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Release Date: June 17, 2022




            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 13th day of June, 2022, the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh in the County of Orange, State of New York, adopted Local Law No. _2_ of 2022 entitled  "A Local Law Providing for Temporary Outdoor Dining Permits During the Year 2022”, the purpose and effect of which is to allow for the controlled utilization of certain outdoor spaces for dining activities, for a limited period of time,  to assist business establishments in recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and in light of the possibility that restrictions related to social distancing and decreasing maximum capacity of indoor spaces may be imposed again in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, to allow for increased focus on operating outdoors and in the open air to the extent possible.  The Local Law authorizes the Code Compliance Department to issue a permit to remain in effect for a period which expires; December 31, 2022 or such earlier date as the Code Compliance Supervisor determines warranted by the circumstances to a legally operating restaurant, eating and drinking place, fast food establishment, delicatessen and similar use with approved indoor seating as set forth in the Town of Newburgh Zoning Code, to provide outdoor seating for patrons upon complying with all of the requirements and conditions set forth in the Local Law.  Application requirements will include a valid liability insurance certificate and a plan showing where the seating will be provided outdoors and potential seating capacity, not to exceed the maximum permissible indoor capacity. If seating is going to be provided in a designated parking area, the plan must also show vehicular and pedestrian access, internal vehicular circulation and the number of parking spaces available for patrons to demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the Building Inspector, sufficient parking on the site.  Seating shall not be proposed for fire lanes or other areas where it would significantly impede emergency responses or the flow of traffic in the judgment of the Town’s Code Compliance Department.  The Code Compliance Supervisor may waive the permit application requirement if the establishment has already been permitted to have outdoor seating in 2022 pursuant to previously established protocols under emergency orders. 



A public hearing on the adoption of this Local Law was held on the 13th day of June, 2022. The Town Board has classified the proposed adoption of the Local Law as an unlisted action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and has determined it will not have a significant effect on the environment and issued a negative declaration.  The Town Board has determined it is in the best interest of the Town to adopt this Local Law.


Dated: June 16, 2022 


                                                                        Lisa M. Vance Ayers

                                                                        Town Clerk, Town of Newburgh