Sponsored by Pond Eddy United Methodist Church at the Glen Spey town hall, 4-7pm, adults $10, under age 10 $5.
The Town of Lumberland has joined many other New York municipalities to ban the process of hydrofracking for natural gas with zoning restrictions targeting heavy industrial uses. The action took place at the town board meeting on April 11 when the board unanimously voted to approve the new zoning following a lengthy zoning rewrite process. Several of the bans have survived legal challenges, while one is under appeal. The towns of Highland and Bethel are pursuing similar bans.
All welcome at the town hall, 10am. Refreshments. 845/856-6372.
Museum room exhibits, mini-historical lecture, memorabilia & photo display, music (2pm), & refreshments at the town hall, 1-4pm. 845/856-6372.
The Town of Lumberland Town Board began discussing the need to address noise levels at its monthly meeting on March 14. The move came in response to a letter of complaint filed by the Loch Ada Taxpayers Association (LATA) as well as the first permit request of the upcoming camp season, which seeks a “noise permit” allowing sound to be generated until 11:30 p.m. on most weekends through the summer, as well as some weekdays. Read more
Concert followed by "Meet the Artists" reception at Lumberland town hall, 2pm, $10, ages 12 & under $5. 845/856-6372.
The presence of four law enforcement professionals stationed in the George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School gymnasium last Saturday morning was a clear sign of the tension that has built over the past several months as the Town of Lumberland has conducted a series of public sessions on its proposed zoning rewrite. But other than removing one man briefly in response to his repeated disruptions, and gesturing to another to cease doing the same, peace was kept and progress was made.
The February 25 public forum began with supervisor Nadia Rajsz reciting the list of changes made following public hearings conducted on December 14, 2011 and February 17, 2012. Read more
The search process to find a new principal for the George Ross Mackenzie (GRM) Elementary School in Glen Spey has been launched and is notable for its strong emphasis on involving the community. Read more
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy on the Rio Reservoir w/ canoe/kayak & PFD, 7-9pm. RSVP: 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010.
[UPDATED on February 14]: The Town of Lumberland Zoning Rewrite Committee will hold a Public Informational Meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall in Glen Spey, NY for the review and clarification of the proposed amended zoning laws and for any public comment].
Tempers flared at the latest public hearing on the Town of Lumberland’s proposed zoning rewrite on February 6, where public comments were again received by the town board. While only nine individuals spoke, a large crowd packed the hall and repeatedly disrupted the process with outbursts. Read more