Esopus Town Board members got a first look at a 16-unit development featuring townhouse apartments, two commercial spaces and a small park with public access that would be built on a wooded lot next to the Port Ewen Diner opposite town hall.
New Paltz town council members, acting in their capacity as police commissioners, have agreed to move ahead with trying to terminate officer Robert Sisco from the police force at their January 21 meeting. The circumstances surrounding that decision are partially hidden behind the curtain of executive session, but what’s known publicly has led to one town resident claiming that there’s a racial bias in how officers are disciplined.
The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency voted today in favor of property tax breaks for the Kingstonian, paving the way for the large Uptown mixed-use residential, commercial and parking garage project to move forward after years of review.
A proposed law to regulate short-term rentals in the Village of New Paltz has the support of renters in nearby Kingston.
Village of New Paltz trustees took the first step to divest themselves of the responsibility of running village elections at their January 13 meeting, by passing a resolution to move the date from May to November, starting in 2023.
“Legislator Donaldson has shown through his actions his willingness to look at all sides of an issue and use those discussions to come to consensus agreements,” said Legislator Brian Cahill, who nominated him.
The Village of Saugerties election is on March 16, and the names of Mayor Bill Murphy and Trustees Brian Martin, Jeff Helmuth and Jeannine Mayer, whose terms will expire this year, will be on the ballot.
Village of Saugerties Mayor William Murphy says that deferred tax payments help village residents deal with the financial setbacks of the coronavirus epidemic. “It made paying taxes less intimidating for people,” he said.
David Brownstein will not seek a second term on the New Paltz Town Board in November. During the campaign in 2017, Brownstein expressed the desire to bring “a different level of civility” to the twice-monthly town meetings, which had been characterized by tension and sharp language directed by elected officials to each other and to members of the public.
At its annual organizational meeting, the Woodstock Town Board made appointments to boards and commissions and set rules for conducting of business for the year.