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.
The Planning Board approved projects on Old Kings Highway and Lauren Tice Road. The first would power approximately 75 homes; the second, 240 homes.
A half-dozen neighbors spoke against the project at a recent meeting of the Village Board, citing potential traffic problems.
‘I have nothing personal against Bill Murphy [mayor William Murphy],” said village trustee Donald Hackett. “This is just business.”
The proposed zoning change on Teetsel Street to allow for twelve townhouse units. Current zoning allows for single-family and two-family homes, but not for attached townhouses.
Water chestnuts, a local species unrelated to the oriental delicacy, have been overwhelming a large section of the Esopus Creek, especially the area where the creek widens opposite the village beach. The green mass covers a wide swath of the creek, making boating and swimming in those areas impossible. Much of the weed cover is near Esopus Bend Nature Preserve.
Topics include: Village mulls BnB regulations; Substantial water leak; Parking situation improved; News on Russell St.
The resort, which will be called Wyldwyck River Camp, includes a 120-seat restaurant, 72 rooms in multiple cabins, agricultural fields, staff housing, artists’ studios and stables for horse-riding on the property, as well as utilities and service areas. It’s located off Liberty St. behind the Glasco Firehouse, abutting the Hudson River. Developers plan to start construction as soon as possible.