Posted by: Dawn Powell | February 21, 2018

Meeting 2/21/18

The agenda documents posted for 2/21 are the same as the agenda documents posted for 2/14.  What are the odds that they are going to repeat the same meeting again?

Posted by: Dawn Powell | February 12, 2018

Silent Spring

$8500 for the Town Park chemical cocktail –

Barricide (prodamine) herbicide with fertilizer

Allectus (imidacloprid (meril) bifenthrin) – insecticide

Lebanon Pro (bifentrhin)

Gianabar – fertilizer

Winter fertilizer

Speedzone for broadleaf weeds

Crabgrass spray

Nutsedge spray






Posted by: Dawn Powell | February 4, 2018


As of 2/12, it appears that this will not a repair and service station.  It will be car sales and storage, a showroom as originally billed.

NOTICE 2/2018


Please be advised that the next meeting of the Planning Board will be held at Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road on Monday February 12, 2018 for the purpose of considering the following applications:

Regular Meeting Start Time: 6:00pm




1. Brazee’sAuto Repair and Service-2 Peekskill Hollow Road
(TM#91.8-1-27/File 2017-0176)

The subject property is comprised of +/-0.23 acres and is located on
Peekskill Hollow Road within the CC-1 Zoning District. The applicant
is proposing to renovate an existing commercial building and rehabilitate
the asphalt paving and concrete drainage swale.

Posted by: Dawn Powell | January 8, 2018

Wednesday Town Board meeting

The Laberge discussion about Oregon Corners planning.  An odd choice to be sure, but a conversation is a good thing. It could be illuminating to hear what they have to say.  Some other steps might help – perhaps a community discussion first, some communication from the county (We have not had a public meeting with them since Harold Gary came to town.), a clear idea of what can and cannot be done with the parking.

It is always good to talk about it.


Work Session
January 10, 2018
6 PM



To amend local law to extend the application deadline for the Senior Citizens’ exemption –
RPTL section 467, subdivisions 8 and 8A.



1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Discussion regarding Cold War Veterans Exemption

3. Resolution and proposed Consent Order and Judgment for review and approval by the
Supervisor and Town Board re: Kissinger and Kaplan v. Town of Putnam Valley, et al.

4. Resolution and proposed Consent Order and Judgment for review and approval by the
Supervisor and Town Board re: Beals v. Town of Putnam Valley, et al.

5. Authorize Supervisor to Sign Agreement with PERMA (Public Employer Risk Management Association).
6. Discussion re: the board members’ interest in having the Laberge Group make a presentation to the board during a work session.






Posted by: Dawn Powell | January 2, 2018

Reorganization Meeting 2018

Wow! No agenda, no document for the 2018 reorganization meeting.

Posted by: Dawn Powell | January 1, 2018



Posted by: Dawn Powell | December 27, 2017

Zoning Map

zoning map

Posted by: Dawn Powell | December 20, 2017

Town Board – 12/20/17

The Town Board is moving forward with the rezoning at Crofts Corners (the corner south of Town Hall), from 3 acre residential to neighborhood commercial.

DA Robert Tendy is speaking, perhaps about the opioid crisis?

Is that office up for re-election this year?

Have a wonderful solstice.


Posted by: Dawn Powell | November 21, 2017

Voting Results

The results of the town “election” are posted on the Putnam County website.

I think it is interesting that of 3058 voters,  697 voters opted not to vote for the pre-selected Town supervisor, and 31 wrote in candidates.  For the pre-selected Town Board members, there were a whopping 2039 undervotes with 39 write-in candidates.  That is impressive Putnam Valley.  That is enough people to make a change in town politics.  Two years to prepare!


Posted by: Dawn Powell | November 13, 2017

Peekskill Hollow Road – public hearing

As reported previously, the public hearing for the soccer building was held on October 30, 2017 despite an announced closure of Town Hall.  Following is the opinion of a representative of the Committee on Open Government.

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Good Morning,

The Committee on Open Government is authorized to provide advice and opinions regarding the Open Meetings Law. Neither the Committee, nor its staff, is authorized to determine whether a violation of law has occurred (i.e., is a meeting “legal”). Only a court may make such a determination.

If the public hearing was scheduled to take place at the Town Hall and notice was given that the Town Hall was closed due to a power outage, in my opinion, it would be reasonable for the public to assume that the hearing was cancelled unless otherwise specified.

Under those circumstances, in my view, a court could determine that the meeting of the planning board was held inconsistent with the requirements of the Open Meetings Law.

Kristen O’Neill

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