Woodstock’s Town Bord will soon ask voters to approve borrowing $2 million to bring all Comeau Drive offices to the first floor for accessibility as well as renovating the building and the supervisor’s cottage, too. All-in, with furniture, incidentals and professional fees, the project is expected to cost $2.3 million.
Joe Karolys and the town of Saugerties spent most of 2019 fighting over three dump sites that were eventually shut down. Given that history, Woodstock wants to know Karolys is dumping at a parcel on Church Rd. in Shady.
New, accessible town offices are on the immediate horizon as Supervisor Bill McKenna looks ahead at 2020.
Donations keep arriving as fundraising efforts are underway for a new 12,000-square-foot Woodstock Library. The capital fund balance is $61,199.46, down from $62,337.08 due to some recent expenses, but that balance was reported before recent contributions.
Woodstock has always led other towns in real estate prices, but in recent years the market has changed, according to a recent report. The rising popularity of short-term rentals has reduced availability of year-round rentals and raised rents of remaining units. Home ownership is simply unattainable for many.
Volunteers are preparing for the arrival of the town’s most important guest of the year. Of course, it’s Jolly ol’ Saint Nick himself. How will he arrive this year? How will he top himself again with his grand entrance?
Woodstock became the latest community to pass a municipal ID law, allowing undocumented residents and those without a permanent address to receive some local services, open bank accounts and use in case of emergencies.
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.