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.
DPW will be flushing hydrant, water mains this Thursday and Friday nights May 14th & 15th from 9PM – 5AM. Please pass the message along to all.
It starts at water tank down Academy Street to Main Street to River Street. All Flushing is west of Academy Street on the first night. Also good to pass along to any one you know that has not used their building in the last 2 months. They should flush out the standing water that is in their plumbing. Let cold water run first, to bring fresh water in from mains, then through the whole house or building. There is nothing wrong with water, just has been sitting there for a while. Joe Hornbeck
The Trustees and Mayor have made the difficult decision not to open the Village pool this season. Due to Covid-19 and additional guidance from the Governor’s office it will be impossible to have the Village pool open while maintaining social distancing requirements. This also means that there will be no “Camp Here” available this summer. Robert J. Schneider Mayor
The Village of Stamford Board of Trustees will be holding an emergency meeting in order to pass the 2020/2021 budget and tax cap. This meeting will take place at 7 pm on Wednesday April 29th. The meeting will be available via zoom, those interested must email email@example.com for instructions.
Delaware County has agreed to provide a temporary bridge to the Village of Stamford so that we may open South Street to vehicular traffic (with a weight limit). The Covid-19 crisis has pushed all county projects into the future so this temporary measure will get the street open to through traffic once more. The temporary bridge is scheduled to be installed on Monday April 27th.