New Paltz Village Government
Fixed Wallkill bridge wobble won't jeopardize project schedule

Fixed Wallkill bridge wobble won’t jeopardize project schedule

Additional footings have been constructed for the temporary bridge over the Wallkill in New Paltz, but the county executive says the project is still on schedule. Two large cranes unexpectedly reappeared on the west bank of the river last week to reposition the temporary Bailey bridge that will soon be carrying traffic while the current...
Village of New Paltz mulls closing part of Huguenot Street to auto traffic

Village of New Paltz mulls closing part of Huguenot Street to auto traffic

For years now, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has been advocating traffic restriction measures along the part of that thoroughfare where the oldest and most fragile dwellings of New Paltz’s earliest European settlers once dwelt, citing cumulative damage caused to the structures by vibrations from passing vehicles. Various traffic studies conducted by the town and village...
Short-term rental discussion raises concerns in New Paltz

Short-term rental discussion raises concerns in New Paltz

It’s been on the New Paltz Village Board agenda for several months, but until the idea of regulating short-term rentals — such as those arranged through the popular Airbnb website — didn’t elicit any public reaction until it was also brought before the town council, suggesting that the bulk of these rental arrangements are outside...
New Paltz Village Planning Board members discuss new Environmental Policy Board

New Paltz Village Planning Board members discuss new Environmental Policy Board

New Paltz Village Planning Board members spent a portion of their July 19 meeting figuring out how to relate to the village’s newly-minted Environmental Policy Board (EPB), the successor to the old Environmental Policy Commission (EPC). The designation of “board” enables its members to provide comment on Planning Board applications, and exactly how to do...
New Paltz Village Planning Board members discuss traffic and parking for Zero Place

New Paltz Village Planning Board members discuss traffic and parking for Zero Place

New Paltz Village Planning Board members focused on the parking and traffic aspects of the Zero Place development for much of their July 5 meeting. While the current proposal complies with the requirements of the Neighborhood Business Residential (NBR) district, this project — first in the new zone — continues to raise questions about that...
Developers of Zero Place unveil a new look for zero-net-energy mixed-use building

Developers of Zero Place unveil a new look for zero-net-energy mixed-use building

In response to feedback from neighbors and others, the developers of Zero Place unveiled a new look for the zero-net-energy mixed-used building at the June 21 meeting of the Village of New Paltz’s Planning Board. The new versions show a slightly shorter building and use variations of color, window style, roof line and street trees...
Workers remove remaining pieces of trolley track in anticipation of July repaving project for Route 299 in New Paltz

Workers remove remaining pieces of trolley track in anticipation of July repaving project for Route 299 in New Paltz

In preparing for the long-overdue repaving of state roads in New Paltz, workers removed some remaining pieces of trolley track last week. New paving technology involves grinding up and reusing the old asphalt, and those rusted rails would have made mincemeat of the equipment if they hadn’t been pulled out in anticipation of the paving,...
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...
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...
Residents and applicants share their views about the new NBR zoning in New Paltz

Residents and applicants share their views about the new NBR zoning in New Paltz

Public comment at New Paltz Village Planning Board meetings has been a relatively quiet affair since it was instituted in September; more often than not, no one chooses to speak at all. Not so at the May 3 meeting, when several people queued up to share their views on the Neighborhood Business Residential (NBR) zone...
New Paltz Village Board considers $20,000 pay raise for mayor; hearing set for April 13

New Paltz Village Board considers $20,000 pay raise for mayor; hearing set for April 13

New Paltz Village Board members have set a hearing on next year’s budget for Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., at Village Hall. The budget includes a higher salary for the mayor — $45,000 — and Don Kerr would like the final version to hike the pay offered to the next village clerk, as well. The...
Zero Place application draws large crowd at public hearing

Zero Place application draws large crowd at public hearing

Fueled in part by a very active discussion on social media, the New Paltz Village Planning Board meeting on March 1 was before a room packed with people interested in learning more about Zero Place, the energy-efficient, four-story, mixed-use building proposed for the corner of North Chestnut and Mulberry Streets, where STS Tires once stood....