September 16, 2020
Town Board Meeting
Tomorrow Night, September 17th
Please join us for several important topics:

  • A public hearing on the 2021 town budget. The town board would appreciate hearing your thoughts as they are just starting to work on the budget as a group. Via Zoom at 7:00 p.m.
  • A public hearing on changes in the town code with regard to Building Permit extensions and fees. See the resolution and proposed changes below to learn the details. Via Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
  • A special presentation on the CAC's project, the mapping of natural resources in Union Vale. We urge you to tune in to seen an overview of the inventory of natural resources being prepared which will be finalized next spring. You will be proud of our beautiful town! Here are comments from Aki Busch, Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) Chair:

"The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) is pleased to announce that we are well along the way in developing Union Vale’s Natural Resources Inventory, or NRI. Sean Carroll, GIS/Environmental Resource Educator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, has been constructing the series of maps with funding allocated by the Hudson River Estuary Program at no cost to the town. The maps include aerial and base maps, maps of agricultural districts, farmland soils, flood areas, steep slopes, topography and elevation, wetlands, stream habitats, large forests, land cover and a number of others. 

The CAC is delighted to show this mapping work to the town board at its meeting on September 17 and invites Union Vale residents to attend as well. Nate Nardi-Cyrus, our consultant on this project from the DEC, will be present to give the board an overview from DEC perspective. We are looking forward to showing these to you; these maps offer all of us a tremendous amount of new information about the town we live in. More importantly, the NRI can cultivate stewardship of resources; inform the planning, design and review of new development; and establish a foundation for plans and policies to protect crucial resources

We look forward as well to getting your questions and feedback. Once the maps are complete, the CAC will work on the written narratives to accompany the visual material, with the goal of having the completed
Union Vale NRI in early spring, 2021. - Aki Busch"

  • Tune in to meet Alison Croke, our new Director of the After School (ASP) and Full Day "Thank Goodness There's Tymor" (TGTT) programs for childcare during the school day. We are assisting working parents with their K-8th grade students. Virtual learning & healthy outdoor play during breaks. Alison will share the details.

We hope you will join us for all or part of tomorrow night's meeting.

Warm regards,

Betsy Maas
Town Supervisor

Click Here for Material for the Town Board Meeting
Email the Town Clerk for the Zoom Invite.
Andrea Casey will send it to you via email before the first public hearing at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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