This is a log of official actions taken with regard to the Williams Lake project, along with a projected schedule of future items. Also included are relevant personnel changes during the period covered. Additions and corrections will be appreciated.
Also available is a visual representation of major stepping stones in the development process.
23 and 30 Oct and 10 Nov 2006 - Michael Fishman, working for Stearns and Wheler, LLC and Jeremy Metzler of Santo Associates, using GPS equipment, survey 100 mine adits within the proposed development area.
12 Apr 2007 - Hudson Valley Ventures, LLC is created as a for-profit corporation in Washington State.
13 Apr 2007 - Hudson River Valley Resorts, LLC is created as a domestic limited liability company in Ulster County, NY.
23 Apr 2007 - A Memorandum of Contract is signed between:
Recording an Agreement of Sale dated 29 Nov 2006, in which the first parties agree to sell to the second party all of the Williams Lake land and lands on the West side of Binnewater Road, totaling about 800 acres. The time fixed for conveyance of title is not later than 2 Jul 2007.  [Ulster County Deed Book 4408, p. 15]
5 Jun 2007 - HRVR files a new Notice of Sale of Securities with the SEC, showing intent to raise $4,000,000 through the sale of $100 Class A LLC Membership Interests, of which $1,514,100 has already been raised from 3 investors in Massachusetts and one from the District of Columbia. Of the total to be raised, $934,000 is designated for 'purchase deposits for real estate', with the balance identified as 'working capital'.
2 Jul 2007 - Hudson Valley Ventures, LLC files a new Notice of Sale of Securities with the SEC, showing intent to raise $1,100,000 through the sale of Class A LLC Membership Interests, of which $615,000 has already been raised from 15 investors. Of the total to be raised, $958,300 is designated for 'Investment in Hudson River Valley Resorts, LLC', with the balance identified as 'working capital'.
20 Nov 2007 - HRVR asks the Town Board to place on its 5 Dec 2007 agenda and to accept an Application of Hudson River Valley Resorts for the Re-development of the Williams Lake Resort Hotel Site. The owners of HRVR are listed as Revolution, LLC, Matrix Planning, LLC [since determined to actually be Matrix Planning, Inc.], Richard B. Steele, and "other individual investors". The application includes a petition to approve a zoning text amendment which creates a new zoning category, the Planned Resort Special Permit. In the same application, the Planning Board is asked to:
5 Dec 2007 - Town Board Workshop meeting. The Town Board accepts the application of Hudson River Valley Resorts, to be referred to the Town Planning Board, by a vote of 4 - 1.
6 Dec 2007 - Planning Board meeting. Agenda item: Hudson River Valley Resorts #2007-23 Site Plan. Jeanne Walsh announces her decision to recuse herself "from this application". Ed Williams is unanimously denied the opportunity to read a prepared statement into the record prior to the HRVR presentation. Following the HRVR presentation, the Planning Board votes to be SEQRA lead agency: 4 votes for, 1 abstention, 1 recusal.
7 Dec 2007 - HRVR provides $15,000 to the Town of Rosendale to establish an escrow account to be used for Town expenses related to the HRVR submission.
12 Dec 2007 - Town Board meeting. The Town Board tables any decision regarding joint (Town and Planning Boards) SEQRA lead agency until January. Unanimous.
20 Dec 2007 - Joint meeting between Town and Planning Boards to discuss who will be lead agency. (This meeting may have had less than a quorum from both Boards and no secretary present. No minutes appeared on the Town website and the Town Clerk has been unable to find any.).
2 Jan 2008 - Town Board Workshop meeting. Newly-elected Supervisor Patrick McDonough chairs the meeting. Richard Minissali and Robert Gallagher (previous Supervisor) join the Board as newly-elected members. Town Board votes, 4 - 1, to have SEQRA co-lead agency with the Planning Board. Randi Morf is appointed to the Planning Board by unanimous vote. Gary Jacobson and Nick Mercurio are appointed as alternates to the Planning Board, also by unanimous vote.
3 Jan 2008 - Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board votes, 6 - 1, to agree with the Town Board to have a joint SEQRA review conditioned on the fact that the same planning consultants, CT Male, and the same legal counsel, Mary Lou Christiana, are retained. The Board receives correspondence letter dated 12/11/07 from Wapner Koplovitz & Futerfas PLLC Re:Williams Lake Resort. No further details are provided in the minutes.
4 Jan 2008 - Region 3 DEC writes a letter to the Town Board, stating that DEC wishes to serve as lead agency in the review of the HRVR proposal.
9 Jan 2008 - Town Board meeting. No action.
17 Jan 2008 - JERB (Joint Environmental Review Board) meeting. A draft MOU (Memo Of Understanding) defining the JERB, consisting of the Town and Planning Boards, is reviewed and several modifications are made. A final decision on approval of the MOU is deferred to a future meeting.
18 Jan 2008 - Town Board audit meeting. No action.
6 Feb 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. A brief summary is presented re a joint meeting of the JERB and the DEC on 24 Jan 2008. No action.
7 Feb 2008 - Planning Board meeting. Agenda includes "Hudson River Valley Resort SEQRA Lead Agency status decision", but minutes show no action. [Attendee reports that the requested deadline for a response to DEC regarding SEQRA lead agency has been changed from 8 Feb to 15 Feb].
11 Feb 2008 - Following a meeting of both parties, Region 3 DEC writes a second letter to the Town Board, restating that DEC wishes to serve as lead agency and describing how it would interact with the Town if it were to take on that role.
13 Feb 2008 - Canopy Development President Tom Horton is the victim of a serious accident, leaving his continued participation in the project in doubt.
20 Feb 2008 - Town Board meeting (postponed from 13 Feb due to weather). A letter (see above) is received from NY DEC, restating their desire to be lead agency.
21 Feb 2008 - Special Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board votes to pursue lead agency solely.
21 Feb 2008 - JERB meeting. Canopy is represented by attorney Joe Eriole. Town Board votes 3-1, with 1 absent, to support the Planning Board as lead agency.
28 Feb 2008 - HRVR buys 55 acres of land (parcel 62.11-1-13.1), mostly West of Binnewater Road, but with some Williams Lake shoreline, from Barbara Anne Battelle for $350,000.
5 Mar 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. Councilman Kenneth Cluen is appointed as Deputy Supervisor.
5 Mar 2008 - An Article 78 Petition is filed against the Planning Board on behalf of Edward G. Williams, requesting that the NY State Supreme Court direct the Planning Board to fully comply with a FOIL request he submitted on 7 Nov 2007. The petition asserts that members of the Town and Planning Boards, in less-than-quorum numbers, privately met with representatives of Canopy Development on multiple dates (itemized in the petition) between 6 Jun 2006 and 29 Mar 2007, some of which meetings have been documented as a result of prior FOIL requests. It further asserts that Planning Board member Jeanne L. Walsh, who attended some of the meetings, has not been responsive to the 7 Nov 2007 FOIL request and supports that assertion with evidence that communications directed to her regarding these meetings, and provided by other attendees in response to various FOIL requests, have not also been provided by Ms. Walsh.
This petition is later withdrawn when the town provides an affidavit from Jeanne Walsh, stating that she attended two meetings with Canopy, but has no e-mail records of the period due to a computer problem.
6 Mar 2008 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
12 Mar 2008 - Town Board meeting Solicitations are going out to town departments requesting candidates for a Zoning Review Committee which will consist of 5 members from the Town and 4 members either from the public in general or from the hamlets. No action.
2 Apr 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting No action.
3 Apr 2008 - Planning Board meeting. The agenda refers to correspondence received from NYSDEC to Commissioner Grannis and Edward Williams to William Janeway, both regarding the SEQR Lead Agency Dispute. The minutes make no reference to these items.
9 Apr 2008 - Town Board meeting No action.
10 Apr 2008 - HRVR buys 27 acres of land (parcel 62.4-1-9.1), mostly West of Binnewater Road, but with some Williams Lake shoreline, from Anita Peck for $210,000.
11 Apr 2008 - Ulster County Construction Company, Inc. and The Binnewater Realty Corporation mortgage all of their interests in land and improvements to HRVR, as stipulated in a Purchase Contract [not made public] and in exchange for a loan of $4,143,000. The land involved is all of the Williams Lake property, totaling 699 acres.
The "Recitals" section of this document also refers to an Agreement of Sale [not made public] for "the sale by [Anita] Peck to Mortgagor [HRVR] of all of the shares of stock in Ulster and Binnewater".
17 Apr 2008 - Planning Board workshop meeting. No action.
29 Apr 2008 - HRVR files a second new Notice of Sale of Securities with the SEC, showing it has raised $6.088,967 through the sale of $100-per-unit LLC shares, from 5 investors. Of the total raised, $5,049,616 is designated for 'purchase of real estate', $120,000 for 'salaries and fees', and the balance is identified as 'working capital'.
1 May 2008 - Planning Board meeting. DEC Region 3 director Willie Janeway addresses the Board, acknowledging that the DEC Commissioner will soon be making a decision on lead agency and states that he does not know what that decision will be. Regardless, he wants to introduce himself and says that he looks forward to working with the Planning Board.
7 May 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
14 May 2008 - Town Board meeting. Save The Lakes presents to the Board a letter from attorney James Bacon describing reasons the Board can vote, prior to SEQRA, to reject the proposed zoning amendment. Save The Lakes also presents a petition representing 230 signatures, most from within the town, asking the Town Board to reject the amendment. As he did at the Planning Board meeting, DEC Region 3 director Willie Janeway introduces himself and says that he looks forward to working with the Town Board. The board passes resolution 05-2008-#4, creating an Ad-Hoc Rosendale Zoning Code Review Committee.
19 May 2008 - HRVR provides a second $15,000 for the Town escrow account.
4 Jun 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. Discussion of the Save The Lakes petition requesting immediate rejection of the zoning amendment. It is reported that town attorney Mary Lou Christiana has advised that the town board cannot make a decision on the amendment while SEQR is underway. Supervisor McDonough points out that there will be multiple reviews, including the (being formed) Zoning Code Review Committee, Town Board, and Planning Board. Two questions are raised about the Save The Lakes petitions:
5 Jun 2008 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
11 Jun 2008 - Town Board meeting. Discussion of recurring issues related to karst geology in relation to various development projects. Members of the new Zoning Code Review Committee are named, Gary Jacobson, chairman.
2 Jul 2008 - DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis designates DEC as lead agency to conduct the environmental review of the proposed Hudson River Valley Resort.
3 Jul 2008 - Planning Board meeting. No action
9 Jul 2008 - Town Board meeting. Chris Beall raises questions about the separation of review of the proposed zoning amendment from the project itself. Chairman McDonough responds that one SEQR review will cover both issues. It is announced that DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis has selected DEC Region 3 as Lead Agency for the Williams Lake project. The Board discusses the Save The Lakes petition requesting an immediate 'no' vote on the zoning amendment. After much discussion, during which Planning Board chairman Billy Liggan states his belief that multiple 'mini'-SEQR reviews will be needed, including for: the zoning amendment, site plan, sub-division, and a special use permit for a hotel in a R-A zone. the Board seems inclined not to comply, but decides to consult counsel regarding whether Save The Lakes is due a formal response and whether there are to be multiple SEQR reviews or one. No action.
10 Jul 2008 - Hudson Valley Ventures, LLC files a second new Notice of Sale of Securities with the SEC, showing intent to raise $1,400,000 through the sale of Class A membership interests, of which $651,571 has already been raised from 14 investors. Of the total to be raised, $1,283,300 is designated for 'Investment in Hudson River Valley Resorts, LLC', with the balance identified as 'working capital'.
28 Jul 2008 - Town Board special meeting. No action.
4 Aug 2008 - DEC issues a Positive Declaration, which means that they have determined that the HRVR project "may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared." The full document (502 Kb .pdf) lists 16 reasons supporting the 'significant impact' determination.
7 Aug 2008 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Aug 2008 - Town Board meeting. Chris Beall presents each Board member with a copy of his review of the proposed PRSP zoning amendment. Peter Fiorentino from Save The Lakes, quoting Section 617.5(c)(37) of the DEC regulations, again states the belief that the Board could reject the amendment prior to SEQR. He asks that the Board review the amendment with a critical eye, and points out that rejection after SEQR could result in a lawsuit by the applicant. No action.
3 Sep 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
10 Sep 2008 - Town Board meeting. Sheila Brady requests that two documents be added to the town website: the DEC decision on lead agency and the DEC Positive Declaration letter. Supervisor McDonough agrees to have this done. A resolution is passed to hire Shannon Martin LaFrance, attorney, to advise the Board on land use matters, particularly those related to the HRVR proposal.
17 Sep 2008 - DEC releases a Draft Scoping Document describing the required scope for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. "This document is intended to serve as the foundation for the identification and evaluation of all potentially significant adverse impacts that are pertinent to the proposed action, and to identify appropriate mitigation measures. It is also intended to eliminate consideration of any impacts that are irrelevant or non-significant." This is a revision of the draft scoping document submitted by HRVR on 20 Nov 2007.
22 Sep 2008 - DEC announces a public scoping meeting at which comments on the Draft Scoping Document will be accepted.
1 Oct 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
2 Oct 2008 - Planning Board meeting. Announcement is made regarding the public Scoping session for the HRVR proposal on the 29th. No action.
8 Oct 2008 - Town Board meeting. No action.
29 Oct 2008 - DEC holds a public meeting to provide input on the Draft Scoping Document. 29 people speak, most raising concerns or questions about the project. The most common concerns are: vague site plan, adequacy of water supply and wastewater treatment, financial impact on the town, impact on flora and fauna, and public access.
5 Nov 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
6 Nov 2008 - Save The Lakes submits extensive written comments on the Draft Scoping Document.
6 Nov 2008 - Planning Board meeting. Chairman Liggan will compile any questions from the Planning Board regarding the HRVR Scoping document and forward them to Supervisor McDonough.
12 Nov 2008 - Town Board meeting. It is announced that the Town Board, Planning Board, and Environmental Commission have provided comments to DEC on the Draft Scoping Document and that the comment period will be extended. There is discussion regarding whether all concerns have been raised and covered adequately, especially social issues. Supervisor McDonough states that he will speak with the town attorney about having HRVR set up a voluntary escrow account. No action.
25 Nov 2008 - Matrix Planning, Inc. files its Annual Report for 2007 (although the cover sheet says 2008) with the SEC. The content is confined to a statement that the company complies with certain SEC rules. This is the company's first SEC filing of any type.
3 Dec 2008 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
4 Dec 2008 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
10 Dec 2008 - Town Board meeting. No action.
18 Dec 2008 - Planning Board workshop meeting. No action.
7 Jan 2009 - Town Board organizational and workshop meeting. No action.
8 Jan 2009 - Planning Board meeting. A motion is passed to provide a financial report for escrow accounts to the Planning board.
14 Jan 2009 - Town Board meeting. In response to a question from Miriam Patton, Supervisor McDonough states that he expects negotiations regarding items billable to the HRVR escrow account to be resolved in "the next seven days or so". No action.
4 Feb 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
5 Feb 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
11 Feb 2009 - Town Board meeting. Supervisor McDonough announces that, regarding the HRVR escrow account, "we are close to an agreement on $47,000.00 in fees of which $6,000 to $7,000 are probably not billable back to the applicant". No action.
4 Mar 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
5 Mar 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
11 Mar 2009 - Town Board meeting. There is brief discussion of the HRVR escrow account. Supervisor McDonough states that "a verbal agreement has been reached between the parties and when all the details are final a report will be made so everyone knows the final settlement figures." A public hearing is scheduled for 1 Apr 2009 regarding revising the town code to Update Professional Review Expense Reimbursement and Escrow Provisions. No action.
1 Apr 2009 - DEC releases the Final Scoping Document.
1 Apr 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. It is announced that there will be a resolution presented next week to authorize execution of an escrow agreement between the Town of Rosendale and HRVR, LLC to set up an escrow fund. Supervisor McDonough states that HRVR is agreeing to provide $6,000.00 more in escrow funds to the Town; C.T. Male will reduce its billable fees by $4,000.00 and the remainder will be the responsibility of the Town (some fees are not billable to clients for work that the Town must do). A short discussion follows. No action.
2 Apr 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
8 Apr 2009 - Town Board meeting. The Board approves RESOLUTION 4-2009-#5 Escrow Agreement with Hudson River Valley Resorts for Town Board Review of Requested Zoning Code Amendment.
6 May 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. A public hearing is held regarding Revising Chapter 75 "Zoning" of the Town of Rosendale Code by Adding Article XII in Order to Provide Professional Review Expense Reimbursement Provisions for the Town Board Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. The minutes contain no indication that there was any public comment. No action.
7 May 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 May 2009 - Town Board meeting. The Board approves RESOLUTION 05-2009-#3 Adopting a Local Law to Revise Town Code Updating Professional Review Expense Reimbursement and Escrow Provisions. The resolution adopts Local Law #3 to revise Chapter 75 "Zoning" of the Town of Rosendale Code by adding Article XII in order to provide professional review expense reimbursement provisions for the Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.
27 May 2009 - HRVR appears before the Board of Assessment Review, requesting a reduction in the $7,654,900 assessment of their properties. The assessment is reduced to $5,493,600.
29 May 2009 - Town Board special meeting. No action.
3 Jun 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. Supervisor McDonough informs the Board that he will be doing a "walk through" on Sunday, June 7th at the HRVR Property with Rondout Land Conservancy. No action.
4 Jun 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
10 Jun 2009 - Town Board meeting. No action.
2 Jul 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
8 Jul 2009 - Town Board meeting. The Environmental Commission reports that HRVR will be "tracer testing" to better determine ground water flow in the karst. No action.
28 Jul 2009 - Town Board special meeting. No action.
6 Aug 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
12 Aug 2009 - Town Board meeting. No action.
2 Sep 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
3 Sep 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
9 Sep 2009 - Town Board meeting. No action.
1 Oct 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
2 Oct 2009 - Town Board special meeting. No action.
7 Oct 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
14 Oct 2009 - Town Board meeting. No action.
4 Nov 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
5 Nov 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
12 Nov 2009 - Town Board meeting. Councilman Minissali notes that the Chamber of Commerce had a very successful Halloween event at the former Williams Lake. No action.
2 Dec 2009 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
3 Dec 2009 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
9 Dec 2009 - Town Board meeting. No action.
6 Jan 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. "Nick Mercurio asked about FOIL's being submitted to Planning Board members almost monthly related to HRVR; are they being singled out. Nick noted that Supervisor McDonough had made statements that the Town had been reviewing materials; Supervisor McDonough stated that he has been receiving regular FOIL requests but probably not nearly as many as DEC has been getting." No action.
7 Jan 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Jan 2010 - Town Board meeting. No action.
19 Jan 2010 - Town Board annual audit meeting. No action.
3 Feb 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
4 Feb 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
18 Feb 2010 - Town Board meeting. No action.
3 Mar 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
4 Mar 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
10 Mar 2010 - Town Board meeting. No action.
26 Mar 2010 - HRVR submits the first version of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to the DEC.
1 Apr 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
7 Apr 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
14 Apr 2010 - Town Board meeting. "The ZRC is meeting and making progress; they are working on Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Planned Development Districts (PDD) and have been experiencing difficulty; the PDD is a floating zone which the Town Board has total control over what happens and they should 'hash it out'". No action.
20 Apr 2010 - DEC advises HRVR by letter (158Kb .pdf) that the DEIS submitted on 26 Mar "is inadequate for the purpose of commencing public review". Issues specifically identified include "approval of wildlife survey protocols" and "retention of a specialist in the field of karst study", who will review the protocols used by HRVR to "determine whether the work already performed is sufficient to allow determination of impacts to the myriad of issues related related to hydro-geology." DEC agrees to proceed to review the submitted material "as preliminary documents".
5 May 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. The Board passes RESOLUTION 05-2010-#1 to "Establish a Weight Limit Restriction on County Routes for Local Detour. This resolution will set a 10 ton limit on Binnewater Road, Sawdust Road and Cottekill Road which are totally within the Town of Rosendale except for local deliveries." It is not clear if the resolution expires once the detour is no longer needed.
6 May 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
10 May 2010 - HRVR submits a legal appeal (263Kb .pdf) to the DEC that contests the DEC's position, and urges that the environmental review process be expedited.
12 May 2010 - Town Board meeting. No action.
2 Jun 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
3 Jun 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
9 Jun 2010 - Town Board meeting. No action.
16 Jun 2010 - Town Board special meeting. "In response to a question about PDD (Planned Development Districts) it was stated that this is a legislative act and will be left to the Town Board." No action.
1 Jul 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Jul 2010 - Town Board Special meeting. During presentations by Birchez and RUPCO regarding development of a Creek Locks Road site next to the sewer plant, it is mentioned that current plant design requires a 500+ foot setback from the property line for any development on the adjacent property. If the sewer plant is upgraded, this can be reduced to 200-250 feet. The intent of the upgrade would be to service the adjacent parcel, with some additional capacity in reserve for future use. No action.
14 Jul 2010 - Town Board meeting. The Board passes resolution RESOLUTION 07-2010-#3 authorizing $1000 for Ewers Water Consultants of Richmond, KY to review karst data submitted by HRVR with its Preliminary DEIS, costs to be paid from the HRVR escrow account. In a related discussion, it is revealed that the Town attorney has stated that it is OK for the Board to tour the Williams Lake property for "information and observation"; the Board agrees that they will do so.
5 Aug 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
11 Aug 2010 - DEC informs HRVR by letter that it has completed its preliminary review of the DEIS submitted on 26 Mar. The letter is "focused on issues regarding the presentation and organization of the document, and on errors, omissions, and inconsistencies." including:
The DEC also states that "A second letter will be forthcoming regarding technical sufficiency of the information in the DEIS relative to the Scoping Document and any preliminary concerns and/or issues identified by DEC staff."
In the same letter, the DEC accepts certain species study protocols, while requiring some additional detail regarding bats and, in return, dropping a requirement for mist-net surveys.
11 Aug 2010 - Town Board meeting. [Attendees report that mention is made of the fact that the Town Board and the Environmental Commission are reviewing some sections of the preliminary HRVR DEIS.] No action.
13 Aug 2010 - Via email, DEC provides to HRVR a list of 18 minor errors in the DEIS, such as incorrect cross-references, missing Table of Contents entries, missing pages, etc.
27 Aug 2010 - The Town provides DEC with 18 pages of comments from the Planning Board and Environmental Commission, challenging the information in several areas of the DEIS and listing others that do not meet the requirements of the Scoping document.
1 Sep 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
2 Sep 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
8 Sep 2010 - Town Board meeting. [Attendees report that mention is made of the fact that the Planning Board and the Environmental Commission have sent comments on some sections of the preliminary HRVR DEIS to the Town Board.] No action.
14 Sep 2010 - Dr. Ewers submits a 7-page report on HRVR's karst investigation. In contrast to HRVR's assertion that "geologic features typical of a karst type terrain (natural caves, sink holes) are not present on the Site", Dr. Ewers, after reviewing the material provided by HRVR, concludes that "it is likely that a karst aquifer or aquifers exist at the site."
4 Oct 2010 - Town Board special meeting. Budget. No action.
5 Oct 2010 - DEC completes its review of the DEIS submitted on 26 Mar and provides HRVR with a letter listing 88 major adequacy issues and 39 preliminary comments. DEC states "Items related to adequacy must be addressed in order for a DEIS to be accepted for public review." Among those items is resolution of the matter of karst.
6 Oct 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
7 Oct 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Oct 2010 - Town Board meeting. During discussion of ZRC status regarding proposed regulations in areas of karst it is "stated that the ZRC also wanted to wait on the expert report on "karst" for the Hudson River Valley Resort." No action.
20 Oct 2010 - Hudson Valley Ventures, LLC files an amendment to their Notice of Sale of Securities from 10 Jul 2008, increasing the amount to be raised to $3,000,000 (of which $2,200,000 has already been sold to 19 investors). (Revised SEC rules no longer require that the planned use of the capital be shown in the Notice.)
28 Oct 2010 - DEC writes to HRVR, referencing the data from Dr. Ewers and additional comments from their own hydrologist, James Garry, and states that the issues raised by Dr. Ewers must be addressed in the DEIS, listing 7 specific items of concern.
3 Nov 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
4 Nov 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
10 Nov 2010 - Town Board meeting. "Jack Walsh had questions about the hiring of the "karst" consultant (Dr. Ewers) for the HRVR project; who picked him; isn't it a conflict of interest for Dr. Ewers to use materials furnished by Paul Rubin who represents Save the Lakes. Supervisor McDonough responded that there was not conflict of interest, DEC provided the material to Dr. Ewers; the decision to hire Dr. Ewers was made by the Town Board and Tim Allred (HRVR project manager) to use money that was deposited in escrow with the Town to hasten the review process." No action.
30 Nov 2010 - HRVR responds to DECs letter of 28 Oct, summarizing the work done by their hydrogeology consultant and attaches a report responding to Dr. Ewers's concerns. The letter concludes "HRVR stands by our hydro-geologic study as having satisfactorily addressed the Final Scoping Document."
1 Dec 2010 - Town Board workshop meeting. During discussion following presentation of a study of a grant application for the sewer district "Terry Johnson, Water/Sewer Superintendent stated that we could not add one additional sewer service to the system without being in violation of our SPDES permit especially in the spring." No action.
2 Dec 2010 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
8 Dec 2010 - Town Board meeting. Nick Mercurio, previously an alternate member, is appointed to the Planning Board, replacing Peter Perry, who resigned.
20 Dec 2010 - Town Board special meeting. No action.
5 Jan 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
6 Jan 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
12 Jan 2011 - Town Board meeting. No action.
3 Feb 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
9 Feb 2011 - Town Board meeting. No action.
2 Mar 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
3 Mar 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
9 Mar 2011 - DEC responds to HRVR's letter of 30 Nov 2010 and its supporting material, pointing out that the matter of "lack of clarity of test methods" has not been addressed and listing 9 specific points requiring clarification. The response also states that the "specifics of origin" of the bathymetric map of Williams Lake included in the DEIS cannot be determined therefore "a new bathymetry survey is warranted".
9 Mar 2011 - Town Board meeting. No action.
21 Mar 2011 - HRVR submits the second version of the DEIS to the DEC.
24 Mar 2011 - The DEIS is withdrawn by mutual agreement of DEC and HRVR after it is determined that additional redaction of sensitive data is required.
6 Apr 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. During discussion of the agenda for next week's meeting it is suggested that the ZRC may take back responsibility for the Planned Development District (PDD) portion of the revised zoning code. It is felt that this would expedite development of this portion of the code, as the ZRC has been working well together. [Attendees report that Supervisor McDonough emphasizes that this work is time-sensitive due to the presence of a proposed development that would fall under the PDD provision, an obvious reference to HRVR (though it is not named).] No action.
7 Apr 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Apr 2011 - Town Board meeting. No action.
3 May 2011 - HRVR again submits the second version of the DEIS to the DEC.
4 May 2011 - DEC formally accepts the DEIS for public review and announces a public hearing for 6 Jun 2011, with written comments accepted until 5 Jul.
4 May 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
5 May 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
11 May 2011 - Town Board meeting. Manna Jo Greene reports that PDD is 4th in line for action by the ZRC, but the ZRC is running out of money for consultants. There is discussion regarding possible use of HRVR escrow account funds, since PDD (per F-Stop) is rather specifically linked to HRVR's zoning amendment request. Pat McDonough states that escrow could be used to review the proposed HRVR amendment, but not for PDD, which is more generally applicable. No action.
17 May 2011 - Due to omissions and delays in making the DEIS available, DEC extends the written comment period to 12 Jul 2011. The public hearing date remains unchanged.
18 May 2011 - The domain williamslakeproject.com is registered. Initially the website at that URL duplicates the content at hrvresorts.info. It later evolves into a separate website.
1 Jun 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
2 Jun 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
6 Jun 2011 - DEC public hearing on DEIS. 68 people provide verbal comments on the DEIS.
8 Jun 2011 - Town Board meeting. It is reported that the Environmental Commission is reviewing the HRVR DEIS and that comments made at the public hearing indicated support for a hotel, spa, and fitness center, but there were issues that need to be looked at. The Board passes a resolution authorizing an agreement with HRVR under which the HRVR escrow fund will be used to pay consultants as part of the Town review of the DEIS. An attempt is made to include Hudsonia among the hired consultants, but fails.
Following a question on the status of PDD, Supervisor McDonough establishes a working group consisting of Councilman Minnissali, Billy Liggan, and others to be selected by them to review the PDD, perhaps looking at similar law from other communities. Supervisor McDonough emphacizes that "the Town cannot legally write a law that addresses just one project", so if HRVR wants to proceed at this time they would have to seek zoning variances under current law.
6 Jul 2011 - Town Board special meeting. The meeting is called for the purpose of deciding if Hudsonia should be hired by the Town for $1500 to review the HRVR DEIS. A resolution to do so is defeated. [Hudsonia is later hired by councilwoman Greene acting as an individual.]
7 Jul 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Jul 2011 - Town Board meeting. It is announced that the Town has been given until 21 Jul to submit comments on the HRVR DEIS. Available DEIS comments from Town Board consultants and members are collected; all others are requested to be provided to the Supervisor by 18 Jul. No action.
21 Jul 2011 - Deadline for written comments on the DEIS. Many people provide written comments.
4 Aug 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
10 Aug 2011 - Town Board meeting. [Attendees report that the PDD working group will consist of Chris Pryslopski, Denis Fay, Jeanne Walsh, Gary Jacobson, Dennis Doyle, F-Stop Minnissali, and Jennifer Metzger.  Billy Liggan is unavailable to participate. Meeting notices and minutes will be posted under the ZRC topic on the Town website.] No action.
11 Aug 2011 - DEC sends their comments on the DEIS to HRVR.
7 Sep 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. It is announced that HRVR "has requested an amendment to their zoning application; they will do a presentation next week." No action.
8 Sep 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
14 Sep 2011 - Town Board meeting. Tim Allred, Brian Cafferty, and Larry Wolinsky attend, representing HRVR. Wolinsky introduces a proposed amendment to Town zoning law which would establish a Binnewater Lakes Conservation Planned Development Area. He requests that it be forwarded to the Planning Board, the ZRC, and Ulster County Planning Board for review and cites precedent for "unique use zoning" as Bethel Woods in Sullivan County; Prior Sight in Poughkeepsie; AVR Development in Kingston which is traditional neighborhood development. After discussion regarding whether an Environmental Assessment Form and perhaps a separate SEQRA process are required before submitting the proposal to the UC Planning Board, Wolinsky agrees to contact them directly and report back. The Board votes unanimously to refer the proposed zoning change to the Town Planning Board, the Zoning board of Appeals, and the Zoning Review Committee.
22 Sep 2011 - Planning Board special workshop meeting. No action.
27 Sep 2011 - Save The Lakes sends a letter from their attorney to the Town, stating that the zoning amendment proposed by HRVR on 14 Sep is a clear case of "spot zoning" and expressing concerns regarding possible circumventing of the SEQRA process and generally vague wording in the proposal. The letter recommends that consideration of the zoning amendment be deferred until availability of the HRVR project FEIS.
5 Oct 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. After acknowledging the receipt of the letter from Save The Lakes, Supervisor McDonough states that the letter should be sent to the Planning Board (but does not mention the ZBA and ZRC) along with the HRVR proposal for review. [Subsequent events show that the letter was, in fact, received by the ZBA.]
6 Oct 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
10 Oct 2011 - A new HRVR website appears at www.williamslakeproject.com, replacing the previous duplicate of hrvresorts.info at the same domain. The site includes links to recently-created Facebook and Twitter pages and some content dates back to Jun 2011.
12 Oct 2011 - Town Board meeting. No action.
17 Oct 2011 (approx) - HRVR mails a 4-page promotional flyer to Rosendale residents, encouraging support of their project, listing its purported benefits as things that would be lost if it was not built, and providing email addresses for town officials and candidates in the upcoming election.
1 Nov 2011 (approx) - HRVR manager Rick Steele mails a letter to Rosendale residents, endorsing one candidate for Town Supervisor over another. The same letter is published in the Bluestone Press under the heading "HRVR endorses Walsh". The endorsed candidate ultimately wins the election 51% - 49%.
2 Nov 2011 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
3 Nov 2011 - Planning Board meeting. [Attendees report that the Planning Board received HRVR's zoning proposal on 17 Oct and will not review it until the Dec meeting.] No action.
9 Nov 2011 - Town Board meeting. No action.
1 Dec 2011 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
7 Dec 2011 - Town Board Workshop Meeting. The following appointments are made: Kelleigh McKenzie to the ZBA and Tim Morrison to the Planning Board, both to fill expired terms.
14 Dec 2011 - Town Board meeting. Jen Metzger is appointed as a Planning Board alternate, to fill out the remainder of a term ending in Feb 2012. [Attendees report that the PDD/PUD working group is awaiting input from Dennis Doyle, UC Planning Board chair.]
4 Jan 2011 - Town Board organizational meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website, though amended and approved at the 8 Feb meeting). Jeanne Walsh takes her place as new Supervisor, replacing Pat McDonough. Bob Ryan replaces Richard "F-Stop" Minissali as a Board member. Mary Lou Christiana is designated as Town lawyer, replacing Shannon LaFrance. Jeanne Walsh appoints her cousin Jill LaFera-Poppel as an assistant to the Supervisor. No action.
5 Jan 2012 - Planning Board meeting. The agenda contains an item for the review of the proposed Binnewater Lakes Conservation Planned Development Area, however time does not permit this. Chairman Liggan speculates that the subject will not be addressed until the March meeting. The Board agrees to query the reorganized Town Board regarding priorities for review of various zoning proposals. No action.
11 Jan 2012 - Town Board meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website, though amended and approved at the 8 Feb meeting). The liaison to the Planning Board requests, on their behalf, that their deadline for comments on the BLCPDA be extended. After much discussion the deadline is extended for 62 days from the 2 Feb Planning Board meeting, i.e. to 5 Apr. The ZBA and ZRC are on the same schedule.
26 Jan 2012 - Planning Board special meeting. This meeting is scheduled during the 5 Jan meeting, to specifically address the application of Robert Smith for a Special Use Permit (with information from the Town attorney, not available at that time), and is announced as covering no other topic, however the Board conducts a preliminary review of the BLCPDA. "All members of the board voiced concerns over this law and decided it was best to each e-mail their comments the Chairman Liggan so he could compose them and forward to the Town Board." No action.
1 Feb 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website, though approved at the Mar 14 meeting). No action.
2 Feb 2012 - Planning Board meeting. Regular meetings of the Planning Board are rescheduled from the First Thursday to the second Thursday of each month, to allow the Town attorney to participate. Review of the BLCPDA continues. [Attendees report that it is pointed out that two lawyers have identified the proposed amendment as a clear case of spot zoning, so it is questioned why any further review is needed.] There is discussion regarding the formality of the document: was a petition to the Town Board submitted with it? If not, why are we not instead reviewing the earlier PRSP proposal? Does the BLCPDA replace the PRSP? [Attendees report that it is agreed that abbreviated comments will be returned to the Town Board.]
8 Feb 2012 - Town Board meeting. [Attendees report that the Supervisor reports that she has spoken again to Dennis Doyle regarding the need for his input to the PDD working group and that he continues to be very busy.] A number of appointed positions in the Town expired at the end of 2011 or since then. The Board now appoints new people to fill each of these; audience members state that in the past most such appointees have been reappointed for as long as they wished to serve, in contrast to what the Board is doing now. One Board member asserts that they were elected to make changes and are doing so; [attendees report that a member of the audience points out that the election was won by a very narrow margin]. The new appointments, shown below, are passed on a 4-1 vote. Other appointments (see full minutes) are made to fill unexpired term openings resulting from resignations.
|Term expired||New appointment|
|Jen Metzger (alt)||John Ivankovic (alt)
William Moylan (alt)
|Zoning Board of Appeals|
|Ron Parenti||Richard Hermance|
1 Mar 2012 - Planning Board meeting. Joe Havranek chairs the meeting, sitting in for Billy Liggan. [Attendees report that Joe announces that Planning Board comments on the BLCPDA have been forwarded to the Town Board. In the meantime, an informal meeting was held on about 15 Feb, attended by Jeanne Walsh (Supervisor), Bob Gallagher (Town Board), Billy Liggan, Joe Havranek (both Planning Board), Mary Lou Christiana (Town attorney), Tim Allred, Brian Cafferty, and Larry Wolinski (all HRVR, the last being their attorney). The Planning Board questions were brought up at that meeting. The outcome was that:
Jen Metzger opines that any zoning code change requires its own pass through SEQRA, the logic being that it potentially impacts more than the Williams Lake project.]
7 Mar 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website, though approved at the April 11 meeting). Fre Atlast announces the intention to video record Town meetings and make them available on YouTube. No action.
14 Mar 2012 - Town Board meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website, though approved at the April 11 meeting). Chris Beall announces a Save The Lakes forum on the Williams Lake project for one week from today and invites all Town Board members and audience members. Chris Pryslopski is appointed as chairman of the ZBA.
21 Mar 2012 - HRVR submits a preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to the DEC.
4 Apr 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website, though approved at the May 9 meeting). Supervisor Jeanne Walsh reads a letter (dated 19 Mar 2012) from HRVR attorney Larry Wolinsky in which HRVR formally withdraws its PRSP zoning amendment (submitted 20 Nov 2007) and submits a revised BLCPDA zoning amendment, replacing the version submitted on 11 Sep 2011. The letter petitions the Town Board to enact the revised BLCPDA zoning amendment.
11 Apr 2012 - Town Board meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website, though approved at the May 9 meeting). By a vote of 4-1 (Manna Jo Greene abstaining), the Board refers HRVR's BLCPDA zoning amendment to the Planning Board for review and comment. Suggestions are made from the floor to include the ZBA and Environmental Commission as reviewers. Supervisor Walsh declines to alter the resolution, but states that those two groups can review and comment on the amendment informally. She also states that the amendment has already been provided to the Town attorney for review.
[Attendees report that, following prodding from one Board member, the supervisor acknowledges receipt of a letter from Paul Rubin which raises issues about the plan to decommission the dam on Binnewater road. She indicates that she is already aware of the concerns raised in the letter and has discussed the dam situation with DEC and the Army Corps.]
12 Apr 2012 - Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board receives the second version of the BLCPDA zoning amendment for review, but takes no action on it at this meeting.
16 Apr 2012 - DEC releases the preliminary FEIS under a FOIL request, having first redacted two files related to the location of sensitive species and archeological artifacts.
2 May 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. (DRAFT minutes on Town website). A question is asked about the status of Paul Rubin's letter regarding the Binnewater dam. Supervisor Walsh responds that an Army Corps of Engineers site visit resulted in an assessment by Brian Orzel that the concerns expressed in the letter were 'unfounded'. No action.
9 May 2012 - Town Board meeting. Chris Beall asks Supervisor Walsh about her current position regarding recusal from the HRVR application (See 6 Dec 2007) in light of the fact that she voted to advance the BLCPDA at last month's meeting. She replies that the change is appropriate because "the Town Board can have opinions, but the Planning Board cannot" and that her prior recusal, though not required by law, was done so as to remove focus from herself at the time and allow the application to proceed on its merits.
Tim Allred announces that HRVR, having been contacted by Supervisor Walsh, will assist the Town in dealing with the closure of the Town pool by hosting a series of fund-raisers at the lake which will include swimming access for a fee or donation. HRVR will supply the lake and, perhaps, lifeguards (lake-qualified lifeguards are said to be scarce), while the Town must provide insurance coverage. Volunteers will be needed to fill miscellaneous staff positions and many details remain to be worked out. Councilman Ryan praises HRVR, describing it as a generous offer from a company that came to town to make a profit and is now contributing the use of their land to the welfare of the Town, but Councilwoman Greene expresses concern that this is being done while HRVR has an application for a zoning amendment open before the Town Board. Supervisor Walsh responds that consideration is being given to the Town leasing the necessary portion of the property at fair market value.
|00:00:30||Public comments: Supervisor recusal on HRVR, website status|
|00:03:03||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:11:00||Appoint Doreen Whitaker as temporary Building and Highway clerk|
|00:11:38||Appoint Collin Schoonmaker to Youth Commission|
|00:12:13||Rosendale Defense Against Fracking (Janette Hanson)|
|01:16:40||Fundraising for the pool (Tim Allred - HRVR) and discussion|
|01:42:24||Contract for telephone maintenance - Cornerstone|
|00:00:00||MS4 Annual Report (Barbara Kendall)|
|00:21:49||Dates to remember|
10 May 2012 - Planning Board meeting. Joe Havranek moves to obtain legal advice and have the Planning Board's consultant review the BLCPDA zoning amendment and provide comments [a 'performance evaluation'] before the Planning Board sends recommendations to the Town Board. His motion is carried unanimously. [Attendees report that after reviewing the schedule, the Board members determine that an extension to the usual 62-day period will be needed. A request to extend the deadline to 12 Jul is conveyed to Supervisor Walsh, who is present as Town Board liaison, and she agrees to carry the request to the full Town Board. It is mentioned that Bergmann Associates is negotiating an escrow account with HRVR that will cover their review. It is also mentioned that the Planning Board is reviewing FEIS sections on traffic, community character, and economic conditions, although there is no formal review cycle for that document.]
6 Jun 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. The Planning Board deadline for review of the BLCPDA is extended to 12 July. The BLCPDA is also referred to the Ulster County Planning Board for review.
|00:00||Giant statue property update (Bill Brooks) (≈10 minutes into meeting)|
|16:54||Street festival site plan|
|21:29||Water system upgrade proposal|
|30:10||Pool engineering proposals|
|25:43||Binnewater dam proposals|
|45:36||Workplace Violence Prevention Program|
|50:50||Verizon upgrade on High Falls water tower|
|51:23||Dates to remember|
|53:09||Informal Q & A: 213 traffic speed, farmer's market, website status, salt shed status, library raffle, memorial park, etc.|
13 Jun 2012 - Town Board meeting. The Board approves, by a 4-1 vote (Manna Jo Greene abstaining) a resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to enter into a lease agreement with HRVR for use of the swimming area at Williams Lake for the purpose of holding fund-raising activities to raise money to repair or replace the Town pool. Although terms of the lease agreement are attached to the resolution, they are not made public at this time.
|00:00||Community announcements (≈6 minutes into meeting)|
|07:00||Appointments - 3 police officers|
|12:42||Adoption of street fest site plan|
|13:18||Block party proposal and site plan|
|20:59||Discussion of noise and other impacts from private events|
|30:47||Adoption of 2012 MS4 Stormwater Management Program Annual Report|
|32:00||Permit Verizon upgrade on High Falls Water Tower|
|34:15||Authorize contract for swimming pool engineering study - $8,500|
|44:00||Authorize lease of swimming facilities from HRVR for pool fund-raisers|
|47:15||Dates to remember|
14 Jun 2012 - Planning Board meeting. At 11:30 p.m., having addressed the other business on the agenda, the Board elects to defer review of the BLCPDA to a special meeting to be held on 28 Jun. It is mentioned that comments from Joe Havranek are being provided to Dave Plante for inclusion with those from consultant Bermann Associates and that Board chairman Billy Liggan will not be present for the special meeting but will provide input to it. No action.
28 Jun 2012 - Planning Board workshop meeting. The Board collects member's comments on HRVR's BLCPDA zoning amendment. Each Planning Board member is asked for their comments, which are then voted on by the rest of the Board for inclusion in an official report to the Town Board. [Attendees report that comments include requests for:
There is extended discussion regarding whether the amendment constitutes 'spot' zoning, during which Town attorney Mary Lou Christiana states that she does not agree with the assessment of the previous Town attorney on this matter, but instead feels that the amendment meets the criteria for avoiding a spot-zoning classification. She further states that she expects a lawsuit on this issue, but feels that the Town 'could win' such a challenge. Following her remarks, a vote to include the comment that the BLCPDA appears to be spot zoning fails by a vote of 5-1, with only Fred Greitzer in favor. It is stated that the Planning Board comments will be consolidated by their consultant, Bergmann Associates (represented by Dave Plante), and will likely be presented to the Town Board before the July 11th meeting, one month earlier than originally expected.]
29 Jun 2012 - The Town sends consolidated comments on the preliminary FEIS to DEC.
9 Jul 2012 - Via their consultant Bergmann Associates, the Planning Board sends 9 pages of comments on the BLCPDA zoning amendment to the Town Board.
11 Jul 2012 - Town Board meeting. During committee reports, it is stated that an engineering report on the Town pool has estimated the cost of replacement at $1-1.5 million, and that fund-raising efforts continue. No mention is made of HRVR. The Environmental Commission has submitted comments on the HRVR preliminary FEIS and the BLCPDA zoning amendment. (Some of the content of this submission is the subject of an article in the Kingston Freeman.) Through their consultant, Bergmann Associates, the Planning Board submits their consolidated comments on the BLCPDA. [Attendees report that Manna Jo Greene inquires about the status of PDD. Supervisor Walsh responds that it is on hold, would eventually require a SEQRA review, and is perhaps not appropriate for the "current situation".] No action.
|00:00||Discussion on All Motors Special Use Permit, including code enforcement and updating (≈45 minutes into meeting)|
|15:00||Authorization to apply for Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation grant for Town pool ($500,000)|
|21:34||Contract with Crosspoint Solutions for telephone system at Water and Sewer facility|
|23:05||Comments on Twisted Foods, Associated Food Market|
|30:32||Contract with Safeco Alarm for Youth Center|
|32:28||Increase in Building Application fees|
|34:56||Dates to remember|
12 Jul 2012 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
25 Jul 2012 - HRVR resubmits Permit Applications for an Endangered/Threatened Species License, excavation of lakebed and adjacent land, a private water supply, and wastewater discharge (SPDES) to DEC.
8 Aug 2012 - Town Board meeting. Supervisor Walsh announces a fund-raiser for the Town pool will be held on the three days of Labor Day weekend at Williams Lake for $20 per adult and $10 per child, with participants expected to bring their own food. Councilwoman Greene notes that the Town letter commenting on HRVR's preliminary FEIS did not have supporting documents attached and was submitted without prior Board approval. Supervisor Walsh responds that the only input was from the Environmental Commission and that the letter included two comments from that input that did not duplicate comments already provided by DEC itself. She also states that the zoning change cannot occur until the DEC has provided its findings under SEQRA. Councilwoman Greene requests that all Board members be advised in advance when meetings are scheduled between the Town and DEC, so that they have the option of attending.
[Attendees report that during a discussion of the potentially imminent closing of the Anna Devine school, Councilman Ryan opines that the only thing that will save the Town is the HRVR project.] Hensley Evans, of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust, reports on progress on the trestle and mentions that WVLT is working with HRVR on an easement for the trail to cross their property. No action.
|00:10:48||Request to add HRVR to regular agenda|
|00:11:33||Correspondence - Town FEIS comments discussion|
|00:25:21||Comment on defective street lights|
|00:26:46||Cleaner Greener Community Mid-Hudson Sustainability Planning Process|
|00:30:40||Accept resignation of Nicholas Austin from Recreation Committee|
|00:31:24||Kingston School District closings (John Coutant, Esopus Supervisor)|
|... 42:49-51:07 - Councilman Ryan comments on HRVR as Town's 'saving grace'.|
|01:04:42||Kingston School District closings (Jim Shaughnessy, Kingston School Board)|
|01:26:22||Wallkill Valley Land Trust (Hensley Evans)|
|01:37:07||Zoning Review Committee report (Gary Jacobson)|
|01:41:36||Skerritt property line adjustment and Town land sale|
|01:49:15||Police / Court Building repairs|
|01:55:33||State procurement law changes|
|01:57:24||RFP for lift station repair|
|00:00:00||Local law on fracking|
|00:09:43||Sewer district budget amendment|
|00:12:13||Contract for decommissioning engineering on Binnewater dam (truncated)|
|00:15:45||Contract extension for UC Resource Recovery Agency|
|... 21:16-24:36 - Councilman Hassett comments on environmentalist's concern with development projects, including HRVR. Councilwoman Greene responds.|
|00:25:36||Budget: Transfer of funds|
9 Aug 2012 - Planning Board meeting. [Attendees report that it is mentioned that new SEQRA regulations are in the works (two Planning Board members recently attended a school which included information about the changes).] No action.
21 Aug 2012 - HRVR sends DEC a partial second preliminary FEIS for review.
28 Aug 2011 - The Town leases the Williams Lake beach area from HRVR for a 3-day fund-raiser for replacement of the Town pool.
5 Sep 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. It is announced that the Labor Day fund-raiser for the Town pool at Williams Lake grossed $10,000, of which about $5,000 is expected to be available for the pool fund after expenses. No action.
|00:00:00||Public comment (Army Corps work on creek, CoC breakfasts, etc.)|
|00:10:43||Tax Exemptions (Michael Dunham, Town assessor)|
|00:32:23||Chicken Code & Fishing Event (Jennifer Metzger - Environmental Commission)|
|01:08:10||DEC test wells for Park & Ride|
|01:18:39||Lower Esopus River Watch properties for auction|
|01:31:01||Pickle Festival Site Plan|
|01:40:14||Residential security discussion|
|00:00:00||Town Pool Design|
|00:21:52||Lift Station Bids|
|00:28:15||Policy Recommendations from Recreation Committee|
|00:41:25||Renewal of 2 expired grants|
|00:51:02||Contract with Etched in Stone (fund-raiser for pool)|
|00:51:44||Copier Service Agreement for Court|
12 Sep 2012 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Prior minutes / Committee reports|
|00:13:40||Appointment - Michael Roach to Youth Committee|
|00:14:23||Site Plan for Zombie Fest|
|00:16:00||Public hearing - Zoning law amendment on fracking|
|01:00:51||Army Corps work on creek (Ronald Pinzon)|
|01:45:00||Elementary school celebration (Rosenstock)|
|01:51:44||Investigation: Rosendale school as Town Hall|
|00:00:00||Lift Station bid acceptance|
|00:02:10||Tree planting grant extension|
|00:03:38||Parking lot grant extension|
|00:05:02||Contract - Etched in Stone|
|00:06:13||Town land sale to Skerritt|
|00:08:00||Informal Q & A re fracking, creek work, public communication|
13 Sep 2012 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
18 Sep 2012 - HRVR provides the Town with a Financial Summary of the Labor Day Fundraiser for the Rosendale Swimming Pool at Williams Lake.
3 Oct 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:01:50||Comments on fracking|
|00:05:23||Tentative budget - Court|
|00:25:22||Tentative budget - Dog control|
|00:37:24||Tentative budget - Police|
|00:51:23||Tentative budget - Environmental Commission|
|01:11:00||Halloween Parade for pets (Barbara Wood)|
|01:24:10||Set public hearing for Bloomington Fire Company contract|
|01:25:34||Seek grant monies through the Justice Court Assistance Program|
|01:27:02||Dates to remember|
|01:27:14||Comments on waste management|
10 Oct 2012 - Town Board meeting. No action.
11 Oct 2012 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Oct 2012 - HRVR project manager Tim Allred appears before the Ulster County Economic Development & Tourism Committee, provides an overview of the project and states that DEC is holding it up for reasons that were not legitimate. He asks for support in completing the process. In response to a question about tax exemptions, he states that if exemptions made sense, they would go for them. By a vote of 5-0, the Committee agrees to draft a resolution in support of the project.
7 Nov 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00:07||Hurricane Sandy recap|
|00:02:14||Public hearing: Budget for High Falls Water District|
|00:05:31||Ownership of Town roads - Title search recommendation|
|00:09:41||Water District engineering contract proposal - Barton & Loguidice|
|00:13:53||Teamsters contract approval|
|00:16:56||Forward delinquent Water & Sewer levies to Ulster County|
|00:18:36||Discussion: High Falls Water District finances|
|00:21:55||Street light maintenance and assessments|
|00:28:30||Public hearing: 2013 preliminary Town budget|
|00:46:00||Public hearing: Tax cap override|
|00:52:27||Hurricane Sandy donations wanted (James Palen)|
|01:21:05||Status of Army Corps work on creek|
8 Nov 2012 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Nov 2012 - The Ulster County legislature approves Resolution 272, asking DEC to "expedite and complete" their processing of project documents.
14 Nov 2012 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public comment: Councilman Ryan blackface incident|
|01:20||Approval of prior minutes|
|16:35||Appointments & Resignations|
|19:51||Approve Water District engineering|
|22:29||2013 Town budget introduction and override of tax cap|
|25:33||Approve High Falls Water District budget|
|26:33||Approve 2013 Town budget|
|30:27||Set public hearing re property tax exemptions|
|32:39||Request Ulster County to itemize LOSAP on tax bills|
|35:44||Approve copier service agreement|
21 Nov 2012 - HRVR provides additional Permit applications material to DEC, consisting of a replacment Incidental Take (of bats) application and an addendum to the Protection of Waters application.
5 Dec 2012 - DEC announces that all 7 DEC Permit Applications are complete, draft Permits have been written and are available for public comment until 11 Jan 2013.
5 Dec 2012 - Town Board workshop meeting. Supervisor Walsh reads aloud Ulster County Resolution 272. [Attendees report that Councilwoman Greene states that she thinks the other side (DEC) should be heard from and states that she will contact Willie Janeway.] No action.
|00:00:00||Public hearing on property tax exemptions|
|00:12:25||Tom Lewis -regional pool on hold - Town pool contribution|
|00:15:25||Parking and rail trail|
|00:57:09||Support grant for Wallkill Valley Land Trust|
|00:58:34||Scenic Byway Guide|
|01:19:45||Purchase of patrol car|
|01:24:13||Approve purchase of pickup truck and plow|
|01:33:07||Main street parking fee proposal|
|01:37:20||Computer maintenance contract|
|01:37:45||Surveillance cameras at High Falls treatment plant|
|01:38:40||Association of Towns meeting|
|01:39:55||Ulster County Resolution 272 re HRVR project|
|01:45:48||Approve contract for electronic waste disposal...|
|00:00:00||...Approve contract for electronic waste disposal|
|00:00:44||Approve contract for building efficiency / street light discussion|
|00:10:28||Discussions: Main street parking, Roundout Valley Little League use of field, Black History month, CH tree trimming|
12 Dec 2012 - Town Board meeting. Councilwoman Greene states her disappointment with the UC Legislature, and particularly with Rosendale's representative, regarding Resolution 272, the information in which was not verified in any way. [Attendees report that she advises that DEC had early requested that the EIS and Permit applications be submitted together and that HRVR chose not to do this, thus extending the review process.] No action.
|00:00:00||Public comment on abandoned house in High Falls Park|
|00:09:40||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:16:04||Resignation of Gary Rhodes|
|00:16:48||UC Legislature as lead agency for UCCC water|
|00:25:48||Support grant for Women's Studio Workshop|
|00:29:54||Chicken zoning code|
|00:27:38||ZBA comments on Cell Tower zoning code|
|00:44:25||Main Street parking; street lights|
|01:13:51||Apply for state aid for coaching staff|
|01:15:29||Apply for project under UC Transportation Council|
|01:20:00||Increase property tax exemptions|
|01:21:16||Relocation of Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Foxhall Avenue|
|01:29:31||SEQRA negative declaration for local fracking law|
|01:35:49||Local fracking law|
|01:37:43||Contract with Evolution Technologies for computer support|
|01:39:14||Contract with Crosspoint Solutions for security cameras|
|01:41:05||Travel allowance & delegates for Association of Towns annual conference|
|01:47:49||Contract with Williams Law Book for Water & Sewer software|
|01:48:47||Purchase of new police car|
|01:50:00||Black history month|
|01:53:19||UC Resolution 272 followup; HRVR Permit applications status|
13 Dec 2012 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
2 Jan 2013 - Town Board organizational meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public comment (sidewalk plowing, street lights, farmers market)|
|06:30||Supervisor's recap of 2012|
|09:00||Supervisor's plans for 2013|
|10:09||Annual organizational meeting - Positions and salaries, official entities, etc.|
|17:45||Request applications for Board and Commissions|
|18:00||Hire Joseph Stenta as part-time police officer|
|18:55||Lease agreement with M&T bank for purchase of police car|
|21:40||Vietnam Veterans Memorial relocation|
|23:31||Announce Town Board audit meeting - Jan 14|
9 Jan 2013 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public comment (sidewalk plowing, Rt 213 pavement, acid attack)|
|09:25||Public comment (Black history month plans)|
|22:57||Approval of prior minutes|
|23:48||Committee reports, including discussion of street lights|
|43:54||Resignation of Robert Eggering from police department|
|44:17||Request applications for Boards and Commissions; discussion of responsibilities|
|49:23||Update Planning Department applications (TABLED)|
|51:42||Replace Bob Gallagher with Ken Hassett as alternate delegate to Association of Towns|
10 Jan 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
14 Jan 2013 - Town Board annual audit meeting. No action.
6 Feb 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public comment (Black history month)|
|04:44||Planning Board Application updates|
|05:52||Maintenance agreement renewal - Crosspoint|
|07:00||Street light audit and repair|
|11:30||Vacant structures - Potential state law|
|14:30||Voluntary Insurance Program (AFLAC - Allstate)|
|16:23||Creek repair - Contract for Town to accept excavated material|
|25:24||Resolution - Teamsters contract adoption|
|33:54||Regional Sustainable Plan seeks support|
|44:50||Who approves final minutes of ZRC?|
|48:02||Refreshments for President's Day holiday camp|
13 Feb 2013 - Town Board meeting. This meeting includes the annual appointment of members of Boards and Commissions, most of which are reappointments of the same people to the same positions. On the Zoning Board of Appeals, Frank Klepeis (previously an Alternate) is appointed to a 5 year term ending 12/31/2017, while Kelleigh McKenzie (previously a Member) is appointed as an Alternate to complete a term ending 2/13/2014. No action.
|00:00:00||Public comment (Credit for mapping training, snow plowing)|
|00:02:00||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:24:12||Resignations and Appointments (Police and Water & Sewer)|
|00:40:32||Annual Resignations and Appointments to Boards and Commissions|
|00:54:44||Appointment of Planning Board alternates|
|00:57:30||Appointment of Zoning Board alternate|
|00:58:47||Application approval for Energy Expo and Workshop on 4/13|
|01:03:04||Community Center energy performance report|
|01:11:47||Updated Planning Department Applications|
|00:00:00||...continued - Updated Planning Department Applications|
|00:03:41||Approve Crosspoint maintenance agreements|
|00:06:05||Request Environmental Commission audit of Lighting District|
|00:15:08||Support proposed NYS laws requiring contact information for vacant structures|
|00:18:40||Approve Allstate voluntary insurance program contract|
|00:19:51||Approve contract for DEC/ACOE delivery of creek materials to Town|
|00:24:31||Approve Stop DWI agreement|
|00:25:59||Support Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan|
14 Feb 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
6 Mar 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Public comment (Energy grant available, theater open house, new art school open house)|
|00:03:50||Water & sewer rate increase; minimums unchanged|
|00:19:23||Health Care plan revision|
|00:21:57||Training for outdoor woodburning regulation|
|00:31:00||Central Hudson / Fortis merger|
|00:45:39||Security cameras at Community Center|
|00:51:13||Support of Rail Trail study|
|00:57:55||Grant reimbursement for swim coaches|
|00:59:39||Red Cross shelter contract|
|01:09:33||Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan|
|01:17:12||Public Access Television conversion to government channel|
|01:24:10||Shared Services grant for Rosendale Elementary School operation as town offices|
13 Mar 2013 - Town Board meeting. The Board refers HRVR's BLCPDA zoning amendment to the Ulster County Planning Board for comment.
|00:00:00||Public comment (Black History Month recap)|
|00:04:46||Approve minutes of prior meetings|
|00:19:17||Resignation - Stephanie Ellis - Recreation Commission|
|00:20:26||Resignation - Laura Prince - Assessment Board of Review|
|00:21:09||Appointment - William Graham to Assessment Board of Review|
|00:22:00||Refer HRVR's BLCPDA zoning amendment to Ulster County Planning Board|
|00:23:28||Appointment of Shared Safety Officers|
|00:24:26||Retirement of Town Clerk Joan Jordan, effective 3/29|
|00:30:48||Set Public Hearing on Foreclosed Homes code|
|00:33:18||Set Public Hearing on Outdoor Woodburning code|
|00:36:29||Set Public Hearing on increased Water & Sewer rates|
|00:38:20||Revise application for Shared Services grant|
|00:41:49||Contract for security cameras at Community Center|
|00:44:52||Support for Ulster & Delaware rail trail|
|01:08:00||Oppose Central Hudson / Fortis merger|
|01:10:51||Contract for Community Center as Red Cross shelter|
|01:12:08||Meghan Roosa on bike rack project for rail trail|
14 Mar 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
3 Apr 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Coming events, highway work|
|00:01:26||Appoint Debra Tierney as Town Clerk|
|00:02:03||Appoint Rebecca Harries as Deputy Town Clerk|
|00:03:05||Public Hearing - Property Maintenance code|
|01:06:18||Public Hearing - Outdoor Wood Boiler law [some gaps due to technical issues]|
|00:00:00||Public Hearing - Outdoor Wood Boiler law [continued after a gap]|
|00:04:00||Public Hearing - Water / Sewer rate increase|
|00:06:12||Consortium on Central Hudson / Fortis merger|
|[remainder of meeting missing]|
10 Apr 2013 - Town Board meeting. [The agenda lists, and attendees report that supervisor Walsh announces, a series of salons to be held on April 22 at Williams Lake on "The Rail Trail, Outdoor Recreational Programming & Public Access". It is later determined that this was not intended for public announcement and the event is open by invitation only.] No action.
11 Apr 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
1 May 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public comment (Criminalize fracking, Jay Wenk, Ed Haffmans, Joanne Misely)|
|09:54||Rosendale Street Festival site plan|
|12:40||Rosendale Rocks the River site plan|
|21:20||Draft MS4 stormwater annual report|
|21:44||Green Mountain infrastructure conference & Riverkeeper tributary update|
|28:14||Contract review - Etched in Stone|
|28:27||Dates to Remember|
|31:16||Central Hudson / Fortis merger update|
8 May 2013 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public comment (Town pool repair - Marvin Weiss)|
|05:40||Minutes of prior meetings|
|24:07||Resignation of Tanya Jurcic - Environmental Commission Clerk|
|24:45||Hiring of temporary housekeeper|
|25:42||Appoint Christopher Wilson as part-time police officer (and discussion of main street crosswalks)|
|32:46||Site Plans: Street Festival (deferred), Rocks the River (deferred), Chronogram kids and family day (conditionally approved)|
|48:24||MS4 Annual Report - Joseph Mihm|
|57:33||Contract - Etched in Stone|
|58:47||Central Hudson / Fortis merger update and discussion|
9 May 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
15 May 2013 - DEC accepts HRVR's Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and states that it is available on the HRVR website. We have provided a hyperlinked Table of Contents to the FEIS, which may provide easier reference to the document.
5 Jun 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. It is announced that the trestle will open on June 29th and the rail trail through Williams Lake will open on July 2nd. No action.
|00:00||Public comment (Use of Willow Kiln Park for fund-raising event)|
|01:54||Openings on various Commissions|
|02:27||Site Plan approval - Rosendale Street Festival|
|03:42||Site Plan approval - Rosendale Rocks the River|
|07:20||Inspector for solar panel installations|
|08:04||Uniform Notice of Claim act|
|09:17||Contract - CDPHP Broker = Marshall & Sterling|
|10:20||SEQRA review for Binnewater Dam decommissioning|
|17:24||Engineering contract for Mountain Reservoir dam|
|24:23||Rosendale Elementary School takeover|
12 Jun 2013 - Town Board meeting. It is again announced that the trestle will open on June 29th and the rail trail through Williams Lake will open on July 2nd. A Special Town Board meeting is scheduled for 24 June. No action.
|00:00:00||Public comment (Two-row Wampum treaty - Sally Bermanzohn)|
|00:16:29||Public comment (Trestle opening - Jen Metzger)|
|00:23:25||Approval of minutes|
|00:36:50||Open House at Rosendale Elementary School|
|01:02:10||Hire Matthew Ryan for cemetery cleanup|
|01:03:01||Amend Rosendale Street Festival Site Plan|
|01:06:59||Block Party site plan - Eve Watermaurer|
|01:18:10||Renew contract with Bergmann Associates as Planning consultant|
|01:32:35||Uniform Notice of Claim act|
|01:34:29||Contact with Marshall & Sterling for health insurance|
|01:35:43||Authorize David J. Williams to conduct business as electrical inspector|
|01:41:22||Schedule Special Town Board meeting for June 24, 7:00 p.m.|
13 Jun 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
24 Jun 2013 - Special Town Board meeting. No action.
|01:14||Site Plan approval - Trestle opening|
|11:17||Resignation of Sara McGinty as Special Processor|
|12:36||Drainage issue on Pine Street|
|16:29||SEQRA - Environmental Assessment Form for Rosendale Elementary School|
|24:00||Contract - Lease / purchase Rosendale Elementary School|
10 Jul 2013 - DEC issues their 45-page SEQRA Findings, concluding that:
The DEC defers to the Town of Rosendale for final decisions related to zoning and consistency of the project with the Town Comprehensive Plan and states that the Town Stormwater Officer must approve the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
10 Jul 2013 - Town Board meeting. A Special Town Board workshop meeting is scheduled for 22 July. No action.
11 Jul 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
22 Jul 2013 - Special Town Board meeting. A public hearing on a revised BLCPDA Version 3 zoning amendment is placed on the agenda for the 14 Aug Town Board meeting. In the course of discussion, it becomes clear that comments on BLCPDA Version 2 were received from the Ulster County Planning Board in June and that the Town has revised the document to respond to those comments as well as those received earlier from its own Boards and Commissions.
|01:49||Site Plan approval - Zombie Fest|
|03:29||SEQRA for Binnewater dam - Authorize Lead Agency and create EAF Part II|
|15:56||Set public hearing for revised HRVR BLCPDA zoning amendment - Aug 14 7:00 p.m.|
|20:15||Contract - Water & Sewer communications maintenance|
|21:27||Contract - Water & Sewer software support|
|23:00||Grant application - Shared services|
|25:00||Tillson School sale|
7 Aug 2013 (approx) - HRVR mails a 4-page promotional flyer to Rosendale residents, announcing the completion of SEQRA, listing anticipated dates for remaining approvals and start of construction, and soliciting support for their proposed zoning amendment.
8 Aug 2013 - Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board is scheduled to review the proposed BLCPDA zoning amendment, but does not have copies of the current version and discusses only general procedural matters contained in it. The Board votes to request from the Town Board that the approval process for a Master Development Plan should require a referral to the Planning Board for comment.
14 Aug 2013 - Town Board meeting. A public hearing is held on the third version of the proposed BLCPDA zoning amendment. 27 members of the public provide oral comments. The hearing is left open for written comments until 4:00 p.m. on 21 Aug and a Special meeting of the Town Board is scheduled for 28 Aug.
|00:00:00||Public hearing on proposed BLCPDA zoning amendment|
|00:03:15||-- Andi Weiss Bartczak|
|00:07:00||---- Mary Lou Christiana response on Spot Zoning|
|00:07:55||-- Bob Ryan|
|00:09:15||-- Chris Beall [also written comments]|
|00:13:00||-- Irwin Sperber|
|00:17:32||-- Jay Galione|
|00:21:25||-- Sheila Dvorak Galione|
|00:24:50||-- Michael Tucker|
|00:26:54||-- Jen Metzger|
|00:31:42||-- Thomas Grasso|
|00:33:24||-- William Tuel|
|00:34:20||-- Nancy Schniedewind|
|00:36:28||-- Phyllis Noreen|
|00:38:14||-- Marie Caruso|
|00:41:52||-- Christine LaVeau|
|00:45:43||-- David Gordon|
|00:49:56||-- Mourka Meyendorff|
|00:53:30||-- Marilyn Bradley|
|00:56:23||-- Jeff Boos|
|00:58:54||-- Kelleigh McKenzie|
|01:05:08||-- Lisa Resnick|
|01:08:56||-- Bill Hevessy|
|01:11:11||-- Attilio Contini|
|01:12:51||-- Elana Michelson|
|01:16:00||-- Gena Hornbeck|
|01:18:07||-- Tara Burke|
|01:21:20||-- Shawn Johnston|
|01:23:45||-- Kevin Costello|
|01:26:44||Public hearing wrapup|
|01:29:57||-- Discussion of schedule to reach approval vote on 11 Sep|
|00:00:00||Public comments & Community Events|
|00:02:16||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:02:52||Creekside Lane flood damage - David & Katherine Rosenbaum|
|00:14:53||Medication return process|
|00:21:40||-- Planning Board meeting liaison report|
|00:26:05||Resignation: Richard Sisilli, jr.|
|00:26:37||Appointment: Jessica Fleming as temporary housekeeper|
|00:27:40||Appointment: Ashlee Houghtaling as temporary housekeeper|
|00:28:07||Appointment: Kevin Bryant as Special Prosecutor|
|00:28:56||Copier service agreement with Hudson Valley Office Equipment|
28 Aug 2013 - Special Town Board meeting. The Board reviews changes to the proposed BLCPDA zoning amendment suggested by Supervisor Walsh and discusses issues raised by written comments following the public hearing.
|00:00:00||Hiring Brian Turner & Lillian Tuey as police officers|
|00:03:43||50th Anniversary of the March on Washington - Manna Jo Greene|
|00:04:50||'Beloved Community' philosophy - Fre Atlast|
|00:05:35||Review and integration of public comments on HRVR-proposed zoning amendment|
|00:07:00||-- Changes suggested via Supervisor Walsh|
|00:40:10||-- General concerns expressed by public comments - Manna Jo Greene|
|01:35:38||Mountain Reservoir dam reclassified B -> A (low hazard)|
|01:37:00||Engineering drawings for new pool design|
|01:38:55||Carpet estimates & room arrangements for Rosendale Elementary School|
|Assign financial liaisons from Town Board to Town departments (not recorded)|
4 Sep 2013 - The segment of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail crossing the HRVR property, closed since about 1989, is reopened to the public, rendering the trail open across the entire Town of Rosendale.
4 Sep 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. Addressing the fact that the agenda contains no mention of the HRVR project, Supervisor Walsh states:
"You will notice that it is not on the agenda today. I had a few things that I wanted to work out on the work that we did last week. One of them is a little bit of discrepancy that I had to discuss with DEC and I'm waiting for some feedback from them on their Findings."
|00:00||In memorium - Christine Gilliland|
|01:08||Opening of rail trail through Williams Lake / project update|
|07:40||Water system enginnering / funding (Barton & Loguidice)|
|45:50||Capital Assets threshold = $500|
|47:00||Set fee for Commercial Communication Tower licenses (incomplete)|
|[Remaining 20 minutes of meeting not recorded]|
11 Sep 2013 - Town Board meeting. After a brief introduction, Chris Beall provides Town Board members with a copy of an update to NY State Open Meetings Law (Public Officers Law §103(e)) which requires that material being discussed at meetings be made available to the public.
Supervisor Walsh proposes, and the Board approves, two additional changes to the proposed BLCPDA zoning amendment, based on her conversations with DEC regarding their SEQRA Findings.
|00:00||Public comment - Open Meetings Law - Chris Beall|
|03:36||Approval of prior minutes|
|09:06||Appoint Louis Mastro to Environmental Commission|
|11:53||Appoint Fre Atlast to Recreation Commission|
|12:54||Approve Pickle Fest Site Plan|
|17:00||Approve Fishing Day Site Plan|
|23:30||Amend 8/28 minutes re BLCPDA zoning amendment|
|27:01||Approve two changes to BLCPDA zoning amendment|
|34:57||Approve purchase of lawn tractor|
|38:40||Appoint reps for UC Hazard Mitigation Committee|
|46:42||Received notice of complete application for decommissioning of Binnewater Dam|
|47:18||Discussion of permit and inspection fees for cell towers|
12 Sep 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
2 Oct 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. The Town Board adopts its own SEQRA Findings on the HRVR project and then approves a resolution adopting a zoning amendment (called the Binnewater Lakes Conservation Planned Development Area) that removes all of the project conflicts with current zoning.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag - In memorium|
|00:01:20||Tentative 2014 budget|
|00:02:00||Public input - Location of farmer's market|
|00:26:15||Public input - Annual Halloween party|
|00:27:18||Public input - Candidates night|
|00:28:24||Medicine return box|
|00:29:44||Police Department proposed budget|
|00:33:25||Halloween curfew discussion|
|00:39:02||Adoption of Town SEQRA Findings on HRVR project|
|00:47:29||Adoption of zoning amendment for HRVR project|
|00:51:50||Deferral of formation of approval of sewer corporation for HRVR project|
|00:52:40||Authorize High Falls water district to prepay taxes on communication towers|
|00:55:04||Impending sale of 424 Main Street (Town Hall)|
|00:56:33||Decommissioning of Binnewater Dam. Supervision by Brinnier & Larios|
|00:58:29||Recycling deposit bottles for pool fund|
|01:00:56||Budget Transfers (next meeting)|
|01:01:02||Town dress code discussion|
9 Oct 2013 - Town Board meeting. The Board approves consent for HRVR to form a Williams Lake Sewage Works Corporation "effective at such time as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issues the requisite SPDES permit and approves the maps and certifications of the proposed sewer system or issues notice of its intent to grant such approval", sets a public hearing on HRVR's Master Development Plan for 21 Oct, and refers the MDP to the Ulster County Planning Department.
|00:00||Pledge to the flag / In memorium|
|01:23||Approval of prior minutes|
|15:37||Appoint Bill Brooks as Town Historian|
|17:04||Eagle Scout project recognition - Justin Fairbrother|
|21:03||Set public hearings on High Falls Water District 2014 budget, Town 2014 budget, and Tax Cap Override law|
|25:57||Consent for HRVR to form the Williams Lake Sewage Works Corporation|
|29:01||Set public hearing for HRVR Master Development Plan|
|32:30||Refer HRVR Master Development Plan to Ulster County Planning Board for recommendations|
|34:09||Authorize Supervisor to contract with a Realtor™ to sell Town Hall at 424 Main Street|
|36:59||-- Discussion of local mail delays|
|38:48||Authorize additional payment for Binnewater Dam engineering|
|44:37||Set Halloween curfew|
|45:21||Recycling of renewable bottles|
|48:21||Authorize budgetary transfers|
|51:17||Approve UCAT contract for senior lunch program|
|53:10||Approve conducting general business at 21 Oct Special Meeting|
|55:36||Discussion - Open House at new Town Hall|
10 Oct 2013 - Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board meets to review HRVR's Master Development Plan. [Attendees report that during the meeting it is stated that the Planning Board received the MDP on 4 Oct.] After getting answers from HRVR to some questions, the Board assigns their consultant to review the conformance of the MDP with the Findings and the applicable requirements of the BLCPDA zoning amendment. The Board sets a special meeting for 23 Oct, at which member's comments on the MDP will be consolidated.
|00:00||Roll call and approval of prior minutes|
|01:34||Review of HRVR Master Development Plan|
|02:17||Project overview - Tim Allred|
|12:09||Questions and Answers|
|33:07||Discussion of review procedure|
|43:32||Discussion of day-passes|
|45:09||Discussion of Planning Board review criteria and assignment of tasks to Planning Board Consultant|
21 Oct 2013 - Town Board special meeting. This meeting is devoted mainly to a public hearing on HRVR's Master Development Plan. Following a presentation by the developer, 32 people speak, some in favor of the project (mostly for its perceived economic benefits), others raising issues related to public access (day-pass fees and parking availability), multi-family building setbacks, fire access, sewage plant discharge into the Rondout creek, and an apparent error in consenting to form a Sewage Works Corporation. At the end of the meeting, the Town Board votes to continue the public hearing, for those who did not already speak, one hour before their next scheduled meeting on 6 Nov, due to a late legal notice of this meeting.
|00:00||Pledge to the flag|
|01:55||Public Hearing - HRVR Master Development Plan|
|03:14||-- Larry Wolinsky - HRVR attorney|
|07:24||-- Rick Steele - HRVR Managing Member|
|13:23||-- Tim Allred - HRVR Project Manager|
|28:48||Public comment introduction and ground rules|
|29:23||-- March Gallagher|
|33:22||-- Ward Todd|
|37:08||-- Carl Chipman|
|40:48||-- Vincent Martello|
|44:08||-- Ed Hill|
|45:48||-- Rich Matthews|
|49:20||-- Paul Hakim|
|00:00||-- Sara McGinty|
|03:05||-- Steven Kelley|
|04:54||-- Michael Warren|
|08:10||-- Cliff Cooper|
|11:54||-- Michael Tucker|
|15:08||-- Richard Travers|
|19:54||-- Christian Favata|
|21:05||-- Carrie Wykoff|
|25:22||-- Chris Beall|
|29:16||-- Mourka Mewyendorff|
|32:48||-- Peter Fiorentino|
|36:26||-- Harris Safier|
|40:11||-- Jeff Boos|
|44:21||-- Marie Caruso|
|49:31||-- Jen Metzger|
|00:00||-- Joanne Steele|
|02:02||-- Guy Thomas Kempe|
|05:15||-- Deborah Weltsch|
|08:46||-- Kevin Quilty|
|10:50||-- Gayle Grunwald|
|14:48||-- Fre Atlast|
|18:23||-- Ted Peck|
|21:48||-- Kevin Keller|
|24:27||-- Tom Kacandes|
|00:00||Schedule continuation of public hearing for Nov 6 at 6:30 p.m.|
|02:44||Status of 2014 budget negotiations|
|05:37||Approve contract for internet services|
|10:53||Authorize letter requesting money for pool|
22 Oct 2013 - The DEC grants approval for:
23 Oct 2013 - Planning Board meeting. [Attendees report that the Planning Board, following a project overview from HRVR, asks questions about several areas of interest including:
The Board then reviews a list of technical comments from their consultant, makes a few changes, and agrees to forward them to the Town Board.
30 Oct 2013 - HRVR submits to the Army Corps of Engineers a request for authorization to extend Williams Lake and connect it to a constructed stormwater lagoon roughly in the location of the present ball field and to install heat exchangers on the bottom of Williams Lake. [The document linked from this item is an abridged version, omitting copies of some drawings and environmental studies related to bats, bog turtles, etc., all of which were copied from HRVR's FEIS.]
6 Nov 2013 - Town Board public hearing. This meeting continues the public hearing on HRVR's Master Development Plan begun on 21 Oct. 10 people speak, some in favor of the project (mostly for its perceived economic benefits), others raise issues related to day-pass parking, community participation on the Property Owners Association, the experience and financial capability of the developer, and a suggestion that the town create a Clerk of the Works position to oversee the project. At the end of the meeting, the Town Board votes to leave the public hearing open for written comments and a potential public followup on 4 Dec after comments have been integrated into a revision of the Master Development Plan.
|00:00||Continuation of public hearing on HRVR's Master Development Plan|
|02:53||-- Sheila Dvorak Gallione|
|06:25||-- Noelle Damon|
|09:44||-- Pat Thompson|
|11:51||-- Victoria Coyne|
|12:23||-- Bill Davenport|
|13:21||-- Rick Alfandre|
|16:46||-- Chris Pryslopski|
|18:08||-- Doug Motel|
|21:45||-- John McEnrue|
|24:01||-- Anita Peck|
|28:40||Wrapup and future plan|
6 Nov 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. The Board sets an application fee of $500 for a Master Development Plan submitted in accordance with the recently-approved BLCPDA zoning amendment.
|07:17||Approval of new police officer - Patrick Ferris|
|09:14||Public hearing - High Falls waster district 2014 budget|
|11:08||Public hearing - Preliminary Town 2014 budget|
|14:58||Public hearing - Tax cap override|
|16:19||Review - Potential payroll contract|
|19:51||Review - Copier service agreement|
|20:12||Review - Water system grant status|
|21:13||Water tower lease for cell phone equipment upgrade|
|23:21||Standard work day|
|28:46||Set application fee for Master Development Plan under BLCPDA|
|30:57||Internet equipment purchase|
|33:52||Internet service purchase|
|36:54||Closure of public hearing on High Falls water district 2014 budget|
|37:44||Budget presentation question|
|43:11||Closure of public hearing on Town 2014 budget|
|45:48||Closure of public hearing on tax cap|
13 Nov 2013 - Town Board meeting. The Board passes a motion requesting 35 changes to HRVR's Master Development Plan and leaves open the public comment period on the plan through the next regular meeting on 4 Dec.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag|
|00:03:49||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:20:55||Resignation of police officers|
|00:21:34||Water system plan - Barton & Loguidice - Jason Ballard|
|00:27:05||Designate lead agency for water system improvements|
|00:31:42||Potential grant for water system upgrade|
|00:49:42||Request changes to HRVR Master Development Plan & continue public hearing|
|01:03:46||Adopt tax cap override|
|01:06:00||Adopt 2014 High Falls water district budget|
|01:07:13||Adopt 2014 Town budget|
|01:08:40||Submit delinquent water & sewer bills to Ulster County|
|01:09:22||Approve copier maintenance agreement|
14 Nov 2013 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
25 Nov 2013 - HRVR forms the Williams Lake Sewage-works Corporation, which will construct and operate the sewage collection and treatment facility on the site.
27 Nov 2013 - HRVR releases a revised Master Development Plan, responding to the list of changes requested by the Town Board and some changes requested by the general public.
4 Dec 2013 - Town Board workshop meeting. The public hearing on the Master Development Plan continues. Three people comment on the revised Plan. After closing the public hearing, Supervisor Walsh announces that 4 additional changes have been agreed to by HRVR, then requests one more change, which the Board approves. The Master Development Plan is then accepted by the Board on a 3-0 vote, with one member abstaining and another excused from the meeting due to planned vacation.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag and in memorium|
|00:01:03||Public comment (drainage issue, parking at little league)|
|00:11:47||Continuation of public hearing on HRVR Master Development Plan|
|00:13:54||-- Chris Beall|
|00:19:03||-- David Gordon|
|00:24:35||-- Deb Weltsch|
|00:29:50||-- Closure of public hearing and Board discussion, including 5 additional changes to the Plan|
|01:04:26||Approval of HRVR Master Development Plan|
|01:28:47||Street Light Assessment - Jen Metzger|
|01:47:10||Appointment to Assessment Board Of Review - William McGahan|
|01:47:41||Resignation of Deputy Dog Control officer - Stephanie Hasbrouck|
|01:48:12||Appointment of Deputy Dog Control officer - Michelle Williams|
|01:48:55||Review of items for next week's meeting|
|00:00:00||Authorize capital funds expenditure for Town office move|
|00:04:52||Schedule of Jan 2014 meetings|
|00:10:41||Announcements: Frozendale, NY Rising, Central Hudson cooperation, WVLT grant support, Town credit rating, Tillson FD ladies auxiliary|
11 Dec 2013 - Town Board meeting. Town Board member Ken Hassett, who lost his bid for reelection to the Town Board, is appointed to fill the Town Board position vacated by Robert Gallagher as a result of his election as Town Highway Superintendent. The resignations and appointments are structured such that Mr. Hassett is actually off the Board for less than 7 minutes.
|00:00||Pledge to the flag and in memorium|
|00:50||Announcement of state grants for pool and shared services|
|06:55||Approval of prior minutes|
|07:30||Announcement - Annual chef's dinner|
|15:04||Recognition: Deb Tierney, Carl Hornbeck, Manna Jo Greene|
|18:23||Resignation from ZBA - Chris Pryslopski, effective 12/31/13|
|18:54||Resignation from Environmental Commission - Jen Metzger, effective 12/31/13|
|19:22||Resignation from Deputy Justice Clerk - Mandy Constable, effective 12/31/13|
|19:48||Resignation from Town Board - Ken Hassett, effective immediately|
|20:46||Appointment to Town Board - Otto Scherrieble, effective immediately, ending 12/31/13|
|22:05||Resignation from Highway Superintendent - Carl Hornbeck, effective midnight 12/22/13|
|22:40||Resignation from Town Board - Robert Gallagher, effective immediately|
|23:30||Appointment to Town Board - Ken Hassett, effective immediately, ending 12/31/14|
|26:17||Appointment to Highway Superintendent - Robert Gallagher, effective 12:01 a.m. 12/23/13|
|26:52||Appointment to Building Manager at Rondout Municipal Center - Carl Hornbeck, effective 12:01 a.m. 12/23/13 (20 hrs/wk at $20/hr)|
|28:57||Approval - Town Dress Code|
|33:18||Appointments - Delegate and alternate to Association of Towns Training Conference - Jeanne Walsh and Ken Hassett|
|35:00||Approve travel allowance for Association of Towns Training Conference|
|38:15||Authorize contract for computer support - Evolution Technologies|
|42:48||Application for grant for child and family services|
|44:30||Executive session - Employee benefits, sale of town property|
8 Jan 2014 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag and in memorium|
|00:01:24||Welcome new employees|
|00:01:45||Public comment (Dress code)|
|00:04:08||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:15:13||Sale of Town Hall to 446 LLC|
|00:19:05||Appointments & Resignations|
|00:22:10||Water system upgrades - Barton & Loguidice|
|00:44:20||Annual organization - Employees / Salaries / Town Board Liaisons|
|00:51:05||2014 holiday schedule|
|00:52:25||Citizens for Local Power report - Jen Metzger|
|01:01:16||Requesting applications for Town vacancies|
|01:05:08||IT support for police department - Evolution Technologies|
|01:09:09||UCRRA sludge removal contract|
|01:14:38||Executive session / Snow removal announcement|
9 Jan 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
15 Jan 2014 - Town Board annual audit meeting. No action.
27 Jan 2014 - HRVR (through its control of Ulster County Construction Company) grants to the Roundout-Esopus Land Conservancy, Inc. a conservation easement on 105 acres of land generally east of Williams Lake and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The proposed area to be protected was pictured in two drawings in the FEIS, with the northern part being in the bait-fish pond area and the southern part being on and behind the ridge to the east of Williams Lake.
7 Feb 2014 - Town Board special meeting. No action.
12 Feb 2014 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag and in memorium|
|00:01:20||Public events (NY Rising...)|
|00:02:43||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:21:20||Resignations and appointments (Economic Development Commission, Environmental Commission, Planning Board, Police Commission, Recreation Commission, Water & Sewer Commission, Youth Commission, Zoning Board)|
|00:44:58||Planning Board Liaison report of coordination with Building Department and common file for each project|
|00:51:52||Highway equipment purchase: loader and roller|
|01:06:40||DEC cleanup of creek basins|
|01:10:25||Ulster County property sale|
|01:16:07||High Falls Water District tax bill|
|01:18:20||IT contract for police department - Evolution Technologies|
|01:20:07||MS4 contract - Brinnier & Larios|
|01:23:32||Health insurance buyout adjustment for 30-39 hrs/wk employees|
|01:27:25||PSC transmission updates; opposing new capital zone|
|01:44:13||Authorize Town Clerk as DEC licensing agent|
|01:45:50||Contract with Hach re Rosendale water quality|
|01:47:51||Contract with Hach re High Falls water quality|
|01:49:00||Attempt to discuss provision of agenda materials prior to open meetings and timely posting of agenda|
20 Feb 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
5 Mar 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public input and announcements|
|01:24||Stop DWI agreement|
|02:20||Police/Court telephone system contract - Crosspoint|
|03:18||Uniform contract for: Water & Sewer, Transporations, and Highway departments - CINTAS (including discussion of recent Highway Department work)|
|11:31||Amend highway equipment purchase resolution|
|14:40||Central Hudson application for Main Street revitalization|
|19:13||NYS Unified Solar Permit incentive grant|
|22:43||Seek bids for purchase and removal of scrap metal|
|27:53||Water District survey for hardship application|
|36:24||Refer proposed street light deletion list to police and fire departments|
12 Mar 2014 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00||Pledge to the flag|
|00:34||Public comment and announcements (Capacity zone, repair café)|
|03:30||Approval of prior minutes|
|16:53||Appointments and resignations (Resigned: Christopher Fischer, Kathleen Wade. Appointed: Matthew Gottstine to Youth Commission, Donald Whitaker as housekeeper)|
|21:02||Approve reduction of hours of Doris Fleming|
|22:31||Pride of Rosendale award - Ray Makowski|
|30:00||Stop DWI agreement|
|31:00||Police/Court telephone maintenance contract - Crosspoint|
|32:05||Uniform contract - CINTAS|
|33:20||Modification of budget - Sale of Town Hall|
|36:50||Employee health care contract - Marshall & Sterling|
|40:16||Town liability insurance - NYMIR|
|47:12||Purchase of two parcels from Ulster County|
|49:40||Set special meeting for March 27 at 6 p.m. to complete Main Street grant and Park-n-Ride contract|
13 Mar 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
24 Mar 2014 - DEC approves the SPDES Permit for the Williams Lake Sewage-Works Corporation.
27 Mar 2014 - Town Board Special meeting. No action.
|00:00||Park and Ride contract supplement|
|05:09||Main Street Revitalization grant application|
2 Apr 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Pledge to flag and in memorium|
|00:01:28||Public input (Farmer's Market, blocked sidewalk, Rt 32 speed limit, triangle garden) and announcements ($250,000 grant for pool)|
|00:19:47||Appoint Erik VanGaasbeek as Youth Director|
|00:21:37||Accept resignation of Joshua Caliendo as full time officer, continuing as part time|
|00:22:44||Accept resignation of Brian Turner|
|00:23:11||Beltane Festival Application (interrupted...)|
|00:24:40||Draft MS4 Report - Joe Mihm, Brinnier & Larios|
|00:34:29||Beltane Festival Application (...continued)|
|00:55:56||Quitclaim deed of easement for High Falls Water District; UCCC as out-of-district user|
|00:57:58||Accept bid for scrap metal - West Kingston Recycling|
|00:59:56||Contract for towel holders - Coffee Systems of Hudson Valley|
|01:01:30||Contract for towel holders - Coffee Systems of Hudson Valley|
|01:07:00||Proclamation - National Library Week|
|01:09:39||Review of StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for area around trestle by Town engineer|
9 Apr 2014 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00||Pledge to flag|
|01:21||Public comment (Reuse Center proposal) and announcements (Rail trail cleanup, Earth Day to May Day, Repair Café, tree planting)|
|09:52||Approval of prior minutes|
|19:13||Additional committee reports|
|22:30||Pool donation from Harris Safier and Brian Cafferty, Westwood Metes and Bounds|
|26:45||Beltane Festival site plan - conditional approval|
|38:01||DEC survey of properties under easement|
|39:40||Screen Free Week|
|44:36||National Volunteer Week|
|47:33||Support Ulster County mail clerks and tax receivers|
10 Apr 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
7 May 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. Three proposals from HRVR are made to, and discussed by, the Town Board, concerning a summer swim program to benefit the town pool fund, and Workforce Housing and Local Sourcing agreements for the Williams Lake Project, as required by the Master Development Plan.
|00:03:04||Public comment (Main Street Improvement Association, Williams Lake auction & yard sale, Main Street sidewalk obstructions)|
|00:09:13||Summer swim proposal - Tim Allred|
|00:27:30||Stormwater mitigation loan program - Barton & Loguidice|
|01:10:54||HRVR Workforce Housing and Local Sourcing agreements|
|01:22:34||Community Choice Aggregation - Jen Metzger|
|01:42:04||Street Festival site plan, incl discussion of clearing Main Street|
|01:50:55||Allow High Falls Water District to sell water outside of district|
|01:59:13||Unified Solar Permit application|
|00:01:48||Authorizing application for New York Rising|
|00:04:19||Approve MS4 annual report|
|00:06:41||Easement from Army Corps of Engineers to High Falls Water District|
|00:08:05||New hire - Michael Ryan|
|00:09:25||Discussion of Central Hudson pole installation and subsequent erosion|
8 May 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
14 May 2014 - Town Board meeting. The Town Board votes unanimously to approve a Workforce Housing Agreement with HRVR for their project, then to approve a Local Sourcing Agreement, both of which were required as part of the approval of HRVR's Master Development Plan. This is followed by unanimous approval of an agreement with HRVR for a July-August swimming program at Williams Lake, with net profits to go to the fund for a new town pool.
|00:00:58||Public comment (Williams Lake Classic bike race, yard sale)|
|00:03:22||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:15:20||Approve new hires for Police Department|
|00:20:34||Wastewater treatment energy efficiency program - Jessica Barry|
|00:42:19||Approve out-of-district water sale|
|00:44:55||Accept Unified Solar Permit application|
|00:49:25||Approve letters of support for Community Choice Aggregation|
|00:51:38||Accept Workforce Housing agreement with HRVR|
|01:10:10||Accept Local Sourcing agreement with HRVR|
|01:36:57||Authorize Town summer swim program with HRVR|
19 May 2014 - Special Town Board meeting. No action.
4 Jun 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00||Public comment (sidewalk obstruction cleared, renewable source energy purchase)|
|01:43||Hire assistant Youth Director - Ashley Houghtaling|
|02:23||Street Festival site plan|
|14:22||Park-and-Ride property lease contract|
|16:40||Proposed revisions to procurement policy|
|29:05||Soliciting bids for work at new Town Hall (carpet, A/C, security cameras)|
|47:50||Comments: Robert H. Dietz Medal of Honor memorial, rededication of Vietnam memorial, in memory - Hank Gallagher|
11 Jun 2014 - Town Board meeting. The Board tables approval of the formation of the Williams Lake Water-Works Corporation and sets a public hearing for 9 Jul on an agreement between the Town and Williams Lake Sewage-Works Corporation which includes formation of a backup sewer district by the Town.
|02:12||Agenda addition - Time-off policy|
|02:43||Public comment (parking lot striping, summer swim cleanup)|
|04:18||Approval of prior minutes|
|21:07||Street Festival site plan|
|23:27||Telephone maintenance contract - Crosspoint|
|24:52||Change town meetings time and place|
|34:16||Renew internet service contract|
|36:22||Approve formation of Williams Lake Water-Works Corporation|
|54:34||Set public hearing on Town agreement with Williams Lake Sewage-Works Corporation|
12 Jun 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
9 Jul 2014 - Town Board meeting. The Board conducts a public hearing on a backup agreement between the Town and HRVR to facilitate a takeover of the Williams Lake Sewage-Works Corporation, should such become necessary. Four people speak, most concerned about the potential impact of effluent on swimmers in the Rondout Creek. HRVR Project Manager Tim Allred makes a brief response to the comments.
|00:01:09||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:01:28||Public comments: meeting info on website, official town band, crosswalk signs, grant money for water system|
|00:22:49||Approve hiring of 13 people|
|00:24:22||Approve resignation of Tim Morrison from Planning Board|
|00:25:48||Approve appointment of John Ivankivic to Planning Board|
|00:26:16||Approve resignation of Patrick Ferry from the Police Department|
|00:26:39||Public hearing: Williams Lake Sewage Works Corporation|
|00:27:39||-- Mourka Meyendorff|
|00:32:23||-- Chris Beall|
|00:35:20||-- Fre Atlast|
|00:38:44||-- Amy Trompetter|
|00:41:40||-- (response) Tim Allred|
|00:44:48||Water District grant & contract - Don Fletcher, Barton & Loguidice|
|01:03:25||Consent to formation of Williams Lake Water Works Corporation|
|01:14:44||Drainage easement with Wallkill Valley Land Trust at trestle|
|01:17:35||Parking lot contract with Wallkill Valley Land Trust|
|01:20:29||Purchase of broom for skid steer and contract for seal coating|
|01:36:04||UC Resource Recovery Agency rolloff & pull fees|
|01:46:57||Crosspoint quarterly agreement for telephone maintenance - Police/Court (including Consolidation discussion)|
|01:50:43||Planning Consultant services contract - Bergmann|
|01:52:05||Teamsters union contract for highway department employees|
|01:53:55||Support UC takeover of election costs|
|00:03:09||Internet agreement for Rondout Valley Growers|
10 Jul 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
13 Aug 2014 - Town Board meeting. The Board approves the formation of a backup Sewer District and an agreement with the Williams Lake Sewage Works Corporation.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag - moment of silence|
|00:01:10||Public comment: Rt 213 water table, crosswalk signs, street festival|
|00:05:51||Approve prior meeting minutes (tabled)|
|00:18:50||Resignations and appointments|
|00:22:41||Swimming pool plan & contract - Michael Chase, Weston & Sampson|
|00:55:00||Shawangunk Ridge Run/Hike site plan (deferred)|
|00:56:03||2014 reassessment plan - Mike Dunham|
|01:01:42||Records Management Policy|
|01:04:14||Purchase of software for Town Clerk|
|01:06:18||Annual Water / Sewer software support contract - Williamson Law Book|
|01:07:20||Approve backup Sewer District for Williams Lake Sewage Works Corporation|
|01:39:44||Purchase of new dump body|
|01:42:12||Contract and bond for milling & paving James Street - Peckham Industries|
|01:52:53||Contingency Bond for reconstruction of swimming pool|
|00:04:00||Set public hearing on procurement policy|
|00:10:20||Set public hearing on water district improvement plan|
14 Aug 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
3 Sep 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00||IBEW Local 363 volunteer efforts|
|02:45||Public hearing: Procurement Policy|
|04:20||Public hearing: Water system improvement bond|
|40:56||Approve water system improvement project bond|
|49:10||Discussion: potential sewer plant improvements|
|10:18||HGA - NY Rising - Bill Blankenship|
|34:04||Site plans for Shawangunk RidgeTrail Run/Hike and Gran Fondo, Mass gathering policy needed|
|43:32||Overlay district proposal for underutilized properties|
|Remainder of meeting not recorded|
10 Sep 2014 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag - in memorium|
|00:01:00||Announcements, including agenda omission|
|00:02:32||Public comment: crosswalk and speed limit at Binnewater parking lot, wayfinding plan, upcoming events|
|00:11:27||Approve prior meeting minutes|
|00:31:13||Appointments and resignations|
|00:32:40||Accept site plan for Shawangunk Ridge Trail Run/Hike|
|00:55:12||Procurement Policy update|
|00:59:24||Copier service agreement for Court|
|01:00:35||Passing lane on Route 32 - letter to NY DOT|
|01:04:25||Approve quarterly contract for phone maintenance at Police Dept|
|01:06:15||Apply for UC reimbursement for Swim Team|
|01:07:14||Hire contractor for construction of Judges Bench - New Phase Construction|
|01:11:08||Authorize Supervisor to sign documents related to NY Rising|
|01:16:26||Set Public Hearing for Economic Overlay District|
|01:19:13||Amending transfer station fee schedule|
|01:33:00||Approve refunding of 2004 bonds|
11 Sep 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
1 Oct 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|Public hearing: Economic Overlay District|
|00:00||-- John Hughes|
|05:13||-- Kathleen Wiacek|
|08:39||-- Kelleigh McKenzie|
|16:18||-- Reta Sorge|
|17:31||-- Reta Sorge|
|23:14||-- Edward Kurtz|
|28:10||-- Jack Snyder w/additioanl comment from Reta Sorge|
|34:18||-- Fre Atlast|
|38:25||-- Lisa Jerkowski|
|39:15||-- (discussion of extending the public hearing and public awareness of this proposal)|
|52:22||-- Jim Walker|
|04:30||-- Ted Dixon|
|09:22||-- Amy Trumpetter|
|10:33||-- Sharon Wiacek & discussion of continuing the public hearing|
|19:45||-- Jen Metzger|
|00:00||Announcement of $50,000 state grant|
|01:16||Site Plan for Zombie Fest|
|05:25||Public comment: Main Street noise heard on James Street|
|18:40||Garbage and rat issue - Donald Williams|
|00:00||Site Plan for Pickle Festival|
|01:44||Approve Site Plan for Women's Studio Workshop competition|
|03:51||Fee for late renewal of dog licenses|
|07:53||Street Report Fee|
|09:19||Fee schedule for the Building Department|
|10:22||Grant funding for Court|
|12:43||Consolidated fund grant for pool|
|13:30||Security camera contract for Rondout Municipal Center|
8 Oct 2014 - Town Board meeting. It is announced that although the Summer Swim program at Williams Lake did not make any money, HRVR has donated $10,000 to the Town pool fund. No action.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag, in memorium|
|00:01:04||Public comments: shootings & explosions, Binnewater Road safety, community unity, upcoming events|
|00:14:03||Approve minutes of prior meetings|
|00:29:17||Financial events and report|
|00:32:17||Appoint 'as needed' coverage for Planning & Zoning|
|00:32:50||Continuation of Public Hearing on Economic Overlay District|
|00:32:50||-- Dave Hardgrove|
|00:35:06||-- Breanna Liggan|
|00:36:10||-- Chris Beall|
|00:39:40||-- Jere Brown|
|00:42:33||-- John Hughes|
|00:45:53||-- Jen Metzger|
|00:50:11||-- Bob Ryan|
|00:52:44||-- Chris Pryslopski|
|00:54:14||-- Ken Hassett|
|00:55:17||-- Jeanne Walsh|
|00:57:33||Approve Site Plan for Zombie Fest|
|00:58:13||Approve Site Plan for Pickle Fest w/conditions|
|01:01:30||Participation in Climate Smart Communities|
|01:07:26||Increase Street Report fee|
|01:08:57||Support of grant application for Court|
|01:10:34||Amend fee schedule for Building Department|
|01:11:32||Set Halloween curfew|
|01:15:50||Consolidated fund grant for pool - $50,000|
|01:20:25||Schedule Public Hearing on 2015 High Falls Water District Budget|
|01:21:22||Schedule Public Hearing on 2015 preliminary Town Budget|
9 Oct 2014 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
5 Nov 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00||Pledge to the flag, in memorium|
|01:26||Public comment: Pilgrim pipeline info events|
|02:38||Public hearings: Preliminary 2015 Town & High Falls Water District Budgets|
|05:54||Wastewater treatment plant - USDA grant money available|
|21:46||Delinquent water & sewer levy|
|22:30||Deterioration of foundation at bath house|
|27:55||Budget questions & answers, closing hearings|
12 Nov 2014 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Pilgrim Pipeline discussion|
|00:04:10||-- Iris Marie Bloom|
|00:08:38||-- Bob Ryan|
|00:11:17||-- Daniel Scherrer|
|00:13:54||-- Bernie Ruderman|
|00:21:31||-- Sheila Finan|
|00:23:58||-- Anne Johnson|
|00:28:42||-- Chris Beall|
|00:37:09||-- Fre Atlast|
|00:42:52||-- Tom Atlast|
|00:47:12||-- Jill Obrick|
|00:51:24||-- Ben Hoffman|
|00:56:00||-- Joanne Meyer|
|01:02:14||-- Elana Michelson|
|01:03:06||-- Rita Sorge|
|01:04:24||-- Toby Silver|
|01:06:10||-- Attilio Contini|
|01:10:17||-- Sandy Petersen|
|01:12:07||-- Jacob Coran|
|01:13:00||-- Arielle Herman|
|01:15:42||-- Jen Metzger|
|01:20:24||Resolution opposing Pilgrim Pipeline|
|00:00:00||Upcoming events and announcements|
|00:00:45||Approve prior meeting minutes|
|00:01:54||Collecting names for veterans memorial|
|00:09:15||Appointments and resignations|
|00:24:28||Adopt 2015 High Falls Water District budget|
|00:25:25||Adopt 2015 Town budget|
|00:26:46||Delinquent Water & Sewer levies|
|00:27:32||Approve Barton & Loguidice contract for pre-development planning grant for wastewater treatment improvements|
|00:27:32||Approve contracts with counsel for Environmental Facilities Corporation|
13 Nov 2014 - Planning Board meeting. The Board reviews HRVR's Phase 1 Site Plan, which consists of tree clearing of a 7.49-acre portion of their property in preparation for resort infrastructure construction. The cutting must complete before 1 Apr so trees are not cut during the spring bat roosting season. Cutting is planned for Jan 15 - Mar 15, with trees being cut flush with the ground and stumps left in place for now. Logs will be stored in the area of the former tennis courts, with some remaining on site for use in constructing the resort. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, covering this phase of the project, accepted by the Town MS4 officer (Tom Fiore) on 7 Nov is included as part of the site plan. The Board adopts as its SEQRA Findings on the project the prior Findings of the Town and the DEC. The Board forwards the Site Plan to the UC Planning department for comments. [Attendees report that during discussion it is stated that curb cut permits for the project have not been issued by Ulster County, although HRVR states that verbal agreement for them has been given.] The Board votes, with one abstention, to waive a public hearing on the Site Plan.
3 Dec 2014 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:30||Map & drawings for Finding Rosendale|
|01:24||Upcoming events & closings - Picklefest recap|
|06:04||Contract with Evolution Technologies for internet support, including police|
|06:45||Travel Allowance for Association of Towns conference|
|07:46||Delegates for Association of Towns conference|
|09:45||Plan for Town acceptance of credit cards|
|16:28||Comments and deferral of Economic Overlay District proposal|
|22:48||Pilgrim Pipeline update|
10 Dec 2014 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00||Pledge to the flag - In memorium|
|01:14||Public comment (none)|
|01:33||Approval of prior minutes|
|14:48||Appoint Kristina Carr as chair of the Recreation Commission|
|15:09||Contract with Evolution Technologies for internet service|
|16:07||Contract with Evolution Technologies for police department|
|17:07||Approve travel allowance & delegates to Association of Towns conference|
|21:49||Contract with Government Payment Service, Inc for credit card processing|
|22:58||Set up organizational meeting|
|23:24||Set up annual audit meeting|
|24:28||Announcements: Swearing in, Frozendale, toy drive, Chef's dinner|
|26:01||Recognition of Ken Hassett|
11 Dec 2014 - Planning Board meeting. [Attendees report that the minutes of the prior meeting are revised to remove explanations of why several actions were taken.] It is reported that UC Planning provided a 'no county impact' response on the HRVR tree-cutting Site Plan. The Phase 1 Site Plan is then unanimously approved.
7 Jan 2015 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00||In memorium. Names not recorded: Dorothy Beaulieu, Edward Tesseyman, and Thomas Merck|
|00:27||Public input (none), Dates to remember|
|01:24||Appoint Lindsey Wells as Deputy Tax Collector|
|01:56||Appoint Brisa Casas as Deputy Tax Collector|
|02:54||Appoint Brisa Casas as Planning & Zoning Clerk|
|03:25||Increase hours for Shawne Rider Jr, Water/Sewer trainee|
|04:13||Corrections to salary figures|
|05:30||2015 Town organization: salaries, official newspaper, lawyer, etc.|
|14:00||Employment Policy & Manual update proposal|
|19:49||Authorizing Supervisor powers of day-to-day administration|
|20:52||Supervisor's Liaison appointments|
|22:35||2015 Holiday schedule|
|23:10||Posting Town Board agenda on Town website|
|52:55||Set standard Work Day for employees|
|54:53||Soliciting applications for Town Boards & Commissions|
|55:27||Contract with Town of Marbletown regarding High Falls Water District|
8 Jan 2015 - Planning Board meeting. No action.
14 Jan 2015 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00||Pledge to the flag - In memorium|
|02:37||Approval of prior minutes|
|32:38||Resignations and appointments|
|36:27||Year-end budget transfers|
|42:42||Solicit bids for pool construction|
|49:51||Contract with Crosspoint Solutions for telephone system maintenance|
|51:42||Amend authorization for Sewer Grant and publicize|
|55:14||Amend High Falls Water District Resolution re overtime work|
15 Jan 2015 - Town Board annual audit meeting. No action.
4 Feb 2015 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||2015 Highway capital plan - Bob Gallagher|
|00:26:55||Snow on Main Street sidewalks|
|00:47:20||Solarize Mid-Hudson program - Melissa Everett|
|00:00:00||Support Community Choice Aggregation at PSC|
|00:16:37||MS4 consulting agreement with Brinnier & Larios|
|00:16:37||Contract with Hach as water & sewer equipment provider for Rosendale and High Falls|
|00:18:07||Apply for NYSOCFS reimbursement for swim coaches|
|00:18:32||Support removal of additional PCBs from Hudson River|
|00:21:45||Support retention of Newburgh Mail Processing Center|
|00:28:17||Amend authorization of Sewer Grant|
|00:31:35||Support Legislation for Town of Marbletown move|
11 Feb 2015 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Public comment - dump on neighboring property.|
|00:16:05||Accepting credit cards|
|00:17:42||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:21:28||Snow removal discussion|
|00:36:37||Authorize Supervisor to sign scope-of-work items with Barton & Loguidice|
|00:38:02||Local Coast Guard appointment|
|00:51:19||Appoint John Hughes as liaison to Bloomington Fire Department|
|00:53:23||Appoint Supervisor Walsh as second liaison to Bloomington Fire Department|
|00:54:37||Raise salary of Code Enforcement Officer|
|00:55:53||Appoint Michael Camargo as ZBA alternate|
|00:58:30||Appoint William Moylan as Planning Board alternate|
|01:00:22||Appoint Brandon Walsh as Planning Board alternate|
|01:02:49||Authorize contract with Brinnier & Larios for MS4 consulting|
|01:05:00||Authorize contract with Hach for 19 John Street|
|01:06:20||Authorize contract with Hach for 176 Mohonk Road|
|01:07:45||Authorize agreement for Ulster County swim coaching cost reimburseement|
|01:09:02||Support removal of additional PCBs from Hudson River|
|01:10:01||Authorize purchase of police vehicle (and discussion of reuse of old vehicle)|
|01:15:38||Authorize lease of above police vehicle|
|01:18:40||Chicken code status|
|(See written minutes for one additional action)|
12 Feb 2015 - Planning Board meeting. (Minutes not yet on Town website.) No action.
4 Mar 2015 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Pledge to the flag - In memorium|
|00:01:18||Public comment (procedures for filling Commission vacancies)|
|00:14:23||Rosendale Food Pantry - Ken Hassett|
|00:21:57||Endorse letter to NYSDOH regarding EMS in police dept|
|00:23:21||Letter of support for RUPCO|
|00:24:23||Approve lighting upgrades for Water & Sewer buildings|
|00:31:08||Health insurance contract with MVP|
|00:34:09||Establish guideline requirements for NY Rising|
|00:36:01||RFQ for NYA Rising engineering (James Street project)|
|00:39:00||Increase in summer Camp fees|
|00:50:09||Update on pool project (bids, funding, cost reductions)|
|01:09:06||Announcement: Public hearing on Central Hudson rate case|
11 Mar 2015 - Town Board meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Public comment (waste disposal business in residence, rooster, frozen water lines, Commission volunteer process)|
|00:32:26||Approval of prior minutes|
|00:33:02||Committee reports (including new FCC limit on cell tower license fees, snow on Main Street, $1500 donation from Stewarts)|
|01:03:05||Resignations and appointments|
|01:13:00||Approve letter to NYS Comptroller responding to Court audit|
|00:00:00||Solarize Hudson Valley|
|00:47:45||Revisions to Economic Overlay District proposal|
|01:36:21||Support Parkinson's awareness month|
|01:38:30||Amend bond for pool|
12 Mar 2015 - Planning Board meeting. (Minutes not yet on Town website). No action.
1 Apr 2015 - Town Board workshop meeting. No action.
|00:00:00||Pledge to flag and in memorium|
|00:05:50||Public comment (Recreation Commission requests, Main street bathrooms)|
|00:37:10||Hire two new employees - Kimberly Cole, Julie LeRoy|
|00:41:00||Draft annual MS4 report - Joe Mihm|
|00:56:20||-- Q & A regarding public review of a SWPPP|
|00:58:38||Environmental Impact Statement for Economic Overlay law|
|01:06:08||Override certain UC Planning Board Board recommendations regarding Economic Overlay law|
|01:12:07||Amend Town zoning law to create an Economic Enterprise Overlay zone|
|01:16:13||Replace leaking Highway Department water tank, general highway update|
|01:24:37||Approve contract with Davis Vision for Town vision plan|
8 Apr 2015 - Town Board meeting. No action.
6 May 2015 - Town Board workshop meeting. (Minutes not yet on Town website.) No action.
|01:23||Site plans (WSW, Rosendale Street Fest, Mermaid Parade)|
|03:12||Adding Electrical Inspector to Town list|
|06:12||Proposed lighting upgrade for Highway building|
|14:28||Approve carpeting bid for Town Hall (to accommodate Marbletown)|
|21:33||Approve MS4 Annual report|
Future dates are based on published schedules.
3 Jun 2015 - Town Board workshop meeting.
10 Jun 2015 - Town Board meeting.
11 Jun 2015 - Planning Board meeting.
Last updated 9 Jun 2015.