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Vacancy- Village Board Trustee


The Village of Woodbury Board of Trustees is soliciting letters of interest from residents to fill a vacancy on the Village Board effective January 1, 2016.  This appointment is to an unfinished elected position with a term that expires December 31, 2016 and the pay is $3600 for the year.  Letters should be submitted to the Village Clerk, Desiree Potvin, by December 11, 2015 at 4PM.  Please be sure to include your mailing address and telephone number to be contacted for an interview. 

You can either mail your letter to PO Box 1004, Highland Mills, email to woodburyvillage@yahoo.com or fax to 928-7380.

Hydrant Testing


Village of Woodbury

Water Department Residents

The Village of Woodbury Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants starting

Monday, October 26, 2015

You may temporarily experience discolored water.  If you have any questions please call:

(845) 928-9514


O&R to Political Candidates: Post no signs on utility poles

PEARL RIVER, NY Sept. 29, 2015 ---Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. today issued a reminder to all political candidates and their campaign workers about O&R’s long-standing policy prohibiting the posting of all signs on utility poles.

This policy is grounded in very practical safety and litter control considerations and O&R is asking the cooperation of political campaigns for compliance.

Before anyone ever imagined the Internet, one of the most popular local message boards by default became the utility poles that line many of the community’s streets. The poles were one of the most convenient and accessible methods for hosting a posting. Signs of every shape, size and message sprung up every political season.

Unfortunately, those signs and posters usually are affixed to the poles with staples, tacks or nails, which present a potential hazard to O&R employees working on the poles.

Further, such signs can obscure the pole’s 10-digit I.D. number, hindering customer efforts to determine a definitive pole location when reporting outages or damage.

In addition, signs on poles may impair sight lines at intersections, or otherwise present a visual distraction to motorists. And, once the campaigns have taken place, the outdated signs remain as an eyesore and eventually a litter nuisance.

Water Testing Volunteers Needed

We are about to begin the Orange County Health Dept. mandated Lead and Copper Water Testing Program.

This involves getting water samples from the homes of a few residents, sending these samples to a labratory for evaluation, and then forwarding the test results to both the Orange County Health Department and the residents whose water was tested.

If your home was built before 1986, and you are interested in helping us with this Lead and Copper Water Testing, please call the Village of Woodbury Water Dept. at (845) 928-9514 and let us know when you would like to have a testing bottle delivered to your home.

Village of Woodbury Water Department
2 Adams Street, Highland Mills, NY 10930
(845) 928-9514

Why did your Village taxes increase?

The first thing to understand is that the Town's fiscal year is January - December and the Village's fiscal year is June - May. This is important to help understand the transfer of functions explained below.

Street Lighting - Beginning January 2015 the responsibility of the streetlights transferred from the Town to the Village. It was determined that the Street Lighting District is located wholly within the Village's boundaries and this transfer of responsibility should have been done in January 2008 but was not. That has now been corrected. Your January 2015 Town taxes included twelve months of taxes for the street lighting, which the Town forwarded to the Village in mid-January 2015. Your June 2015 Village taxes includes the cost of the street lighting for five months (January 2016-May 2016). Your June 2016 tax bill will contain the full twelve months.

Highway Department - Beginning January 2016 the financial responsibility of the Highway Department will transfer from the Town to the Village. The Village became the owner of the roads January 2007. However, since efforts were being tried by the Village and Town Board to abolish the Village and consolidate with the Town, the fiscal responsibility stayed with the Town. Since the consolidation efforts have stopped by the Town Board, the Village now assumes its full legal responsibility for the roads. Your January 2015 Town taxes included twelve months of taxes for the Highway fund. Your June 2015 Village taxes included five month (Jan 2016 - May 2016) of taxes for the Highway. There was no double taxation occurring. In mid-January 2016 the Town will turn over to the Village any fund balance remaining in their possession. Please note - the Town will remain the owner of the property/building infrastructure that the Highway garage is located on and as such will still need to pay to insure the building/property. The Village will assume all other costs and expenses.

Draft MS4 Annual Report Now Available

The Draft MS4 Annual Report for Period Ending in 3/9/15 is now available online for viewing.

Attention Village of Woodbury Water Residents

Water BillWater bills were mailed on February 1, 2015 for the last billing cycle of the Village's fiscal year. If you did not receive your water bill, please call 928-9514 immediately to obtain your balance due and to verify your correct mailing address.

All payments received/postmarked after March 2, 2015 will incur a 10% late fee.

Any payment received after March 27, 2015 will be returned and the balance due will be added to your June Village property tax bill.

You can now pay your water bill online with a credit card (surcharge applies).

CodeRED Alert System

CodeRED Logo

The Town and Village of Woodbury has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Woodbury officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire community.

For more information read the CodeRED press release. To sign up for CodeRED alerts, visit the CodeRED website.

CodeRED Mobile App

CodeRED Mobile App

The CodeRED app allows you to receive alerts and updates directly from the national CodeRED Emergency Notification System right on your mobile devices. The app also sends you geographically-based alerts depending on your current location.

Online Tax Lookup

Looking up tax bills for yourself or others is available online. If you have any questions, contact Carol Herb at 845-928-6062, M-F 3:30-9:00pm.