The votes mean no in-depth environmental impact statement is to be prepared for more detailed analysis of issues such as traffic and the clear-cutting of the premises.
The tone was much more positive than the reaction to a multi-screen art theater proposal for the same location — on Main St. next to Water Street Market — several years ago.
The annual event will be held this year the morning of April 29.
With overwhelming support from testifying residents to bolster them, New Paltz Town Council members voted unanimously last Thursday to pass a law which formally limits cooperation by town police officers with agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Business owners have been supportive, citing higher foot traffic.
When New Paltz Village planning board chairman Maurice Weitman died in 2015, Mayor Tim Rogers and village trustees decided to honor his memory by naming something after him.
Politicians in New Paltz sometimes position themselves as speaking for the “silent majority” of residents who do not attend public meetings because they agree what their elected officials are doing. That silent majority collectively decided it was time to speak out in favor of town water district 5 on Plains Road.
The move appears to have widespread support.
In this year’s New Paltz Village Board election, five residents are each seeking one of the two four-year trustee seats, including one incumbent.
New Paltz village residents could find a professional black box theater in their midst, if they show enough support for the idea. Harry Lipstein, owner of Water Street Market, will be proposing just such a venue for the property at 12 Main Street; it’s on the April 18 agenda of the village planning board, according to Mayor Tim Rogers.