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CVS attorney presents the New Paltz town Planning Board with a new design proposal

CVS attorney presents the New Paltz town Planning Board with a new design proposal

The CVS application was back on the agenda for the New Paltz Town Planning Board’s June 13 meeting, after many months of no activity. Applicant attorney Charles Bazydlo claimed that “architecture is the sticking point,” but board members continued to raise questions about other issues as well. Bazydlo came armed with pictures of a new...
New Paltz village and town boards consider replacing the Moriello Pool liner with gunite

New Paltz village and town boards consider replacing the Moriello Pool liner with gunite

At a joint meeting on June 8, members of the New Paltz Town Board and Village Board discussed the problems with Moriello Pool, the opening of which has been delayed a month or more with the discovery of leaks in its liner. Paying for those repairs falls to town taxpayers according to the agreement between...
Town, village of New Paltz debate ban on “water mining” on Mill Brook Preserve

Town, village of New Paltz debate ban on “water mining” on Mill Brook Preserve

Though one might think that the establishment of a conservation easement protecting New Paltz’s newest parkland jewel, the Mill Brook Preserve, would be a feel-good measure provoking no controversy, the town and village governments aren’t seeing eye-to-eye right now on what exactly that easement ought to entail. Meetings of the two municipal boards last week...
New Paltz Village Board asks comptroller to monitor possible investment of NYS retirement funds in Pilgrim Pipeline

New Paltz Village Board asks comptroller to monitor possible investment of NYS retirement funds in Pilgrim Pipeline

Municipalities along the 170-mile proposed route of the Pilgrim Pipeline, proposed to carry hydrofracked Bakken crude oil from Albany to Linden, New Jersey, have been scrambling to find alternative tactics for opposing the project ever since attempts to eliminate the New York State Thruway Authority as co-lead agency fizzled in late April. Now the New...
No EIS required for Mohonk Preserve’s Foothills Project

No EIS required for Mohonk Preserve’s Foothills Project

AFTER EIGHT MONTHS of hearings that provided hundreds of pages and countless hours of testimony, New Paltz Town Planning Board members voted Monday night to make a negative declaration of environmental signifi cance regarding the two applications which comprise the so-called Foothills Project. What that means is that there will not be an environmental impact...
Conflict of interest charges are alleged against Dave Clouser and his involvement with the Foothills project

Conflict of interest charges are alleged against Dave Clouser and his involvement with the Foothills project

Some residents who have been asking New Paltz Town Planning Board members for more study regarding the Foothills project are now wondering if the entire process hasn’t been tainted from day one. That’s because town engineer David Clouser recused himself from the application last September because he was selling his practice to Barton & Loguidice...
Rosendale sets 2016 fee schedule for new Town Pool

Rosendale sets 2016 fee schedule for new Town Pool

As the completion of the new Town Pool at the Rosendale Recreation Center draws nearer to reality, municipal officials have been grappling with the burning question of what it will cost to spend a day — or a couple of months — enjoying it. At its last two meetings, the Town Board has weighed the...
Gardiner hires Transfer Station attendant, backburners Recycling/Reuse Program

Gardiner hires Transfer Station attendant, backburners Recycling/Reuse Program

In the wake of the furor over the 60-day moratorium placed on the Reuse and Recycling Center at the Gardiner Transfer Station, effective March 28, and the subsequent resignation of recycling coordinator Wendy Toman, the Town Board decided on May 10 to hire a new part-time transfer station attendant. Based on a discussion in executive...
Local New Paltz leaders collaborate on Downtown Revitalization

Local New Paltz leaders collaborate on Downtown Revitalization

Governor Andrew Cuomo has released the latest in his competition-based municipal aid packages, and it’s gotten some heads turning in New Paltz. The so-called Downtown Revitalization Initiative, or DRI, will award $10 million to one and only one applicant in each of the state’s ten regional economic development councils (REDC). That structure differs from the...
Temporary two-lane bridge construction is underway in New Paltz

Temporary two-lane bridge construction is underway in New Paltz

Preparation work for the new Carmine Liberta Bridge in New Paltz began on May 3 with the construction phase of a temporary bridge just north of the current bridge. To date, trees have been removed, electric poles and lines have been relocated, electric traffic signs are in place, and traffic delays have been kept to...
Gardiner mulls four-year terms for highway superintendent, town supervisor

Gardiner mulls four-year terms for highway superintendent, town supervisor

There’s a movement afoot in Gardiner to begin changing the terms of some elected town officials from two years to four, set in motion by a request from superintendent of highways Brian Stiscia. At present, only the town clerk serves a four-year term. Reelected without opposition in November 2015 to his second term, Stiscia had...
OSI announces expansion of River-to-Ridge Trail Project to include a designated parking area

OSI announces expansion of River-to-Ridge Trail Project to include a designated parking area

A gateway parking area is the latest component of the Open Space Institute’s (OSI) River-to-Ridge Trail project. Under a formal lease agreement between OSI and the Village of New Paltz, a 15-acre parcel of village-owned property on Springtown Road along the Wallkill River will be transformed into a parking area and trail corridor for OSI’s...