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New rental requirements proposed in New Paltz

New rental requirements proposed in New Paltz

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.

In New Paltz, virtual meetings looming

In New Paltz, virtual meetings looming

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.