New Paltz Town Government
Jeff Logan is named Town of New Paltz deputy supervisor

Jeff Logan is named Town of New Paltz deputy supervisor

New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet has appointed councilman Jeff Logan as deputy supervisor. “While Jeff and I had a bit of a rocky start, Jeff has been very helpful and available on many key projects the Town Board is working on,” said Zimet. “While Jeff juggles his work as a nurse and co-owner of...
Park Point gets IDA tax break

Park Point gets IDA tax break

The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency has unanimously approved a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) schedule for a developer to build student/faculty housing for SUNY New Paltz. Under terms of an offer proposed at the agency’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Wilmorite Development of Rochester will pay $522,000 a year in town, county and school...
New Paltz renews old Tavern Owners Agreement

New Paltz renews old Tavern Owners Agreement

In the 1990s, New Paltz had a problem. Gang-related crime had become a presence, and a violent stabbing in 1997 stopped public officials in their tracks. New Paltz village and town leaders blamed local bars for what they saw as rampant radio ads for wet T-shirt contests and cheap drinks. They thought it attracted the...
Hampton Inn, CVS Pharmacy loom on the horizon in New Paltz

Hampton Inn, CVS Pharmacy loom on the horizon in New Paltz

So far, 2014 has been a busy year in terms of development for New Paltz. Not only is there a proposed $60 million college housing complex on the horizon, but now there is a proposal for a $75 million Wildberry Lodge resort. But there’s also more happening in the college town. A proposed Hampton Inn...
New Paltz officials wowed by Wildberry Lodge proposal

New Paltz officials wowed by Wildberry Lodge proposal

New Paltz Town Board members liked what they heard during a presentation about the proposed $75 million Wildberry Lodge indoor water park and resort. Preliminarily proposed for the 57-acre Plesser property east of the Thruway near Paradies Lane, Wildberry Lodge would have 250 hotel rooms, an indoor water park, a 600-seat conference center, two restaurants,...
Letters reveal Wilmorite’s attempt to negotiate with New Paltz Town Board

Letters reveal Wilmorite’s attempt to negotiate with New Paltz Town Board

Letters exchanged between New Paltz town supervisor Susan Zimet and Wilmorite attorney Shawn Griffin shed light this week on the tactics of the Rochester-based real estate corporation seeking to build a 732-bed rental project on a 50-acre site adjacent to the SUNY New Paltz campus. In a letter dated March 4, Zimet wrote to Griffin...
New Paltz Town Board scoffs at Wilmorite’s new PILOT

New Paltz Town Board scoffs at Wilmorite’s new PILOT

Facing an unenthusiastic public and steely Town Board, Park Point New Paltz developer Wilmorite upped the ante last week on how much it proposes to pay in lieu of full taxes into 2039. Shawn Griffin, a lawyer representing Wilmorite, unveiled a new PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) proposal that’s worth more than $12 million...
Now in  living color

Now in living color

For New Paltz councilman Daniel Torres, updating the town seal has been a favorite project. Back in January, when he uncovered the original hand-drawn copy of the emblem, Torres knew he wanted to update it. “We had lost the original design of the town seal, and we found it at Canal Printing Press,” he explained....
New Paltz Transportation Implementation Committee searches for next generation of members

New Paltz Transportation Implementation Committee searches for next generation of members

Behind the scenes in New Paltz — without a lot of recognition or praise — a dedicated group of volunteers has planned for the future of how people will get around. Their work helped to create the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, got us the New Paltz Loop Bus, changed parking in the village and inspired...
New Paltz Town Board reorganizes, sets goals for 2014

New Paltz Town Board reorganizes, sets goals for 2014

New Paltz Town Board members welcomed their newly elected colleague Daniel Torres to his first meeting during their Jan. 15 reorganizational meeting. They also welcomed re-elected incumbents like Supervisor Susan Zimet and Councilman Jeff Logan back to the table for a new term. As usual, the board went through its annual housekeeping items, such as...
New Paltz: the year that was and what’s to come

New Paltz: the year that was and what’s to come

Susan Zimet and the rest of the Town Board began 2013 by taking a hard look at benefits received by municipal employees, debating over the need for a deputy supervisor and jumping headfirst into consolidation of New Paltz’s two municipal governments. In January, local officials reported that $1.62 million could have been saved if a...
Park Point’s bid for a tax break faces strong opposition

Park Point’s bid for a tax break faces strong opposition

Opponents of the proposed 732-bed, Park Point New Paltz rental complex had a few reasons to celebrate last week. The first of which was a decision by the New Paltz Town Planning Board. Board members — who are finishing up the environmental review of the college housing project — voted to ask their attorney to...