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.