The town has discussed placing a hold on applications for 5G facilities until it studies the health ramifications and it can sort out what it can and can’t do, but that might place it in legal jeopardy.
Trustees Don Kerr and Dennis Young are running for second terms in the position and are being challenged by local activists Alexandria Wojcik and Michele Zipp.
Two members of Kingston’s Historic Preservation Landmarks Commission have resigned in protest after Mayor Steve Noble decided to replace two fellow commissioners on the volunteer board that oversees preservation efforts in the city.
Ulster County’s next executive could come into office flying into financial headwinds, according to a memo from the county’s budget director. Challenges include: lower-than-expected sales tax revenue, a $1 million shortfall in jail boarding fees and $200,000 in unexpected costs associated with the April 30 special election for county executive.
Deputy Mayor KT Tobin said the salary should be raised to $55,450. “New Paltz is an expensive place to live and based on our own affordable housing eligibility thresholds, this salary does not adequately provide given the cost of living here,” she said.
Jaywalking law to be enforced; boats will be subject of this year’s street-art project; bike race to pass through town; downed trees at reservoir discussed.
The municipal ID movement seems to be building momentum in this area: they’ve been adopted or are being considered in Newburgh, Middletown, Poughkeepsie and Kingston.
Woodstockers filled Town Hall to once again raise their concerns over proposed short-term rental regulations that pits residents seeking affordable long term housing against those trying to make a business out of the shared economy — though a great many of those are just trying to rent a room or two to afford the tax bill and keep their homes.
So far, three candidates are seeking two open seats.
A shakeup at a city commission charged with maintaining Kingston’s historic character has led to two resignations from other volunteer boards, and accusations that the changes are part of a politically motivated purge to help clear the way for a major building project in Uptown Kingston.