The owner of a kayak rental business would like to operate at the village beach, but has had some problems.
The Village of Saugerties election is on March 16, and the names of Mayor Bill Murphy and Trustees Brian Martin, Jeff Helmuth and Jeannine Mayer, whose terms will expire this year, will be on the ballot.
Village of Saugerties Mayor William Murphy says that deferred tax payments help village residents deal with the financial setbacks of the coronavirus epidemic. “It made paying taxes less intimidating for people,” he said.
Police relations with parents and children was one of the main themes of a Saugerties meeting on January 6 designed to set the agenda for a state police reform commission.
The Saugerties Village Board began its discussion of a proposal to join a consortium to buy electricity produced from non-polluting sources and at a lower cost than the conventional electricity market. The discussion came at the board’s December 21 meeting.
Saugerties Town Councilman John Schoonmaker intends to run for the Ulster County Legislature when his term on the town board is up this year. He announced this week he would be running for the District 2 legislative seat, which includes the Village of Saugerties and part of the surrounding town.
Residents of the Village of Saugerties are expected to remove snow from the sidewalk in front of their houses within 24 hours of the end of a storm, as determined by the mayor and the village board, Code Enforcement Officer Eyal Saad said at a village board meeting on December 21. “I don’t live in the village, so I don’t know exactly when [the snow stopped]. I trust the mayor to say what time it was. It’s really not open for debate.”
The town and village governments of Saugerties are working together to deal with problems, and town supervisor Fred Costello and village mayor Bill Murphy see a strong cooperative relationship building over time.
The Christmas spirit sprang to life Sunday, December 13, as the First Responders Foundation Children’s Toy Express joined forces by Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors in Saugerties to deliver a holiday gift spectacular at Cantine Field.
The Village of Saugerties will not have its usual Christmas candy run this year, trustee Brian Martin reported at the village board meeting. The fire department Santa Claus will ride through the village, but will not make stops or hand out candy, Martin said.