Flag Day Postponed

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

Pool Press Release

Press release, For immediate release.

02 June, 2020

From:  The Mayor’s office, Village of Stamford NY

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.

Robert J. Schneider


Executive Order 202.36 – Extending the Interest-Free Period on Property Tax Payments June 2, 2020

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
Hudson Falls,
Island Park,

This will extend your tax deadline through July 23rd without penalty.

Guidance for Businesses Eligible to Reopen as part of Phase One

    The State has provided additional guidance for businesses eligible to reopen as part of Phase One.  That information is located at: https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

·         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.

·         The documents are also available on our website: https://dcecodev.com/

·         Essential businesses that have remained in operation will be required to also complete an affirmation.  That portal will be coming soon.

Hydrant flushing- DPW will be flushing hydrant, water mains this Thursday and Friday nights May 14th & 15th from 9PM – 5AM.

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 

NOTICE: No Pool & No “Camp Here” This Summer

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

Village of Stamford special meeting

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 jmbray@stamfordny.com for instructions.

Robert Schneider