Moderate temps during the day followed by freezing temps at night will cause flooding, then a more hardened ice pack. Stay prepared: watch your footing, spread sand if possible (salt is not effective below 15 degrees), , and caution carbon monoxide leaks. Do not run your car engine when the back of your car's exhaust pipe is backed into a snow drift or snow pile. Install a CO detector in your home and place them correctly. Call 911 immediately if you see or experience any emergency. And check in with neighbors to make sure they're safe.
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Last Updated Mar 5
Town Board Mtg Mar 11
Town Board meeting Tues Mar 11 700PM. Meeting will convene at 630 and immediately enter Executive Session to discuss personnel. Agenda to come.
Gardiner Library Board Member Applicants
Gardiner Library is seeking applicants for the position of Library Board Member. The Board is seeking persons with experience and/or interest in public outreach, marketing, or computer skills. Applicants should be comfortable in working cordially with others on a board that is task-oriented and be comfortable with a hands-on approach to board service. The Library Board is a non-partisan group whose only agenda is to make the Gardiner Library the best library in the Hudson Valley. Interested applicants should call the library directly at 255-1255.
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Clear ice and snow from vehicles
Did you know that "Failure to Clear Ice and Snow from a Vehicle Could Be Construed as Negligence. If you fail to clear the ice and snow off your car and it blows off onto another car causing an accident, you could be held liable for the damages the other driver suffers." NYS legislation "provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof.
AARP #975 Mon Mar 13 12 Noon
AARP #975, Gardiner, meets on Mon, 3/13/14 @ 12:00PM. St. Charles Hall, 44&55. Please bring a covered dish. Sandwiches & desserts are provided. Entertainment is provided by Steve Agostini. Driver-Ed classes are held on 4/8, 5/6, 6/3, @ St. Charles Hall, all day sessions. Please contact email@example.com. Please bring a non perishable food item for St. Joseph's Food Pantry.
The Natural Pet Center Spay/Neuter April 24th
The Natural Pet Center TARA van will be doing low cost spay/neuter for cats. April 24th. Must pre-register. Call 845-255-PETS (7387)
Time to Get Into a Certified Agricultural District
The Ulster County Legislature will accept requests from March 1 through March 30, 2014 from landowners wanting to have their agricultural lands included within a NYS Certified Agricultural District. Landowners seeking inclusion into a Certified Agricultural District must submit a completed Agricultural District Inclusion Application with tax map identification number(s), a copy of the relevant portion to the tax map, and a description of the land to Burt Samuelson, Ulster County Planning Department, 244 Fair St., PO Box 1800, Kingston, NY 12402-1800 within this thirty-day period.
The Agricultural District Inclusion Application and a brochure explaining Agricultural Districts are available through the following website at http://ulstercountyny.gov/planning/annual-agriculturaldistrict-inclusions. To receive a worksheet, brochure or more information about the inclusion process, please contact Burt Samuelson at (845) 339-2490 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lands requested to be added to an Agricultural District should consist predominantly of lands highly suitable for a farm operation ("viable agricultural land"). This includes the land and on-farm buildings, equipment, manure processing and handling facilities and practices which contribute to the production, preparation and marketing of crops, livestock and livestock products as a commercial enterprise, including a commercial horse boarding operation, and whose inclusion would serve the public interest by assisting in maintaining a viable agricultural industry within the district. Article 25AA (Agricultural District Law) adopted by the New York State Legislature in 1971 provides for the creation of Agricultural Districts to protect and promote the availability of land for farming purposes. Lands within Districts are protected from unreasonable local regulation of farm practices, the acquisition by public entities through the use of eminent domain, and the advance of public funds to construct facilities that encourage non-farm development.
Soil & Water Conservation District holding Tree and Shrub Sale
The Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District is conducting its annual bare-root seedling sale. Landowners can beautify and protect their property with a variety of inexpensive conservation trees, shrubs, wildflower seeds, ferns, ground covers and wildlife nesting boxes for bluebirds, butterflies, bats, hawks, and wood ducks. Orders are now being taken. The sale program offers twenty-five varieties of trees and shrubs, five varieties of ground covers, and an assortment of wildflower seeds to suit any condition—sunny or shady. The sale also includes fertilizer tablets and rain gauges.
Seedlings range in sizes of six to twenty-four inches, and are being sold in quantities of 10 for $10-$11, 25 for $22-$26, 50 for $40-$48, and 100 for $70-$85. Price depends on the species. Many of the species are ideal for erosion control and many are attractive uses for wildlife food and cover, windscreens, shade, and privacy.
Orders are now being taken and can be picked up during the fourth week of April at two locations: the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz, Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24; and at the Ulster County Highway Garage off Hurley Avenue (Shamrock Lane) in Kingston, Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26. The deadline for ordering is March 28th. Order early to ensure availability. Any excess stock available can be purchased on the pick-up days on a “first come-first served” basis. Call the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District for an order form, telephone: 883-7162 ext. 102, or stop by the office located at the 5 Park Lane, in Highland, open weekdays from 8AM to 4:30PM. You can also download an order form from their website at www.ucswcd.org and go to Programs, select Soil and Water Conservation District Programs and click on Tree and Shrub Sale.
Town Hall and Transfer Station Severe Weather Delays and Closing Policy
If New Paltz Schools schools CLOSE, there will be an automatic two hour delay (11:00AM) before opening the Town Hall Offices and Transfer Station. All day closings of Town Hall or early closing may further occur due to extreme or dangerous weather conditions. You can see school closing reports on WHUD and WPDH websites to name a few, or visit New Paltz CSD website at http://www.newpaltz.k12.ny.us where announcements are posted on the front page. Why?
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Transfer Station renewal permits
Transfer Station renewal permits are available for purchase at the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall between 9AM - 4PM
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