Mayor Steve Noble has backed off a request that the Common Council create a new deputy superintendent’s position within the Department of Public Works, a post to which he had planned to appoint his wife, Julie Noble, on a provisional basis.
At a meeting of the New Paltz Police Commission on February 20 that segued into a Town Board meeting, several significant changes were made to the personnel lineup of the police force. Among them was a historic milestone: Brianne Quigley was promoted from patrol officer to become the New Paltz Police Department’s first-ever female sergeant. She was presented with her new sergeant’s shield at the meeting by police chief Joseph Snyder.
Residents living close to the long-closed town landfill fear for their health and property values after potentially-carcinogenic chemicals were found in their drinking water wells.
After he was hit with a stop-work order last fall for disturbing more than the acre of land that his site plan permitted, Route 212 landowner Kim Kiniry of Kiniry Excavation LLC hired two engineers to draw up a new site plan and a corresponding stormwater protection plan. But this may not be enough for neighbors Mark Kanter and Heather Hutchinson, who argued at a Feb. 18 public hearing before the Saugerties town planning board that Kiniry’s activities on the site, which include land clearing and the excavation of rock and other materials, were disturbing both the environment and the neighborhood.
Woodstock Town Board members continue to express concerns about the design for the Comeau town offices renovation and a desire to make sure it is in character with the existing building.
A second Republican has entered the race to unseat U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-Rhinebeck) in November’s election.
Councilman Mike Ivino’s draft legislation calls for town board members to be limited to two four-year terms and town supervisors be limited to four two-year terms. The terms of town justices, town tax receiver, town clerk and highway superintendent would not be affected. So far, the majority of town board members have not signed on to the idea.
The information would be factored in for any future developments proposed for the areas. Six diﬀerent areas are proposed for the designation, representing riparian, wetland and forested areas. They trace the Wallkill and Kleine Kill, the Swarte Kill and Plutarch wetlands and the large forest tracts of Plutarch, Clearwater and Stony Kill. The Shawangunk Ridge is also included.
A former challenger to Kingston Mayor Steve Noble has filed a formal complaint alleging that his controversial plan to appoint his wife Julie to a senior position in the Department of Public Works violates the city’s ethics law.
Non-resident property owners need special-use permits to offer their properties as short-term rentals, thanks to recently passed regulations.