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Public Hearing – October 4th.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for the next regular meeting of the Town of Hunter Planning Board on Tuesday October 4th, 2022 at the Town Hall in Tannersville NY at 6:30pm. The parcel under Site Plan Amendment #183.05-1-9 located at 5191 Route 23A in Haines Falls NY. The Planning Board routinely notifies all adjoining neighbors and conducts a public hearing in accordance with the Town of Hunter Site Plan Law. Any concerns or comments regarding this proposal may be addressed at that time, or you may submit them in writing to the above address prior to the date set. Should you have any questions, please contact the number above.

Planning Board Secretary jbogus@townofhuntergov.com

Planning Board Chairperson mczermerys@towofhuntergov.com

2022-09-23T08:44:05-04:00September 23, 2022|Events, Public Announcements, Town News|

Budget Workshop

The Town of Hunter Town Board will conduct a workshop on the 2023 Town Budget on Sept 29, 2022 at 7pm.

The Town Hall is located at 5748 Rte 23A in Tannersville. All are welcome to attend.

Pursuant to Chapter 258, Section 495 of Real Property Tax Law, a copy of an exemption report is available upon request.

By Order of the Town Board

Lhp, Budget Officer

2022-09-15T12:47:04-04:00September 15, 2022|Events, Town News|

BURN BAN EXPIRES 12:00PM SEPTEMBER 5TH

Update: 11:00am September 5th. As of 12:00pm today, September 5th; The local state of emergency and burn ban in the Town of Hunter will expire and will NOT be renewed. We are very thankful for the rain that has fallen and is forecasted to continue. I would also like to thank all of our residents and visitors for your ongoing cooperation and understanding during this time.

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Update 3:00pm August 31st. This burn ban is applicable to any outdoor fire / flame in the Town of Hunter including ALL issued DEC permits for burning and any outdoor campfires, fire pits, fireplaces, brush fires. Please do not burn anything outdoors at this time.

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TOWN OF HUNTER EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2022-01

WHEREAS, the Town of Hunter Supervisor hereby finds that circumstances present within the Town of Hunter create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Hunter Supervisor heretofore has declared a State of Emergency effective August 31, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., declaring that a state of emergency exists throughout the Town of Hunter due to severe drought conditions and the threat of wildfires caused by outdoor burning, and its imminent threat to the health and welfare of Town of Hunter citizens; and

WHEREAS, the Executive Order, in accordance with Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, authorizes political subdivisions to take whatever prudent action that is necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community; and

WHEREAS, Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law authorizes political subdivisions to take all necessary action and issue any necessary orders to protect human life; and

NOW, THEREFORE, it is ORDERED that outdoor burning is prohibited in all of the Town of Hunter as follows:

  1. Actions prohibited:
  2. A person violates this order if he/she burns any combustible material in an outdoor area.
  3. A person violates this order if he/she engages in any outdoor activity which could allow flames or sparks that could result in a fire.
  4. Enforcement:
  5. Upon notification of suspected outdoor burning the local volunteer fire companies shall respond to the scene and take immediate measures to contain and/or extinguish the fire.
  6. As soon as possible, the Town of Hunter Police Department or other law enforcement agencies shall respond to the scene to investigate the nature of the fire.  The law enforcement officers shall request immediate compliance with this order.
  7. This order does not apply to the following outdoor burning activities:
  8. Firefighting training
  9. Burn operations approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

All outdoor burning of yard trash, household paper products, bonfires, campfires, warming fires, outdoor fire places, chimneys, and cooking fires within said jurisdictions is prohibited unless: 1) authorized by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; 2) for cooking of food exclusively within a contained gas or charcoal grill.

The setting of fires to any grass, brush or forest covered land, unless authorized by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, shall constitute a violation of the law.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that the purpose of this order is the mitigation of the public safety hazard posed by wildfires during the current dry weather conditions and the limited first responders and human resources to combat potential fires during COVID-19 pandemic by curtailing the practice of outdoor burning, accordingly, this order shall expire five (5) days from the date of this Order and Declaration.

Done and ordered this 31st day of August, 2022.

Hon. Sean Mahoney, Town Supervisor

2022-09-05T11:10:19-04:00August 31, 2022|Events, Public Announcements, Public Health Information, Town News|

Resolution Requesting the DEC and Catskill Center Provide More Off-Street Parking Areas

Resolution Passed: July 26, 2022

WHEREAS, the Town of Hunter has received many complaints from Town of Hunter residents about individuals illegally parking their motor vehicles on the sides of the Town’s roads and highways; and

WHEREAS, said illegal parking has the potential to prevent access for emergency vehicles, makes it difficult or treacherous for the normal flow of traffic, and has made pedestrian traffic overly difficult and challenging; and

WHEREAS, the illegal parking that has generated the most complaints by Town residents stems from visitors to the Town’s many hiking and nature trails, most notably on Platte Clove Road; and

WHEREAS, there exists two (2) off-street parking areas on Platte Clove Road, which are owned and operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Catskill Center, respectively; and

WHEREAS, expansion of these parking lots and/or creation of new off-street parking lots by one or more of these organizations would help alleviate the illegal parking that frequently takes place on Platte Clove Road; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, the Hunter Town Board requests the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Catskill Center take any and all action necessary to expand or create new off-street parking lots on Platte Clove Road; and be it further

RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution shall be sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014, the Catskill Center, 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406, Senator Michelle Hinchey, and Assemblyman Christopher Tague.

2022-08-01T16:01:05-04:00August 1, 2022|Town News|

Public Notice – Meeting Schedule

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN; effective beginning in July of 2022 and continuing beyond July, the Town Board of the Town of Hunter will hold the Workshop Meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM and the Regular Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

By Order of the Town Board

Corina Pascucci, Town Clerk

2022-06-22T14:47:05-04:00June 22, 2022|Town News, Uncategorized|
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