Second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM. To watch live stream meetings, and comment in real time via the youtube chat function, visit the Village Youtube Channel.

Functions & Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees declares that the protection, preservation, and maintenance of trees is necessary to protect the health and general welfare of the residents of the Village of New Paltz since trees are aesthetically appealing, provide environmental benefits and generally enhance the quality of life in the Village. The Board of Trustees hereby establishes a Shade Tree Commission, in accordance with the authority granted by Village Law § 17-1732, to exercise responsibility for the care and control of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery on lands owned by the Village and promulgates regulations for the protection of trees throughout the Village.

To preserve the ecological health and aesthetic value of the Village of New Paltz, any resident, business or organization seeking to cut, top or remove a tree must submit a written request to the Shade Tree Commission prior to taking any action.

Current Members

  • Neil Bettez (April 2018 – April 2021)
  • Christine Marmo (April 2018 – April 2021)
  • Mark Eisenhandler (Jan 2018 – Jan 2021)
  • Shelly Ottens (June 2019 – May 2022)
  • Dwight Bayne, Arborist
  • Michele Zipp, Village Board Liaison

Send general comments or inquiries to Nicole Manco, Deputy Clerk or Heather Neilson, Deputy Clerk

Agendas, Minutes & Applications


2020-06-18 STC Draft Minutes
2020-06-18 STC Draft Minutes
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