Town of Minisink

Emergencies only dial 911. 


Please call Town Clerk at 845-726-3700, ext. 1, if you need any additional information.


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Assessor's Office


Eligibility for STAR and Veterans exemptions requires the property to be owner-occupied, primary residence.  Property owners 65 years of age or older, who meet certain income limitations, may be eligible for a 

Senior Citizen tax exemption on their primary residence.  Senior citizens have until March 1st (Taxable Status Day) to apply for such exemptions with submission of renewal application required annually. If you are currently receiving the Enhanced STAR, you do not have to reapply.


All new exemptions AND exemptions requiring renewals must be filed by March 1st. 


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HELP WANTED


The Town of Minisink is looking for a  P/T Supervisor’s Assistant. This is an administrative position that involves responsibility for assisting with the general operations of the Supervisor’s office, including personnel, budgeting, accounting and purchasing.

** Account clerk/bookkeeping experience required. 

  Call 845-726-3700 x28 

or 845-721-9073




Town Newsletter:  If you are a Town of Minisink resident and would like to sign up please use the following online form. Electronic copies are available in pdf format by clicking on the "Newsletter" image.

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Orange County provides winter safety and preparation tips

 

Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Commissioner of Emergency Services Peter J. Cirigliano II encourage residents to begin preparing for winter, which officially begins on December 21st.

“Severe winter weather conditions often arrive early in Orange County,” Neuhaus said. “It is important to start preparing for the upcoming season and the potential weather hazards that accompany it now. I encourage everyone to take steps today to prepare for potential winter weather emergencies. I also remind all to check on our elderly neighbors, friends, and relatives to make sure that they have the supplies and medications they may need.”

Cirigliano said that the first steps residents can take are to review their family emergency plan, determine what supplies they should have stored to be prepared for any emergency, and be aware of local weather conditions. 

“In preparation for the winter storm season, I strongly encourage the public to create an emergency kit with essentials like water, non-perishable food, first aid supplies, and important documents,” Cirigliano said. “Develop a family communication plan, stay informed through weather updates, and secure outdoor items to prevent damage. Motor vehicle accidents drastically increase during inclement weather.  For the safety of you and your family, please remember to avoid unnecessary travel on our roadways during hazardous weather conditions.”  

NY-ALERT, New York State’s all-hazards alert and notification system, is one of the best ways residents can receive emergency information. To subscribe to this free service, please visit alert.ny.gov. If you do not have internet access, you may still sign up for NY-ALERT by calling 1-888-697-6972. 511 New York (511ny.org) provides up-to-the-minute traffic and transit information for commuters and travelers, offering information 24 hours a day, seven days a week about transportation services and road conditions throughout New York State. Neuhaus also urged residents to use caution and read all directions when using alternate heating sources such as kerosene heaters, wood and pellet stoves, and fireplaces, and make sure that they are in good working condition. Proper ventilation is critical and generators should only be operated outdoors.

 According to Cirigliano, a primary concern during the winter months is the potential loss of heat, power, and telephone service, and a resulting shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. He said that residents should always have the following items available: 

In the event of a power or heat outage, up-to-date shelter information can be found by calling the United Way’s 2-1-1 service. 

For more information about storm-preparation efforts in Orange County as well as current weather advisories, please visit the Division of Emergency Management’s website at orangecountygov.com, or its Facebook page, facebook.com/OrangeCountyEmergencyManagement/.


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Information regarding COVID

The US government will relaunch a program to provide free Covid-19 home tests to Americans, US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

 

US households can order four free tests from www.Covidtests.gov starting September 25.

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Will your expired COVID at-home tests still work? Check this FDA list

 

After a summer lull, COVID-19 is back and sending some New Yorkers digging into closets to find at-home COVID test kits, only to discover months-old expiration dates on boxes.

 

But before tossing the test kits, New Yorkers should check a federal website that explains how and why that expiration date on the box has actually been extended, in many cases, by months following analysis by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

When can I use an expired COVID test?

The expiration date for an at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test may be extended as additional stability data is collected, FDA says.

You can check the Expiration Date column of the List of Authorized At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests( https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests#list) to see if the expiration date for your at-home OTC COVID-19 test has been extended and how to find any new expiration date.

 

Further details about the extension process are available on the FDA website, fda.gov, or through the agency's hotline 1-888-INFO-FDA.

 

How much have COVID test expiration dates been extended?

 

In April, the FDA released the most recent list of COVID test kit extensions, including some that added months to the shelf-life of particular brands.

 

For example, one brand of Abbott's BinaxNOW COVID test kits received a 15-month to 22-month shelf-life extension. That means a kit with an expiration date on the box of May 12 is now safe to use until Dec. 12.

 

But other brands received shorter extensions, which underscored the importance of checking the list to get the most accurate details.

 

Will COVID tests work beyond extended expiration date?

 

Using at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests beyond their extended expiration dates is not recommended by the FDA.

 

COVID-19 tests and their components may degrade, or break down, over time, FDA says, and because of this, expired test kits could give inaccurate or invalid test results.

 

Do you need to take another COVID test after getting a negative?

 

Yes. The FDA recommends repeat testing following a negative COVID-19 antigen (at-home) test result whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms.

 

COVID-19 antigen (at home) tests are less accurate than molecular tests and may not detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus early in an infection or in people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Among the FDA recommendations:

 

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, test again 48 hours after the first negative test, for a total of at least two tests.

If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, test again 48 hours after the first negative test, then 48 hours after the second negative test, for a total of at least three tests.

If you get a positive result on any COVID-19 test, you most likely have COVID-19 and should follow the CDC guidance for people with COVID-19.



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***Switching from STAR exemption 

to a check in NY***

For additional information go to the  Assessors page


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Making a Difference 

The Food Pantry 

at the 

Westtown Evangelical Presbyterian Church

807 Route 284, Westtown, NY  10998

Who: Town of Minisink & Greenville Residents  Only

When: The 3rd Saturday of every month

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

For more information or to make a donation 

call 845-726-3922 and leave a message 


Contact our Town Clerk to submit Community Event notices on this website. 

-Submissions must at be in JPEG, PNG or PDF format.

-Must be submitted at least two weeks prior to event. 




Contacts

Tel 845-726-3700

Fax 845-726-4205 

e-mail:

TownClerk@townofminisink.com

Address: 

Town of Minisink

20 Roy Smith Drive 

Westtown, NY 10998

Regular Hours: 

Monday-Friday 

9 am-3 pm

Evening Hours available by Appointment



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Orange County recognizes National Suicide Prevention and Awareness 

National suicide prevention month

Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Commissioner of Mental Health and Social Services Darcie Miller are recognizing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which is observed each year in September.

 

According to data provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the 12th leading cause of death in New York State. It is the second-leading cause of death for 10–34-year-olds. On average, 132 Americans die by suicide each day. In 2019, the suicide rate was 1.5 times higher for Veterans than for non-veteran adults over the age of 18. Ninety percent of those who died by suicide had a diagnosable mental health condition at the time of their death.

 

“People with mental health issues often feel isolated and alone,” Neuhaus said. “I am proud that Orange County offers a variety of excellent resources to help. The County’s dedicated Mental Health Staff, under Darcie Miller’s leadership, work hard to provide awareness and the necessary resources. Suicide is an issue in all segments of society, and help is just a phone call away for residents who feel overwhelmed or who believe someone close to them is at risk.”

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers the following suggestions for talking with someone at risk of suicide:

 

 

“Recognizing the signs of suicide can help to save lives,” Miller said. “Given the right information, everyone can intervene to get help for suicidal or at-risk family members, friends, or acquaintances. Help is just a phone call away for residents who feel overwhelmed or think someone close to them is at risk.” 

 Miller noted that Orange County has a variety of suicide prevention resources for residents:

 


E-ZPass On-the-Go

The Town of Minisink is now a participating E-ZPass On-the-Go retailer!  You can purchase your prepackaged E-ZPass tag for $25.00 from our Town Clerk's Office.  There is no additional cost for getting an E-ZPass tag at an On-the-Go location, the full $25.00 payment is moved to your account as soon as you register your tag.  Its as E-Z as 1-2-3, stop by and purchase your tag, mount the tag in your vehicle and register your tag within 48 hours!  Stop by our Town Clerk's Office and get yours today!!

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