Republican lawmakers are facing pointed questions and raucous crowds at town hall meetings across the country this month. Freshman 19th Congressional District Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) is not one of them.
The town of Woodstock is using its existing zoning law to regulate short-term property rentals popularized by such websites as Airbnb and will shut down those who do not go through the proper permitting process or meet the definition of a bed-and-breakfast.
The town board has approved a 40-year agreement between Saugerties and the New York State Thruway Authority to provide water to the Malden service area.
The resolution, which would expresses an opinion by the legislature and not affect any local laws, was defeated in a party-line vote.
Mayor Steve Noble said plans to install payment kiosks in nine city lots that currently offer free parking will be delayed by at least a month after the Common Council failed, for a second straight month, to approve a bond ordinance to pay for the new equipment.
The group’s leader accused the board of favoring landlords over tenants.
The Saugerties village board has rebuffed a proposal to close a portion of Main Street every Saturday from the middle of spring to the middle of fall for the Saugerties Farmers’ Market.
Saugerties town government has come out in opposition to the Pilgrim Pipelines.
A large project including a CVS pharmacy and Five Guys restaurant proposed for the area has prompted renewed scrutiny of what’s permitted in that part of town.
The Republican councilman had challenged Greg Helsmoortel years ago, and after an amicable relationship on the board together, was widely expected to run after Helsmoortel stepped down.