TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Stamford, NY, has filed the tentative budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 with the Village Clerk at her office on March 20, 2020 and that on the 28th day of April, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. the Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing via Zoom Meeting video conference to consider said budget. We strongly encourage the public to submit comment on the budget in writing by email at Sandra Collins, Treasurer, by email at email@example.com or by mail to 84 Main Street, Stamford, NY 12167 prior to the hearing.
Zoom meeting instructions:
Meeting starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 28 2020.
Village of Stamford is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
During this difficult time, SVIA will not be mailing a Spring Donation letter. We have enough funds at this time to purchase flowers and supplies to plant flower barrels. We will plant flowers to the best of our ability while keeping our members and the community safe. If anyone would still like to send a donation, please mail it to: SVIA P.O. Box 44, Stamford, NY 12167.
The Village of Stamford will be having our regular trustees meeting and our public hearing for approval of the annual Village budget on Tuesday April 21st via Zoom. We will start with the public hearing at 6:30pm. Any questions about the budget must be submitted to the Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) in writing ahead of the meeting.
the budget has been available for review for the past several weeks.
The monthly trustees meeting will follow immediately beginning with the public forum. We will continue to an abbreviated agenda with just two agenda items.
Monday has brought some encouraging news out of Albany. The Governor reports that the number of Covid-19 deaths in New York State realized a slight decline on Sunday Vs. Saturday. The hopeful expectation is that this will become a trend and we can anticipate a general decline in the number of those succumbing to this disease.
No additional directives have been issued and the social distancing, work from home rules remain. The Governor and president have suggested that a mask be worn whenever we are in public and especially when encountering others as in grocery stores etc.
The Governor’s office has directed that all Village elections previously postponed until April 28th have now been postponed indefinitely. Those currently serving will remain in office until a new election date has been set. We await further information from Abany.
The President and Governor have extended the social distancing period to the end of April. The Stamford Village Hall will remain closed for this time with the Clerk and Treasurer working from home. The Mayor and Trustees have been having informal meetings to keep each other informed of new directives as well as issues in the Village that require our attention. There have been reports of some minor vandalism around town as well as some codes complaints all of which we are doing our best to address. Closed circuit cameras are going to be installed at The Cold Spring wetlands and it is our hope that these cameras will discourage further vandalism of the bridges there. These cameras will feed directly to all Village cell phones so can be closely monitored. Our newsletter went out today and primarily represents the pre Covid 19 time in the Village. the Mayor and Trustees will continue to monitor the situation in the Village and will post updates as needed here. Everyone’s patience and cooperation has been extremely helpful as we navigate through this crisis.
The Village has received additional directives from the Governor’s office, as of today we are limiting the Village crew to just one full time man, all other employees have been sent home. The crew can be called back at a moment’s notice should there be an emergency (this is acceptable within the guidance). The Trustees, Mayor and Superintendent of Public Works are in regular communication. An emergency meeting of the Trustees was held this morning and all Village accounting and procedures are up to date. Both the minutes of this meeting and an audio recording will be available to the public once processed by the Village Clerk.
The Village of Stamford has received new guidance from the Governor’s office. Beginning today we will be reducing the Village crew to just two men and the Supervisor. The rest of the crew must stay home but they are available at a moment’s notice in the event of an emergency.
We will be keeping a close eye on the Village and we have the ability to increase our manpower if necessary or “essential” according to this latest directive.
The Village of Stamford together with all municipalities across New York state has had to interpret, and do their best to comply with numerous executive orders and directives arriving from the Governor’s office beginning late last week. The Mayor and Trustees have met on several occasions in order to review these instructions and do our best to comply. We made adjustments to the capacity of the Village Hall in order to accommodate our monthly Trustees meeting and were directed to cancel only hours later. The Village had made specific preparations for our upcoming election only to get a directive from Albany that all Village elections had been postponed. Finally on Friday, after another meeting of the Trustees, we decided to close the Village Hall indefinitely as the quickly changing instructions compelled us to do. We were able to make arrangements for the Clerk and Treasurer to work remotely from home, they are both set up and doing so now. The Village crew has been spread out to comply with social distancing requirements, (one man in a truck) and Village Hall services are limited to essentials only. The Mayor will be in the office for a couple of hours each day and the crew will continue to be working full time. Any correspondence may be left in the drop box at the Village Hall. Payments may be mailed or made remotely via the Villages website, the clerk can still be reached by email, email@example.com, or by the villages cell phone, 607 201 3621. As of this writing the Village is in compliance with all of the Governors guidance, we will continue to function and barring any emergencies everything should continue to run smoothly. We will make needed adjustments should new guidance call for it and post updates on the Village website and social media.The Trustees, Mayor and Village employees want to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation.