Challenge the National Broadband Map created by the Federal Communication Commission

Citizens Digital Commission

FCC Broadband Challenge Directory

Ulster County urges you to challenge the National Broadband Map created by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in order to bring more funding to our region. This map will help to determine whether locations are eligible for support to expand broadband, and what share of a $42.5 billion broadband investment will come our way.

Residents and business owners are urged to look up their address on the FCC Map and see if the information listed is accurate. All challenges are due January 13, 2023.

Having correct data for each address is crucial because the FCC uses the data to calculate the funding allocated to our remote neighborhoods. This will help pay for high-speed internet projects throughout our rural communities which would otherwise be unaffordable for individuals. 

Even if the state or county is filing a challenge for your address, we have been informed that multiple challenges for unserved locations is crucial to accessing funding. Please file a challenge for your location if you know you are unserved.

Link to the FCC Broadband Map

How to File a Challenge for Individuals and Businesses

Challenge Kit for Municipalities, School Districts, Libraries and Organizations- Coming soon

Contact: If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Comptroller’s Office at 845-331-8774 or or reach out to Digital Commission Member Jenny Lee at

Planning Board Draft Agenda for January 3, 2023 and Public Hearings

Please click here to view the agenda.

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Village of New Paltz Planning Board will be held Tuesday, January 3, 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 1/3 meeting, two public hearings will open for:

  1. PB22-21: 118 Huguenot Street; Site Plan – Residential, Remove existing non-conforming shed & replace with pottery studio & deck
  2. PB22-23:  30 N. Manheim; Site Plan – Residential, Deck

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

  1. PB20-08:  64-66 Plains Road; Subdivision of two adjacent lots containing dwellings and storage

Meetings this Week: Draft Agendas for Planning Board & Village Board

  • Wednesday, December 21, 7pm, at Village Hall:  Village Board of Trustees – Click here to view the agenda.
  • Public hearings open for:
    • 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.
    • A Local Law Providing for the Administration and Enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (The Uniform Code) and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (The Energy Code) in the Village of New Paltz
    • Attend in person, join the meeting via Zoom, or watch on the Village YouTube channel.

12/19 DRB & HPC Special Meeting Agenda

Agenda for 12/19 Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission

Please click here: December 19 2022 HPC Special Meeting Agenda to view the agenda, for the regular meeting of the Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Monday, December 19, 2022 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

Climate Smart Task Force Agenda for December 13

Please click here to view the agenda: Agenda 12:13:2022 New Paltz Climate Smart Task Force.  The meeting starts at 7pm via Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.

December 13 Meetings: