■ Cold Spring has submitted three grant applications, totaling $25,000, to the state to pay for four electric-vehicle charging stations, a food-scrap recycling program and 10 shade trees to plant on village-owned properties.

■ The annual reorganization meeting scheduled for Dec. 13 was postponed until Wednesday (Dec. 20).

■ Drawdowns of the upper and lower reservoirs were completed in November, enabling Tectonic Engineering Consultants to conduct inspections for repairs.

■ Kelly Pologe was hired as the full-time deputy clerk at a rate of $24 per hour.

■ Cold Spring police answered 64 calls for service in November, and officers issued 112 parking and four traffic tickets. There were no arrests.

■ The Historic District Review Board will soon recommend candidates to the Village Board to fill vacancies created by the resignations of Lloyd DesBrisay and Andrea Connor. DesBrisay’s term was set to expire and Connor, who has served on the board since 2015, is moving out of the village.

The board adopted the state Climate Smart Communities Pledge with a goal “to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.”

■ The Recreation Commission will soon begin fundraising through the nonprofit Friends of Philipstown Recreation to build a dog park in the northwest corner of Mayor’s Park.

■ The village will again enter into an agreement with the Town of Philipstown for snow removal.

■ Highlands Architecture will prepare bid documents for upgrading security at Village Hall.

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Turton, who has been a reporter for The Current since its founding in 2010, moved to Philipstown from his native Ontario in 1998. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Cold Spring government, features

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