Village Board Notes

Winter parking starts Nov. 15; code enforcement clerk hired

By Michael Turton

Mandatory water-use restrictions remain in effect. Superintendent of Water and Sewer Greg Phillips reported that the 3.63 inches of rain in September maintained the status quo at village reservoirs, and they remain at 58 percent capacity. He also reported that construction has begun on a new building at the sewage treatment plant. The project, which includes electrical upgrades and new aeration equipment, should be completed by early December.

Winter parking regulations will be in effect from Sunday, Nov. 15 through Friday, April 15. Residents can call 845-747-SNOW daily after 5 p.m. to learn if street parking is prohibited due to a snow emergency, during which vehicles can be towed at the owner’s expense. Alternate parking is available on Kemble Avenue south of The Boulevard, on the south side of The Boulevard and in the municipal lot on Fair Street.

Street parking regulations have been suspended for the dead-end portion of Marion Avenue through Friday, April 15.

Cold Spring resident Jeff Vidavich has been hired as a part-time clerk in the Code Enforcement Office to assist Building Inspector Bill Bujarski. Vidavich will work 10 hours a week.

The Main Street parade season has arrived. The Haldane homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Cold Spring Lions’ Strut Your Pup marches down Main at 1 p.m. The always-popular Halloween parade begins at Main and Chestnut Street on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the lead agency in the development of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, has issued a “Positive Declaration” for the proposed nine-mile route between Cold Spring and Beacon, meaning the project may have significant environmental impact. As a result, an Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared.

The board chose not to endorse the design and location of Fjord Trail signage within the village, choosing to wait until after the state environmental review.

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