DUE TO A WATER LEAK IN THE VILLAGE, WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF FOR PART OF THE DAY ON MONDAY 3/8/21. THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL BE AFFECTED: WASHINGTON STREET PIKE STREET
The Village of Brownville Board Meetings are held at the Brown Mansion every second Tuesday of each month. The next Board Meeting will be held on March 9th, 2021 at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.
FLUSHABLE WIPES It has come to our attention that many people are using flushable wipes. These wipes, although stated to be flushable, are NOT safe to be flushed into the sewer system. They do not break down appropriately and could cause damage to our pumps. The DPW department is asking all residents to please refrain from flushing any flushable wipes down your toilets.
AMBULANCE SERVICES The Town of Brownville, with the cooperation from the Villages of Brownville, Dexter and Glen Park contracted with Guilfoyle Ambulance Service, Inc. to provide ambulance service on a 24/7 basis. Guilfoyle will bill your private insurance carrier, Medicare or Medicaid for their services. You will be required to provide Guilfoyle personnel with your insurance information when requested. You may be responsible for your insurance deductible, if applicable.
ANNUAL BURN BAN The annual state ban on outdoor burning begins March 16 and extends through May 14. Burning is prohibited in towns with more than 20,000 residents, and all villages and cities because fire smoke is unhealthy to breathe and annoys your best neighbors. Smoke is hazardous because it contains particulates, known as soot, and gases, such as carbon monoxide. Soot can injure children, pets, elderly people, and anyone with lung or heart disease - and fine soot produced by fires is especially harmful. Even when the burn ban is not in effect, it is illegal to burn household garbage and leaves. Minor exceptions to the Statewide ban include:
outdoor cooking devices, when used to cook food;
small cooking or camp fires using untreated wood or charcoal; and
small fires used to dispose of a flag or religious item or for a religious ceremony, where permitted.
For more information about NY State's burn ban and information about the open burning regulations in general, check out the DEC's webpage.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DROP-OFF SHED The Brownville United Methodist Church has a drop off shed available in the church parking lot for community members to donate wearable clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, blankets, curtains and stuffed animals. Please NO furniture, electronics, household items, books, toys, garbage, pillows, rags or fabric scraps. All items must be bagged in tied plastic bags before being placed in the drop box. Receipts for tax deductions are available in the mailbox located on the donation shed.