According to unofficial primary results for the Town of Gardiner, as reported by the Ulster County Board of Elections after the polls closed on Tuesday night, both of the candidates endorsed by the Gardiner Democratic Party will be on the November ballot for two Town Board seats opening up at the end of 2021.
New Paltz area | Politics & government
Topics include: Senior housing next to Ridge complex; First New Paltz Apartments public hearing set; and Serdah plan to be reviewed in August.
The public hearing on a scaled-back proposal to designate Critical Environmental Areas was continued ahead of the June 17 New Paltz Town Council meeting, and those who spoke largely were clear in their desire to not only pass this plan, but expand it to its original parameters. Most of the commentary flatly rejected the opinions of Planning Board members who feel that developers are already asked to do enough.
At last Wednesday night’s New Paltz Village Board reorganizational meeting, Mayor Tim Rogers appointed trustee Alexandra Wojcik to be his deputy mayor. Trustees passed their required reorganizational resolutions with one vote and no discussion and confirmed the official banks and newspaper, among other actions. Appointing the village clerk is among that standard list, but the name was left as “to be determined.”
The Ulster County Board of Elections will move into a new headquarters at 79 Hurley Ave. currently occupied by the Daily Freeman newspaper by 2022. Staff from the paper will move to another location in Kingston.
Two major initiatives on which Town of Gardiner officials were preparing to take action have been sent back to the drawing board, in response to concerns raised at the June 8 Town Board meeting.
The Village Hall in New Paltz is still not fully open to the public, but that could be coming soon.
Former New Paltz Deputy Town Supervisor Kitty Brown thinks that Planning Board members should have more say in who provides legal counsel to them in the coming months.
Village of New Paltz trustees continue to hear feedback from residents about the idea of building a “skate garden” where the old playground once stood in Hasbrouck Park.
The developers of the commercial project proposed for the “pit” property at Plattekill and Hasbrouck avenues in New Paltz will have to reach an agreement about what rights are reserved to village government as that parcel of land has changed hands over the years.