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Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

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COVID-19 News

Modified Procedures for Town Meetings

The Town Board of the Town of Patterson will begin on June 24, 2020 to hold meetings at Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following procedures will be in place until further notice:

  1. Town Board meetings will be live-streamed on Youtube. We encourage the public to use this venue to view Town Board meetings. During the meeting, comments or questions can be sent to The Town Board cannot guarantee your question or comment will be addressed during the meeting. Planning Board meetings and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will not be live-streamed on Youtube.
  2. Attendance at a meeting by the public will be allowed, however meeting Room capacity shall be limited to the five Board members, one camera man, Town Clerk, Town Attorney and other essential support staff, and 8 individuals of the public on a first come, first serve basis. Everyone at the meeting will maintain six feet of separation.
  3. Individuals wishing to attend meetings must pre-register their attendance by email at or by calling Town Hall at 845-878-6500. This includes Applicants. Individuals who have not pre-registered may not be allowed in the building.
  4. Individuals attending must complete a Health Screening Assessment Form immediately upon entering the building.
  5. Masks will be worn at all times by all individuals, except by Board members speaking during the meeting, and Applicants or members of the public but only when addressing the Board.

Similar procedures will be followed by the Patterson Planning Board and Patterson Zoning Board of Appeals. Please check their schedules for appropriate meeting dates and times.

Town Hall Closed to the Public

Due to the present risk of COVID -19, and to protect the safety of our employees, Patterson Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice during normal business hours. The Town Clerk, Building and other Departments will continue to be available through phone and e-mail Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. to assist our residents. Please visit the Town’s website at for application forms and other information. Please contact the specific Departments to make arrangements should you need to drop off any payments, applications and other document submissions.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

By Order of the Town Supervisor

Justice Court

The Courthouse is Closed until further notice and Court Calendars for Monday November 16th and Tuesday November 17th have been Cancelled.


Due to these uncertain times and pursuant to the Governor’s executive order, Town Hall is closed to the public during this time. We want to assure Patterson residents that our staff continues to be available and accessible. We can be reached by email and phone.

As in years past, please be assured that your right to an assessment review with the Board of Assessment Review will continue. The 2020 Tentative roll assessments will be available online beginning May 1, 2020. Please review the Assessor page for a message from the Assessor and for other important information.

Building Department

All interior building inspections are suspended until further notice. Please call the office after April 1st, at which point we should have instructions as to when we can resume interior inspections.

Receiver of Taxes

The Tax Receiver has released information on the upcoming 2020-21 School Tax Collection procedures.

Please review the Receiver of Taxes page for a message from the Tax Receiver and for other important information about payment schedules and methods.

Trash Pickups

Dear Town of Patterson, Garbage Dist 2 Residents,

Although now is a great time to do some spring cleaning, please do not exceed your allotted 3 – 45 gal bag or can limit. We can only pick up household (kitchen, etc) trash. We are unable to do any bulk pick ups at this time. This is mainly because all the trash will not fit on the trucks.

If you have any questions, please call 845-878-4341 or email

Your compliance is greatly appreciated!

General Informaion

The NYS Department of Health has set up a hotline for information on COVID-19. The number will operate between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. The hotline number is 1-888-364-3065.

The Putnam County Health Department website carries extensive information on the coronavirus outbreak. Please refer to the Health Department for updated information. The Putnam County website and social media sites are updated frequently with information concerning COVID-19.

Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York State on March 7 to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The emergency declaration allows for more resources to go towards the efforts of local health departments in keeping our community safe.

The Health Dept. staff is closely monitoring the situation and remains in close contact with the New York State Department of Health.

Respiratory illnesses spread quickly, and so does disinformation. Refer to trusted sources, with track records of providing accurate science and health related information.

Small Business Loans

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide for Emergency Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Town Judge Interviews

1142 ROUTE 311


5:00 p.m.

Town Board Members will be holding interviews for the position of Town Judge on the dates listed above.

By Order of the Town Board
Eileen Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk
Dated: November 20, 2020

November 18 Town Board Meeting

The Town of Patterson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Town of Patterson, N.Y. Town Board Meeting November 18, 2020
Time: Nov 18, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 594 372 2677

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Meeting ID: 594 372 2677

The meeting will also be live streamed on YouTube.

Proposition No. 1, LOSAP


“Shall LOSAP be amended to permit those volunteers who joined under the 1998 Plan at $20 per month per year accrue benefits from 2008 forward at the rate of $30 per month per year as if they joined under the 2008 Plan?”

The Patterson Fire Department and the Putnam Lake Fire Department have requested to amend the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP). The LOSAP plan provides a retirement benefit to qualified firefighters who earn at least 50 points in service each year.

The Town's initial LOSAP plan adopted in 1998 provided that members could earn a monthly benefit of $20 for each year of qualified service for a total monthly payment at entitlement age of $400 per month. In 2007, that plan was amended by referendum to increase the monthly benefit to $30 per month for a maximum monthly payment at entitlement age of $600. That plan took effect in January of 2008. Presently, it takes 20 years of service to obtain the full monthly benefit.

The benefit that a Fire Department member received is currently determined by the day they started with the Fire Department. Members that started before 2008 are limited for those years prior to 2008 to a $20 per month benefit; even if they continue to earn 20 years of service credit after 2008. The Proposition is a question of deferred vesting. Can a member can ignore the years of service earned under the $20 per month version of the plan in order to take the most amount of years earned under the $30 per month version of the plan.

The total cost to the taxpayers of the Town of Patterson for the LOSAP plan in 2019 was $184,632.00. VFIS, the current LOSAP plan administrators estimated the total plan costs In 2019 would be $205,000 for the next 5 years and $187,000 thereafter.

Town Justice Position

Town of Patterson
Town Hall
1142 Route 311
P.O. Box 470
Patterson, New York 12563

The Town Board of the Town of Patterson will be accepting resumes for the position of Town Court Justice. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the Town of Patterson. Membership in the New York State Bar Association is preferred, but not required.

Qualified individuals should demonstrate a knowledge of both civil and criminal matters including:

  • actions and small claims seeking monetary awards up to $3,000
  • landlord/tenant matters
  • misdemeanors and violations committed within the town’s geographic boundaries
  • arraignments and preliminary hearings in felony matters
  • orders of protection

The position will require the selected individual to be on-call 24 hours a day for arraignments.
Salary for Fiscal Year 2020 is $37,128.00.

Resumes may be submitted to the Town Clerk of the Town of Patterson at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, P.O. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York 12563 until 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time on November 16, 2020.



Preliminary Town Budget
The 2021 preliminary budget can be downloaded here.

Additional budget information can be found on the Town Board page under the Budget Documents section.

Town Email Notification List
Town residents can receive notifications about blasting at the Peckham Quarry by signing up for the email notification service, which is available on the Town Board webpage.
EZ Pass

Town Planner Position
The Town of Patterson is seeking a creative, and energetic full-time Town Planner with diverse talents and abilities, and willing to learn. Good writing skills a must. This is an entry level position for the right individual interested in learning multi-disciplined municipal planning.

The position requires involvement in a variety of municipal government functions including land planning, economic development, assisting in drafting local laws, policies and practices, preparation of bids and RFP’s, emergency planning and natural resource inventory and assessment. Applicants must have a basic understanding of Arcview GIS. Work is performed under general supervision of the Town Supervisor and/or Town Board.

Full job description and application details may be downloaded here.

Little Free Libraries

Check out Patterson's brand new Little Free Libraries sponsored by the Patterson Rotary. You'll find one at the entrance to the Patterson Recreation Center and the other at Club Court Park, Putnam Lake. Children are welcome to take a book to read and/or leave a book to share with others.

Volunteer Position on the Patterson Ethics Board




PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Patterson is presently seeking and accepting applications for a volunteer position on the Patterson Ethics Board.

If interested, please send a letter of interest along with a resume to: Town of Patterson, P.O. Box 470, Patterson, New York 12563, Attention: Town Clerk or email

Dated: June 25, 2020



Annual Report - Stormwater Managemenmt Program



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Patterson has prepared an MS4 Annual Report for the period ending on March 9, 2019. The Annual Report has been prepared pursuant to the NYSDEC General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-10-002) and is available for review at or at the offices of the Planning Department at Patterson Town Hall, PO Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York. Comments on the Annual Report will be received by the Planning Department at the above-mentioned address or by e-mail at until Friday, May 26, 2020.


Putnam County Personnel Announces Civil Service Exam
Please refer to the County website for details and application form.
Standard Workday Resolutions

For elected officials, this document may be downloaded here.

For employees, this document may be downloaded here.

NYSEG Rate Increase
NYSEG is proposing a substantial rate increase for 2019. Information on the increase and the public comment process may be found here.
EMS Reports
2019 1st Quarter Report
2018 Annual Report
Section 8 Vouchers
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal housing program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program provides housing assistance to renters with low to moderate income in the form of rental subsidies.

The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) Carmel, New York in accordance with regulations outlined by the New York State Homes & Community Renewal, Statewide Section 8 Voucher Program, Section 8 Administration Plan October 2, 2018, will reopen the Section 8 waiting list for all income eligible individuals and families. Details are available here.

Putnam Lake Notice

Putnam Lake was designated as an “impaired waterbody” due to excessive nutrients (phosphorus), algae, and poor water clarity, which could impact recreational uses in the lake. Total phosphorus concentrations in Putnam Lake are 50 percent greater than the average concentration found throughout the Lower Hudson region.

NYS DEC has prepared an action plan to deal with Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB). The report can be found here.

The NYS DEC report on wastewater collection and treatment can be found here.

NYSEG Warning: Scams Calls
Customers have reported receiving automated calls from “NYSEG” telling them that their electricity will be shut off later that day. The customer is instructed to call back to prevent this. The callback numbers, which vary, answer with “NYSEG automated service line,” and prompt you to press 3.

These calls are not from NYSEG and are an attempt to scam residents and businesses.

Some precautions to take to avoid falling victim to a scam:

  • Always type NYSEG’s Web address when making an online payment at Do not rely on email links. While at, you can also check your account balance and any past-due amount status.
  • When making a payment by phone, always ensure that you are dialing NYSEG phone numbers: 1-800-572-1111 (customer service); 1-888-315-1755 (payment arrangements) or 1-800-600-2275 (self-service line). You can also check your account status by phone.
  • Do not make any payments over the phone to anyone who has contacted you or asked you to dial a different number.
  • Never provide your Social Security number, credit card number or bank information to anyone requesting it (over the phone or in person) unless you initiated the contact and feel confident that the transaction is legitimate.
  • NYSEG does not ask customers to purchase debit cards (like Green Dot cards) to make payments.
  • If you have fallen victim to a scam, immediately contact the Federal Trade Commission and your local police.
Recycling News
Advertising Newspapers
Advertising packets are being delivered weekly to many Patterson homes. They are typically wrapped in blue plastic bags and left in your driveway. These packets are becoming roadside litter in many cases. If you are receiving these packets and no longer wish to receive them, please call the delivery service at 973-445-0964 or email and request that your address be removed from the delivery schedule. Also remember that the printed material can be bundled with the rest of your fibrous materials and included for your weekly recycling pickup. The plastic bag is also recyclable and can be taken to a local plastic bag dropoff facility. Recycling information is available here.
2016 CSLAP Annual Report for Putnam Lake
A report on the condition of Putnam Lake can be downloaded here.
Fire Protection Contracts

The text of the contracts may be downloaded here:

Patterson #1 Contract
Putnam Lake Contract

Med Return
Unwanted and expired prescription, over the counter, and other unused medication may be dropped off at Town Hall via the Med Return collection box.
Putnam Lake Carp Application
NYS DEC Notice of Complete Application for the stocking of carp in Putnam Lake
Town of Patterson Returned Check Policy
A returned check fee will be charged to a payee for a payment made by check to the Town of Patterson that is not honored. The amount of the fee will be $20, or the amount charged to the Town, whichever is greater. The amount of the original payment, along with the returned check fee, must be made by cash, bank check or money order. This policy is to be posted in all departments that accept payments by check.
By Order of the Town Board.
2010 Census Results
Profiles of General Population and Housing Characteristics are available online from the U.S. Census Bureau. These profiles provide a look at a community’s population count, age and sex distribution, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationships, group quarters population, housing occupancy and home ownership status. A profile is available for all states, counties, minor civil divisions, places, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, the Hawaiian home lands, and municipios in Puerto Rico. This information can be accessed from the American Factfinder website or from the Interactive Map. We also invite you to explore these data on our interactive

Additional data products from the 2010 Census will be released through 2013. For more information on these upcoming products, please visit the Census At a Glance website.

Patterson Recreation Forms

Patterson Recreation Membership Application
Patterson Recreation Center Rental Rates
Cornwall Hill Ballfield Rental Rates

Town Hall Emergency Number

An after-hours voice mailbox has been created for town emergencies that require the notification of a town official. To use the system, call the main Town Hall main number at 845-878-6500 and request mailbox #32 at the prompt. The Town Hall phone system will contact a town official after you leave your message.

Please remember to dial 911 for all emergencies requiring police, fire, or emergency medical assistance.

FOIL Requests (Freedom of Information Law)
FOIL requests are handled by the office of the Town Clerk. Requests for information must be made in writing, either by submitting a FOIL Request Form to the Town Clerk or by submitting an electronic request via the link on the Town Clerk information page. Contact the office of the Town Clerk for more information.

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Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500