Public Notice

                                             Public Notice

                                                                                                    Hydrant Flushing

        Hydrants and water lines in the Village and Town of New Paltz will be flushed beginning Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10pm.

        This may cause a discoloration of the water servicing your home.  To resolve this problem, let your water run until it is clear.

                                                                                                  Village of New Paltz

                                                                                          Department of Public Works


NYS DOH: COVID Tracking App Now Available!

“To stop the spread of COVID-19, New York needs each of us to do our part. One way you can help yourself and your community is by participating in our newly launched mobile contract tracing app COVID Alert NY.

COVID Alert NY is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. You will get an alert if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested and reduce the potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others.

The more people who download COVID Alert NY, the more effective it will be. Help protect your community while maintaining your privacy.

Download the free app to your smartphone to receive an alert if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.”

Informational Announcement

In the coming weeks, residents and visitors of the Village of New Paltz will start to see site work being performed at the construction site located at 87-93 N Chestnut Street (Commonly known as “Zero-Place”).  I have met with the Project Manager and Contractor to discuss compliance with the Planning Board Approved Landscape plan.  This plan includes an extensive renovation to the green environment surrounding the property i.e. tree cutting, re-grading.  Much of this work will be performed on the west side of the property which borders the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.  Please be aware of the work being performed if you plan to be in this area as there may be increased contractor traffic.  I can assure you that all safety measures are being performed to protect the public during this construction event.  If there are any questions, as always, please contact my office at 255-3055.

Cory Wirthmann
Building Inspector
Village of New Paltz

Covid Response and Intervention Summary

Here is a summary of our interventions to date:

  • Added signage about social distancing compliance in the form of lawn signs along and adjacent to our trails and open spaces, as well as flyers distributed to and posted at local businesses
  • Added police foot and bike patrols with officers handing out free face masks and monitoring compliance on days with increased outdoor activity
  • Elected officials as well as members of the police and fire departments and the rescue squad distributing free face masks and monitoring compliance at supermarkets and apartment complexes
  • The mayor and deputy mayor handed out free face masks and monitoring compliance at trail-heads and on Main Street on days with increased outdoor activity
  • Launched a coordinated campaign with campus “We, not me,” which you can find more information about here:
  • “We, not me” signage is available for pick up at Jar’d in the Water Street Market (if you cannot make it there when they are open, please email us and we will deliver you some)
    • Wed 4pm to 8pm
    • Fri 3pm to 8pm
    • Sat & Sun 12:30pm to 8pm
  • “Party patrols” have been making the rounds on late nights to monitor social distancing in the village to intervene and ensure compliance
  • Trustee William Murray and our police have also brought free masks to home-bound households that have requested delivery. These free, washable, reusable masks can also be picked up at these locations/times:
    • Family of New Paltz 10am to 5pm Mon thru Fri (51 N Chestnut St)
    • New Paltz Police Station at any time (83 South Putt Corners Road)
    • Food Not Bombs, across from Wells Fargo (29 Main), Weds 5:30pm-6:00pm
  • You can see more details about our interventions to address these issues on our website here: