DECLARING LOCAL EMERGENCIES AND ISSUING EMERGENCY ORDERS

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.5, which provides in relevant part:

Notwithstanding section 24 of the Executive Law, no locality or political subdivision shall issue any local emergency order or executive order with respect to response of COVID-19 without the approval of the State Department of Health.

While chief executive officers may still declare a local state of emergency, before a local government announces, publicizes, or posts a local emergency order issued pursuant to NYS Executive Law § 24, the Department of Health must approve such order. Local officials may submit written requests for approval to the Department of Health via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click HERE for the Department of Health’s detailed guidance on the procedure for obtaining approval.

Click HERE for NYCOM’s Guide to Local Government Emergency Management.

ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS

Please review the Department of Health Guidance and NYS Empire State Development Guidance for what is to be considered essential services or functions when seeking to comply with the Governor's new order that 100% of workforce in non-essential services must stay home.

NYCOM SERVING OUR MEMBERS REMOTELY

Effective at the close of business on Friday, March 20th, and until further notice, the entire NYCOM staff will be working remotely.  We will continue to respond to our members inquiries in the same responsive way we always have, while also doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of our employees. We encourage you to communicate with us via email rather than by telephone. You should useThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the individual staff member's email included on NYCOM's staff directory.  If you feel you need to call to get the most effective response, please phone us at (518) 463-1185 and a member of our staff will get back to you.
NYCOM Advocacy Update: March 26, 2020

NYCOM Advocacy Update: March 26, 2020

CITY AND VILLAGE BEST PRACTICES, LOCAL AID IN FEDERAL STIMULUS BILL, STATE BUDGET UPDATE

VIEW ADVOCACY UPDATE (3/26/20) 

Keep New Yorkers Safe and Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Keep New Yorkers Safe and Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Click here to see additional ways you, your residents and your businesses can get involved in NY’s fight against COVID-19.

NYCOM Webinars Available

NYCOM Webinars Available

  • New Officials
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Village Elections

... more webinars coming soon

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINARS (No Passcode is necessary, but you will need to download ADOBE CONNECT to view webinars).

NYCOM Advocacy Update: March 9, 2020

NYCOM Advocacy Update: March 9, 2020

STATE BUDGET, NEW PAID LEAVE LAW, AND COVID-19 RESOURCES

• 2020-21 State Budget
• Paid Leave and Other Benefits
• COVID-19 Resources

VIEW ADVOCACY UPDATE (3/19/20) 

NYCOM ANNUAL MEETING AND TRAINING SCHOOL POSTPONED

NYCOM ANNUAL MEETING AND TRAINING SCHOOL POSTPONED

The NYCOM Annual Meeting scheduled for May 3-5 is postponed. The Sagamore Hotel is closed, will reopen on May 7th, and has already sent room cancellation notices to NYCOM members who had registered for a room for the Annual Meeting. Full refunds to hotel registrants are being processed by the Sagamore and should be credited to your form of payment by March 24th. NYCOM is processing full refunds of meeting registration fees.

NYCOM staff is now in discussions with the Sagamore Hotel about potential dates for rescheduling our conference and we will keep our members apprised of any updates.

Village Budgeting Tools

Village Budgeting Tools

Village Budget Season is Here! View and download the following helpful tools:

   • Budgeting Calendar Of Dates Checklist
   • Tax Cap Override Sample Local Law
   • Allowable Levy Growth Factors

MY COMMUNITY,
MY FUTURE

NYCOM has released a video — told from the point-of-view of a young New Yorker. She knows that her future starts with increased state investment in her community.

SAVE THE DATE

NYCOM FALL TRAINING SCHOOL
September 21-25, 2020
Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid crowne

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