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New Paltz voters will decide if highway superintendent's term should be extended

New Paltz voters will decide if highway superintendent’s term should be extended

Ten years after the question was last posed, New Paltz town voters will again have the opportunity to extend the term of office of the highway superintendent from two years to four. The last time such a referendum was proposed, in 2006, the town clerk and supervisor terms were also put on the ballot; only...
Plains Road residents in New Paltz try, fail to negotiate access terms

Plains Road residents in New Paltz try, fail to negotiate access terms

If you live on Plains Road in New Paltz and received a letter asking you for access to your home for the design and construction of water district 5, sending it back signed but otherwise unaltered was the only acceptable response. The letter, from engineer David Clouser, was sent seeking permission to enter homes —...
New Paltz village, town officials sued over water district 5

New Paltz village, town officials sued over water district 5

Residents of Plains Road in New Paltz have filed a lawsuit to stop the creation of town water district 5 over their objections. The new water district is intended to replace private wells so homeowners don’t run the risk of theirs running dry when the village supplies its users during several upcoming shutdowns of the...
Loose ends: What’s required to move forward with ten long-standing projects in New Paltz?

Loose ends: What’s required to move forward with ten long-standing projects in New Paltz?

There have been many projects proposed at various planning and municipal board meetings in New Paltz, and not all of them advance quickly enough to stay in the public consciousness. That’s why the New Paltz Times chased down a few of these loose ends to learn what would be required to tie them up. After...
New Paltz board members question the need for a moratorium on development in the gateway

New Paltz board members question the need for a moratorium on development in the gateway

The group of citizens pushing for a moratorium on development in the gateway area of the Town of New Paltz near the Thruway have seen progress in the form of an ad-hoc committee which presented favorable findings at last week’s Town Board meeting, but not all board members are convinced that such a move is...
Community mobilizes as funding for Greater New Paltz Community Partnership coordinator position runs out

Community mobilizes as funding for Greater New Paltz Community Partnership coordinator position runs out

Over the past five years, with Phoenix Kawamoto at the helm thanks to a Drug-Free Communities grant from the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Greater New Paltz Community Partnership (GNPCP) has attained a high profile as a coalition of organizations that gets things done. The Partnership has proven its value to the...
New Paltz Town Board considers passing a moratorium for development in the gateway area near the Thruway

New Paltz Town Board considers passing a moratorium for development in the gateway area near the Thruway

At their Thursday meeting, New Paltz Town Board members received a report on the possibility of passing a moratorium on development in the gateway area near the Thruway. The information was presented by members of an ad-hoc committee created just to study the issue after it was suggested by a number of residents concerned that...
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...
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...