The Town of Olive is looking for big changes come November, albeit big in Olive’s small town way.
Taxpayers in the village will get slightly reduced property taxes this year if the value of their home is the same as last year. The total assessed value in the village increased as the result of new construction.
City lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve funding to replace a section deteriorated section of the Pike Plan canopy in Uptown Kingston. The council did not weigh in on the long-term fate of the system of covered porticos which shelters sidewalks on Wall and North Front streets.
City, school district hope to finish municipal takeover of stadium in a few weeks.
Ellen DiFalco, former confidential secretary to former Kingston mayor Shayne Gallo, predecessor to current mayor Steve Noble, submitted designating petitions on Thursday to challenge Noble this November.
U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-Rhinebeck) took another step towards fulfilling a campaign promise this week, and made a bid for a leadership role in the House’s restive freshman class with a new bill that would allow Americans of all ages to buy into government-backed “public option” health insurance plan, using the same Medicare providers network available to Americans over age 65.
For town board, the committee plans to endorse Mike Ivino and current Village Board member Vince Buono; for town supervisor, they support Paul Andreassen.
“At this point, we have a four-page summary that states some of the findings without much detail beyond that,” said Delgado. “We need to make sure that we have the full report. This is a very involved investigation that led to a number of indictments and convictions.”
Board plans to keep taxes flat in 2019-20 budget; Teetsel St. zoning change hearing postponed; reports of water leaks continue.
A village trustee said police are monitoring streets for any garbage trucks other than County Waste pick up trash in the village, which would be a violation of the single-hauler law passed last year.