The State of Emergency will be in effect for at least 30 days and will allow Ulster County to rapidly procure needed testing and vaccination supplies, bolster available public health staff resources, and redeploy County staff to support COVID operations if necessary.
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County Executive Pat Ryan said the worst scenario continues to play out when it comes to COVID-19 infections in Ulster County with active cases spiking to 781 as of November 24 and going up a faster rate every day.
Woodstock Library officials are hoping for a February 15 referendum as to whether they can borrow the money — that is, bond for the funds — that will allow them to buy and renovate and then move to what will be the former Miller/Howard Investments building at 10 Dixon Avenue in Bearsville.
A family will get a second chance at approval for their dream home after three of the four Planning Board members who voted against a special use permit agreed to walk the property with an expert and discuss ways to build amid alleged illegal clearcutting in the Scenic Overlay District.
“The combination of people sick with Covid, as well as the population that are taking up spaces [in hospitals] … has really created a situation that is, that is not sustainable,” governor Kathy Hochul warned recently.
Amidst rising numbers in Ulster County Pat Ryan encourages people to get a booster shot. He voices concern that people do not realize all Ulster County residents 18+ are eligible, not just seniors and high risk individuals.
Up to $2 million in state emergency funding is now available to eligible homeowners in New York, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties impacted by flooding from Hurricane Ida earlier this year who could not access FEMA individual-assistance funding.
The Woodstock Library’s purchase of the former Miller/Howard Investments building on Dixon Avenue now hinges on the company finding a new headquarters, pushing a possible bond vote into early 2022.
The project to replace the Route 28 bridge over the Esopus Creek in Mount Tremper has been completed. The wider 800-foot bridge replaces the 336-foot bridge built in 1966. The project included the realignment of the Route 212 and Route 28 intersection, approximately 250 feet to the west.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Friday, October 29, the start of a $33 million project to replace two bridges along Route 28A near Ashokan Reservoir. The project, which will start in November, will also relocate about one-half mile of the roadway and expand the Boiceville Bridge Trailhead for the Ashokan Rail Trail.