Town of Gardiner

Effective Monday, July 28th, Guilford Schoolhouse Road, between Climbing Ridge and Hasbrouck Roads, will be closed for replacement of a major culvert crossing. Estimated time for project, weather permitting, is 2-4 weeks. Please drive carefully. Caution equipment and highway personnel.

Last Updated Jul 31

AARP Chapter, #975 Aug 4
AARP Chapter, #975 will hold their Monthly Meeting @1 PM, St. Charles Hall, on Monday, 8/4/14. Our guest speaker, is Marge Gagnon, from the Office for the Aging, speaking on CPR, and life saving techniques. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. All defensive driving classes are suspended for the summer months and will resume in September. Please join us. The Office for the Aging is sponsoring a BBQ on 9/4/14 @ Thomas Felton Memorial Park, Rout 32, Modena, @ 12:00 PM. A suggestion donation of $3.00, is requested. Entertainment will also be provided. Please contact the Office for the Aging for Reservations, @ 845-340-3456

Gardiner's Clothing Drop & Recycling Station
Gardiner’s Transfer and Recycling Station now offers a clothing drop & recycling shed where your old clothing is sorted for reuse and textile recycling. We accept shoes, sneakers belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys. Please, no rags, fabric scraps or remnants, pillows, toys, or household goods. This is only for intact textile/fabric items. Keep your donation clean and dry in a tied or closed bag.

Did you know?

  • 1 pound of clothing averages about 3 pieces: 3 shirts, 9 pieces of kid’s clothing, or 1 pair of shoes
  • 2,500,000,000 pounds of used clothing ended up in land fills last year alone
  • The average American throws away about 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per year, 99% of which can be recycled.
  • The textile recycling industry, with some 2,000 companies and places like Gardiner help remove 2.5 billion pounds of post consumer textile product waste from the solid waste stream annually. Taxpayers pay by weight  for all waste in the solid waste containers. The more that is recycled, the more we save.
  • Textile Recycling employs approximately 10,000 semi-skilled workers at the primary processing level.
  • Few communities have textile recycling programs, and as a result, about 85% of this goes to landfills.

Your donations are tax deductible too. Receipts can be found at the shed.

A Day Trip to Saratoga Sunday August 10th
The Gardiner Day Committee Presents A Day Trip to Saratoga Sunday August 10th--- Cost $60. Ticket Includes: Admission and Grandstand Reserved Seating & Bus Transportation. Meet at Gardiner Gables 8:30 AM Sharp. Bus leaves Saratoga after the last race- about 6:30 PM. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages for the ride. **MUST PAY IN FULL WHEN YOU SIGN UP** All ages welcome.  Contact Jewel Turner at Town Hall to Reserve  (845) 255-9675. Limited Seating

2014 Voter Registration and Absentee Voter Cut Off Dates
Primary, Tuesday, September 9th:
New Voter Registration Cut Off August 15th – last day to postmark or register in person at the BOE

Absentee Voter Application Cut Off:
September 2nd, last day to postmark an application
September 8th, last day to apply in person at the BOE
Ballot must be postmarked September 8th
September 9th, last day to hand deliver the ballot to the BOE

General Election, Tuesday November 4th:
New Voter Registration Cut Off October 10th – Last day to postmark or register in person at the BOE

Absentee Voter Application Cut Off:
October 28th, Last day to postmark an application
November 3rd, Last day to apply in person at the BOE
Ballot must be postmarked by November 3rd
November 4th, Last Day to hand deliver the voted ballot to the BOE

NOTE:  Any Change in Enrollment for Voters is not effective until January 1st of the next year. Change in enrollment must be done by the Voter Registration Cut Off
Ulster County Board of Elections
284 Wall Street, Kingston, NY  12401
(845) 334-5470, email:

Board Vacancies in Gardiner
The Town of Gardiner has several Committee and Commission Vacancies: one (1) Town Planning Board member, one (1) Zoning Board member, and one (1) Parks & Recreation member. The current Planning Board member and Parks member have each expressed a desire to continue. Additionally, the Board is soliciting interest in the Open Space Commission which will reconvene during the summer. Applications are being accepted by the Town Board until the end of May. New members will be interviewed in June and appointed by the Town Board during June. Please let the Town Supervisor know of your interest via email to along with any information you'd like to include

THE KERHONKSON SYNAGOGUE’s Annual “Tobey Pomerantz Memorial” BBQ. Aug 10
THE KERHONKSON SYNAGOGUE’s Annual “Tobey Pomerantz Memorial” ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Chicken BBQ!!! DATE: SUNDAY, August 10, 2014 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM. PLACE: KERHONKSON JEWISH CENTER. PRICE: ADULT $12 Advance, $15 at Door SENIORS $10 Advance, $12 at Door CHILDREN $6.00 (10 & UNDER) CHILDREN 5 & UNDER FREE....Info 845-626-2264 or RAIN OR SHINE

Next Town Board Meeting Aug 12 at 7PM.
There will be one meeting in Aug.

Building Dept Safety Letter
As we welcome the arrival of summer, a few quick notes concerning swimming pools and pool safety. A swimming pool is defined as “ any structure, basin, chamber or tank which is intended for swimming, diving, recreational bathing or wading and which contains, is designed to contain, or is capable of containing water more than 24” deep at any point. Therefore, any structure that can hold more than 24” of water, whether or not it is filled to that depth, is considered a swimming pool by NYS Regulations.

Therefore, any structure that meets the definition of a swimming pool requires a building permit before installation. Often times, residents purchase small “temporary” or self-supporting pools that are used seasonally and then removed. These pools are sold at several retail or on-line outlets, including Toys-R-Us, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart and do not generally contain a notice that a building permit may be required before installation.

There are several common sense reasons why a building permit is required. Pools are filtered by electric motors that create a substantial risk of electric shock or electrocution. One of the requirements for a building permit for a swimming pool is the inspection of the electrical connections and components by a certified electrical inspector. Barriers, the fences and gates that surround swimming pools are required to be at least 4 feet in height and must satisfy certain specified requirements. Children playing in a neighborhood containing a pool that is not protected by the required barrier are provided the opportunity to gain access creating the potential risk of drowning. Additionally, any pool that is installed or modified requires a pool alarm which is capable of detecting a child entering the water and giving an audible alarm.

Home owners insurance companies would be hard pressed to provide coverage for a pool installed without first obtaining a building permit and subsequent Certificate of Compliance from the local Building Inspector. Should an accident of any kind occur as result of the pools improper installation, the liability incurred by the owner could be devastating, both emotionally and financially.
In the Town of Gardiner, the cost associated with a Building Permit for a swimming pool is minimal. Our goal is to protect the residents of Gardiner and insure that State and Local Building Code requirements are met.

"Save the Date" for The Gardiner Senior be held on September 23rd from 2-4 PM at the Town Hall.

Gardiner Day Vendors wanted Sat Sept 13
It's never too early to think about Gardiner Day. The Gardiner Day Committee is looking for vendors (food, craft, country living, or anyone
else who wants to be a part of Gardiner Day. The event will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 11:00 – 4:30. Click here to download an application.

Date:  Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time:  11:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Vendors wanted:  Vendor Fee is $50.00 a space.
Contact:  Linda Majetich Hansen at 706-0625 or Carol Lohrman at 255-6762

No Construction and Demolition Debris will be accepted at the Gardiner Transfer Station Beginning June 1
The Town Board has determined that it is impossible to accurately calculate the weight, volume and subsequent price of construction and demolition debris brought to the Gardiner Transfer Station. Therefore, the Gardiner Transfer Station will no longer accept Construction & Demolition material beginning June 1. Homeowners will be permitted one large contractor bag or one garbage can with debris per trip for $6.00 per bag or can. No loose debris will be accepted. Following the trend of other towns in similar positions, residents will be encouraged to bring construction material to UCRRA's New Paltz depot where they are better equipped to receive this material and where better prices are offered. Commercial C&D should be brought to UCRRA on Clearwater Road in New Paltz located near the ball field, BMX track, and the New Paltz Transfer Station

New Pricing and Guidelines for Transfer Station
Click here to view the new pricing and guidelines for the Transfer and Recycling Station

Click here to view the new permit application and permit pricing

Expedited Solar Permit Process for Small-Scale Photovoltaic Systems
There is now a streamlined Expedited Solar Permit Process for Small-Scale Photovoltaic Systems. The expedited solar permitting process uses a unified permit across municipalities in New York State. A combined building and electrical permit for a grid?tied photovoltaic (PV) system will be issued pending proper completion of forms, submission of approved plans and approval by municipality. Read more by clicking here or by navigating to 'Forms' on the left side of this page.

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