Important message to the residents of the Village of Piermont – Local Government Response to COVID-19
The Village of Piermont Mayor, Board of Trustees, Police Department and Fire Department continue to closely monitor the evolving response to COVID-19 and are doing all we can to safeguard the health of our residents and employees. With that in mind and in the interests of both public safety and the reduction of any potential impact of the Covid19 virus on staff, Piermont Village Hall will be closing its doors to the general public beginning Monday, March 16th, until further notice.
All Village Departments will be open and reachable by phone or email. Village Staff will continue to perform necessary Village operations but residents that have Village business should contact Village Hall via telephone or email. A list of Department phone numbers and email addresses are listed at the end of this announcement.
This closing is a precautionary measure, designed to ensure that Village Hall staff remain healthy and can continue to provide necessary services to the residents of Piermont, and the general public. In addition, please note the following:
- This Tuesday night’s, (March 17), Village Board meeting is cancelled. The next scheduled Village Board meeting is April 7th.
- The Piermont Community Center will also be closed to the Public starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. All activities that take place at the Community Center will be suspended.
- Village Court scheduled for this Wednesday night, March 18, is cancelled. The next scheduled Court date is April 7th. Tickets and payments in sealed envelopes can be dropped off at the police window, who will then get it to the Court. If you have any questions regarding the Village Court, please call the Court Clerk, Sue Yanitelli at 845-359-0345, Ext. 2, or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Piermont D.P.W. will continue with regularly scheduled trash pickups.
- Land Use Board meetings and Public Hearings will be postponed until further notice
All Village departments will endeavor to provide the best possible service to the public under these very difficult circumstances. It is incumbent on each member of our community to do their part to reduce the impact of this virus and the Village feels strongly that this is a necessary measure for both residents and staff.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has created a Novel Coronovirus 24 hour hotline, staffed by NYSDOH health experts who can answer your questions. That number is 1-888-364-3065. Any one with any questions about the status of their health and the appropriate course of action should call this hotline.
Montefiore Nyack Hospital has also created a Covid19 information page that includes key information about the virus and how to prevent disease spread: : https://www.montefioren-yack.org/coronavirus
If any resident is confined and would like somebody to check in on them, please contact the N2N (Neighbor to Neighbor) network by sending your name, address, email and phone number to: PiermontN2N@piermont-ny.gov
Any medical emergency – dial 911!
We know that we are all concerned about the well being of our downtown merchants. One way to help restaurants during this extremely difficult time is to order a meal to eat at home. A number of restaurants will now deliver to your door. Another way to help out is to buy a gift card from your favorite merchant or restaurant. It’s a great way to support local businesses in this difficult time. Remember to keep a “social distance” when you do visit your favorite restaurant or merchant.
On a final note, we Piermonters are resilient. We see it after every disaster when we emerge from our homes, look around, and help the nearest neighbor in need. That’s what we’ve always done, and it makes us stronger every time. There might not be any mud to help shovel or debris to haul away or basements to pump out this time, but we can all make a difference in slowing this thing down. The hardest part is that instead of coming together, we have to stay apart. It’s heart breaking to see the growing list of cancellations and closures. Those are kids birthday parties that won’t occur, entire seasons of sporting events that will be lost, and grandparents who can’t see their grandchildren. But every time we eliminate an opportunity for this virus to spread— that could mean the availability of an extra hospital bed or respirator or doctor that can go to someone truly in need. When we stay away from each other, it might not feel like we’re working together, but we are. We’ve persevered before and we’ll do it again. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay kind.
James Hurley, Police Chief
Dispatch for non-emergencies: 845-359-0240
For all emergencies, call 911
Village Clerks Office:
Jennifer DeYorgi Maher, Clerk Treasurer
Hannah Ross, Deputy Clerk Treasurer
Sylvia Carbonell, Clerk Typist
Charlie Schaub, Building Inspector
Maggie Cavanaugh, Building Dept. Clerk
Sue Yanitelli, Court Clerk
Tom Temple, Superintendant of Public Works
Bruce Tucker, Mayor
Daniel Spitzer, Planning Board Chair
Usha Wright, Zoning Board Chair