Public Hearing – Renewable Energy Generating Systems

Please Take Notice. The Town of Callicoon will hold a public hearing on July 12, 2021 at 7:15 PM, at the Town Hall, 19 Legion Street, Jeffersonville, NY, to solicit comments on proposed Local Law #1 of 2021 – A Local Law Amending the Zoning Law (Chapter 203) to add Section 203-59-Renewable Energy Generating Systems. This is a second hearing to solicit comments on the April version since updated. The proposed law establishes regulations for both small-scale and commercial-scale solar and wind systems and geothermal systems. A copy of the local law is available for viewing at www.townofcallicoon.org or at the Town Hall. Verbal comments may by made by the public in person or written comments on the proposed law will be accepted until Monday, July 12, 2021 till 5:00 PM at PO Box 687, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.

Town Highway 17 (DeWitt Flats Rd.) Road Closure

The Sullivan County Division of Public Works will be closing Town Highway 17 (DeWitt Flats Rd.) to through traffic starting on Monday, June 1st, at 8:00 AM and the road will remain closed for approximately 4 months. The period of time may be extended as needed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances which may affect the replacement of Bridge 241.

The detour route shall utilize Town Highway 17 (DeWitt Flats Rd.), State Route 52, County Road 14 (Briscoe Rd.), and Bethel Town Highway 50 (Huff Rd.)/Callicoon Town Highway 33 (Hubert Rd.). The Sullivan County Division of Public Works will post the necessary signage.

FAMILY

Dear friends and colleagues,  
I hope this note finds you well. The COVID-19 outbreak has created many challenges in our communities. I am grateful to work with partners like you to be able to offer support to local residents during this time. We wanted to share two resources with your office we think will be helpful to your constituents during this time.
One area of need we have identified, sadly, is counseling support for families who have suffered a loss due to COVID-19. Working with our Red Cross mental health, health, and spiritual care teams across New York State, we have launched a virtual Family Assistance Center. The virtual Family Assistance Center will link families to crisis counselors who will provide emotional and spiritual support, as well as information and referrals to help them navigate the challenging process they might be facing as a result of their loved one’s death. All Family Assistance Center support will be provided virtually and is completely confidential. Families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 can fill out an online intake form, and a Family Assistance Center volunteer will contact them:

English: www.redcross.org/NYSCOVIDFamilySupport Spanish: www.redcross.org/NYSCOVIDApoyoFamiliar   
Intake forms can also be filled out by a friend who thinks someone needs help, or by a government office, like yours, working on behalf of the family. Those without online capabilities may call 585-957-8187, and a volunteer will assist them with the initial intake process. The Family Assistance Center is expected to operate for as long as families will benefit from the service. A second area of need we have identified is the need to provide emotional support to all healthcare workers. Healthcare workers in all positions are facing incredible stress and trauma. Working with Dr. James Halpern, Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer, we have produced a webinar to help healthcare workers, Recognizing and Managing Stress for Health Care Workers in a Public Health Emergency. Dr. Halpern is a renowned expert on mental health during disasters. He is the author of several books on the subject including, Disaster Mental Health Case Studies: Lessons Learned From Counseling in Chaos (March, 2019).
I would greatly appreciate if you could share the information on the Family Assistance Center and the healthcare workers video through your network and with your constituents and the families you serve in New York. I have attached a flyer that provides a description of the Family Assistance Center program as well as the contact information I listed above. This is the link to the video webinar for healthcare workers: https://www.youtube.com/watch? BLJhuqZc&feature=youtu.be
Thank you for all that you are doing to support New Yorkers during this time. We are all in this together and we hope this Family Assistance Center and mental health video will help provide comfort and support to families during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Susan Rounds
Interim Regional CEO
Greater New York Region