Statement from the Village Board of Trustees | Joint Statement with the Town and NPPD

The Board of Trustees of the Village of New Paltz wishes to make clear that we unequivocally condemn the killing of Tyre Nichols. Our hearts break for his family and loved ones. These inhuman acts should never happen. We are keenly aware that abuses of power such as these disproportionally affect our BIPOC brothers and sisters and we are committed to doing all we can for racial justice.

We are deeply disturbed by what transpired and expect our neighbors will be equally outraged. Should you wish to join us in a constructive space for shared response we have been invited to process this on Monday, January 30th at 6pm at the New Paltz United Methodist Church where there will be a reading and reflection of Dr. King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail hosted by the Elting Memorial Library & the New Paltz United Methodist Church.

While police do not fall under the purview of the Village Trustees we are committed to working with the Town to continue the work begun towards ensuring our public safety professionals are equipped, supported and educated in ways that would prevent such a catastrophe here. We are thankful to Chief Lucchesi for his statement in which he says that the NPPD is “committed to doing the work to prevent this type of brutality from occurring in New Paltz. ” and he offers to listen to our community at a special session of their Conversations with the Police on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00pm at the New Paltz Police Department.

As Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger, Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa, and Ulster County Legislature Chairwoman Tracey Bartels said in their statement “No human being should be subjected to mistreatment and misuse of force by police, who are sworn to protect and serve all communities equally. The now former police officers who carried out this heinous act of violence must be held to account for their actions.” we couldn’t agree more.

– Mayor Tim Rogers, Deputy Mayor Alexandria Wojcik, Trustee William Murray, Trustee Stana Weisburd, and Trustee Michele Zipp


NOTICE: Inclement Weather – Village Board Meeting Zoom Only

Village Board of Trustees Meeting – Zoom


Due to inclement weather, tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Board of Trustees will be held via Zoom only. The next in-person meeting is scheduled for February 8. The DRB-HPC Partners in Preservation presentation and the LALO Group presentation will be rescheduled for February.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 7pm


Veterans Cemetery

Ulster County Director of Planning Dennis Doyle and Director of Veterans Services Mark Cozzupoli joined Mayor Tim Rogers, Trustee Stana Weisburd, Supervisor Neil Bettez, and UC Legislator Eve Walter at Village Hall last night (1/24) to discuss the design of the new Veterans Cemetery on Plains Road. A video of the conversation will be available on the Village YouTube channel soon. Subscribe here for updates.

Events | Meetings Next Week | Agendas

Meetings Next Week & Agendas

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Events January 21 – January 27

  • Saturday, January 21, 10am-2pm: Repair Cafe at New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street
  • Monday, January 23, 6pm: A Reading and Reflection on Dr. King’s Message, at New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, and via Zoom. Sponsored by the Margaret Wade-Lewis Black History Cultural Center, NPUMC, and Elting Memorial Library. Register here.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 5:30pm: Discussion with Directors of Ulster County Planning Board & Veterans Services about the design of the new Veteran’s Cemetery on Plains Road, at Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Ave.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 6-7pm: On the Spot Narcan Training – Free, No appointment necessary, at Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street. This is the first of a monthly series on the last Tuesday of the month through May. Brought to you by the New Paltz Office of Community Wellness.

Planning Board Draft Agenda for Tuesday, January 17 | Public Hearing

Please click here to view the agenda.

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Village of New Paltz Planning Board will be held Tuesday, January 17, at 7pm, at Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue. Use the entrance adjacent to the former fire department garage bays.  Kindly note that the agenda is subject to change. Contact Autumn if you have questions

Please click here to join the meeting via Zoom.

Comments about any application may be sent to:

At the 1/17 meeting, one public hearing will open for:

  1. PB20-08: 64 Plains Road – Subdivision

Village Offices are closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Meetings This Week | Agendas | Public Hearings

Meetings This Week

Please join us at Village Hall in the first floor meeting room, entrance on Plattekill Ave. See dates and times below, and find links to the agendas and to join meetings via Zoom.

Monday, January 9, 7pm
  • Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission
Tuesday, January 10, 5:30pm
  • Environmental Policy Board
Tuesday, January 10, 7:00pm
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
Wednesday, January 11, 6pm – ZOOM ONLY
  • Shade Tree Commission
Wednesday, January 11, 7pm – in person at Village Hall
  • Village Board of Trustees
  • Jeffrey Domanski of Hudson Valley Community Power will speak about the restart of the Community Choice Aggregation program.
    The Village of New Paltz is exploring a relaunch of the CCA Program with Hudson Valley Community Power.
    The program enables municipal leaders to leverage the purchasing power of residents and small businesses to negotiate more favorable terms on their electricity supply, protect consumers and choose renewable energy resources
    If the Town selects a new electricity supplier with the program, eligible residents and businesses will receive a letter in spring 2023 with their choices and info about how to opt-out.
    To learn more, join a in-person info session:
    WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21st a t 7:00 pm at VILLAGE HALL, 25 Plattekill Ave
    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11th at 7:00 pm at VILLAGE HALL, 25 Plattekill Ave
    SATURDAY, JAN. 21st at 11:00 am via Zoom


Public Hearings

Board of Trustees – 1/11

  • Opened December 21, resuming 1/11 – Restore NY:  Grant application to Empire State Development, seeking funds to renovate the Ann Oliver House at 5 Broadhead, future home of The Margaret Wade-Lewis Black History Cultural Center.
  • Opening 1/11 – A local law providing for a partial tax exemption upon real property based upon the owner’s volunteer membership in the New Paltz Fire Department, pursuant to Section 466-a of the Real Property Tax Law

Planning Board – 1/17

  • PB20-08 64 Plains Road:  Subdivision

1/9/2023 DRB & HPC Meeting Agenda

Agenda for 1/9/2023 Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission

Please click here: January 9, 2023 DRB & HPC Meeting Agenda to view the agenda, for the regular meeting of the Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 7pm.

The meeting will be held  at Village Hall, Fire Department Meeting Room, and via Zoom, streaming and archived the Village YouTube page. Members will attend in-person. Applicants may join via Zoom, with the Board’s approval. Please email if you have questions.

Please click here to join the Zoom DRB & HPC meeting.
Dial-in: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) | Meeting ID: 850 8489 3160 | Passcode: 419257

Christmas Tree Pickup Plan 2023

Christmas Tree Pickup Plan 2023
The Village of New Paltz will be mulching Christmas trees this year and offering the mulch to anyone interested in it for gardens or pathways. Residents are encouraged to get their trees out of the house BEFORE they dry out since they pose a high fire risk.
There are two ways you can dispose of your Christmas tree to be mulched:
In the Village, leave it curbside any time before 10:00 AM on Friday, January 13, 2023. Alternatively, you can drop it off at the Village DPW next to Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue, before 10:00 AM that same day (1/13). The DPW will collect and chip up trees as long as the weather allows.
Mulch will be made available free of charge to the public after Friday, January 6, 2023 at the Village’s waste water treatment plant located off of Huguenot Street.
Please note: many gardeners recommend aging fresh mulch before applying to plants. Please consult with a garden expert if unsure what’s best for your application.

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