Barge concert planned; board decides against request to change zoning for Teetsel St. townhouses; sole bid for sidewalk project received higher than amount budgeted; master plan update funding; new village information booth.
The rain held off on Saturday, May 4 for the first Saugerties event in the Women’s Woodstock Grand Prix bicycle race. Not so much on Sunday, for the Woodstock run.
A solar farm on Warren Myers Road was approved. Progress was made on landscaping issues at the A. Montano machinery sales facility on Route 32, with a public hearing scheduled for May 21. A hearing on a two-lot subdivision on George Sickle Road sailed through. And a hearing on a 9000-square foot building expansion at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary on Old Stage Road was postponed indefinitely.
A Saugerties ninth grader who overdosed on a drug on April 12 in Catskill is recovering well in the hospital, police chief Joseph Sinagra reported at the village board’s regular meeting.
Jaywalking law to be enforced; boats will be subject of this year’s street-art project; bike race to pass through town; downed trees at reservoir discussed.
Taxpayers in the village will get slightly reduced property taxes this year if the value of their home is the same as last year. The total assessed value in the village increased as the result of new construction.
Board plans to keep taxes flat in 2019-20 budget; Teetsel St. zoning change hearing postponed; reports of water leaks continue.
Saugerties Village Mayor William Murphy easily won his fifth full term in office, defeating challenger Donald Hackett, 326–154. Incumbent Village Trustees were also re-elected, with Jeannine Mayer receiving 349, Brian Martin, 330 and Jeff Helmuth, 302. Challenger Stephen Beckert was turned away, tallying 170 votes.
Voters will select a mayor and three trustees.
Mayor Bill Murphy is seeking his fifth full term in elections to be held later this month. He’s being challenged by trustee Don Hackett.