Town of Gardiner

Town Hall and Highway Department services will be closed Monday, Sept 1.
The Transfer Station will remain closed on Tues Sept 2 and will reopen at noon on Wednesday

Last Updated Aug 26

Town Board Meeting Sept 2
Next Town Board Mtg Sept 2 7PM. Meeting will convene at 6PM for the sole purpose of entering Executive Session to conduct interviews for Board positions.

Kingston, NY – Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that the Ulster County Office of the Aging (OFA) is launching the 2014 Senior Survey.  It is an informational survey that includes questions about housing, transportation, nutrition, care-giving and insurance information and is designed to identify unmet areas of need or areas requiring expansion of services.The Ulster County Survey is confidential and anonymous. The 2014 Senior Survey is now available online via Survey Monkey at or call Ulster Office for Aging and they will send you a hard copy 845-340-3456.  The survey takes approximately10 minutes to complete and there is opportunity for supplemental text where concerns and comments can be addressed.   The survey can also be completed at the Office for the Aging at 1003 Development Court in Kingston.
For assistance with the on-line survey, contact Janae Myers at RCAL, 845-331-0541 ext. 20.  For questions regarding Office for the Aging services and programs, please call the Ulster County Office for Aging, 845-340-3456.

Fall Open House Month at Mohonk Preserve (2014)
Mohonk Preserve will be holding its fall one-month-free offering to residents in Ulster County. It kicks off on September 2 and runs through October 2. Click here for more information about the one-month-free offer. The Visitor Center, located on Route 44/55 in Gardiner, along with its surrounding accessible trails and indoor and outdoor exhibits for kids, families, and people of all ages and abilities, is open to the public free, every day.

Electronics Recycling temporarily suspended at Transfer Station
Effective immediately, the the DEC has temporarily suspended the ELECTRONICS recycling program at the Transfer Station & Recycling Center until further notice. Please check the town web site and facebook for future updates regarding this program. In the meantime, please check with retailers such as Best Buy and Staples for e-waste recycling programs. Some stereo equipment, flat screen TVs (no CRTs), printers, computers, microwave ovens and other small appliances in good working condition are accepted for donation at Salvation Army in New Paltz and GoodWill Industries in Kingston. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

Gardiner Day Saturday Sept 13 11-430PM

Gardiner Day Fruit Pie Bakeoff Sept 13
Gardiner Day September 13, 2014 At Majestic Park Sponsored by King Arthur Flour. Do you love to bake? Bake your favorite fruit pie and enter it in our Pie Bakeoff! Open to all amateur and home bakers 16 years and up. The bakeoff will be held at Gardiner Day on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Click here for an entry form. 

Gardiner Day Vendors wanted Sat Sept 13
It's never too early to think about Gardiner Day. The Gardiner Day Committee is looking for vendors (food, craft, country living, or anyone
else who wants to be a part of Gardiner Day. The event will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 11:00 – 4:30. Click here to download an application.

Date:  Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time:  11:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Vendors wanted:  Vendor Fee is $50.00 a space.
Contact:  Linda Majetich Hansen at 706-0625 or Carol Lohrman at 255-6762

Be Smart When You Dispose Of Unused Medications ... from Dedricks Pharmacy.
DO NOT FLUSH unused medications and DO NOT POUR them down the sink.You will protect children and pets by following these simple steps . . .

1. Pour medication into a sealable bag. If it is a solid, such as pills or liquid capsules, crush or add water to dissolve.
2. Add organic material such as coffee grinds, kitty litter or sawdust (this will discourage opening by children, pets, and others)
3. Seal the plastic bag and throw in the trash.
4. Remove and destroy ALL identifying personal information from containers before recycling or throwing in the trash.

2014 Voter Registration and Absentee Voter Cut Off Dates
Primary, Tuesday, September 9th:
New Voter Registration Cut Off August 15th – last day to postmark or register in person at the BOE

Absentee Voter Application Cut Off:
September 2nd, last day to postmark an application
September 8th, last day to apply in person at the BOE
Ballot must be postmarked September 8th
September 9th, last day to hand deliver the ballot to the BOE

General Election, Tuesday November 4th:
New Voter Registration Cut Off October 10th – Last day to postmark or register in person at the BOE

Absentee Voter Application Cut Off:
October 28th, Last day to postmark an application
November 3rd, Last day to apply in person at the BOE
Ballot must be postmarked by November 3rd
November 4th, Last Day to hand deliver the voted ballot to the BOE

NOTE:  Any Change in Enrollment for Voters is not effective until January 1st of the next year. Change in enrollment must be done by the Voter Registration Cut Off
Ulster County Board of Elections
284 Wall Street, Kingston, NY  12401
(845) 334-5470, email:

Building Dept Safety Letter
As we welcome the arrival of summer, a few quick notes concerning swimming pools and pool safety. A swimming pool is defined as “ any structure, basin, chamber or tank which is intended for swimming, diving, recreational bathing or wading and which contains, is designed to contain, or is capable of containing water more than 24” deep at any point. Therefore, any structure that can hold more than 24” of water, whether or not it is filled to that depth, is considered a swimming pool by NYS Regulations.

Therefore, any structure that meets the definition of a swimming pool requires a building permit before installation. Often times, residents purchase small “temporary” or self-supporting pools that are used seasonally and then removed. These pools are sold at several retail or on-line outlets, including Toys-R-Us, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart and do not generally contain a notice that a building permit may be required before installation.

There are several common sense reasons why a building permit is required. Pools are filtered by electric motors that create a substantial risk of electric shock or electrocution. One of the requirements for a building permit for a swimming pool is the inspection of the electrical connections and components by a certified electrical inspector. Barriers, the fences and gates that surround swimming pools are required to be at least 4 feet in height and must satisfy certain specified requirements. Children playing in a neighborhood containing a pool that is not protected by the required barrier are provided the opportunity to gain access creating the potential risk of drowning. Additionally, any pool that is installed or modified requires a pool alarm which is capable of detecting a child entering the water and giving an audible alarm.

Home owners insurance companies would be hard pressed to provide coverage for a pool installed without first obtaining a building permit and subsequent Certificate of Compliance from the local Building Inspector. Should an accident of any kind occur as result of the pools improper installation, the liability incurred by the owner could be devastating, both emotionally and financially.
In the Town of Gardiner, the cost associated with a Building Permit for a swimming pool is minimal. Our goal is to protect the residents of Gardiner and insure that State and Local Building Code requirements are met.

"Save the Date" for The Gardiner Senior be held on September 23rd from 2-4 PM at the Town Hall.

No Construction and Demolition Debris will be accepted at the Gardiner Transfer Station Beginning June 1
The Town Board has determined that it is impossible to accurately calculate the weight, volume and subsequent price of construction and demolition debris brought to the Gardiner Transfer Station. Therefore, the Gardiner Transfer Station will no longer accept Construction & Demolition material beginning June 1. Homeowners will be permitted one large contractor bag or one garbage can with debris per trip for $6.00 per bag or can. No loose debris will be accepted. Following the trend of other towns in similar positions, residents will be encouraged to bring construction material to UCRRA's New Paltz depot where they are better equipped to receive this material and where better prices are offered. Commercial C&D should be brought to UCRRA on Clearwater Road in New Paltz located near the ball field, BMX track, and the New Paltz Transfer Station

New Pricing and Guidelines for Transfer Station
Click here to view the new pricing and guidelines for the Transfer and Recycling Station

Click here to view the new permit application and permit pricing

Expedited Solar Permit Process for Small-Scale Photovoltaic Systems
There is now a streamlined Expedited Solar Permit Process for Small-Scale Photovoltaic Systems. The expedited solar permitting process uses a unified permit across municipalities in New York State. A combined building and electrical permit for a grid?tied photovoltaic (PV) system will be issued pending proper completion of forms, submission of approved plans and approval by municipality. Read more by clicking here or by navigating to 'Forms' on the left side of this page.

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