UPDATE: Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program Continuing

Posted on: October 28, 2022

Village of New Paltz

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program Continuing

The Village of New Paltz has participated in the Hudson Valley Community Power (HVCP) renewable energy program since early 2020, providing their eligible residents and small business with the benefits of renewable electricity supply.

Formed in partnership with Joule Community Power, a division of Joule Assets, Inc. (Joule), Hudson Valley Community Power is a community choice aggregation program that enables participating communities to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in an effort to secure more favorable terms on their energy supply, protect consumers, and support renewable generation sources.

Since summer 2019, the Hudson Valley Community Power program has served households and small businesses in Hudson Valley communities with 100% New York State renewable power.

Participants have collectively saved in excess of $8 million through the program’s fixed electricity supply rate since program renewal in July 2021. This is a savings of $300-400 for the average household. In addition to savings, the program’s 100% NYS renewable supply has significantly reduced our community’s carbon footprint and advanced the state’s clean energy goals.

While the second contract ended earlier than expected, the program manager, Joule, the Village of New Paltz and the other HVCP municipalities are working to deliver a new CCA offering through an upcoming bid with an expected program launch in Summer 2023.

As with the previous offer, the goal is to provide relief from the current high electricity prices while maximizing support of renewables. In late Spring 2023, the Village will be given prices and the option to select between the standard fixed-rate (like previous contracts) or a new variable-rate offer. Market conditions, including price volatility and the need to maximize the availability of renewable electricity supply may lead to the variable-rate offer providing the best value to residents and small businesses.

Even if 100% renewable electricity is not available to offer to all HVCP participants, individual residents and small businesses will be able to take action to select 100% renewables. As always, participants can opt-out of the program at any time with no penalty.

Public information sessions will be scheduled over the next two months about the general program, how it can benefit residents and small businesses, and to answer your questions. Additional information sessions will occur in 2023 if the Village signs a contract for a new CCA electricity supply rate.  Information on upcoming information sessions can be found here: www.hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com/events

For more information about the Hudson Valley Community Power program, please visit hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com, call the helpline at (845) 859-9099 or email at info@hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com

Agendas for Next Week’s Meetings – CSTF 10/25 & Village Board 10/26

Affordable Housing Board

NOTICE:  The Tuesday, October 25 meeting of the Affordable Housing Board has been cancelled.

  • Volunteers are needed! Please consider donating some time to the Village Housing Board. If you have questions about becoming a member, please contact vbstaff@villageofnewpaltz.org.
  • The Affordable Housing Board meets quarterly, with special meetings on an as needed basis.

Climate Smart Task Force

Please click here to view the Climate Smart Task Force Agenda for Tuesday, October 25.

The meeting will take place at Rycor, 135 N. Chestnut Street, from 7-8:30pm, with a discussion about heat pump technology. View the flier here.


Village Board of Trustees

Please click here to view the draft agenda for the Village Board of Trustees for Wednesday, October 26. The meeting will be held in the first floor meeting rooms at Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue.

Click here to join the meeting via Zoom or click here to view on the Village YouTube channel.

All are welcome.

 

Meetings This Week | 10/18 Planning Board Draft Agenda

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

  • Monday, October 17, 7pm
  • Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission
  • Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street
  • Click here to join the DRB & HPC via Zoom

  • Tuesday, October 18, 7pm
  • Planning Board
  • Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue, fire department meeting rooms
  • Click here to join the Planning Board meeting via Zoom
  • Click here to view the draft agenda
  • A public hearing will resume at this meeting for PB22-08: 87 N. Chestnut – Special Use Permit.
  • A public hearing will open for 4-6 Grove Street, Residential Site Plan
  • A public hearing will open for 38 N. Manheim, Residential Site Plan, Change from single family to two-family dwelling.

10/18 Planning Board Draft Agenda

Please click here to view the Planning Board Draft agenda.

 

HPC Agenda & Public Hearings | Mill Brook Preserve Trail Bridge Bids

DRB & HPC Agenda & Public Hearings

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission will be held at Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 7pm.

Subsequent meetings will be held at Village Hall, in the former fire department meeting rooms.

You may also join the DRB & HPC meeting via Zoom.

Agenda: October 2022 HPC agenda

Two public hearings are scheduled for this meeting:

    1. HPC22-09 Reformed Church of New Paltz (the Rev. Dr. Mark Mast, Pastor), 92 HuguenotStreet: Install heat pumps for sanctuary (applicant representative: Craig Shankles)
    2. HPC22-05 Reformed Church of New Paltz (the Rev. Dr. Mark Mast, Pastor, 92 HuguenotStreet): Replace deteriorating siding at the Jameson House, 85 Huguenot Street

Reminder:  Bids accepted until Monday, October 17 for MBP Trail Bridge

Legal Notice Village of New Paltz

Please take notice that the Village Board of the Village of New Paltz is accepting bids from qualified contractors for the construction of the Millbrook Preserve Trail Bridge over Wallkill River Tributary and a Culvert over Wallkill River Tributary. The work includes constructing the new bridge with modular block abutments, steel superstructure with timber deck. and installation of a corrugated pipe arch culvert with stone wingwalls and headwalls. Approach trail work, grading, and minor clearing is also included. The project is paid for by municipal funding, hence prevailing wage rates apply. The bid package will be available on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM and can be purchased for a non-refundable amount of $50.00 at the Village Hall Clerk’s Office located at 25 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, New York 12561. Bids shall be accepted until 1:00 PM on Monday, October 17, 2022 at which time they will be opened and read aloud by the Village Engineer and Village Mayor. The Village Board will consider the bids and the matter of awarding the contract on October 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM. The project shall be completed no later than June 15, 2023.

Nancy Branco Village Clerk

Meetings this Week | STC Special Meeting

Meetings will be held IN-PERSON at Village Hall, in the soon-to-be-former fire department meeting room on the first floor. Entrance is on Plattekill adjacent to the fire truck bays.  You are welcome.

Climate Smart Community Outreach Event will be held at the Community Center. Details are below.


Comments about any application may be sent to comments@villageofnewpaltz.org

Meetings Next Week | Village Offices Closed Monday

MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

Meetings will be held IN-PERSON at Village Hall, in the soon-to-be-former fire department meeting room on the first floor.  Entrance is on Plattekill adjacent to the fire truck bays.  You are welcome.



Comments about any application may be sent to comments@villageofnewpaltz.org


NOTICE

All Village offices will be closed on October 10, 2022 in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Meetings this Week | Village Offices Closed on Wednesday


  • Tuesday, October 4, 7pm
  • Planning Board
  • Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue, fire department meeting rooms
  • A public hearing will open at this meeting for PB22-08: 87 N. Chestnut – Special Use Permit, and be adjourned to the October 18 meeting.
  • Click here to join the Planning Board meeting via Zoom
  • Click here to view the draft agenda

Comments about any application may be sent to comments@villageofnewpaltz.org


All Village offices will be closed on October 5, 2022 in observance of Yom Kippur.

Planning Board Agenda for Tuesday, October 4

Please click here to view the 10/4 Planning Board Agenda.

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Village of New Paltz Planning Board will be held Tuesday, October 4, at 7pm, at Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue, in the first floor, fire department meeting rooms.

You may also join the meeting via Zoom or watch the livestream on the Village YouTube channel.


  • Public Hearing Opens for Special Use Permit – Commercial Retail – Other (Dispensary)
    PB22-08:  87 N. Chestnut; Applicant: Keith Libolt; Zoning District: NBR; SBL: 86.26-1-14.112

A public hearing for PB22-08 will open at this meeting, and be adjourned until the October 18, 2022 meeting.

  • Application Review
    Site Plan/Subdivision – DEIS
    PB21-AX: New Paltz Apartments: Route 32 S and 21 Cross Creek Road; Applicant: Mike Moriello; Zoning District: TBD; SBL: 84.4-2-3.119/84.4-2-4.340

Per State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), Planning Board will assess Draft Environmental Impact Statement to determine if it is adequate for public review.


Comments about any application may be sent to comments@villageofnewpaltz.org

Contact planningzoning@villageofnewpaltz.org if you have questions. Thank you

Upcoming Community Events

Village Board of Trustees

Meeting tonight at Village Hall, in the former fire department meeting rooms, at 7pm.


Halloween Window Painting

Here is the link for this year’s 3rd Annual Halloween & Harvest Window Painting event in New Paltz: https://bit.ly/3faxnAA

Here are the event details:
3rd Annual Halloween/Harvest Window Painting
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Rain Date: Sunday, October 23rd

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Registration Deadline: 5PM on Friday, September 30th

Description: The Town of New Paltz’s Office for Community Wellness along with our community partners are sponsoring our 3rd Annual Halloween Window Painting Project for youth in grades 5-12, as well as adults and families. Anyone interested in participating is invited to register by going to: http://bit.ly/3eekym4

All window designs will be created in advance and in alignment with this year’s themes – Halloween or Harvest.

Please be sure to register by next Friday, September 30th, if you would like to participate.

Please contact Phoenix at (845) 256-5014 or via email pkawamoto@townofnewpaltz.org if you have any questions.


Elting Memorial Library 65th Annual Library Fair

Saturday & Sunday, October 1-2 • Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561

Library Fair Hours
Saturday, October 1st 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday, October 2nd 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Free Admission
  • Kid Activities
  • Community Organizations
  • Food Sales
  • Toys/Jewelry Sales
  • Raffle & Auction
  • Special Guests
  • Live Music

All proceeds benefit the Elting Memorial Library.


Climate Smart Community Outreach

Tuesday, October 11th ● 7:00pm – 9:00pm Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive

New Paltz wants your input!

We want to know your vision for the community to help us design a plan for a better tomorrow.

In the next few months, the Town and Village of New Paltz are working on developing a Community Climate Action Plan. A climate action plan is a detailed and strategic framework for measuring, planning, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and related climatic impacts. Communities design and utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for making informed decisions and understanding where and how to achieve the largest and most cost-effective emissions reductions that are in alignment with other municipal goals.

Why Participate?
This is a great way to voice your opinion regarding the things you care about. We need to know what you and our municipalities can do to combat the climate crisis.

COME OUT TO VOICE YOUR OPINION AND THOUGHTS REGARDING:
• Energy
• Resiliency and Adaptation
• Waste Reduction/Recycling
• Transportation and Mobility
• Smart Growth/Land Use

Send questions or comments to:  climatesmart@villageofnewpaltz.org

Pace New Paltz CAP Workshop Flyer