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Public Notice
State of Emergency Declaration

A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the Village of Buchanan, NY, effective today, March 27, 2020.

WHEREAS, on March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., I am issuing an Emergency Disaster Declaration, declaring a State of Emergency in the Village of Buchanan; and

WHEREAS, both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of the COVID-19 virus have been documented in New York State and Westchester County with the spread of the COVID-19 virus accelerating at an alarming pace; and

WHEREAS, in order to protect the public health and safety, emergency action is necessary to help arrest the rapid spread of COVID-19 virus, including reducing the opportunity for instances in which individuals come into close contact with one another.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Theresa Knickerbocker, Mayor of the Village of Buchanan, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of New York, hereby issue the following Emergency Order pursuant to Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law specifying that:

  1. All Village Buildings and Facilities shall be closed except for essential staffing to perform essential duties as determined by the appropriate Department Head or the Village Board. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Village of Buchanan Police Department, as always, shall remain in operation 24 hours a day and some Village offices shall remain open for emergency and special services for limited business hours on a "by appointment" basis.  Phone numbers to call are posted on the Village’s Web site.
  2. Effective today, March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.:
    (1)  All Village parks, including the pavilion, shall be closed for the use of any playing fields, basketball courts, playground facilities and/or any other type of social gathering.
    (2)  Walking trails shall remain open to the public, provided social distancing is practiced.  Social distancing has been defined as deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
  3. The Foregoing Emergency Order shall remain in effect through midnight on April 16, 2020, and may be renewed and extended for additional five (5) day periods through the issuance of further Emergency Orders

Theresa Knickerbocker
Mayor, Village of Buchanan

Village Elections Delayed until April 28

March 17, 2020
Message from Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker,
Dear Village of Buchanan Residents,
The Village of Buchanan was informed last night that the Governor has issued an Executive Order delaying all Village Elections until April 28, 2020 which is also the primary election.  Due to this change we will be closing Village Hall to the public starting today, Tuesday, March 17, 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.)

As mentioned in my last notice all other activities are canceled until further notice.  As you can see, the situation is changing day by day and hour by hour.  We will keep you informed of any major changes to our operations.  Please continue to watch for updates by Code Red, email, website and Village of Buchanan Facebook page. 

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Please check on the CDC (Center for Disease Control) site for further updates. 
If you have any questions, please call or send us an email.  We are here for you.  
Be well Buchanan.

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.

From March 16, 2020 – March 18, 2020, to gain access to Village Hall only the back door will be unlocked. 

Village Elections will be held on March 18, 2020 from 6 AM – 9 PM.

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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LWRP Meeting

The next LWRP meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Village of Buchanan, Village Hall, 236 Tate Avenue.

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2020 Buchanan Day Camp

June 29 to August 7, 2020
For children entering K through 8th grade!

Nancy Bayer - Recreation Supervisor - 914-293-8391 recreationdept@villageofbuchanan.com

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