Some of the people who rent out property in the Village of New Paltz are slowly coming to terms with a proposed law that would force them to renew leases for tenants except for “good cause,” which would include circumstances such as moving in a family member, or tenants breaking lease rules or local laws.
New Paltz area | Politics & government
Last week, the New Paltz Village Planning Board approved the scoping document for the New Paltz Apartments project, despite concerns raised that too few members of the public weighed in during what some believe is the most important public hearing for a project of this magnitude.
The Town Board must vote by December 2021 on a decision whether to opt in or opt out for the creation of dispensary location in Gardiner, as well as cannabis lounge. The Town Board can decide to allow both kinds of venues, or just one, or neither.
Last week, the Gardiner Town Board listened to a presentation on River Bend Trail by the Parks & Recreation Committee. The large parcel of land is located west of the Gardiner Transfer Station at the end of Steve’s Lane and borders the Waillkill River.
Frustrated by lengthy delays in obtaining documents requested from the campground owners, the board specified that this permission to operate applies only to the parcels and uses previously approved by the Gardiner Planning Board.
New Paltz Village Board meetings will be held remotely for the foreseeable future, it was decided at the September 8 meeting. With only 55% of eligible New Paltz residents vaccinated and coronavirus cases on the rise, trustees believe this is a necessary step.
Village of new Paltz trustees appointed Ellen Kolber to the Landlord-Tenant Relations Council, in a move that appears to ignore Village law.
The Town Board must vote by December 2021 on a decision whether to opt in or opt out for the creation of dispensary location(s) in Gardiner, as well as cannabis lounge(s). The Town Board can decide to allow both kinds of venues, or just one, or neither. Once the choice is made, the State Cannabis Control Board will be in charge of approving applications for these venues.
Former State Senator Jen Metzger has been appointed to the Cannabis Control Board, which is tasked with regulating and overseeing the legal marijuana and hemp markets in the state. Metzger is a former New York State Senator from the 42nd District, after having served extensively in local government and as a community advocate.
Rental units — long- and short-term alike — will be subject to registration and inspection should a new law be passed by New Paltz Town Council members. More than half of Town residents already live under such a scheme, since similar laws are already in effect in the Village. Registration allows for regular inspection in the Village, which is believed to increase safety for renters.