New Paltz Town Government
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...
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...
Sign ordinance in the Town of New Paltz is outdated

Sign ordinance in the Town of New Paltz is outdated

Signage for businesses is changing as fast as technology, but the ordinance that regulates how they’re used in the Town of New Paltz hasn’t been updated to keep pace, building inspector Stacy Delarede told town Planning Board members during their April 25 workshop meeting. More of a problem than the law not even referencing such...
Push for the Pledge persists in New Paltz

Push for the Pledge persists in New Paltz

At last week’s New Paltz Town Board meeting, members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post spoke in favor of all town boards and committees having the Pledge of Allegiance on their agendas, but were politely told that a resolution to do so would carry no legal weight. While they took the news in...
Growing concern: Zoning relief sought in New Paltz agricultural district

Growing concern: Zoning relief sought in New Paltz agricultural district

Farmers may be celebrated in certain corners of New Paltz, but perhaps not so much in Town Hall. It’s not that town employees are pulling up the welcome mat, but the zoning code and related planning processes can make developing legitimate agricultural uses harder than it should be. That’s the upshot of a review of...