TOWN BOARD meets on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month. The 2nd Tuesday is a topical meeting and the third Tuesday is the monthly business meeting.
Note: Special meetings, cancellations and other deviations from this schedule will be posted on the calendar.
Whereas, The Friends of the Catskills Interpretive Center are promoting a public/private partnership with the State of New York to establish an interpretive center in the Town of Shandaken near where it borders the Town of Woodstock, and
Whereas, a site has been acquired by the State of new York in the Town of Shandaken, and plans for the facility are well developed, now therefore be it
Resolved, that the Woodstock Town Board supports the project, which will serve local communities, including residents of the Town of Woodstock, and the traveling public as;
Be it Resolved, to authorize change work order # 1 with Arold Construction Co., to allocate the sum of $1500.00 to pay for additional work necessary to replace the support for the municipal water main under the Tannery Brook Bridge, total contract price now $3975.00.
Be it Resolved, to authorize change work order # 1 with George Finsrud for stone work on the Pocket Park, to allow an additional expenditure of $450.00 for cement work to secure paving stones on concrete surfaces, total contract price now $3950.00.
Be it Resolved, pursuant to Section 260-113A of the Woodstock Code, to forward to the Woodstock Planning Board and the Woodstock Zoning Board of Appeals A Local Law amending the Woodstock Code, Chapter 202, the Subdivision of Land Law of the Town of Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, as previously amended, to create a §202-13C to allow the Woodstock Planning Board, pursuant to New York State Town Law Article XVI, §261, to collect fees from applicants to cover costs of legal, engineering, and/or consultant fees that may arise when processing their application for a subdivision of land, and also to amend the Woodstock Code, Chapter 260, the Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock, to create §260-103E to allow the Woodstock Zoning Board of Appeals, pursuant to New York State Town Law Article XVI, §261, to collect fees from applicants to cover costs of legal, engineering, and/or consultant fees that may arise when hearing and deciding on appeals from an order, requirement, decision, interpretation or determination made by the Zoning Enforcement Officer.
Be it Resolved, pursuant to Section 260-113A of the Woodstock Code, the Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock, to forward to the Woodstock Planning Board for its consideration a modified package of amendments to Section 260 of the Woodstock Code.
Be it Resolved, to schedule a public hearing at 7:15 PM on August 14 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road Woodstock NY to take comment on a Local Law amending the Woodstock Code, Chapter 7, the Alarm Law of the Town of Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, as previously amended, to streamline enforcement of its provisions and the notification process.
Be it Resolved, to schedule a public hearing at 7:30 PM on August 14 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road Woodstock NY to take comment on a Local Law amending the Woodstock Code, Chapter 245, Article III, the Hamlet Wastewater Sewer District Sewer Use Law of the Town of Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, as previously amended, to clarify User’s obligation to maintain pretreatment, grease interceptors or flow-equalizing facilities so as not to harm the wastewater collection system, and to more effectively ensure their proper maintenance.
Be it resolved to amend resolution #203-2012, amending the hourly rate of Anna Weissman from $9.75 per hour to $7.75 per hour, and be it further
Resolved to hire Kevin Jacob at $7.25 and Taylor Lipson at $8.25 per hour as Summer Recreation employees.
Be it Resolved, to waive rental fees for the use of the Community Center and Andy Lee Field on September 22 from the hours of 9:oo AM to 6:00 PM by the ‘Woodstock Transition Festival’ for a community event and discussion on moving the Town toward sustainable living, subject to the following conditions:
· Documents required by the Insurance Committee are submitted.
· There will be no charge for admission to the event.
· The event will be open to the general public.
· The Town Clerk will be notified at least one week in advance of any cancellation.
Be it Resolved, to waive rental fees for the use of the Community Center on the evening of July 31 for the purpose of hosting an orientation for high school students visiting our Town from Carhaix, France.
Be it Resolved, to authorize Novus Engineering to provide drawings detailing pollution prevention measures and procedures to be employed by the geothermal well drilling contractor to minimize the potential for drilling fluids to contaminate off site properties or waterways, and to detail proper off-site disposal of drilling fluids, price not to exceed $1500.00.
Whereas, three moving companies were contacted to give quotes for moving the Town Hall furnishings for the renovation, and
Whereas, Allways Moving & Storage, 85 Grand street, Kingston NY provided the lowest bid therefore be it
Resolved to authorize the Supervisor to sign an agreement with Allways Moving and Storage for the contract price of $3575.00.
Whereas, Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution reads, “The Congress shall have Power To…declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”; and
Whereas, Congress had executed this grave responsibility prior to each of the Republic’s major conflicts through December, 1941, when it declared war against the Empire of Japan, and shortly thereafter declared war against Germany and its allies, and
Whereas, the Congress in 1950, without formal declaration of war, authorized a “police action,” whereby forces of the Republic acting under the auspices of the United Nations were committed to what is commonly referred to as the Korean War, and
Whereas, on August 7, 1964 the United States Congress, with dissent from no Representatives and of only two Senators, adopted the Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions, which gave President Lyndon B. Johnson, without formal declaration of war, authorization for the use of "conventional'' military force in Southeast Asia, and
Whereas, in 1973 Congress, realizing abnegation of its responsibility in matters as grave as war, enacted the War Powers Resolution to "insure that the collective judgment of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities," and to stipulate that the President's powers as Commander in Chief are exercised only pursuant to a declaration of war, specific statutory authorization from Congress, or a national emergency created by an attack upon the United States, and
Whereas, the War Powers Resolution of 1973, and subsequent attempts by Congress to qualify its responsibility to the Republic as it relates to declarations of war has led to several instances which, in the opinion of many citizens, the needs of the Republic were not wisely, judiciously or exhaustively considered, and that ill-conceived military actions weakened, rather than strengthened the Republic and the ideals for which it was brought forth, and
Whereas, with ruinous debt burdening the next generation, a clear sign of societal decline if continued, there is no allowance for costly measures not carefully considered, therefore be it
Resolved, that the Woodstock Town Board call upon the United States Congress to honor its obligation to the Constitution of the United States by affirming the powers given it in Article 1, Section 8, whereby only after wise, judicious and exhaustive deliberation it commits the armed forces of the Republic to conflict, and be it further
Resolved, that the Woodstock Town Board call upon the United States Congress to either dignify the existing presence of our armed forces in arenas of conflict by giving the American People reasons thereof and then substantiated by a formal declaration of war, or lacking such, to remove our forces to safe ground, and be it further
Resolved, a copy of this Resolution shall be provided to the leadership of the United States Senate and House of Representatives.