The NY-19 congressional poll gave Faso a 45-40 advantage, but Delgado supporters see reasons for optimism.
Woodstock Times | Politics & Government
The Ulster County sheriff, a Democrat, was denied his party’s nod in May after taking several controversial positions during his most recent term. But only a few hundred vote at the nominating convention. The rest of the party will have its say this Thursday. At stake? The line with the most registered voters in the county.
The Woodstock Town Board is considering replacing its street lights to yield projected savings of nearly $24,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs.
In over an hour of public comments, neighbors of Woodstock Way and Mudd Club Bagel and Coffee Shop, and a host of community members, spoke about trends that have seen more and more commercial projects coming back to the ZBA and town planners, or the town’s building department, after major changes have already been made, asking that they be legalized. Many said it was harming Woodstock’s character. It was time, said one man to loud applause, that a line be drawn.
At its most recent meeting, the Woodstock Town Board appointed Deputy Supervisor Reggie Earls to fill the seat vacated by Jay Wenk’s passing, delved further into short-term rentals and heard a pitch for a town takeover of the library.
A committee chaired by Woodstock Councilman Richard Heppner has proposed to the town board that short term rentals, such as AirBnb, where the owner of the property is not on site require a special use permit from the Planning Board, as well as having the available of a local emergency contact.
Town of Shandaken resident Harris Cohn told the town board on June 4 that dwellings in the R1 residential zone “should not be handling transient people,” whether in the form of bed-and-breakfast businesses, short-term rentals such as Airbnb, or wedding venues. He has been disturbed by trespassing on the part of renters occupying nearby homes.
The town will get electricity for the Youth Center, Rock City Road bathrooms and the Supervisor’s Cottage from Hopewell Junction-based Natural Power Group Inc, a company owned by Sarah and Harry Terbush with plants in Wallkill, Wappingers Falls and Salisbury Mills.
A standing room only crowd came out to the West Hurley firehouse Monday evening, May 7, to discuss their local fire commissioners’ proposal to purchase two new fire trucks.
Commissioners are looking at spending $94,000 for a used engine ladder truck, plus $51,000 for a used pumper tanker, then selling a tanker for revenue so the amount they’d need to use from an existing reserve fund would end up in the $40,000 or under range, after reimbursement from the existing tanker’s sale. A public meeting will be held May 7.