Barge concert planned; board decides against request to change zoning for Teetsel St. townhouses; sole bid for sidewalk project received higher than amount budgeted; master plan update funding; new village information booth.
Saugerties Times | Politics & Government
Critics painted the proposal as unnecessary, and likely to have unforeseen impacts on contractors, gun clubs, businesses, schools and other groups.
Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum made the proposal in the waning days of his administration last year. But, despite facing a $900,000 shortfall in projected revenues from fees paid by other agencies to house inmates at the facility, both County Executive-elect Pat Ryan and Sheriff Juan Figueroa said this week that the idea was a non-starter.
While Saugerties organizers continue planning for the third annual Hope Rocks Festival this August, two new Hope Rocks events are planned for early next month: The Hope Rocks Hardball Invitational, a high school baseball tournament on May 4; and the Hope Rocks Grand Gala, a fundraising event on May 10 with a focus on the Hope Rocks mission: To “illuminate the darkness of addiction and suicide.”
Pat Ryan scored a decisive victory — and claimed a mandate for a progressive county government — in Tuesday’s special election to fill the remainder of former county executive Mike Hein’s term.
A solar farm on Warren Myers Road was approved. Progress was made on landscaping issues at the A. Montano machinery sales facility on Route 32, with a public hearing scheduled for May 21. A hearing on a two-lot subdivision on George Sickle Road sailed through. And a hearing on a 9000-square foot building expansion at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary on Old Stage Road was postponed indefinitely.
Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra accused local firebrands District 2 County Legislator Joe Maloney and Saugerties Conservative Party Chair George Heidcamp of “political grandstanding” at an April 17 town board meeting for questioning the fiscal responsibility a proposed agreement between the town Police Department and the Department of Social Services to lend a Saugerties officer to their Family Violence Unit, which will investigate domestic violence incidents and provide resources to victims.
Jaywalking law to be enforced; boats will be subject of this year’s street-art project; bike race to pass through town; downed trees at reservoir discussed.
So far, three candidates are seeking two open seats.
Legislator says he’s not running for town board and he supports Andreassen and Ivino.