New Paltz Village Board meetings will be held remotely for the foreseeable future, it was decided at the September 8 meeting. With only 55% of eligible New Paltz residents vaccinated and coronavirus cases on the rise, trustees believe this is a necessary step.
Village of new Paltz trustees appointed Ellen Kolber to the Landlord-Tenant Relations Council, in a move that appears to ignore Village law.
Rental units — long- and short-term alike — will be subject to registration and inspection should a new law be passed by New Paltz Town Council members. More than half of Town residents already live under such a scheme, since similar laws are already in effect in the Village. Registration allows for regular inspection in the Village, which is believed to increase safety for renters.
With County coronavirus cases climbing, the time to return to purely online meetings may be nigh. At its September 2 meeting, New Paltz Town Council members braced for the possibility of having to flout State law by switching to a virtual format. However, one of Governor Hochul’s first acts was to sign a new law allowing for virtual meetings under rules similar to the ones that were in force under emergency powers earlier in the pandemic.
It was hoped that the Town of New Paltz’s new justice center on North Putt Corners Road would be at least partially in use by now, but there have been delays in hooking up various utilities that are needed for day-to-day police operations.
As promised, New Paltz Town Council members have readied a law that would give cede membership in the Police Commission to residents other than those elected officials.
Two neighbors who are trying to increase the size of their properties by splitting up an adjacent empty lot have a bit more work to do in order to get the New Paltz Town Planning Board approval that they seek.
Consultants for Homeland Towers LLC are mystified; having to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a cell tower application is itself highly unusual.
Village of New Paltz residents got a second chance to comment on a law that would tighten up rental registration rules and also regulate when it’s okay not to renew a lease.
The New Paltz Central School District has hired Samuelle Simms, Ed.D. as the new principal of New Paltz High School.