Plattekill Town Board members take requests from residents

By Stacia Donaldson
Posted 6/12/19

The people of Plattekill bought their requests to the members of the Plattekill Town Board at their first June meeting.

First up during public comment was Sis Morse, chairperson of the Plattekill …

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The people of Plattekill bought their requests to the members of the Plattekill Town Board at their first June meeting.

First up during public comment was Sis Morse, chairperson of the Plattekill Veterans Committee. At previous town board meetings, Morse had enquired about items which were once housed in the town hall, which are currently on loan to the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society. Morse had concerns about how these items were inventoried and if insurance was secured incase the items were harmed or destroyed.

Unsure of the specific answers to her questions, Councilman Dean DePew reached out to the historical society and arranged for a representative to give a brief presentation at the next Town Board meeting. The presentation will discuss how items are inventoried and what the type of insurance coverage used to protect these items.

Donna King, a Plattekill resident and employee at Centers Health Care in New Paltz, approached the Town Board seeking permission to use the softball fields at Thomas Felton Park to host an Ulster County volunteer firemen’s softball tournament. The tournament, sponsored by Centers Health Care, will feature teams from volunteer firehouses across the county, all competing for a chance to win a cash prize, to be used to purchase emergency equipment. The entrance fee for each team is $150. Food will be available, and live entertainment make this a fun family event to thank those who volunteer in our community. Ms. King hopes to schedule the event for July. Superintendent Joseph Croce, as a member of the Plattekill Volunteer Fire Department, was extremely supportive of the tournament. However, those teams who regularly use the ball fields would need to be notified to give final approval for the event. No word yet about which volunteer fire departments will be participating. More details on this event will be available in the upcoming weeks.

Finally, representatives from Walden Playboy Motocross approached the Board, asking to add another racing weekend to their fall schedule. After losing access to their home facility, a northeast motocross organization has asked the Walden Playboys for permission to use their facility for a race on September 28 and 29. All members of the Town Board agreed that Walden Motocross are always extremely mindful of all noise regulations and town regulations when hosting motocross events, and therefore see no reason to deny their request. A motion was carried to allow the Walden Motocross to add the additional dates to its schedule.

Scholarship season for Plattekill PBA

With the end of the school year, the Plattekill Police Benevolent Association(PBA) starts distributing scholarship to graduating high school seniors. With four school districts in the Town of Plattekill, the PBA has a fairly busy schedule. Representatives from the Town Board will be on hand at each PBA event as a representative of the Town of Plattekill, and to show their support to the scholarship winners. The Wallkill High School scholarship presentation was held on June 6 at 6 p.m. Marlboro will hold its presentation on June 20 at 7pm, and New Paltz High School will present its scholarships on June 24 at 9:45 a.m. Highland High School held their scholarship presentation in May.

Finally, The Bruce Loertsher Scholarship Fundraiser Pig Roast will take place on June 23 from 1-4pm at Thomas Felton Park. Please contact the Plattekill Police Department for ticket information.

The next meeting of the Plattekill Town Board will be held on June 19 at the Plattekill Town Hall.

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