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Hudson Emergency Order

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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