A virtually unprecedented crowd of more than 75 people jostled into the tiny, sweltering Town of Delaware Town Hall on Wednesday night in the expectation of hearing some talk about a resolution passed, apparently on the spur of the moment, during the public comment period of the last regular town meeting. The resolution supports residents disposing of their mineral rights as they wish, and is viewed by many as being an open invitation to gas drilling within the town's borders. Read more
Following a heated and frequently loud exchange between residents of the Town of Delaware and Delaware town board members at the regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday night, the board passed a resolution affirming the right of landowners within the town's borders to determine how they exercise any mineral rights they own "in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the United States of America." Read more
At a public hearing on a local law that would change the current system for selecting assessors in the Town of Delaware from the election of three assessors to the appointment of one assessor by the town board, comments were heavily in favor of the new law. Fifteen people signed up to speak.
The first, Rich Ferber, was the only one to speak against it. One comment was a letter endorsing Linda Schwartz. The remaining 13 commenters spoke up for the law, including three former town assessors (Bob White, Frank Fulton and Renee Ozomek) and Virginia Andkjar (one of the current assessors). Read more
At a meeting of the Delaware Town Board on April 18, it was decided to propose a law that would move from the current system of three elected tax assessors to a sole assessor appointed by the board. Read more
Firehouse, 7am-noon, adults $7, age 12 & under $3, under 5 free.
Fun-filled evening of family entertainment at Presbyterian Church, 7pm, $5 suggested, $10/family. Benefits Sullivan County Habitat for Humanity. 845/887-4756 or 887-4346.
Weekend of Chamber Music kick-off at Presbyterian Church, 3pm, adults $20, under age 18 free. 845/932-8527.
Children of all ages learn & grow in their faith through art, music, drama, puppetry, reading & conversation at Presbyterian Church, Sun., 10am. 845/887-4346.
Caregiver support group meets at Presbyterian Church, 1st Wed./mo., 10am, free. 845/292-5250.
Glenn Pontier, program director of Sullivan Renaissance, came to the Town of Delaware Board meeting on October 19 to praise the members of the hamlet of Callicoon for their inventiveness and creativity in winning the Sullivan Renaissance Golden Feather Award for 2011, the highest award given by the community beautification group.
Only one Golden Feather Award is made each year. The award comes with a gift of $25,000 that the group can spend on future projects. Read more