The Village of Saugerties election is on March 16, and the names of Mayor Bill Murphy and Trustees Brian Martin, Jeff Helmuth and Jeannine Mayer, whose terms will expire this year, will be on the ballot.
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Village of Saugerties Mayor William Murphy says that deferred tax payments help village residents deal with the financial setbacks of the coronavirus epidemic. “It made paying taxes less intimidating for people,” he said.
The Saugerties Village Board began its discussion of a proposal to join a consortium to buy electricity produced from non-polluting sources and at a lower cost than the conventional electricity market. The discussion came at the board’s December 21 meeting.
Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) released the following statement: “Yesterday, a core tenet of our democracy – the peaceful
Saugerties Town Councilman John Schoonmaker intends to run for the Ulster County Legislature when his term on the town board is up this year. He announced this week he would be running for the District 2 legislative seat, which includes the Village of Saugerties and part of the surrounding town.
Residents of the Village of Saugerties are expected to remove snow from the sidewalk in front of their houses within 24 hours of the end of a storm, as determined by the mayor and the village board, Code Enforcement Officer Eyal Saad said at a village board meeting on December 21. “I don’t live in the village, so I don’t know exactly when [the snow stopped]. I trust the mayor to say what time it was. It’s really not open for debate.”
The margins separated victory and defeat in two local state senate contests were so slim as to defy clear analysis about the electorate. Looking forward, New York Democrats could be planning ways to redraw the district maps to increase their chances.
The town and village governments of Saugerties are working together to deal with problems, and town supervisor Fred Costello and village mayor Bill Murphy see a strong cooperative relationship building over time.
The Ulster County Department of the Environment is seeing some updates after a resolution was adopted (18 to 4) during the County Legislator’s December 15 session. The amendment creates a shift from having a coordinator of the environment to a director instead. The coordinator and soon-to-be director is Amanda LaValle of Kingston.
Twenty years after the passing of former Kingston Mayor Frank Koenig, an important figure in local Demoratic politics, Kelleigh McKenzie said she was seeking to restore the county Democratic committee as the link to the neighborhoods. The new grass-roots party structure she hopes to strengthen will be a return to politics at the granular level, with each of the county’s wards and election districts as its building blocks.