Welcome to Buchanan, NY

Welcome SignThe lovely Village of Buchanan is situated in the northwestern corner of Westchester County on the eastern bank of the historic Hudson River. Located within the Town of Cortlandt, the village covers 1.4 square miles. Approximately 20 miles from White Plains, Buchanan is accessible via Routes 9 and 9A, and via Amtrak and Metro north railroads.

Rich in history and amenities, visitors and residents enjoy a thriving shopping district, parks, recreational facilities and more. A wonderful place to live and work, Buchanan is home to Entergy, which provides electricity to the entire region.

A Note from Our Mayor

The Village is still not allowing visitors inside Village Hall.  The Village is fully staffed but we are conducting business by phone and email.  Staff is at Village Hall from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Please call if you need assistance.  We will notify the residents when the building is open to visitors.

Unfortunately, the Village of Buchanan has decided to cancel the Buchanan Day Camp for the Summer of 2020.  Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety, and welfare of our children, our residents, and staff. Current social distancing requirements for the summer would be impossible to enforce in the camp.  Residents who have paid in advance will receive a refund from the Village shortly.  Also, we will not be opening the Village Pool for the Summer 2020 Season.  The Board felt that this would be best since there are new cases of COVID-19 appearing in children that causes inflammation mimicking Kawasaki disease. 

Also, the Village of Buchanan will not approve the use of the Pavilion until further notice.

Also, we wanted you to know as of 5/26/2020, the Village has 0 active cases of COVID-19 with a total number of cases of 34.  Unfortunately, some residents have passed and we would like to convey to their families the Village’s deepest sympathies. 

Also, the water bills were due May 29, 2020 as of now late bills will receive a penalty.  The original due date for the water bills was May 1, 2020.  The Board moved the due date to May 29, 2020 at their May Board Meeting.  Village Tax bills are in the process of being mailed out.

Board Meetings and Workshops are televised live on the local cable channel and also streamed on YouTube. The link to the meeting on YouTube is posted on Facebook right before the start of the meeting. Residents can call in during these meetings at 914-737-1034.

Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult time. If you have any questions, please call or send us an email.  We are here for you. 

Be well Buchanan.

Theresa Knickerbocker, Mayor

2020 Day Camp Cancelled, Village Pool Closed

Unfortunately, the Village of Buchanan has decided to cancel the Buchanan Day Camp for the summer of 2020.  Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety, and welfare of our children, our residents, and staff. Current social distancing requirements for the summer would be impossible to enforce in the camp. Residents who have paid in advance will receive a refund from the Village.  Also, we will not be opening the Village Pool for the summer 2020 Season. The Board felt that this would be best since there are new cases of COVID-19 appearing in children that causes inflammation mimicking Kawasaki disease.

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As Indian Point shuts down its nuclear reactors and leaves the area, the local taxing jurisdictions face extreme economic hardship, employees risk losing their jobs, and local communities become uncompensated de-facto storage facilities for spent nuclear waste!

Senator Harckham and Assemblywoman Galef are working hard to protect local communities! Support their efforts to protect Buchanan and Cortlandt.

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2020 Census

Please also remember to complete the Census 2020 if you have not already done so.  The Village has been in contact with Westchester County Census 2020 and as of March 31, 2020, the Village of Buchanan has a 34.6% response rate.  Let’s improve those numbers. Remember this is how the Federal government decides on how money is distributed to State, County, local municipalities and school districts.

Village Elections

The date of the village elections will be announced as soon as possible.

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Village Offices Closed

In order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our Village, we are closing Village Hall to the public starting on Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice.  Staff will be available by phone (914-737-1033) or email to answer any questions.  Click here for email addresses by department.

All Planning and Zoning Board meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Westchester County Department of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

Westchester County’s Health Department has recently updated our fact sheet regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our office wanted to ensure that you had access to the most-up-to-date version.

If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to Steve Bass, Director of Intergovernmental Relations for County Executive George Latimer. Steve can be emailed at: SBass@westchestergov.com

Click here to download the FACT SHEET.

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