A committee chaired by Woodstock Councilman Richard Heppner has proposed to the town board that short term rentals, such as AirBnb, where the owner of the property is not on site require a special use permit from the Planning Board, as well as having the available of a local emergency contact.
A petition drive calling for the dissolution of the library district has trustees and supporters on the defensive while plans for a new building continue in earnest.
A group opposing the decision to replace the current library building kicked off a petition drive to dissolve the Woodstock Library District and have the Town Board take control.
Some of Albany’s Tech Valley High School students shared their ideas for making greener Woodstock Library, as trustees began to solicit proposals from architects for an expanded facility.
The town will get electricity for the Youth Center, Rock City Road bathrooms and the Supervisor’s Cottage from Hopewell Junction-based Natural Power Group Inc, a company owned by Sarah and Harry Terbush with plants in Wallkill, Wappingers Falls and Salisbury Mills.
A spike in bear encounters has prompted the state Department of Environmental Conservation to encourage cooperation from area communities, particularly Woodstock and Shandaken.
The committee plans to build a pavilion for use by all park-goers, not just those attending Little League games. Similar to the structure at Andy Lee field, it will include grilling stands and space for up to 12 picnic tables.
Not wanting the public to feel locked out of the process, trustees have put a twist on the traditional request for architect proposals as they work toward the schematic design phase of the library expansion.
Under proposed regulations, all those who operate a short-term rental must register with the town whether they are on-site or not. The noise law includes regulations for “unreasonable noise” as well as construction noise, car alarms and pets. Town officials say it shouldn’t affect the local music scene.
Work is expected to begin soon on a project to revamp drainage and resurface Mill Hill Road from the Landau Grill to just before the Woodstock Playhouse with hopes of completion before the busy summer tourist season.