The old signs, designed by artist John Pike, do not comply anymore with the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which sets specific guidelines for the letter height, background color and reflectivity.
At a private event in October, an anonymous donor offered a $150,000 matching grant and any donations will count toward the match and can be used to pay for planning and architecture services. However, the $150,000 can only be used toward construction.
The City of Kingston Water Department plans a $12 million, two-year rehabilitation of the Cooper Lake dam, West dike, water intake and will utilize a temporary connection to the Ashokan Reservoir.
Should Woodstock extend its sewer system to Bearsville to protect its water system from septic leakage? Or create aquifer and tributary protection districts? Those are two of four options listed by the Woodstock Aquifer Protection Working Group at the town board’s November 12 meeting, by the Group’s chairman Ken Panza, a former council member himself.
A write-in campaign by former supervisor Jeff Moran did little to keep incumbent Bill McKenna from re-election to another two years as Woodstock town supervisor. Preliminary results show McKenna received 1796 votes while write-ins, presumably for Moran for the top town seat totaled 462.
Woodstock voters will decide between incumbent town supervisor Bill McKenna and write-in candidate and former supervisor Jeff Moran for the top town seat while all others are running unopposed. Both tout their records while Moran says he’s the one who can devote the time needed for the job.
Should the Woodstock Library change its election and budget votes to Election Day in November? Complaints about this year’s vote count were heard at the library’s October 17 meeting.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan took questions on topics ranging from short-term rentals to environmental issues to the opioid crisis during an hour-long Q&A session in a packed meeting room at the Woodstock town offices at the Comeau property on October 15.
While it was no landslide, Woodstock Library Board President Dorothea Marcus feels the October 3 trustee election was a vote of confidence for a new library building. After a revised tally, former board member Leslie Gerber received the most votes, 502, followed by Marcus, 493 and incumbent Howard Kagan, 484. All favor tearing down the current library building and constructing a new one.
Woodstock Supervisor Bill McKenna presented a 2020 budget proposal with a 4.334 percent tax levy, but given other factors, the increase is still under the tax cap.