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City Hall 1910 Time Capsule

Thank you to everyone who came to the City Hall Time Capsule Opening on Friday, June 28, 2013 by Mayor DeStefano and Council President Miguel Rodrigues.

The contents of the capsule is in the process of being preserved with the recomendation of a historical preservation company who preserves our historical records for City Hall.  After the preservation process is complete the contents of the time capsule will be on display in City Hall.  Please check this website for futher details on the time line of the display.

If you did not come to the opening of the time capsule please see the link below for the contents:

icon City Hall 1910 Time Capsule Contents

As soon as the preservation process is complete we will have the contents scaned and on the website.  Below is a sample of a 1899 silver certificate dollar that was in the capsule by Hulse Brothers Jewelers and Optometrists at 9 James Street dated August 2, 1910.

 icon Silver Certificate 1899

Also, please check out our website for the placement of new time capsule that will be placed back into the cornerstone of City Hall soon.

Night Parking on Streets of Middletown

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.

 

Concerns and Impacts of Speeders on City Streets

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 the Common Council held a public hearing on the impacts of speeding on City of Middletown Streets.  

On October 9, 2001 there was a public hearing on speeders on Highland Avenue which establihed a Ad-Hoc Committee on the subject which resulted in a Traffic Study on Highland Avenue.

Below are the results of the traffic study and the minutes of the 2001 and 2015 public hearing:

 

Posting of Notices Prohibited in the City of Middletown

City of Middletown Code Chapter 319 Littering

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, street sign, public utility pole or shade tree, or upon any public structure, building, public right-of-way or City property except as may be authorized or required by law.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense within the meaning of the Penal Law of the State of New York and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $750 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.

CITY OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK, PROVIDES NOTICE OF DATA SECURITY INCIDENT

The City of Middletown, New York, is providing notice to individuals potentially impacted by a recent data security incident. While a thorough investigation has revealed no evidence of fraudulent misuse of any personal information, the City is offering credit monitoring and identity restoration services for those affected by this situation.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the City of Middletown was notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it had discovered evidence that a part of the City’s computer network may have been compromised. The City immediately launched an investigation into the incident, coordinating with the FBI, New York State Police, New York State Office of Information Technology Services, and third-party forensic experts.

The investigation revealed that an unauthorized individual or individuals gained access to databases in Middletown’s system that contained personal information relating to people who have had contact with the City of Middletown Police Department, and were able to export at least a portion of the information in the databases. The investigation found no evidence that the affected personal information was publically displayed or distributed, and the City is unaware of any actual fraudulent misuse of personal data.

Information potentially accessible to the unauthorized individual(s) included: names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, fingerprints, FBI numbers, and addresses.

The City of Middletown takes the security of its data extremely seriously. We remediated the vulnerability exploited by the intruders, and we are taking additional steps to tighten network security to help prevent a similar situation from occurring in the future.

We are also providing information and support directly to individuals affected by the situation, including 12 months of credit monitoring, identity consultation services, and identity restoration services at no cost to the individuals.

The City has established a confidential inquiry line for individuals seeking additional information. This line is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. E.D.T. at 1-855-205-6940. If an individual believes they may have been affected, but did not receive a letter, the individual may contact the assistance line.

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