While the amount to be raised by taxes, $1,780,346 is up 2.26 percent from the current fiscal year’s $1,740,997, the tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value would decrease from $6 to $5.90. This is the result of an increase in the total assessed values in the village.
A focus on community comes naturally to James Janso, newly appointed Chief of Lloyd Town Police. A lifetime resident of the town he serves, the 30-year veteran of the department has worked his way through the ranks as police officer, investigator, and for the past seven years, lieutenant. He succeeds former Chief Daniel Waage, who retired at the end of January.
“We’ve cautioned [town police] on making traffic stops, that now is not the time to be writing speeding tickets because you don’t know what you may end up catching besides the speeder,” said Town Supervisor James Quigley III.
The Village of Saugerties election, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, has been postponed to April 28 because of the coronavirus, by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new date coincides with the state’s Presidential Primary election.
Due to continued fears about the spread of the coronavirus and as authorized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency declaration, Ulster
Purchasing a weed harvester for Esopus; Aesthetic requirements for chain stores; Two young firefighters approved; Village bulletin board proposed.
“The biggest takeaway is just to be smart. Wash your hands and wash them again. If you’re not feeling well, stay home,” town supervisor Bill McKenna said. If you feel you have the symptoms related to COVID-19 — a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath — and you need medical attention, call 911, he said.
Law enforcement officials across the state, including Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa, have called on lawmakers to amend the law to allow judges to order defendants held in pretrial detention when if they are found to pose a serious threat to public safety. Clegg also lobbied for funding to make up for increased workload required by another part of the law, which requires prosecutors to turn over all evidence in a case to defense counsel within 15 days of arraignment.
The changes would expand the commission’s mandate to provide guidance on design changes to properties within the village, but outside the Huguenot Street Historic District and other existing landmarked properties.
The village fire department wants to buy a new ladder truck to replace the 29-year-old model it has now. Fire chief Chris Wade said the old truck lacks the safety features and new technology available on newer models. It does not meet the current codes for new fire trucks, he explained.