CLEAN UP SCHEDULE
Fourth Ward – June 15, 2020
(Set out Sunday evening, June 14, 2020)
Third Ward – June 22, 2020
(Set out Sunday evening, June 21, 2020)
Second Ward – June 29, 2020
(Set out Sunday evening, June 28, 2020)
First Ward – July 6, 2020
(Set out Sunday evening, July 5, 2020)

Mayor DeStefano gave his State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in the Common Council Chambers, City Hall.

You may view the address on Channel 20 at 2:00PM and at 10:00PM.

Click here for the full address and all of the reports from the departments →  pdf Mayor DeStefano 2020 State of the City Report (8.36 MB)

Click on the link below to register for the 2020 Middletown Little League Season:

 

Middletown Little League Registration for 2020

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

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.

Residents of the City of Middletown:

As we approach the summer months, I wanted to personally reach out for you to clarify some of the provisions of the Middletown City Code regarding the possession, purchase, and use of fireworks within our city. Over the past three years, there has been a great deal of confusion as to whether or not fireworks are legal within the City of Middletown. For that reason, I want to clearly and undeniably advise all residents of the following: The purchase, possession, use, and sale of ALL fireworks (including sparklers) is prohibited anywhere within the confines of the City of Middletown.

Much of the confusion that exists regarding fireworks has to do with the legalization of certain types of fireworks by the State of New York in June of 2015. As a result of that legislation, sparklers and other similar types of fireworks became legal to sell, possess, and use in certain areas of New York State, including many of the towns and villages just outside of the City of Middletown. Nevertheless, the Middletown Common Council elected to opt out of this legislation, thereby leaving the fireworks laws unchanged for the City of Middletown.

The purpose behind the Middletown Common Council’s decision to opt out of the new fireworks legislation was simple: Our elected officials want to ensure that all of our residents remain safe and free to enjoy our quiet and peaceful community, without the excessive noise and substantial injury risks that fireworks pose. The city and county offer a number of fireworks demonstrations for you and your family to enjoy free of charge, so I encourage you to take advantage of these great opportunities.

Every summer, our agency responds to hundreds of complaints for fireworks being shot off and detonated in our neighborhoods. I want to respectfully ask that all residents assist in preventing injuries, unnecessary noise, and fires by choosing not to purchase and utilize any type of fireworks within the City of Middletown. I also ask that you keep an open line of communication to the police department, contacting us with any issues you may have, whether it be fireworks related or any other occurrence, so that we can effectively address your concerns. Together, we can build a safer Middletown!

Respectfully yours
John Ewanciw
Chief of Police

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