Snapshots of the town’s fair are up here: http://www.gdgbd.net/gb/170715_Fair/index.html
The second program in our series called “Second Sats,” occurring on the second Saturday of each month will happen August 12th at 7PM at the Grange. Moe Lemire, currently the director of the Pine Hill Community Center, will describe his 2189 mile walk along the entire Appalachian Trail, taking him through 14 states and three pairs of boots. Please join us to hear his amazing story!
A group of Halcott homeowners have a group pricing program for propane. This is a great cooperative effort that could save you a lot of money! Here’s the 2017 update:
Propane Group Discounts Renewed
The Halcott Center Propane Buying Group’s current non-pre-buy, non-contract rate is $1.80 per gallon. Pre-buy contract customers have been mailed contracts which must be received by Suburban by August 11. The “Circle of Friends” offer continues: 35 free gallons for each auto delivery customer who brings in another.
Please be advised that County Route 1, also known as the West Settlement Road, will be closed on July 17 for the replacement of a small bridge near the Nelkins A-frame. This closure will be in effect for about three weeks. Detour signs will be up to help navigate around the construction. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we do appreciate the maintenance of this road by Greene County.
Resolution No. 2 of 2016
Balancing Rural Character and Open Space Land Protection with Long Term Economic Viability
WHEREAS, the Town of Halcott is partially located within the Catskill Park, and wholly within the New York City Watershed; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Halcott has developed and adopted a Comprehensive Plan and a Land Use Code, which seek to balance open spaces and rural character with economic viability; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Halcott faces continuing financial challenges due to its small population and limited tax base; and
WHEREAS, the expenses of municipal operation escalate at a higher rate than is feasible to accommodate without gradual growth in taxable land improvements; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board, on behalf of future generations of Halcott residents, wishes to ensure that a balance is maintained between preserved open spaces and land available for gradual growth in our town; and
WHEREAS, almost forty percent of the Town is presently under permanent public protection;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Halcott, with this resolution, establishes a cap on publically protected land within the municipal boundary either by easement or fee acquisition of fifty percent; when this cap is reached through continuing acquisition funded by NYSDEC or NYCDEP the Town of Halcott requests that all further solicitation for acquisition be suspended. Additional publicly funded land protection beyond this cap will be opposed without significant justification. New conservation easements on farm land are exempted from this resolution, as they are consistent with the Town’s comprehensive plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution supersedes all previous agreements that the Town of Halcott has entered into including the relevant provisions of the NYC Watershed Memorandum of Agreement.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall forward certified copies of this resolution to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator James Seward, Senator John Bonacic, Senator George Amedore, Assembly Member Aileen Gunther, Assembly Member Kevin Cahill, Assembly Member Clifford Crouch, Assembly Member Pete Lopez, Assembly Member Claudia Tenney, as well as the Clerks of the Delaware, Sullivan, Ulster and Greene County Legislatures, the DEC Commissioner and the NYCDEP Commissioner.
Dear Town members,
I have attached a copy of the agenda for the next Town Board meeting and a resolution on public land under consideration. You will also note from the agenda that we are starting work on the 2017 Town Budget. I will be proposing that the Town Budget contain a cost of living increase for all town positions. Many of salaries for these positions have not been increased in many years and have fallen behind. In order to attract candidates for all the tasks required to run a town government we need to moves these salaries along gradually over the next few years.
See this page for everything you need to know about our mini transfer station and recycling in the valley.