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Hudson Emergency Order

On July 1, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 26

Effective:  July 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM through July 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Pursuant to my Proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on June 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 26. Emergency Order No. 26 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 10:00 AM on July 3, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 11:59 PM on July 8, 2020.

A Local Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact upon the local economy, particularly the restaurant, bar and retail sectors.  As the state is moving to a controlled re-opening of the economy, those sectors are facing restrictions on their occupancy thus impacting their ability to continue in business. To mitigate the impact of those restrictions, other regulations are being relaxed by the State Liquor Authority that allow licensed establishments to expand their service area outdoors to previously unlicensed areas. 

Warren Street is a core area of Hudson’s restaurant and retail economy. By allowing businesses to occupy parking spaces through a shared streets program, the City can assist those businesses while protecting the interests of residences along Warren Street. The City will also benefit from the efforts of volunteers to implement the shared streets program thus avoiding the need for overtime by City employees and avoiding further strains on the City’s budget.

I previously issued Executive Order No. 23 establishing the Shared Summer Streets Program on a trial basis for the weekend of June 26, 2020.  Upon an evaluation of that weekend, including reviewing a survey of business owners, residents and visitors, I have determined that the City as a whole will benefit from a continuation of the program for so long as there are restrictions on the interior capacity of businesses due to the pandemic.  Based upon public input, I am amending the conditions for the Shared Summer Streets Program, and will likely amend conditions in the future based on acquired experience with the program. To that end, I will soon be naming an advisory committee made up of city stakeholders and public officials to solicit public input and advise me on future orders affecting the program.

Therefore, in order to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to compliment the efforts of the State Liquor Authority, I hereby order the establishment of the Shared Summer Streets Program which shall consist of the following:

  1. The purpose of this program is to reduce traffic on Warren Street by limiting it to two-way local traffic, reducing traffic speed and making parking spaces on Warren Street available for restaurant/bar seating or the display and sale of retail or craft merchandise.

  2. The Shared Summer Streets Program shall be on Warren Street from Front Street to 7th Street.

  3. Partial Street Closure.  

    1. On Mondays thru Fridays from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM  and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM for the duration of this Order, the Hudson Police Department and Department of Public Works shall coordinate in the posting of barricades and signs notifying vehicle drivers that Warren Street is open to local traffic only within one-block of the intersection and that the speed limit is 5 MPH.

    2. Local traffic is defined as traffic associated with people who reside or operate a business on Warren Street, individuals with disabilities who require accessible parking to shop on Warren Street, those who are picking up or dropping off food or other merchandise from a business operating on Warren Street or public transportation.

    3. Barricades shall be posted at each intersection crossing Warren Street from Front Street to 7th Street. 

  4.  The owner of each business on the first floor of a building on Warren Street may apply for a permit to occupy the parking space directly in front of said building. Applications may be made to the Hudson Police Department on a form to be prepared by the Police Department.

  5. Restaurants and bars may apply for permits to occupy parking spaces adjacent to the parking spaces directly in front of their establishments. 

  6. Non-appurtenant businesses and individuals may also apply for permits to occupy parking spaces. Permits may only be issued to Hudson businesses and individuals. No permits for food trucks, food carts or other vendors shall be issued for the Shared Summer Streets area of Warren Street except for any current permits or completed applications for a vendor permit pending on this date. 

  7. Where there is a conflict in the request for permits for parking spaces the Chief of Police shall resolve the dispute giving preference to the business owner directly adjacent to the parking space. The Chief of Police shall also apply the requirements of §307-5(E) of the City Code which prohibits vendors from selling a product within 100 feet of a store selling the same or a substantially similar product.

  8. The Chief of Police shall have the discretion to reserve spaces for parking, delivery, persons with disability and emergency vehicle access.

  9. The permittee shall delineate the parking area to be occupied with stanchions and ropes or other similar means of separating the area from traffic on Warren Street. Permittees planning on using the parking space after sunset shall place reflective traffic cones or an equivalent means of providing a visual warning to vehicle drivers at the corner of the parking area.

  10. Permittees must maintain a 4 foot-wide unobstructed area on the sidewalk for pedestrian passage.

  11. Use of the parking spaces by patrons is prohibited after 10:00 PM. Restaurants and bars shall stop serving patrons within the parking spaces by 10:00 PM and use best efforts to have the area vacated as soon as possible thereafter.

  12.  All applicants must provide a hold-harmless indemnity to the City and provide a certificate of insurance naming the City of Hudson as an additional insured on the applicant’s general liability policy in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate.  For all applicants wishing to serve alcohol in the designated parking area, the business shall also provide a certificate of insurance naming the City as an additional insured on their Liquor Legal Liability insurance.

  13. Permittees are responsible for securing all tables, chairs, umbrellas and any other equipment used in the parking lot or sidewalk areas.  Any umbrella or other means of providing shade shall be anchored in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.

  14. Permittees are responsible for maintaining waste receptacles on their property and directing patrons to use these receptacles. 

  15. Permittees are permitted to use generators limited to inverter type with a maximum capacity of 3500W and must not exceed a noise level of 60dB.

  16. Amplified outdoor music is prohibited in the parking spaces.

  17. Permittees will be allowed to leave fixtures and materials in the permitted parking space when Warren Streets is open and not partially closed under condition 3 above. Patrons and customers are not permitted in the parking space when Warren Street is open except as provided in condition 11 above. .

  18. A permit fee for the Shared Summer Streets program is hereby waived through July 13, 2020. It is my intention to locate a source of funding to offset the lost parking revenues anticipated from this program. If my efforts are unsuccessful, a permit fee may be assessed in the future.  

  19. All permits for the Shared Streets Program previously issued pursuant to Emergency Order No. 23 are hereby continued subject to the permittee having currently valid certificates of insurance on file.

  20. To avoid further burdens on the City’s budget, department heads are directed to avoid authorizing overtime for the implementation of this Order unless exigent circumstances require overtime to maintain public health and safety.

  21. It is my expectation to continue to reissue this Order through October 2020, subject to continued restrictions on the business occupancy and the orders of the State Liquor Authority allowing the expansion of licensed establishments.   This Order and the Shared Summer Streets Program may be continued and/or amended by a future Emergency Order.

Learn more about Shared Summer Streets


 

 

On July 1, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 25

EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM through July 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on June 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 25. Emergency Order No. 25 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 6:00 pm on July 1, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 10:00 am on July 6, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of July 6, 2020 at 10:00 am, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. Public Administrative Buildings.  The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited as follows: 

    CITY HALL. The following offices are located in City Hall:  City Clerk, Common Council President, Corporation Counsel, Mayor, Parking Bureau, Public Works Department, Tax Assessor, Treasurer, and Water Department.  

    City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments located in City Hall that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone.

    PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. The following offices are located in the Public Safety Building: Police, City Court, City Court Clerk.

    The Police Office is open to the public open to the public, but members of the public must press the doorbell for entrance and wear a mask while inside the building. 

    City Court and the City Court Clerk’s Office is open to the public by appointment only through the City Court Clerk.

    SENIOR CENTER.  The Senior Center located at 51 N. 5th Street is closed to the public. 

    YOUTH DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS. The Youth Department Buildings located at 18 S. 3rd Street and 132 N. 6th Street are closed to the public.  

  2. Senior Programs. All in person public programs at the Senior Center are canceled. Virtual programming is being offered, please check the City’s website for details. 

  3. Youth Programs. All public programs at the Youth Department buildings are canceled.

  4. Parks and Outdoor Recreation.  Parks may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together, except that the following City park facilities will be closed to the public: playground areas, basketball courts, and bathrooms. Picnic table areas may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 

    A) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 
    B) Park users must wear a mask while using the park.

  1. Marriage Licenses. Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will issue marriages licenses to Columbia County residents only. Licenses will be issued in person by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk.  Residents of Columbia County wishing to obtain a marriage license should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  1. Public Meetings.  All City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will be held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, or meetings of any other boards, committees or commissions.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  1. Parking & Parking Meters.  

    All parking meter regulations are in effect as of June 1, 2020.

    Alternate side street parking:

    Alternate Side Parking is required for night parking Monday through Friday as follows:

    Between 12:00 Midnight and 8:00 AM on all streets within the City unless otherwise posted:

    -Park on the odd side for odd numbered calendar dates.
    -Park on the even side for even numbered calendar dates. 

    Both side street night parking:

    Both side street night parking is permitted Saturday (beginning at 12:00 am Saturday) and Sunday (beginning at 12:00 am Sunday). 

    Due to the Hudson Farmer's Market, no parking in county or city lots on Columbia between 5th and 7th Street on Saturdays 8am - 2pm.

  2. Face Masks.  All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.




On June 26, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 24

EFFECTIVE: June 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM through July 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on June 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 23. Emergency Order No. 23 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on June 26, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 6:00 pm on July 1, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of June 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.  

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. Public Administrative Buildings.  The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited as follows: 

    CITY HALL. The following offices are located in City Hall:  City Clerk, Common Council President, Corporation Counsel, Mayor, Parking Bureau, Public Works Department, Tax Assessor, Treasurer, and Water Department.  

    City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments located in City Hall that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. 

    PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. The following offices are located in the Public Safety Building: Police, City Court, City Court Clerk.

    The Police Office is open to the public open to the public, but members of the public must press the doorbell for entrance and wear a mask while inside the building. 

    City Court and the City Court Clerk’s Office is open to the public by appointment only through the City Court Clerk.

    SENIOR CENTER.  The Senior Center located at 51 N. 5th Street is closed to the public. 

    YOUTH DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS. The Youth Department Buildings located at 18 S. 3rd Street and 132 N. 6th Street are closed to the public.  

  2. Senior Programs. All public programs at the Senior Center are canceled.

  3. Youth Programs. All public programs at the Youth Department buildings are canceled.

  4. Parks and Outdoor Recreation.  Parks may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together, except that the following City park facilities will be closed to the public: playground areas, basketball courts, and bathrooms. Picnic table areas may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 

    A) No more than 10 people shall use the park at one time; and 

    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

    C) Park users must wear a mask while using the park.

  5. Marriage Licenses. Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will issue marriages licenses to Columbia County residents only. Licenses will be issued in person by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk.  Residents of Columbia County wishing to obtain a marriage license should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  6. Public Meetings.  All City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will be held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, or meetings of any other boards, committees or commissions.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  7. Parking & Parking Meters.  

    All parking meter regulations are in effect as of June 1, 2020.

    Alternate side street parking:

    Alternate Side Parking is required for night parking Monday through Friday as follows:

    Between 12:00 Midnight and 8:00 AM on all streets within the City unless otherwise posted:

    A) Park on the odd side for odd numbered calendar dates.
    B) Park on the even side for even numbered calendar dates. 

    Both side street night parking:

    Both side street night parking is permitted Saturday (beginning at 12:00 am Saturday) and Sunday (beginning at 12:00 am Sunday). 

    Due to the Hudson Farmer's Market, no parking in county or city lots on Columbia between 5th and 7th Street on Saturdays 8am - 2pm.

  8. Face Masks.  All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.


On June 22, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 23

EFFECTIVE: June 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM through June 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Pursuant to my Proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on June 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 23. Emergency Order No. 23 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 10:00 AM on June 26, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 11:59 PM on June 28, 2020.

A Local Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact upon the local economy, particularly the restaurant, bar and retail sectors.  As the state is moving to a controlled re-opening of the economy, those sectors are facing restrictions on their occupancy thus impacting their ability to continue in business. To mitigate the impact of those restrictions, other regulations are being relaxed by the State Liquor Authority that allow licensed establishments to expand their service area outdoors to previously unlicensed areas. 

Warren Street is a core area of Hudson’s restaurant and retail economy. By allowing businesses to occupy parking spaces through a shared streets program, the City can assist those businesses while protecting the interests of residences along Warren Street. The City will also benefit from the efforts of volunteers to implement the shared streets program thus avoiding the need for overtime by City employees and avoiding further strains on the City’s budget.

Therefore, in order to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to compliment the efforts of the State Liquor Authority, I hereby order the establishment of the Shared Summer Streets Program which shall consist of the following:

  1. The purpose of this program is to reduce traffic on Warren Street by limiting it to two-way local traffic, reducing traffic speed and making parking spaces on Warren Street available for restaurant/bar seating or the display and sale of retail or craft merchandise.

  2. The Shared Summer Streets Program shall be on Warren Street from Front Street to 7th Street.

  3. Partial Street Closure.  

    1. From 10:00 AM until 8:30 PM on each day of this Order (June 26, 27 and 28), the Hudson Police Department and Department of Public Works shall coordinate in the posting of barricades and signs notifying vehicle drivers that Warren Street is open to local traffic only within one-block of the intersection and that the speed limit is 5 MPH.

    2. Local traffic is defined as traffic associated with people who reside or operate a business on Warren Street, individuals with disabilities who require accessible parking to shop on Warren Street, those who are picking up or dropping off food or other merchandise from a business operating on Warren Street or public transportation.

    3. Barricades shall be posted at each intersection crossing Warren Street from Front Street to 7th Street. 

  4.  The owner of each business on the first floor of a building on Warren Street may apply for a permit to occupy the parking space directly in front of said building. Applications may be made to the Hudson Police Department on a form to be prepared by the Police Department.

  5. Restaurants and bars may apply for permits to occupy parking spaces adjacent to the parking spaces directly in front of their establishments. 

  6. Non-appurtenant businesses and individuals may also apply for permits to occupy parking spaces.

  7. Where there is a conflict in the request for permits for parking spaces the Chief of Police shall resolve the dispute giving preference to the business owner directly adjacent to the parking space.

  8. The Chief of Police shall have the discretion to reserve spaces for parking, delivery, persons with disability and emergency vehicle access.

  9. The permittee shall delineate the parking area to be occupied with stanchions and ropes or other similar means of separating the area from traffic on Warren Street.

  10. Permittees must maintain a 4 foot-wide unobstructed area on the sidewalk for pedestrian passage.

  11. Use of the parking spaces by patrons is prohibited after 8:30 PM. Restaurants and bars shall stop serving patrons within the parking spaces by 8:30 PM and use best efforts to have the area vacated as soon as possible thereafter.

  12.  All applicants must provide a hold-harmless indemnity to the City and provide a certificate of insurance naming the City of Hudson as an additional insured on the applicant’s general liability policy in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate.  For all applicants wishing to serve alcohol in the designated parking area, the business shall also provide a certificate of insurance naming the City as an additional insured on their Liquor Legal Liability insurance.

  13. Permittees are responsible for securing all tables, chairs, umbrellas and any other equipment used in the parking lot or sidewalk areas.  Any umbrella or other means of providing shade shall be anchored in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.

  14. Permittees are responsible for maintaining waste receptacles on their property and directing patrons to use these receptacles. 

  15. Permittees are permitted to use generators limited to inverter type with a maximum capacity of 3500W and must not exceed a noise level of 60dB.

  16. Amplified outdoor music is prohibited in the parking spaces.

  17. All materials in the permitted parking space must be removed by 11:59 PM on June 28, 2020.

  18. For this trial weekend of the Shared Summer Streets program a permit fee is being waived. If the program is continued, a weekly fee of $24 per parking space or portion thereof, will be assessed. 

  19. To avoid further burdens on the City’s budget, department heads are directed to avoid authorizing overtime for the implementation of this Order unless exigent circumstances require overtime to maintain public health and safety.

  20. This Order covers only the weekend of June 26 through June 28 at 11:59 PM and is intended to be a trial period to determine the efficacy of the program.  This Order and the Shared Summer Streets Program may be continued and/or amended by a future Emergency Order.

Learn more about Shared Summer Streets

On June 22, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 22

EFFECTIVE: June 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM  through June 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on June 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 22. Emergency Order No. 22 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on June 22, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 6:00 pm on June 26, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of June 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. Public Administrative Buildings.  The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited as follows: 

    CITY HALL. The following offices are located in City Hall:  City Clerk, Common Council President, Corporation Counsel, Mayor, Parking Bureau, Public Works Department, Tax Assessor, Treasurer, and Water Department.  

    City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments located in City Hall that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. 

    PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. The following offices are located in the Public Safety Building: Police, City Court, City Court Clerk.

    The Police Office is open to the public open to the public, but members of the public must press the doorbell for entrance and wear a mask while inside the building. 

    City Court and the City Court Clerk’s Office is open to the public by appointment only through the City Court Clerk.

    SENIOR CENTER.  The Senior Center located at 51 N. 5th Street is closed to the public. 

    YOUTH DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS. The Youth Department Buildings located at 18 S. 3rd Street and 132 N. 6th Street are closed to the public.  

  2. Senior Programs. All public programs at the Senior Center are canceled.

  3. Youth Programs. All public programs at the Youth Department buildings are canceled.

  4. Parks and Outdoor Recreation.  Parks may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together, except that the following City park facilities will be closed to the public: playground areas, basketball courts, and bathrooms. Picnic table areas may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 

    A) No more than 10 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 
    C) Park users must wear a mask while using the park.

  5. Marriage Licenses. Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will issue marriages licenses to Columbia County residents only. Licenses will be issued in person by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk.  Residents of Columbia County wishing to obtain a marriage license should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  6. Public Meetings.  All City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will be held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, or meetings of any other boards, committees or commissions.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  7. Parking & Parking Meters.  

    All parking meter regulations are in effect as of June 1, 2020.

    Alternate side street parking:

    Alternate Side Parking is required for night parking Monday through Friday as follows:

    Between 12:00 Midnight and 8:00 AM on all streets within the City unless otherwise posted:

    -Park on the odd side for odd numbered calendar dates.
    -Park on the even side for even numbered calendar dates. 

    Both side street night parking:

    Both side street night parking is permitted Saturday (beginning at 12:00 am Saturday) and Sunday (beginning at 12:00 am Sunday). 

    Due to the Hudson Farmer's Market, no parking in county or city lots on Columbia between 5th and 7th Street on Saturdays 8am - 2pm.

  8. Face Masks.  All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.


On June 22, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION AND EMERGENCY ORDER

Local State of Emergency Proclamation

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, Section 24, I hereby declare and proclaim a continuing Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York beginning June 22, 2020. This Proclamation shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed thirty days or until I rescind such Proclamation, whichever occurs first.

This State of Emergency is based upon the emergency conditions set forth in the Governor’s March 7, 2020, Executive Order Number 202, declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York related to the uncontrolled contagion of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 and further, that these conditions persist and both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue.


On June 17, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 21

EFFECTIVE: June 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM  through June 22, 2020 at 8:00 am

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on May 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 21. Emergency Order No. 21 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on June 17, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on June 22, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of June 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. Public Administrative Buildings.  The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited as follows: 

    CITY HALL. The following offices are located in City Hall:  City Clerk, Common Council President, Corporation Counsel, Mayor, Parking Bureau, Public Works Department, Tax Assessor, Treasurer, and Water Department.  

    City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments located in City Hall that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. 

    PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. The following offices are located in the Public Safety Building: Police, City Court, City Court Clerk.

    The Police Office is open to the public open to the public, but members of the public must press the doorbell for entrance and wear a mask while inside the building. 

    City Court and the City Court Clerk’s Office is open to the public by appointment only through the City Court Clerk.

    SENIOR CENTER.  The Senior Center located at 51 N. 5th Street is closed to the public. 

    YOUTH DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS. The Youth Department Buildings located at 18 S. 3rd Street and 132 N. 6th Street are closed to the public.  

  2. Senior Programs. All public programs at the Senior Center are canceled.

  3. Youth Programs. All public programs at the Youth Department buildings are canceled.

  4. Parks and Outdoor Recreation.  Parks may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together, except that the following City park facilities will be closed to the public: playground areas, basketball courts, and bathrooms. Picnic table areas may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 

    A) No more than 10 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 
    C) Park users must wear a mask while using the park.

  5. Marriage Licenses. Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will issue marriages licenses to Columbia County residents only. Licenses will be issued in person by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk.  Residents of Columbia County wishing to obtain a marriage license should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  6. Public Meetings.  All City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will be held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, or meetings of any other boards, committees or commissions.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  7. Parking & Parking Meters.  

    All parking meter regulations are in effect as of June 1, 2020.

    Alternate side street parking:

    Alternate Side Parking is required for night parking Monday through Friday as follows:

    Between 12:00 Midnight and 8:00 AM on all streets within the City unless otherwise posted:

    -Park on the odd side for odd numbered calendar dates. 
    -Park on the even side for even numbered calendar dates. 

    Both side street night parking:

    Both side street night parking is permitted Saturday (beginning at 12:00 am Saturday) and Sunday (beginning at 12:00 am Sunday). 

    Due to the Hudson Farmer's Market, no parking in county or city lots on Columbia between 5th and 7th Street on Saturdays 8am - 2pm.

  8. Face Masks.  All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.


On June 5, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 20

EFFECTIVE: June 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM  through June 8, 2020 at 8:00 am

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on May 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 20. Emergency Order No. 20 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on June 5, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 8:00 am on June 8, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of June 8, 2020 at 8:00 am, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. Public Administrative Buildings. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited as follows: 

    CITY HALL. The following offices are located in City Hall: City Clerk, Corporation Counsel, Mayor, Public Works, Treasurer, and Water Department.  

    City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments located in City Hall that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. 

    PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. The following offices are located in the Public Safety Building: Police, City Court, City Court Clerk.

    The Police Office is open to the public open to the public, but members of the public must press doorbell for entrance and wear a mask while inside the building. 

    City Court and the City Court Clerk’s Office is open to the public by appointment only through the City Court Clerk.

    SENIOR CENTER at the Hudson Library.  The Senior Center located at 51 N. 5th Street is closed to the public. 

    YOUTH DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS. The Youth Department Buildings located at 18 S. 3rd Street and 132 N. 6th Street are closed to the public.  

  2. Senior Programs. All public programs at the Senior Center are canceled.

  3. Youth Programs. All public programs at the Youth Department buildings are canceled.

  4. Parks and Outdoor Recreation.  Parks may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together, except that the following City park facilities will be closed to the public: playground areas, basketball courts, and bathrooms. Picnic table areas may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Marriage Licenses. Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer issue marriage licenses in person, (except by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk), or to any person not residing in Hudson.  Residents of Hudson wishing to obtain a marriage license virtually or to determine if they may obtain a license in person, should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  6. Public Meetings. All City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will be held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, or meetings of any other boards, committees or commissions.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  7. Parking Meters.  All parking meter regulations are in effect as of June 1, 2020.

  8. Alternate Side of the Street Parking. Alternate side street parking regulations are in effect as of June 1, 2020. (Alternate side street parking required Sunday through Thursday.  Both side street parking permitted Friday and Saturday.) 

  9. Face Masks. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.


On May 27, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 19

EFFECTIVE: May 27, 2020 at 5:01 PM  through May 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on April 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 19. Emergency Order No. 19 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 5:01 pm on May 27, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 5:00 pm on May 31, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of May 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 

  2.  Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer issue marriages licenses in person, (accept by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk), or to any person not residing in Hudson.  Residents of Hudson wishing to obtain a marriage license virtually or to determine if they may obtain a license in person, should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available  on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.


 

On May 22, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, Section 24, I hereby declare and proclaim a continuing Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York beginning May 22, 2020. This Proclamation shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed thirty days or until I rescind such Proclamation, whichever occurs first.

This State of Emergency has been declared due to emergency conditions produced by:

The uncontrolled contagion of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, and the need to limit the spread of the disease to the people of Hudson, particularly vulnerable populations such as the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, and those with other underlying health issues that predispose them to respiratory infections.  Due to both nation-wide and local limitations on medical supplies and the limited availability of life saving medical equipment such as respirators that could help save the lives of those in vulnerable populations, it is important to slow the contagion rate to the greatest extent possible. Slowing this rate will better enable health care providers and first responders to manage the health care needs of the population caused by this pandemic, as defined by the World Health Organization; prevent mass public contagion;  and ensure that City staff remain healthy and able to safely manage the business of the City, particularly staff who provide essential services to the residents of Hudson.


On May 22, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 18

EFFECTIVE: May 22, 2020 AT 5:01 PM THROUGH May 27, 2020 AT 5:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on April 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 18. Emergency Order No. 18 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 5:01 pm on May 22, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 5:00 pm on May 27, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of May 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.  

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.

  2.  Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer issue marriages licenses in person, (accept by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk), or to any person not residing in Hudson.  Residents of Hudson wishing to obtain a marriage license virtually or to determine if they may obtain a license in person, should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions:
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.





On May 17, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 17

EFFECTIVE: May 17, 2020 AT 12:01 PM THROUGH May 22, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on April 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 17. Emergency Order No. 17 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on May 17, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on May 18, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of May 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.

  2.  Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer issue marriages licenses in person, (accept by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk), or to any person not residing in Hudson.  Residents of Hudson wishing to obtain a marriage license virtually or to determine if they may obtain a license in person, should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions:
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.10, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.  This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.3, any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. 




On May 13, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 16

EFFECTIVE: May 13, 2020 AT 12:01 PM THROUGH May 18, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on April 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 16. Emergency Order No. 16 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on May 13, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on May 18, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of May 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.

  2.  Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer issue marriages licenses in person, (accept by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk), or to any person not residing in Hudson.  Residents of Hudson wishing to obtain a marriage license virtually or to determine if they may obtain a license in person, should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions:
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.10, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.  This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.3, any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. 




On May 8, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 15

EFFECTIVE: May 8, 2020 AT 12:01 PM THROUGH May 13, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on April 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 15. Emergency Order No. 15 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on May 8, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on May 13, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of May 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.

  2.  Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer issue marriages licenses in person, (accept by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk), or to any person not residing in Hudson.  Residents of Hudson wishing to obtain a marriage license virtually or to determine if they may obtain a license in person, should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions:
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.10, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.  This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.3, any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. 

 


 



On May 5, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 14

EFFECTIVE: May 5, 2020 AT 12:01 PM THROUGH May 8, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on April 22, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 14. Emergency Order No. 14 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on May 5, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on May 8, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of May 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.

  2.  Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.24, Clerks are authorized but not required it issue marriage licenses virtually.  To reduce the possibility of contagion, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer issue marriages licenses in person, (accept by appointment only, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk), or to any person not residing in Hudson.  Residents of Hudson wishing to obtain a marriage license virtually or to determine if they may obtain a license in person, should contact the Clerk’s office for information about securing a license. 

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions:
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.10, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.  This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.3, any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. 


 On April 30, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 13

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 30, 2020 AT 12:00 PM THROUGH May 5, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 13. Emergency Order No. 13 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on April 30, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on May 5, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of May 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.  

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 

  2. Effective April 27, 2020, the City Clerk’s Office will begin issuing marriages licenses under the following conditions:

    • The couple must print and complete the marriage license worksheet located on the city website (www.cityofhudson.org) prior to the scheduled appointment.

    • The couple must arrive on time, with the completed marriage license worksheet and all other required documents as described on the city website.  Failure to arrive at the scheduled time will result in the cancellation of the appointment and the couple will have to re-schedule.  

    • The couple must wear face masks at all times, as adequate social distancing is not always possible in the Clerk’s office. 

    • Access will be given to the couple only.  Please do not bring any other person to the Clerk’s Office when applying for the marriage license.  

    • The fee is $40 and the Clerk’s Office does not accept any credit/debit cards.  Plan accordingly.  

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available  on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.10, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.  This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.3, any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. 


 On April 25, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 12

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 25, 2020 AT 8:00 PM THROUGH APRIL 30, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo.  12. Emergency Order No. 12 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 8:00 pm on April 25, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on April 30, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of April 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.17,  all members of the public must wear masks if they enter City Hall as adequate social distancing is not possible in the Clerk’s office due to the configuration of the space. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.

  2. Effective April 27, 2020, the City Clerk’s Office will begin issuing marriages licenses under the following conditions:

    • The couple must print and complete the marriage license worksheet located on the city website (www.cityofhudson.org) prior to the scheduled appointment.

    • The couple must arrive on time, with the completed marriage license worksheet and all other required documents as described on the city website.  Failure to arrive at the scheduled time will result in the cancellation of the appointment and the couple will have to re-schedule.  

    • The couple must wear face masks at all times, as adequate social distancing is not always possible in the Clerk’s office. 

    • Access will be given to the couple only.  Please do not bring any other person to the Clerk’s Office when applying for the marriage license.  

    • The fee is $40 and the Clerk’s Office does not accept any credit/debit cards.  Plan accordingly.  

  3. Beginning May 1, 2020, all City meetings, including Common Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Hudson Preservation Commission, Tourism Board and Committee meetings of the Common Council and public hearings held by the Mayor, if any, will held via electronic means.  Per the Governor’s Executive Order, No. 202.1, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available  on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  4. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  5. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  6. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  7. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  8. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.10, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.  This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.3, any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.  







On April 22, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 11

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 22, 2020 AT 12:01 PM THROUGH APRIL 24, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 11. Emergency Order No. 11 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:01 pm on April 22, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on April 24, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of April 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control. Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following: 

1) The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited. In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 

2) All non-essential City meetings will be canceled. Common Council meetings will be held but all other meetings of public Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Hudson Preservation Commission will be cancelled for the duration of this Order. Committee meetings of the Council may be held at the discretion of the Council President. 

3) Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue under the following conditions: 

a) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and

b) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

4) Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 5) The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended. 6) Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020. 7) All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. 

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here. https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

I. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency events and other gatherings have been severely limited. Accordingly, no large public gatherings of more than 50 people may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship.

II. Per the Governor’s Executive Order https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

III. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20216-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law. This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.  


On April 17, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 10

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 17, 2020 AT 12:01 PM THROUGH APRIL 22, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 10. Emergency Order No. 10 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:01 pm on April 17, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on April 22, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of April 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 

  2. All non-essential City meetings will be canceled. Common Council meetings will be held but all other meetings of public Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Hudson Preservation Commission will be cancelled for the duration of this Order.  Committee meetings of the Council may be held at the discretion of the Council President. 

  3. Notwithstanding paragraph 2, the Hudson Tourism Board shall be permitted to meet as per paragraph 4, if convened at the request of the Mayor or Common Council President to address the urgent needs of the business community in Hudson which is being significantly and adversely impacted by the COVID-19  pandemic. 

  4. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2021-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, if held, in person.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available  on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  5. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 
    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  1. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  2. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  3. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  4. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency events and other gatherings have been severely limited. Accordingly, no largepublic gatherings of more than 50 people may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency  any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20216-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergencyfor all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. 

 

On April 15, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 9

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 15, 2020 AT 12:01 PM THROUGH APRIL 17, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 9. Emergency Order No. 9 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:01 pm on April 15, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on April 17, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of April 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.  Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 

  2. All non-essential City meetings will be canceled. Common Council meetings will be held but all other meetings of public Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Hudson Preservation Commission will be cancelled for the duration of this Order.  Committee meetings of the Council may be held at the discretion of the Council President. 

  3. Notwithstanding paragraph 2, the Hudson Tourism Board shall be permitted to meet as per paragraph 4, if convened at the request of the Mayor or Common Council President to address the urgent needs of the business community in Hudson which is being significantly and adversely impacted by the COVID-19  pandemic. 

  4. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2021-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, if held, in person.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available  on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  5. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 

    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  6. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 
  7. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  8. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020.

  9. All City employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency events and other gatherings have been severely limited. Accordingly, no largepublic gatherings of more than 50 people may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency  any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20216-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergencyfor all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law.  This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.  


On April 10, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 8

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 10, 2020 AT 12:00 PM THROUGH APRIL 15, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 8. Emergency Order No. 8 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on April 10, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on April 15, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of April 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.

Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.

  2. All non-essential City meetings will be canceled. Common Council meetings will be held but all other meetings of public Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Hudson Preservation Commission will be cancelled for the duration of this Order.  Committee meetings of the Council may be held at the discretion of the Council President. 

  3. Notwithstanding paragraph 2, the Hudson Tourism Board shall be permitted to meet as per paragraph 4, if convened at the request of the Mayor or Common Council President to address the urgent needs of the business community in Hudson which is being significantly and adversely impacted by the COVID-19  pandemic.

  4. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2021-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, if held, in person.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  5. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 
    a) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    b) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  6. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  7. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  8. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be waived but late fees will begin to accrue as of June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020. 

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency events and other gatherings have been severely limited. Accordingly, no large public gatherings of more than 50 people may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship.

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency  any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption. 


On April 7, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 7

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 7, 2020 AT 6:00 PM THROUGH APRIL 10, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 7. Emergency Order No. 7 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 6:00 pm on April 7, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on April 10, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of April 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.  

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.

Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 

  1. All non-essential City meetings will be canceled. Common Council meetings will be held but all other meetings of public Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Hudson Preservation Commission will be cancelled for the duration of this Order.  Committee meetings of the Council may be held at the discretion of the Council President. 

  1. Notwithstanding paragraph 2, the Hudson Tourism Board shall be permitted to meet as per paragraph 4, if convened at the request of the Mayor or Common Council President to address the urgent needs of the business community in Hudson which is being significantly and adversely impacted by the COVID-19  pandemic. 

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2021-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, if held, in person.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available  on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means. 

  3. Park Space: Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together but otherwise, city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue  under the following conditions: 

    A) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    B) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together. 

  1. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  2. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  3. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020 will be waived but fees will begin to accrue as of  June 15, 2020 if a ticket issued between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020 is not paid by June 1, 2020. 

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency events and other gatherings have been severely limited. Accordingly, no largepublic gatherings of more than 50 people may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency  any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption. 


On March 31, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 6

EFFECTIVE: MARCH 31, 2020 AT 12:00 PM THROUGH APRIL 5, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 6. Emergency Order No. 6 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on March 30, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on April 4, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of April 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.
Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. Emergency Order No. 4, dated March 25, 2020 is here by extended until April 4, 2020 at noon;
  2. Emergency Order No. 5, dated March 26, 2020 is here by extended until April 4, 2020 at noon.

On March 26, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 5

EFFECTIVE: MARCH 26, 2020 AT 12:00 PM THROUGH MARCH 31, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 5, to amend and further clarify Local Emergency Order No. 4. Emergency Order No. 5 will be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on March 26, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on March 31, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of March 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency. 

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.

Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of the City’s Dog Park located on Front Street may continue under the following conditions:
    a) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and 
    b) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together.
  2. Pathways, walkways and trails may be used in public parks but otherwise the use of public parks is prohibited, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas. 

On March 25, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 4

EFFECTIVE: MARCH 25, 2020 AT 12:00 PM THROUGH MARCH 30, 2020 AT 12:00 PM

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency OrderNo. 4, to be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on March 25, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on March 30, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of March 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order also may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.

Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19  threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited.  In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, property taxes, and water or other bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 

  1. All non-essential City meetings will be canceled. Common Council meetings will be held but all other meetings of public Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Hudson Preservation Commission will be cancelled for the duration of this Order.  Committee meetings of the Council may be held at the discretion of the Council President. 

  1. Notwithstanding paragraph 2, the Hudson Preservation Commission will be permitted to meet in a non-public, virtual/electronic session on March 27, 2020 to formally issue Certificates of Approval (CofAs) which were informally approved at the Commission’s March 13, 2020 meeting. No other business or new applications will be conducted or accepted at this meeting and all future meetings of the HPC after March 27, 2020 shall be canceled as per paragraph 2. The purpose of the March 27, 2020 meeting is to review the informally approved CofAs and issue a formal vote of approval. The votes on the following projects can be taken electronically, as further set forth below in paragraph 5, without a threat to the public health or safety, allowing, in some cases, work on these projects to continue: 
    558 Warren St – sign
    542 State St – enclosing a porch to fix a water leak
    127 Union St – porch roof
    226 Union St – fence, shingles, removal of chimney, relocate windows, renovate porch
    41-43 N 7th Street – renovation/conversion to restaurant

  1. Notwithstanding paragraph 2, the Hudson Tourism Board shall be permitted to meet as per paragraph 5, as convened at the request of the Mayor or Common Council President to address the urgent needs of the business community in Hudson which is being significantly and adversely impacted by the COVID-19  pandemic. 

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2021-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, if held, in person.  Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript or minutes, as required, will be made available  on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means, however, where possible, the Common Council President or his designee must attend the meeting in person. 

  3. With the exception of public walking trails which may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together, all city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas.

  4. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 

  5. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.  

  6. Payment of late fees for parking tickets issued between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020 will be waived but will begin to accrue as of  June 15, 2020 if the ticket is not paid by June 1, 2020. 

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note: 

  1. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency events and other gatherings have been severely limited. Accordingly, no largepublic gatherings of more than 50 people may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship.  

  2. Per the Governor’s Executive Order https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency  any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.


On March 20, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus.  

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER #3

Pursuant to my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 3, to be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on March 20, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on March 25, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of March 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each, during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local State of Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.

Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building will be limited. In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be significantly reduced. City Hall will be closed to the public except by appointment only for essential services. Business in the departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, paying taxes or bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. All public programs at the Youth Center and Senior Center are canceled. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled.
  2. All non-essential City meetings will be canceled. Common Council meetings will be held but all other meetings of public Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Board, Zoning Board and Hudson Preservation Commission will be cancelled for the duration of this Order. Committee meetings of the Council may be held at the discretion of the Council President. 
  3. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2021-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council meetings or Committee meetings, if held, in person. Meetings that are held will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means, however, where possible, the Common Council President or his designee must attend the meeting in person. 
  4. Alternative side of the street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended. 
  5. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended. 

In addition to the Orders set forth above, the Governor of the State of New York has issued several Executive Orders as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed here. https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders Of particular concern to the people of Hudson please note:

  • Per the Governor’s Executive Order, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency events and other gatherings have been severely limited. Accordingly, no large public gatherings of more than 50 people may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship.
  • Per the Governor’s Executive Order https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency any restaurant or bar in the state of New York shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises effective at 8 pm on March 16, 2020, and until further notice shall only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption.

On March 18, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus

LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER #2

Pursuant my proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York on March 16, 2020, I hereby issue Local Emergency Order No. 2, to be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 5 pm on March 18, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on March 20, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of March 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.
Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. Alternative side street parking regulation authorized by section 305-8 of the Hudson City Code and Hudson Police Commissioner Memorandum dated January 5, 1972 is suspended; and
  2. The payment of parking meter fees as required by section 305-20(A) is suspended.

On March 16, 2020, Mayor Johnson issued an Emergency Order regarding Hudson's response to coronavirus


LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION AND EMERGENCY ORDER

Local State of Emergency Proclamation

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, Section 24, I hereby declare and proclaim a Local State of Emergency in the City of Hudson, New York beginning March 16, 2020. This Proclamation shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed thirty days or until I rescind such Proclamation, whichever occurs first.

This State of Emergency has been declared due to emergency conditions produced by:

"The uncontrolled contagion of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, and the need to limit the spread of the disease to the people of Hudson, particularly vulnerable populations such as the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, and those with other underlying health issues that predispose them to respiratory infections. Due to both nation-wide and local limitations on medical supplies and the limited availability of life saving medical equipment such as respirators that could help save the lives of those in vulnerable populations, it is important to slow the contagion rate to the greatest extent possible. Slowing this rate will better enable health care providers and first responders to manage the health care needs of the population caused by this pandemic, as defined by the World Health Organization; prevent mass public contagion; and ensure that City staff remain healthy and able to safely manage the business of the City, particularly staff who provide essential services to the residents of Hudson." 

Local Emergency Order
Pursuant to New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, Section 24, I further hereby issue a Local Emergency Order to be effective in the City of Hudson, New York for a period of time beginning at 5 pm on March 16, 2020 and continuing in effect and ending at 12:00 pm on March 20, 2020, a period not to exceed five (5) days. Such order shall cease to be in effect as of March 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm, or upon my declaration that the state of emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner. This order may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five days each during the pendency of the local state of emergency.

A Local Emergency Order may be issued to protect life and property or to bring an emergency situation under control.

Because the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 threatens or imperils public safety, as Chief Executive of this municipality, I have exercised the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and to issue orders rendering and implementing all required and available assistance and polices vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community at my disposal. Toward that end, I hereby order the following:

  1. The Department(s) of Fire, Youth, Police, Code Enforcement, Public Works, Treasury, Water, and City Hall Clerk related business shall take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and other such emergency assistance as deemed necessary.
  2. At a minimum, I will be limiting the public use of administrative buildings including City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Water Department and the Public Safety Building. In order to keep the City running smoothly and staff safe, the City’s administration offices will be operating and fully functioning but with limited public access. Business in the these departments that can be conducted online, such as paying parking tickets, paying taxes or bills, should be done online at the City’s website, http://www.cityofhudson.org or over the phone. The Clerk’s Office and Code Enforcement and Building Department will be taking special appointments for in-person interactions. 
  3. All City employee travel will be restricted, all conferences and workshops will be cancelled. 
  4. All non-essential City meetings will be postponed. Common Council meetings will be held but all other public Boards and Commissions will be cancelled or postponed. 
  5. Per the Governor’s Executive Order, Article 7 of the Public Officers Law is suspended and the public will not be permitted to attend Common Council Meetings in person. Meetings will be live streamed, (instructions will be on the website to access live streaming), and a transcript will be made available on the website, following the meeting. Council Members may attend via electronic means, however, where possible, the Common Council President or his designee must attend the meeting in person. 
  6. Per the Governor’s Executive Order,  for events and gatherings, please follow all State orders and regulations. Accordingly, no large public gatherings may be held as per the Governor’s order, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Hudson. This requirement also applies to houses of worship. 

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