Notes from the Philipstown Town Board

The Philipstown Town Hall was constructed in 1867. (Photo by L.S. Armstrong)

■ With a 5-0 vote, the Philipstown Town Board last week approved a six-month development moratorium on three private roads: Upland Drive, a narrow, twisting mountain lane; Cliffside Court, a cul-de-sac extending from Upland; and Ridge Road, about one mile away. The board expressed concern that Putnam County has been selling land it owns in the area that could spur development that the roads may not be able to handle.

■ The board approved a lease with New Leaf Restoration, a nonprofit based at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring that wants to create a community garden for town residents on a half-acre of the 10.8-acre, town-owned parcel on Route 9D and Route 403 that is regulated by a conservation easement with the Open Space Institute. Under the lease, New Leaf Restoration must present its plans to the Recreation Department for approval.

■ A Town Board meeting scheduled for Aug. 19 to discuss paving on East Mountain South was postponed until Wednesday (Aug. 26).


HOW WE REPORT
Trust MarkThe Current is a member of The Trust Project, a consortium of news outlets that has adopted standards to allow readers to more easily assess the credibility of their journalism. Our best practices, including our verification and correction policies, can be accessed here. Have a comment? A news tip? Spot an error? Email editor@highlandscurrent.org.

What Type of Story is This?
News Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.
See explanation.

Leave a Reply

The Current welcomes comments on its coverage and local issues. Submissions are selected by the editor to provide a variety of opinions and voices, and all are subject to editing for accuracy, clarity and length. We ask that writers remain civil and avoid personal attacks. Submissions must include your first and last name (no pseudonyms), as well as a valid email address (which will not be published). Please allow up to 24 hours for an approved submission to be posted. All online comments may also appear in print.