Plattekill prepares for a celebration

By Stacia Donaldson
Posted 7/10/19

Celebrating America’s birthday doesn’t have to end on July 4. The Town of Plattekill is gearing up for its annual Red, White and Blue celebration. This year, the celebration will be held …

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Celebrating America’s birthday doesn’t have to end on July 4. The Town of Plattekill is gearing up for its annual Red, White and Blue celebration. This year, the celebration will be held on July 13 at Thomas Felton Park, with a rain date set for July 14.

Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Veterans Memorial Receives Donations

The Plattekill Veterans Committee has received two sizable donations over the past month. At the June 19 Town Board meeting, Sis Morse, Chairperson of the Plattekill Veterans Committee, shared that Karl Holmberg had graciously donated $500 to the Town of Plattekill Veterans Memorial Fund.

Supervisor Joseph Croce shared a letter from the Southern Ulster Rotary at the Plattekill Town Board’s July 3 meeting stating that a $500 donation was received by the Plattekill Veterans Committee from the organization.

Park Expansion Project Prepares for Future Donations

Though presentations and surveys, the members of the Thomas Felton Park Expansion Committee continue to keep the public informed about the numerous park expansion possibilities. Recently, the Park Expansion Committee has been approached with questions regarding monetary donations to the cause. Councilman Matthews consulted the Town Board as to the proper way to accept these donations. Supervisor Croce indicated that he would consult the town accountant, but felt a reserve fund would be needed. Money placed in a park expansion reserve fund would be used for Thomas Felton Park expansion projects only.

As the park expansion project gains momentum and support, the Park Expansion committee is gathering names of engineers and other professionals they may want to work with in the future. Modifications to the parking currently available at Thomas Felton Park, and the need for expansion in the future, are being mapped out with the help of Plattekill Highway Superintendent Robert Wager. The committee is also hoping to invite Eagle Scouts to consider Thomas Felton Park for their final projects, providing a great opportunity for community involvement.

For the most up to date information on the Thomas Felton Park Expansion Project, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thomasfeltenparkproject, or visit the Plattekill Town Hall and pick up a brochure.The Park Expansion Project Committee continues to collect ideas from Plattekill residents. A short survey is available at town hall or online at surveymonkey.com/r/CTY9QJW. The Thomas Felton Park Expansion committee will be hosting presentations and public forums in the near future.

The next meeting of the Plattekill Town Board will be held on July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Plattekill Town Hall. County Executive Pat Ryan will be stopping by to speak to the Town Board and answer questions from Plattekill residents. All are welcome to attend.

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