PEARL RIVER, NY March 2, 2015 --- Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. urges its customers to ask to see a photo identification card from utility workers certifying that they are O&R employees or contractors before doing any business with them or allowing them to enter customers’ homes.
The utility renews this warning periodically to put its customers, especially the elderly, on guard about crooks who pose as utility workers in order to gain access to and rob the homes of unsuspecting residents.
All O&R employees are required to carry color photo I.D. cards during their workday. If a person comes to your door claiming to be an O&R employee, look for the card. If you cannot see one, ask the worker to produce the card for your inspection before speaking with him or her further, or permitting entry to your home.
O&R contractors, such as tree-trimmers, also carry O&R-logoed photo I.D.s and are authorized to perform work on the Company’s behalf.
If individuals representing themselves as O&R employees or contractors cannot produce a legitimate photo I.D. card, terminate further contact with them and call the police.
If the workers do produce an identification card but you are still apprehensive, call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 and ask to speak to a Security Services representative to confirm the identity of the O&R employee or contractor.
Starting today you may now see the Common Council Meetings, Press Conferences and Special Events that are showing on Channel 20 on our website with a new video system added to our website. There is no special software to download to view the videos.
Just click on the TV Channel 20 Video button icon on the homepage and click on the video you want to view in the list of videos of Common Council Meetings, Press Conferences and Special Events that were on Channel 20.
This is not a live streaming feed of the events. All of the Meetings, Press Conferences and Special Events will be added to this list 24 hours after they take place.
You may also click on this link to enter the video list → http://middletownchannel20.pegcentral.com/
On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Common Council Chambers Mayor Joseph DeStefano delivered the State of the City to the Common Council. The State of the City Address will be on Channel 20 at 10:30AM and 6:30PM.
Click on the link to see the full text of the speech → State Of The City Address 2015
Code of the City of Middletown
Chapter 460. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Article I. Traffic Regulations
§ 460-22. Parking restrictions to aid snow plowing and snow removal.
It shall be unlawful to delay, hinder or obstruct any vehicles or equipment engaged in the operation of snow plowing or snow removal in the City streets. After a precipitation of snow of 2 1/2 inches or more, and thereafter until the streets are plowed and cleared of snow, it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle upon any street while said street is being plowed or cleared unless such vehicle is attended by a person capable of operating it. The owner or a person in charge of or in control of any vehicle standing in any street shall move or cause the same to be moved so as not to be in the path of the equipment plowing or clearing the street of snow.
Thank you and any questions please call DPW at 845-343-3169
Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano
Jacob Tawil P.E., Commissioner of Public Works
Attention City of Middletown Residents:
Please report any street light outages to the Department of Public Works office so that Orange and Rockland can be notified to repair them.
Thank you again for your continued cooperation!
City Code - Chapter 460 Vehicles and Traffic - Section - Night Parking
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways and streets within the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., from the 15th day of November until and including the 15th day of April of each year, except on the westerly side of Rivervale Road.
" The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you wish to view the mapped flood zones for your area of interest, you may search by street address or place on the MSC at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search. Search results will display the best map for the location entered and give you an option of either viewing the map using our online viewer or downloading the map to your computer."
This is a self-guided tour of historic downtown Middletown, NY. Your can start anywhere on the map. The signs will have a photograph of the site or building as it looked in the past and will identify the building by its former name. The signs will be located either in the windows of the historic buildings, on posts at or near the sites or affixed to the building.
When you arrive at a location, dial the phone number on the sign or scan the QR code with your Smart Phone. Listen to the introduction and when prompted, press the number of the site and listen to the audio narrative.
If the individual wishes to read the narrative, QR codes will be n the signs and the tourist will scan the code with a phone that can read QR codes.
Tour brochure will include a map and will be available at local business in the greater Middletown area. The audio tour will be in operation 24 hours, seven days a week and free to the public.
There are 44 sites in all.
Walking Tour brochure with sites and Map: Historic Walking Tour Map