Thursday, April 9 Daily Update

Declaration of State of Emergency for the Village of Alfred, Extended

From the Mayor: On April 8, as mayor of the village, I extended our declaration of The State of Emergency for the Village of Alfred 30 days.  We will continue in this state of emergency through May 8, 2020.  The declaration states that we follow guidelines of the New York State declaration from Governor Cuomo:

  1. We must practice social distancing.
  2. We must stay home as much as possible to (continue to) flatten the curve.  (But do get exercise and fresh air while practicing social distancing.)  If we all wear face masks, we are likely to help everyone!
  3. If essential workers, feel sick they must stay home and not return to work until 10 days after the last fever.  Returnees must take their temperature in the morning before arrival and in the afternoon.  The temperature cannot be above 100.4 in order to be in the work place.
  4. We must all practice the CDC standards of frequent handwashing, healthy life style and other practices to limit the spread of covid 19.

We have learned a great deal in the last three weeks and we have also discovered levels of personal endurance and deep consideration for others.  It is thrilling to see us work as a community to protect others and ourselves.  You all inspire all of us!

Join in listening to the AState and Village clock, the church bell and then Alfred University Carillon each night, Monday through Friday.  With these bells, as a community we are ringing out our thanks to all medical staff and emergency services personnel for their front line efforts in the COVID 19 pandemic.  Let’s add to that gratitude, our own promises and efforts to work to limit the spread of the disease.  Members of the fire company will give short bursts of a siren at the end of each piece from the carillon.  EVERYONE is invited to register approval in whatever cacophonous way you can. At the end of the carillon pealing, please shout, whistle, honk horns, cheer, pound pots, and blow (in short bursts) whistles of thanks to the carillonneurs and gratitude for medical and emergency services, as well as joy in our community’s care for one another.

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Budget Hearing and Regular Board Meeting : Alfred Village Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 Budget on Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Following the Governor’s decree of no public gatherings, Village Trustees will move this Public Hearing online. This hearing is open to the public. The budget will be posted on the Village website,, on Friday April 10, 2020. At that time, hard copies will be available in the Village Hall during their normal business hours – Mon. 9-12, Tues. 1-4, Wed 9-12 and 1-4 and Thur. 9-12.

To register for the public hearing and/or monthly budget meeting, please send an email
to with the subject line “budget meeting registration”. To allow the maximum window for registration, the deadline for registering is Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10 p.m. You will receive a return email with a link to join just after 10 p.m. on Monday evening.

The regular monthly meeting of the Village of Alfred Board of Trustees will be conducted online in the same manner as the Public Hearing. The board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. as usual on Tuesday April 14, 2020 following the above noted Public Hearing.

Alfred Thanks and Celebration with Sound

  • 7:50am and 7:55am daily: The A-State bell tower also plays two songs every morning
  • 7:00pm every night . Step outside to listen to the clock towers at Alfred State College and the Village of Alfred ring the hour.
  • 7:01pm every night, listen to the pealing of the bell in the tower of the Seventh Day Baptist Church and the bell in the Village Hall
  • 7:02pm Hear a recital on the Davis Memorial Carillon—every Monday through Friday. Thank you Laurel Buckwalter and Steve Crandall.*** On Saturday and Sunday nights, we will skip this part and go straight to our “cacophony.”
  • 7:07pm Hear the pealing of the largest of the bells in the tower in a thunderous sound of gratitude to the medical staffs and the emergency services people who are the front line battling the coronavirus outbreak.
  • 7:10pm (7:02 on weekends) Participate in thanking the carillonneurs, AU, and all of the medical staff and first responders by making all the noise you can with car horns, other horns, yells, whistles, percussion and anything else at hand.  Encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.  We are a community of doers and givers who celebrate the efforts of all of those who make a difference in our lives!

The A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Company Fire Chief Paul Weaver noticed recently that some Village Residents are not practicing safe social distancing.

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This sparked a debate between he and the Mayor.

BP: They could be a family or domestic unit. Is it OK to criticize? I herd that was OK

PW: Oh deer, lots of bad puns coming

BP: OK, I won’t buck the system