City Hall will be open to the public starting on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday 

Attention City of Middletown Residents.
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Visit Special.usps.com/testkits today!

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus & City of Middletown Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano are pleased to announce the City of Middletown is working with Orange County to hand out free COVID-19 rapid tests to Orange County Residents. This will be a drive through only event. Tests will be on a first come, first served basis, 2 kits per car, while supplies last. Distribution will start at 10 am while supplies last on Saturday, January 8th 2022. Distribution will take place at Fei Tian College, please use the lower entrance of the former Middletown Psyche Grounds, across from 140 Monhagen Ave, and follow signs from there.  Thank you, Fei Tian College of Middletown, for use of the facilities. For more information call the Mayors Office at 845-346-4100 or go to the City Website, Middletown-NY.com

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PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
JOSEPH M. DeSTEFANO, MAYOR
CITY OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

Pursuant to Section 24 of the New York Executive Law and in accordance with the Code and Charter of the City of Middletown, New York, I, Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor of the City of Middletown, New York, make the following findings and orders in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Coronavirus[1], in New York State and particularly in Orange County:

WHEREAS, I issued a Proclamation of Local State of Emergency, effective March 16, 2020, based upon findings and conditions which are hereby fully incorporated into this Proclamation as if fully set forth herein, and

WHEREAS, I issued extensions of said Proclamation, and

WHEREAS, the findings and conditions that led to the issuance and extensions of such Proclamation have recently worsened in Orange County, and

WHEREAS, I issued a Proclamation of Local State of Emergency, effective April 7, 2021, based upon findings and conditions which are hereby fully incorporated into this Proclamation as if fully set forth herein, and

WHEREAS, the City shall be acquiring kits for the testing for Coronavirus infection.

NOW, THEREFORE, based upon the above findings and in accordance with applicable local and State law, I, Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor of the City of Middletown, New York, have promulgated the following local emergency orders to protect life and health and to bring the emergency situation under control:

1.  The state of local emergency due to the virus as set forth above shall be reimposed  to be in effect commencing 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and shall terminate on February 4, 2022, unless rescinded on an earlier date by me.

2.  All of the orders and directives set forth in my earlier Proclamation, effective April 7, 2021, are hereby renewed and re-issued as if fully incorporated herein.

3.   The City will soon be supplied with Coronavirus rapid self-tests.

A.  All City employees are encouraged to utilize these tests during work

hours if they are not feeling well or are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms.  If the test

is positive, the employee must obtain a PCR test and report the result to his/her supervisor.

B.  I have the option and authority to direct that all City employees perform

self-testing for Coronavirus once per week for the duration of this Proclamation.  If this Order is issued, employees must use testing kits provided by the City for these tests.  Immediately upon receipt of the result of such test, all employees must submit an attestation to his/her supervisor reporting whether the test is negative or positive.

                        C.  I have the option and authority to direct that all persons entering any City facility or building be screened in accordance with the most recent guidance issued by the Orange County Department of Health.  If this Order is issued, screening materials, including written questionnaires, shall be provided at all entrances to City facilities and buildings.

Promulgated this 5th day of January, 2022, at Middletown, New York.

Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor
City of Middletown, New York

[1]  This term includes all variants of the Coronavirus, including but not limited to, Delta and Omicron.

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March 16, 2020
PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
JOSEPH M. DeSTEFANO, MAYOR
CITY OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

            Pursuant to Section 24 of the New York Executive Law and in accordance with the Code and Charter of the City of Middletown, New York, I, Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor of the City of Middletown, New York, make the following findings and orders in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Coronavirus, in New York State and particularly in Orange County:

            WHEREAS, various Federal and State proclamations have been issued regarding the outbreak of the subject virus and the severe threat it poses to life and health, and

WHEREAS, these proclamations have provided guidance for protection of the public and municipal employees in connection with public activities and gatherings, and access to public buildings, facilities and transportation, and

WHEREAS, cases of transmission and infection of the virus have been recently documented in New York State and particularly in Orange County, and more cases are expected to develop and/or be discovered.

NOW, THEREFORE, based upon the above findings and in accordance with applicable local and State law, I, Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor of the City of Middletown, New York, have promulgated the following local emergency orders to protect life and health and to bring the emergency situation under control:

1.  The state of local emergency due to the virus as set forth above shall be in effect commencing 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 and shall terminate on April 3, 2020, unless rescinded on an earlier date by me.  As Mayor, I also have the authority by means of an additional proclamation to extend this state of emergency for a period not to exceed thirty days.

2.  All City of Middletown buildings, including City Hall, shall be closed to the general public, unless escorted by a member of the Middletown Police Department or a City employee.  Such escorts shall be provided only to those persons having a reasonable need for such access.  Persons in need of such access are directed to come in person to the manned entrance between the Police Station and City Hall at 16 James Street.  Alternatively, persons needing access may contact the relevant City Department by telephone.

3.  Signs shall be posted at the entrances of all City buildings and shall include the telephone numbers of various City departments.  Such telephone numbers shall also be available on the City’s website.  For those wishing to pay taxes or engage in other written communications, the person manning the entrance between the Police Station and City Hall shall be authorized to accept such materials.

4.  All City employees shall report to their regular job sites at the usual times, unless directed to do otherwise.  Nothwithstanding any agreement or policy to the contrary, all employees are considered essential during this state of emergency.  Employees are encouraged, however, to utilize legitimate sick time if they are experiencing any symptoms of flu, fever, coughing or other illnesses. 

5.  All meetings of City boards, including the Planning and Zoning Boards, are hereby cancelled, subject to the following exceptions.  Any City board which must make a reasonably necessary decision during this state of emergency may meet to consider and vote upon such matter(s) upon reasonably practicable notice to the public; public attendance is allowable only pursuant to the escort referred to above.  The City Common Council shall continue to hold regularly scheduled or special meetings, if necessary, with public attendance available only through the escort referred to above.  All Council meetings shall continue to be televised live.  All Council and other Board meetings shall comply with all New York State requirements for conducting public meetings without the public being present.

6.  All City events and functions involving the general public are hereby cancelled or postponed until further notice.  Exceptions may occur only through advance approval by me.

7.  All City Department heads are directed to manage their respective departments and employees in a manner that will minimize exposure of such employees and any members of the general public to the virus in accordance with the recommendations issued by the Orange County Department of Health and all other relevant medical professionals and governmental agencies.  Department Heads shall comply with the Interim Guidance virus procedures, dated March 11, 2020, and as updated.

Promulgated this 16th day of March, 2020, at Middletown, New York.

Volunteer Training is Tuesday January 10th at 5:30 pm and Thursday January 20th at 10:00 am

Help is needed NOW in Middletown! HELP LOCAL!
Help an older Middletown neighbor get to their medical appointment, or help get their groceries, or help by making a wellness call to check in.
Volunteering opportunities are flexible and are available for all ages-must be 25 to drive.
Call for training schedule and for more information: 845-341-1173 ext. 305 or email: volunteer@jfsorange.org
Social distancing guidelines observed.

The Middletown City Common Council will hold its annual Reorganizational Meeting, as per the City Charter, on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the Common Council Chambers.

It will also be live on Channel 20.

There will be no meeting on Tuesday, January 4th. The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 18, 2022, beginning at 7:30 PM.

 

Please be advised that as per City of Middletown Code, Section 460-22, Parking Restrictions to Aid Snow Plowing and Snow Removal, "Parking on City Streets is Unlawful after a Snowfall of 2 1/2 Inches or More to Aid in the Safe Plowing of City Streets..."

Also as weather conditions deteriorate please stay off the roads and keep the Fire Hydrants in your area clear of snow when safe to do so.

This is for your safety and the Safety of your Neighbors.

We appreciate your cooperation

Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor

  • 460-9.2. Overnight parking lot permits.
  1. The City will issue a limited number of overnight parking space permits for each City lot which allows overnight parking.  Such permits must be obtained by application to the City Clerk’s Office. 
  1. Overnight parking permits are valid for one calendar year, and may be obtained for a fee of $120.00.  In the discretion of the City Clerk, a short-term permit may be issued when there is less than 2 months before the end of a calendar year at a fee of $10.00 per month; such short-term permit may not exceed 2 months.  Permits must be paid for in full prior to issuance.  No refunds shall be issued for any permits. 
  1. Overnight permits shall be issued for a specific vehicle only.  Permits are not

transferable to other vehicles.

  1. All overnight permits will be issued in sticker form, and the stickers must be attached to the rear driver side window in such a manner so as to be visible from the outside.
  1. All overnight permits will be color-coded by lot.  Permits are lot-specific, and are not interchangeable with other City lots.

            Section 3 – The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 460, Vehicles and Traffic, is hereby amended by adding a new Section 460-9.3, Long-term parking lot permits, to read as follows:

  • 460-9.3. Long-term parking lot permit.

            A.  The City Clerk, in his/her discretion and upon application, may issue temporary long-term parking permits to City residents who require parking in excess of 72 hours, for specific events, such as, but not limited to, vacations or business trips.  Such permits are valid for a period of one week only.  No more than 2 such permits may be issued at the same time.

            B.  Long-term permits are valid only in parking lots which allow overnight parking.

            C.  Long-term permits require a fee of $5.00, which must be paid in full prior to issuance. 

  1. Long-term permits shall be issued for a specific vehicle only.  Permits are not transferable to other vehicles.
  1. All long-term permits must be hung from the rear view mirror in such a manner so as to be visible from the outside.
  1. All long-term permits will be color-coded by lot.  Permits are lot-specific, and are not interchangeable with other City lots.

  pdf Overnight & Vacation Parking Permit Application (649 KB)

CITY OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF
30 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
DRAFT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
JANUARY 1, 2022 - DECEMBER 31, 2022

The City of Middletown, through the Office of Economic and Community Development (“OECD”), announces the commencement of a 30-day public comment period pertaining to the Draft Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program prepared by OECD staff. Copies of the Draft Annual Action Plan for the January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 Program Year is available for public view online at www.Middletown-NY.com or by written request to:
Office of Economic and Community Development
City Hall
16 James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Or
CommDev@Middletown-NY.com

The goal of the 30-day public comment period is to obtain citizen input in the form of comments concerning the contents of the Draft Annual Action Plan for the CDBG 2022 Program Year. The public comment period will begin on December 15, 2021 and conclude at the close of business on January 14, 2022.

Comments may be submitted in writing to:

Office of Economic and Community Development
City Hall
16 James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Or
CommDev@Middletown-NY.com

For additional information please contact the OECD Office at 845-346-4170.

The City of Middletown is an EEO.

→ Click here for  pdf 2022 Draft Annual Action Plan (8.68 MB)

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Ciudad de Middletown, Nueva York
Aviso de empiezo de periodo de 30 días
Opinión de ciudadanos
El Plan de acción anual
1 enero, 2019- 31 diciembre, 2019

La Ciudad de Middletown, a través de la Oficina de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario (“OCDE”), anuncia el comienzo de un período de comentarios públicos de 30 días relacionado con el Borrador del Plan de Acción Anual para el programa de Subvenciones en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario preparado por el personal de la OCDE. Las copias del Borrador del Plan de Acción Anual para el Año del Programa del 1 de enero de 2022 al 31 de diciembre de 2022 están disponibles para su vista pública en línea en www.Middletown-NY.com o mediante solicitud por escrito a:

Oficina de desarrollo e fomento de la ciudad de Middletown
Edificio Municipio
16 James Street, piso 3
Middletown, NY 10940
O
CommDev@Middletown-ny.com

El objetivo del período de comentarios públicos de 30 días es obtener opiniones de los ciudadanos en forma de comentarios sobre el contenido del Borrador del Plan de Acción Anual para el Año del Programa CDBG 2022. El período de comentarios públicos comenzará el 15 de diciembre de 2021 y concluirá al cierre de operaciones el 14 de enero de 2022.

Por favor, enviar comentario escritos por correo a:

Office of Economic and Community Development
City Hall
16 James Street, 3rd Floor
Middletown, NY 10940
O
CommDev@Middletown-NY.com

Para obtener más información llama (845) 346-4170
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