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We are more committed than ever to assisting businesses in Greene County as we all navigate this challenging period responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Please email us with the issues you are facing and we will do our best to connect you with available information and resources as quickly as possible.  

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FEDERAL STIMULUS - CARES Act Summary 

President signs CARES Act -
$2 trillion package is the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history.  

United States Congress
COVID-19 Relief Package and FAQs

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has provided the following resources: 
A Guide to COVID-19 Disaster Funding 
The CARES Act - by Section Summary
 

Senator Charles Schumer has provided the following resources: 
Small Business Explainer on the CARES Act
Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
Summary of the CARES Act - Section by Section


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ATTENTION SBA SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER FUND APPLICANTS 

This SBA website page includes links to all of the relevant forms: 

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html

IMPORTANT: You may have to clear your browser cache
if you receive an error accessing this page. 

Dear Durham contacts,

 
We have put together a website (www.DurhamTogether.com) and an associated Facebook page (“@DurhamtTogether”) that are intended to help people living in or near Durham during the coronavirus crisis. 
 
Each contains a list of local places that are currently open for purchases of food, take-out meals or medications. There is also a second list (shown in the website and available via a link from the Facebook page) showing volunteers who are willing to collect and deliver these items when requested to do so by Durham residents who can’t or shouldn’t leave home.
 
We hope you find these useful during this difficult time. If you have suggestions for improvements or changes, or would like to be added to the list of volunteers, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
 
Feel free to forward this email to others.
 
Best regards,
 
Bernard Rivers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Karen Rothmyer Rivers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Lawrence Byrne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 

Dear NYS OEM Regional Directors and County Emergency Managers:

On March 20, 2020, the State of New York received a Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4480-DR from President Trump for the COVID-19 Incident. We will begin holding applicant briefings in your region/county via WebEx in the very near future.

Please notify all potential eligible applicants within your region/county of the scheduled Applicants Briefs so they can attend and gain this important information. Potential eligible applicants include the following:

(1) State agencies;
(2) Local governments and special districts;
(3) Federally recognized Tribal Nations;
(4) Certain types of private nonprofit (PNP) organizations:
a. Critical PNPs - PNPs that own or operate a facility that provides a critical service, e.g., hospitals and emergency care facilities, fire & rescue emergency services, educational facilities (including colleges both public or private), nursing homes, laboratories, and rehab centers that provide medical care.
b. Non-critical but essential PNPs - PNPs that own or operate a facility that provides a non-critical, but essential social service AND provides those services to the general public, e.g., senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, community centers, child care facilities, food assistance programs, performing arts facilities, and houses of worship.

Below is draft email language you may use or modify if you intend to conduct direct outreach to individual applicants in your jurisdiction. Due to the number of potential applicants in this event, we strongly encourage you to disseminate this information by the widest means possible, including official websites, local media, and any other means available to you. Please do not hesitate to contact DHSES should you have any questions.

 

Dear Potential Applicant:

On March 20, 2020, the State of New York received a Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4480-DR from President Trump for the COVID-19 Incident. The incident started on January 20, 2020, and is ongoing. The declaration authorizes public assistance for Category B Emergency Protective Measures.

On March 30, 2020 we will begin holding applicant briefings for Region 2 via WebEx. The Applicants Briefs provide eligible applicants with the information needed to: (a) participate in the disaster as Public Assistance applicants; and, (b) submit for reimbursement for FEMA-eligible expenditures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 virus. To register for one of the applicant briefings, please click on the registration link next to your preferred date and time. Once you register for the applicant briefing, you will receive a confirmation with the teleconference login as well as the WebEx login. You will also receive a confirmation email with this information. The duration of the WebEx should be approximately 1 hour.

DATE
TIME
REGISTRATION LINK
March 30, 2020
9:00 AM EST
Registerhttps://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?RGID=r17e2b0299813c691ac9baa2cafea8c7f

March 30, 2020
1:00 PM EST
Registerhttps://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?RGID=r9b0d27afd0f4fba9182950c38836583a

March 30, 2020
6:00 PM EST
Registerhttps://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?RGID=r55390f9ce7eb82900f7ec093b4f21b00

Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions.

 

Sarah Taegder
Program Administrator I - Region 2 DAR Coordinator
NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
10 Ross Circle, Suite 1S
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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www.dhses.ny.gov<http://www.dhses.ny.gov/>

 

In consideration of COVID-19, the open meeting of the Town Board regularly scheduled for March 17th has been postponed.  Our goal, as articulated by the CDC and the NYS DOH, is to mitigate against the spread of the virus and reduce its rate of transmission.  This action will allow the Town of Durham to exemplify infection control procedures to prevent the continued and pervasive spreading of disease. 

Per communication from NYCOOG (New York Committee on Open Government):

The New York State Committee on Open Government issued guidance regarding the “Open Meetings Law ‘In-Person’ Requirement and the Novel Coronavirus.” The guidance acknowledges that there is no process for waiving the Open Meetings Law’s “in-person” requirement for conducting meetings. Furthermore, the Committee conceded that there is no jurisprudence regarding the ability of local governments to forego or waive the “in-person” meeting requirement. Nonetheless, the Committee opined that judicial review of alleged violations of the Open Meetings Law will likely take into consideration the public body’s desire to protect the public health while continuing to perform necessary government functions. However, the Committee urges that if a public body determines that limiting public in-person access to an open meeting is necessary in response to the COVID-19 virus, that the public body limit discussions and actions taken to those matters for which harm would be caused by delay in order to mitigate potential impact of constituents.

That being said, Town Hall will not allow entrance of the public to this facility as of Monday, March 16th until further notice.  Meeting of the Town Councilmen and Town Clerk will occur on the evening of April 7th at 7:30pm, however will be held in a very limited extent to enable the monthly bills to be reviewed and paid.  A special meeting will be scheduled, pending DOH recommendations for continued ‘social distancing at a later date.  Minutes will be posted within a few days.  The condensed agenda is following this notice. 

Per orders by the Office of Court Administration, all court proceedings are suspended until further notice. Should you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk Chris Kohrs at (518) 239-8260.

Officials will hold regular hours, and all business will continue to occur via telephone and electronic communications.  This being a time when tax payments are still being collected, and cash cannot be refused, please contact Clerk-Collector Janet Partridge at (518) 239-6122 ext#1 should you require a cash transaction. She asks to please consider mailing your payment in check form or delivering in a sealed envelope through the front doors; receipts will be sent and a confirmation call will be made if requested. 

Thank you for your understanding and assistance; please stay well. 

Shawn Marriott, Town Supervisor, Town of Durham

4/7/2020 7:30 pm

AGENDA

Bill paying audit of bills & Supervisors Report

NEW BUSINESS ONLY:                                          

The Town of Durham is governed by 5 elected officials - the Town Supervisor and 4 council people.

Town Board Members

 

Shawn Marriott
Town Supervisor - Elected 2 year position 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2021 
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  Joan Breslin
Deputy Supervisor - Elected 4 year position 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023
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Vacancy
Council Member - Elected to fill term ending 12/31/2021
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Scott Hulbert
Council Member - Elected 4 year position 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023 
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Linda Sutton
Council Member - Elected 4 year position 01/01/2018 to 12/31/2021
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