PUBLIC NOTICE regarding Fire House Bond


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of New Paltz (the “Village”), situated in the County of Ulster, in the State of New York, has adopted, on August 26, 2020, pursuant to the Local Finance Law of New York, a bond resolution which:

(1) authorizes the Board of Trustees of the Village to finance the costs of the construction of the East of Wallkill Emergency Operations Center and authorizes the issuance of up to $3,033,386 aggregate principal amount of serial bonds of the Village to finance such purpose, and

(2) states the estimated maximum costs of such construction to be not in excess of $8,356,440, states that such costs will be financed with (i) the issuance of obligations authorized in the bond resolution and (ii) approximately $5,323,054 in grant funds to be received from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery;, and sets forth the plan of financing of such cost of the purpose, and

(3) determines the period of probable usefulness to be twenty-five (25) years, and

(4) determines that the maximum maturity of such serial bonds will be in excess of five (5) years, and

(5) delegates to the Village Treasurer the power to prescribe the terms, form and contents of such serial bonds and to authorize the issuance of, and to prescribe the terms, form and contents of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of such serial bonds or renewals thereof, and to issue, sell and deliver such serial bonds and such bond anticipation notes, and

(6) states that the validity of such serial bonds or any of such bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of such serial bonds may be contested only if:  (a) such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or (b) the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of such resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication, or (c) if such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of New York.

Such resolution is subject to a permissive referendum under the provisions of Article 9 of the Village Law and petitions protesting against such resolution and requesting that it be submitted to the electors of the Village of New Paltz for their approval or disapproval, may be filed with the Village Clerk at any time within thirty (30) days after the date of the adoption of such resolution.

By order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of New Paltz, New York.

Dated: August 26th, 2020



Village Clerk

Village of New Paltz, New York

K-12 Working Parents Remote Learning Support Group

The K-12 Working Parents Remote Learning Working Group charge is to:

  • Inventory local locations/sites, staffing, and funds for child care;
  • Monitor state regulations as they relate to child care and learning, as well as identifying any needed state level advocacy at this time;
  • Assess needs by surveying working parents to identify critical issue areas;
  • Communicate and collaboratively work with the school district to construct needed solutions and interventions;
  • Liaise with the parallel county level working group;
  • Provide and regularly update a resource page for working parents:

In early August, we posted this form on social media (with some distribution via e-mail) in order to identify the particular issues for working parents in our own community associated with K-12 schools going fully remote, in local parents’ own words. Here’s what working parents in the NPCSD told us:

  • A majority of working parents in the NPSCD say they have new child care needs and costs, including about seven in ten Duzine parents, two-thirds of Lenape households, as well as over half of single parents, dual income households, essential workers, teachers, and working parents with children who need Special Education.
  • Over one third of working parents told us they now will have serious financial challenges in order to pay for child care or learning help for their children with about one in four of these working parents saying they will have to quit their jobs, pause their careers, and/or work or earn less to meet these new needs.
  • Across schools, about three in four working parents told us that they cannot successfully work and attend to their children’s remote schooling and this is especially challenging for essential workers, teachers, and parents of students with special needs.
  • Working parents told us they need more information to plan for the fall; with more options compared with the spring, along with predictability, structure, and clear student accountability to plan and set expectations.
  • About one in ten households cited technology challenges relating to hardware and/or connectivity; one in five working parents of children with special needs cited this need.
  • Several parents also said their children needed more engagement and live interaction compared to last spring.
  • Working parents voiced concerns about the lack of socialization, screen time with 100% learning, mental health issues due to social isolation, and the need for more outside recreation and activities.
  • About one in ten parents are troubled about the need to leave their children home alone, including one in five middle school and high school parents, as well as one in five single parents.
  • Many working parents expressed empathy and/or a desire to help those who are worse off than themselves

Click here for the detailed report of findings.

The K-12 Working Parents Remote Learning Working Group:
Deputy Mayor (Village of New Paltz), KT Tobin
Town Supervisor (Town of New Paltz), Neil Bettez
Village Trustee (Village of New Paltz), Michele Zipp
Jim Tinger and John House, New Paltz Youth Program
Melissa Rock, SUNY New Paltz Professor and Parent
Nina Personina, Parent
Arielle Chiger, NPUT President
Aimme Hemminger, MS PTA
Dianna Smith, SUNY New Paltz Campus Pastor and Food Pantry Director
Theresa Fall, Parent

New Paltz Paint Swap – New Day & Time!

Please take note that the New Paltz Paint Swap hours have change from the 2nd Saturday of every month to the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 4 PM – 6 PM.

To donate paint: Please drop off your unwanted paint at the Paint Swap Station set-up on the second floor of Village Hall (directly up the stairs/just outside the large meeting room) on the second Tuesday of the month between 4 PM and 6 PM. A volunteer must be present for drop-off. All latex, acrylic & water-based products are accepted; NO OIL-BASED PRODUCTS. Please see below for a complete list of acceptable materials.

To pick up paint: Visit the second floor of Village Hall during regular business hours to pick up paint.  You do not need a volunteer to be present in order to pick up paint, but there is a binder with waivers in it that must be signed when picking up.

As always, all are invited to pick up paint & supplies at no charge, anytime!

For more information visit: