Kaaterskill Clove Parking Enforcement Update

To all Visitors and Residents of the Town of Hunter,

The recent issues relating to the Kaaterskill Clove demand immediate solutions as they risk the health and safety of our Town residents and visitors. At our recent public meeting we listened to many community members speak to the many negative impacts that are occurring and asking for our assistance. We also heard from several of our local first responders who are concerned that the traffic jams and parking will inhibit quick responses to emergency calls throughout the Clove which occur regularly.

After consulting with many experts and partner agencies, the Town Board of Hunter have ordered that the following actions will be taken.

• Beginning on the weekend of August 8th, The Town of Hunter will be operating a Vehicle impound Lot located at 5748, Route 23A, Tannersville NY (Town Hall).
• This impound lot will be in operation every weekend until the illegal parking is dramatically curtailed.
• Any illegally parked vehicle will be ticketed and then towed to the Town Hall Impound Lot which will be manned by a Town of Hunter Police Officer until 8pm.
• A vehicle owner will only be able to retrieve their vehicle once they have paid the Towing Fee, and the Impound Fee in full, via credit card or cash.
• Any vehicle not picked up by 8pm will incur an additional day’s fee.
• The Town has authorized the purchase of equipment to enable our Town of Hunter Police officers to associate parking violations to a vehicle registration via the DMV. Town of Hunter Police officers will soon be able to generate and print parking violations that must be answered in Town Court for the owner to renew their vehicle registration. This will replace the hand-written system currently in use.

Our intention on releasing this information at this time is so that it can be widely shared and disseminated, and so that all visitors to the Kaaterskill Clove will clearly understand the repercussions if they choose to ignore our warnings to abide by local ordinances.

The Town Board of Hunter would like to thank our partners at NYS DEC, NYS DOT, New York State Police, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and of course our own Town of Hunter Police Department for all of the extra attention and manpower that continues to be devoted to these issues.

We would also like to thank our Town Residents for their patience as we work on implementing all solutions that will be required to meet these complex challenges.

Sincerely,

The Town Board of Hunter