday evening June 14th to a future date to be announced.
It was briefly determined that the parade would be manageable with care being taken to follow the Governors guidelines laid out in executive order 202.33. After conversations with the Delaware County Board of Health and other state agencies it became apparent that having the Parade on June 14th would be impossible.
Village government finds itself on the front line in interpreting and employing guidance from Albany. While adding another disappointment for those anticipating a cherished summer event, it was decided that erring on the side of caution was the most prudent route to take. The fire department plans to reschedule the parade for some time later in the summer provided directives available at that time can be followed.
Both The Village of Stamford and The Stamford Volunteer Fire Department would like to commend our citizens for their patience and understanding. So many sacrifices have been required of our residents and it is due to their cooperation that we have had so few cases of Covid-19 in our communities.
Robert J. Schneider & A.J. Vamosy Mayor, Village of Stamford Chief, Stamford Volunteer Fire Department
The Mayor and Trustees of the Village of Stamford are pleased to announce that the process for the replacement of the Village Pool has begun. The current Village pool which opened in the summer of 1959 has reached the end of its serviceable life and will be closed and filled in. The new Village Pool will be located behind the Churchill Library in the space currently occupied by the Little League Field. The location of the current pool is unsuitable due to an abundance of ground water at that site. Older Village residents will recall that this site had been a pond used for swimming more than a half century ago. The Little League field will be relocated to the site of the old pool if space allows otherwise it will be moved to Archibald Field.
Design work for the new pool and pool house has been completed by K & K Gunite of Delanson NY and the project will go out to bid this month. This project is made possible by a very generous gift from The Robinson Broadhurst Foundation. The total cost of the new pool is expected to be approximately 1.5 million. When dedicated the new pool will be named “The Robinson Broadhurst Memorial Pool” in honor of the Robinson Broadhurst family whose generosity and foresight have provided so much to our village.
In addition to the pool project the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation has approved several other grant requests made by the village that include: Additional funding to address bighted buildings, Oil and Stone for village streets, Architectural design work for the Village Hall, Rexmere Park and the Kelsey house, Software upgrades for the DPW and summer employment for a portion of the lifeguards displaced by Covid-19.
The next 24 months will be very busy in our village. Three large projects will be underway simultaneously. Sidewalk and lighting replacement along Main and Harper Streets, Phase two of the water infrastructure project involving West Main, Lake and River Streets, The new municipal pool and replacement of the bridge/culvert on South Street. Together these projects represent a multi-million-dollar investment in our community.
As we move out of the Covid-19 quarantine the village will be continuing with numerous initiatives that were started last year. The Mayor and Trustees are very optimistic about the future of our village and there is an expectation of great things ahead.
Earlier today, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.36 which, among other things, extends the interest-free period for the payment of property taxes for 21 days for 37 more local governments whose chief executive officer made such a request to the Governor. In addition to the cities of Peekskill and Saratoga Springs, included on that list are the following villages:
Angola, Kensington, Babylon, Laurel Hollow, Bellport, Monroe, Brockport, Munsey Park, Brookville, Ocean Beach, Buchanan, Patchogue, Clayton, Red Hook, Depew, Rhinebeck, EastHills, Scarsdale, Endicott, South Floral Park, Farmingdale, Stamford, Fayetteville, Stewart Manor, Greenport, Sylvan Beach, Groton, Watkins Glen, Hempstead, Wellsville Homer, Hudson Falls, Island Park,
This will extend your tax deadline through July 23rd without penalty.
· Businesses will be required to submit an affirmation that they have read the master guidance documents relative to their industry classification. The link to this is contained at the end of the master guidance document.
· Businesses are also required to complete a Safety Plan. A template for the plan is provided. Businesses need to keep a copy of their plan on file – they do not need to submit it.
· Both of these need to be completed prior to opening.