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Village of New Paltz delays its decision on proposed local laws to adjust power between landlords and tenants

Village of New Paltz delays its decision on proposed local laws to adjust power between landlords and tenants

Hearings on two laws intended to adjust the power balance between village landlords and tenants flowed into one another at the January 12 New Paltz Village Board meeting. One of the proposals would require leases be renewed unless there is good cause not to, and the other would create a court process to object to a rent increase that is believed to be unfairly large.

Gardiner STR Law vote delayed until after tax season

Gardiner STR Law vote delayed until after tax season

On the agenda this past week was the adoption, three years in the making, of the final draft of a much-amended Short-Term Rental (STR) Law. It looked set to pass, with Laura Walls, who favors a more restrictive approach, the only likely holdout. But the vote ended up being postponed for reasons having to do with, in councilman Franco Carucci’s words, “more logistics than content.”

Update to Gardiner EV station rates

Update to Gardiner EV station rates

In December, Hudson Valley One reported that the Gardiner Town Board had voted to begin charging a fee of $.25 per kilowatt-hour after the first two hours of usage of the EV charging station at the Gardiner Library. At the January 4 Town Board meeting, Town supervisor Marybeth Majestic announced that she had been informed that the charging station could not track price per KWH, but only per hour or minute of time.