The 2015 Final Assessment Roll is available for download at the following link:
Middletown Ranks in Top 10 Cities in America
Kiplinger Magazine a Timely, Trusted Personal Finance Advice and Business Forecasts has named the City of Middletown, New York one of the 10 Great Cities to Raise your Kids.
Daniel Case at en.wikipedia
Choosing the best place to raise your kids is pretty daunting. Great schools, plenty of libraries and playgrounds, and safe, family-friendly neighborhoods all come at a cost to parents. Weighing the factors can prove challenging.
8. Middletown, N.Y.
City population: 28,086
Average family income: $70,842
Percentage of families with children: 34.0%
Metro-area spending per student: $11,194
Public playgrounds: 10
More money is spent per student in this metropolitan area than in almost any other place we looked at, allowing Middletown schools to offer impressive arts and Advanced Placement programs. For families, the Hudson Valley promises more than just a solid education. Because Middletown is a distant suburb of New York – the city is an hour and a half away by car, a little less by train – parents stand to bring home decent paychecks, while living in a quiet environment far removed from the bustle of the Big Apple.
Kids in the Hudson Valley can also look forward to the area's amusement parks, zoos, nature centers and children's museums, not to mention all the outdoor activities along the Hudson River. There are 34 state parks in the region, including some of the largest parks in the New York State system.
For more information, please visit Kiplinger: 10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids
Any resident who has a Yard Sale or Garage Sale in the City of Middletown must have a permit, issued by the City Clerk's Office, according to the City Code Chapter 384 Article II Garage/Yard Sales.
• There are No Rain Dates for Yard Sales
• Yard Sales are only 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. only
• The Permit for a Yard Sale is $10.00
• Yard Sales or Garage sale permits are limited to only two (2) per year, for no more than 3 consecutive days.
• A $50.00 refundable deposit is required for all Yard Sales and will be refunded after the Code Enforcement Department authorizes the compliance of Chapter 319-17 Litter Law:
Chapter 319-17. MIDDLETOWN CITY CODE: POSTING NOTICES PROHIBITED
No person shall post or affix any notice, poster or other paper or device calculated to attract the attention of the public to any lamppost, public utility pole or shade tree, or upon any public structure or building, except as may be authorized or required by law.
There are also no posting of signs on City property, such as street signs, stop signs and yield signs. City property also includes sidewalks. Signs are permitted on private property with the owner's permission and must be taken down the next day.
Yard Sale application → Yard Sale Application
Payments must be made before the date of the yard sale at the City Clerk's office or you may mail your check for $50.00 and a separate check for $10.00, made out to The City of Middletown. Mail your checks and application to City Clerk's Office, 16 James Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Also include a self-stamped addressed envelope to mail the signed permit back to you. The City at this time does not have the capacity to pay online debit or credit.
Please allow enough time to receive your signed Yard Sale permit in the mail.
E-ZPass On-the-Go is now available in the City Clerk's Office at Middletown City Hall Room 12 for only $25.00.
E-ZPass On-the-Go is an E-Z and convenient way to save time and money. E-ZPass On-the-Go allows the busy traveler to open an E-ZPass account without filling out an application or waiting in line.
1. Purchase the tag for $25.00 in the City of Middletown City Clerk's Office at 16 James Street.
2. Register Tag Online at www.e.zpassny.com or call 1-800-697-1554 and $25.00 will be credited to your account.
3. Attach to windshield and start saving!
Important: You must register Tag before using
Click here for more information → pdf E-ZPass On-the-Go Information (387 KB)
City of Middletown Collection of Yard waste
Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 6, 2015. Yard waste should be set out on Sunday evenings.
For curbside pickup NOT ON THE STREET beginning on Monday each week.
FOR MIDDLETOWN RESIDENTS ONLY
Yard waste and Recyclables can be dropped off at Recycling Center on Monhagen Avenue,
Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 3:00 PM.
Yard waste Collection ends on December 7, 2015
Yard waste consists of grass clippings, weeds, brush, branches, and leaves and it
should be put in cans, barrels or plastic bags. Small branches must be securely tied in bundles not exceeding 18” in diameter by 36” in length as per City Ordinance §407-5.
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At the April 7, 2015 Common Council Meeting the Council voted and passed a resolution voicing their opposition to the closing of Truman Moon School and request the School District to keep this building as an open elementary school and add more students thus reducing the per student costs.
Click here for the full resolution → April 07 2015 Council Resolution on Truman Moon School
Also, at the April 7, 2015 Common Council Meeting the Mayor reported on the facts about the possible closing of Truman Moon Elementary School.
Below are the reports that were discussed at the meeting:
You can watch the entire April 7, 2015 Common Council Meeting on Channel 20 everyday at 12:00 PM, 5:00PM and 8:00 PM. You can also watch the meeting on our website under Channel 20 Videos.
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
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/
This book gives step-by-step advise you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood.
Click on the link to get the full FEMA book → Repairing Your Flooded Home