SUPERVISOR PIAQUADIO ISSUES EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ALLOWING RESTAURANTS TO SERVE GUESTS OUTSIDE
On June 5, 2020, Town of Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio issued an Amendment to his Emergency Proclamation. This Proclamation Amendment permits food establishments to have outdoor dining when our Region enters Phase 2 of re-opening.
Establishments choosing to do so must comply with New York State safety and other regulatory requirements issued under the Governor's Executive Order.
Supervisor Piaquadio and the Town Board feel this is a great first step towards re-opening the economy in a safe manner.
The full Proclamation Amendment is shown below.
JUNE 5, 2020
STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION AMENDMENT NO. 1
WHEREAS on March 17, 2020, I declared and proclaimed a disaster emergency in the Town of Newburgh effective as of 12:40 pm and ordered the temporary suspension of certain policies, rules and local laws; and
WHEREAS, said State of Emergency was extended on May 14, 2020; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to temporarily suspend and modify parts of certain additional local laws, ordinances, order, rules and regulations in order to assist and aid in coping with the health disaster.
NOW, THREFORE, I, Gilbert J. Piaquadio, Supervisor of the Town of Newburgh, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 24(g) of Article 2-B of the Executive Law to temporarily suspend or modify any local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or parts thereof during a disaster emergency, if compliance with such local law, ordinance, order rule, or regulation would prevent, hinder, or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency, or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, I hereby order the following additional suspension:
Those parts of the Town of Newburgh’s Zoning Code, laws, rules and regulations and planning approval requirements which pertain to outdoor dining and drinking conducted on or adjacent to the premises of existing restaurants, eating and drinking places, fast food establishments, delicatessens and similar establishments with approved indoor seating, subject to the provider complying with all New York State safety and other regulatory requirements issued under the Governor’s applicable Executive Order and provided that the dining and drinking areas are not set up in fire lanes or other areas where they would significantly impede emergency responses or the flow of traffic in the judgment of the Town’s Code Compliance Department.
Said suspensions shall run from the date the Town of Newburgh, along with other municipalities in the region, enters the Phase 2 reopening pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order(s) and run through the date of termination of the Town’s state of emergency, subject to extension by further order
SO ORDERED ON JUNE 5, 2020
GILBERT J. PIAQUADIO,