A long-established family business in Gardiner, Kimlin Energy Services, has run afoul of town officials by forging ahead with site expansions and improvements before obtaining permits to do so.
Woodstock officials are considering closing town-owned swimming holes amid concerns over the spread of Covid 19 as temperatures rise and out-of-towners seek an escape. “Do we want to have those open?” councilman Reggie Earls asked of the popular swimming holes Big Deep and Little Deep. “We will have a lot of people. It’s natural to want to get out of there [the city] and come up here. I think it’s going to be hard to have them safely open.”
Woodstock town coffers and employees will benefit from a state and federal program to provide unemployment assistance to municipal workers with reduced work hours due to Covid 19. Through a new program administered by the state Department of Labor, affected employees will receive regular pay for hours worked, about half their pay from unemployment benefits for hours not worked, plus $600 in weekly federal unemployment payments.
Several elected and other municipal officials in New Paltz discussed and took questions about transitioning from pandemic shutdown to whatever the new normal turns out to be via YouTube last Friday. While the multi-county region has hit five of seven metrics for beginning the four-phase reopening sequence laid out by the governor, the data points for hospitalizations and deaths have not decreased enough to begin that process.
Engage Kingston is a hub for information about city projects in planning and design phases and a place for community input.
Kingston mayor Steve Noble has proposed a three-phase cutback plan to the Common Council to address the impending deficit to the 2020 city governmental budget.
Saugerties Village Trustee Donald Hackett, who had questioned the village’s payment to an attorney who specializes in labor law, has agreed to extend the lawyer’s contract for one year.
The Saugerties Village Board voted unanimously to adopt the 2020-2021 budget, which calls for a reduction in the tax rate from the fiscal 2019-2020 rate of $6 per $1,000 of assessed value to $5.90 per $1,000 at its regular meeting on Monday, May 4.
Joseph Snyder retired as New Paltz police chief on April 25. New police chief Robert Lucchesi isn’t even going to get an immediate raise from his lieutenant’s salary through the end of the year, by his own request. What’s more, he’s asked that the 20% he must pay toward his health insurance premiums be increased to 25% in 2021.
In a move that is more timely than ever, given people’s anxiety about being confined to their homes and rising concerns about the future, Woodstock’s town board passed a resolution is support of Mental Health Awareness Month in May.