Dear Friends and Neighbors in Montgomery,
We want to let you know that the Montgomery Free Library will be limiting our hours in the coming months due to COVID's impact on our income.
Unlike most other libraries that are funded by their communities' tax budgets, our Library is solely dependent on donations from the community, the Village and the Town, as we have been since 1915. Although our funding from the Village and Town is stable, our day-to-day income and donations are reduced due to lack of in-person library use.
So, due to circumstances related to the pandemic this past year, the Library has suffered a deficit of thousands of dollars.
The Library is a valuable asset to your community and its loss would be tragic. Not only will the residents be losing their local library, but also access to the RCLSsystem, leaving them with no library at all.
Please donate if you can.
If you bought just 2 books a year, that would cost you about $50. If just 200 people in our Village donated that amount to the Library, we would have enough money to get us through this COVID period until we're able to fully open again. But any amount would be greatly appreciated. And just spreading the word to everyone you know would give us a fighting chance of saving the Library.
To make a donation to
THE MONTGOMERY FREE LIBRARY
mail or drop off your donation to the Library at 133 Clinton St. Montgomery, NY 12549
Thank you so much, your friends at the Montgomery Free Library.
To support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, NYS has started the Raising the Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund. This fund offers approximately $3 million in reimbursement grants for up to $5,000 to eligible businesses.
Restaurants can apply to the Restaurant Recovery Fund starting Monday, January 11, 2021.
To be eligible a restaurant must:
- Be full-service restaurants (NAICS code 722511), or establishments engaged in providing food services and meals prepared on-premises to patrons who traditionally order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service), including on-premises food and drinking establishments licensed through the State Liquor Authority (SLA). Establishments providing take out or grab and go food services due to COVID-19 restrictions are also eligible;
- Franchises are not eligible;
- Have no more than $3 million in 2019 revenue;
- Be located in New York State;
- Have been in operation on or before March 1, 2019;
- Certify and demonstrate that they have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19
- Agree to comply with all applicable New York State and local reopening guidance and COVID-19 health and safety policies, including the New York Forward reopening guidance and Cluster Action Initiative guidance, as well as SLA and DOH regulations.
The online grant portal may close temporarily should the number of applications exceed funding availability. If grant funding remains available due to the exclusion of ineligible applications, the online grant portal will be reopened following an announcement by the Empire State Development.
To apply, applicants will need the following required documents:
- Current Government-issued photo ID for every owner of 20% or more
- 2019 Federal Business Tax Returns
- 2020 Year-to-Date Income Statement
- Copy of SLA License
- List and proof of eligible reimbursable COVID-19 response related expenses incurred since 9/1/2020 (If a capital expense please include receipts for equipment, labor and/or construction)
Lynn Allen Cione
Orange County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO
A local law extending the moratorium on the submission and processing of applications for land use approvals within the Village of Montgomery enacted by Local Law No. 2 of 2020 for an additional period of three (3) months to allow the Village time to complete the amendments to the village's zoning law as contemplated by the comprehensive plan update.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Montgomery did adopt Local Law No. 2 of 2020 on the 2nd day of June, 2020 at the Village Courtroom, 133 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY 12549.
SAID LOCAL LAW establishes a six-month moratorium on the submission and processing of applications for certain land use approvals within the Village of Montgomery.
Copies of Local Law No. 2 of 2020 are available at the Village Clerk’s Office during regular business hours and on the Village’s web site.
VILLAGE CLERK, VILLAGE OF MONTGOMERY
June 3, 2020
A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING A SIX (6) MONTH MORATORIUM ON THE SUBMISSION AND PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR LAND USE APPROVALS WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF MONTGOMERY.
BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Montgomery, New York as follows:
SECTION 1. Intent and Authority.
This Local Law is adopted pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York and Article 7 of the Village Law of the State of New York with the procedural provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law controlling.
TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Montgomery did adopt Local Law No. 1 of 2020 on the 7th day of April, 2020 at the Village Hall, 133 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY 12549.
SAID LOCAL LAW amends Chapter 122 of the Code of the Village of Montgomery entitled “Zoning” to establish limits on the number of window signs permitted for business and industrial uses.
Copies of Local Law No. 1 of 2020 are available at the Village Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.
VILLAGE CLERK, VILLAGE OF MONTGOMERY
Today we are living in one of the most defining moments of our lifetime. The national headlines, cable networks, and social media channels will effectively chronicle the stories and headlines of the day. However 10, 20 or even 50 years from now, the questions from future generations will become more personal. They will wonder and ask: What was it like for you? How did the community respond? What impact did it have on the village, businesses, schools, churches, family, friends and daily life?