Town of Gardiner

 

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Town Government

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Town Supervisor
Marybeth Majestic
845.255.9675 x101

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Town Clerk
Michelle Mosher
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Building Department, Code Enforcement
Andy Lewis
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Highway & Roads
Brian Stiscia
845.255.1381

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Building Department, Deputy Town Clerk
Jewell Turner
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Transfer Station Operator
Dan Scharf
845.255.9775

 

Additional Town Contacts


Municipal Bookkeeper
Darlene Halstead
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Town Court
Christine Palumbo
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Dog Control Officer
Andrew Mckee
845.249.8316

 

Assessor
Maureen Gallagher
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Assessor’s Clerk
Nancy DeStefano
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Town Announcements

Ulster County Office for the Aging and Department of Health are partnering to offer Flu Shots for Seniors.

Medicare will be billed on behalf of the client, if the client’s primary coverage is Medicare Part B. The client’s Medicare card must be presented at the clinic. If a client’s primary coverage is a Managed Care, HMO or MCO Medicare plan, the fee is $26. Please make checks payable to “Commissioner of Finance.” For your convenience, flu shots will be available at the OFA Community Cafes listed as follows:

Tuesday, October 15, 10:30 - 11:30am, Saugerties Senior Center, 207 Market Street, Saugerties, NY

Wednesday, October 16, 10:30 - 11:30am, Trudy Farber Building, 50 Center Street, Ellenville, NY

Please call the OFA to reserve your SHOT at 845-340-3456.

GARDINER FIRE DISTRICT 2020 Budget Hearing

NOTICE is given that the Gardiner Fire District, Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss the contents of the proposed budget for 2020. The public hearing will be held at the Gardiner Firehouse, 2349 Rte. 44-55, Gardiner, Ulster County, NY, on October 15, 2019 at 7:00PM. A copy of the proposed budget is available at the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Gardiner and at the office of the Fire District, where it can be inspected by any interested person on October 12, 2019 from 11am to 12:30pm. In addition, copies of the proposed budget will be available at the aforesaid public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend. By Order of the Gardiner Fire District, Board of Fire Commissioners, Cheryl Oakley, Secretary.

The Town of Gardiner is currently holding an open bid invitation to any interested parties for the construction renovation project: Completion of Majestic Park Pole Barn Kitchen and Restrooms. For more information on the scope of work and to submit a proposal, please contact townofgardiner.assistant@gmail.com or call (845) 255-9675 ext 109.

OPENINGS EXIST ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSION. Interested parties should contact Supervisor Majestic at supervisor.tog@gmail.com or (845) 255-9675 ext 101.

HELP WANTED: Climate Smart Gardiner

Climate Smart Gardiner, a municipal Taskforce created by the Gardiner Town Board, is seeking new members. We work on local projects to mitigate climate change and preserve our environment. Some examples of our current projects include installing an electric vehicle charging station at the town library, as well as bringing cheap, renewable electricity to Gardiner through Community Choice Aggregation. We are also involved in many other activities involving recycling, educating the public, developing a local climate action plan, planting trees, and even picking up garbage to beautify the Wallkill River. You can do something meaningful, participate in a project that interests you, and get to know your neighbors. We need your help. We all need to work together.

If you are interested in joining us, you can attend our monthly Taskforce meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 7PM at the Gardiner Town Hall, e-mail jsmayer@hotmail.com, or check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/climatesmartgardiner/.

Shawangunk Valley Fire District: Legal Notice of Public Hearing on the 2020 Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed 2020 Budget of the Shawangunk Valley Fire District of the Towns of Gardiner and Shawangunk, State of New York has been provided to the Budget Officers of the Towns of Gardiner and Shawangunk, and;

A PUBLIC HEARING and SPECIAL MEETING will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Shawangunk Valley Firehouse, 2150 Bruynswick Road, Wallkill, NY  12589, in the Town of Shawangunk, State of New York on the 15 th day of October 2019. 

Pursuant to Town Law §105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.

The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.  At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Board of Fire Commissioners shall immediately enter a Special Meeting for the purpose of discussing the 2020 Proposed Budget and adopting the 2020 Fire District Budget.

A copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerks of the Towns of Gardiner, Town Hall, 2340 Route 44-55, Gardiner, NY  12525 and Shawangunk, Town Hall, Central Avenue, Wallkill, NY 12589 where it may be inspected by any interested person during their respective office hours and at the Shawangunk Valley Fire House at 2150 Bruynswick Road, Wallkill, NY  12589 where it may be inspected by any interested person on Tuesday, October 8th 2019 between the hours of 7:00p.m. and 9:00 p.m.   Should any interested person want to receive a copy of the proposed budget, please call Fire District Secretary/Treasurer Roger Rascoe at (845) 895-2600.

Dated: September 11, 2019

Board of Fire Commissioners

Shawangunk Valley Fire District, 2150 Bruynswick Road, Wallkill, NY  12589

Roger Rascoe, Secretary/Treasurer

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Town Meeting Schedule

TOWN BOARD MEETINGS: 1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM
PLANNING BOARD MEETINGS: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00PM (as needed)
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSION: 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30PM
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE: 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00PM
CLIMATE SMART GARDINER TASK FORCE: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM
OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE: 2nd Monday of the month from 5 to 6:30PM


Town Board Holiday Closing Schedule:

GOOD FRIDAY: Friday, April 19

MEMORIAL DAY: Monday, May 27

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Thursday, July 4

LABOR DAY: Monday, September 2

YOM KIPPUR: Wednesday, October 9

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY / COLUMBUS DAY: Monday, October 14

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 5

VETERAN’S DAY: Monday, November 11

THANKSGIVING DAY: Thursday, Friday, November 28 & 29

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: Tues & Mon, Dec 24, 25

NEW YEAR’S DAY: Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020

Town Budget

Click to view the Town of Gardiner 2020 Tentative Budget.

Job & Volunteer Openings

GARDINER SENIOR RESOURCE OPPORTUNITY
The mission statement of the Gardiner Senior Resource Committee is to explore the needs of local seniors so they may continue to stay in their homes with dignity and independence, while remaining involved in the community.

Are you interested in enriching Gardiner for our senior citizens? For more information, click here.


HELP WANTED: Climate Smart Gardiner

Climate Smart Gardiner, a municipal Taskforce created by the Gardiner Town Board, is seeking new members. We work on local projects to mitigate climate change and preserve our environment. Some examples of our current projects include installing an electric vehicle charging station at the town library, as well as bringing cheap, renewable electricity to Gardiner through Community Choice Aggregation. We are also involved in many other activities involving recycling, educating the public, developing a local climate action plan, planting trees, and even picking up garbage to beautify the Wallkill River. You can do something meaningful, participate in a project that interests you, and get to know your neighbors. We need your help. We all need to work together.

If you are interested in joining us, you can attend our monthly Taskforce meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 7PM at the Gardiner Town Hall, e-mail jsmayer@hotmail.com, or check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/climatesmartgardiner/.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSION
The ECC meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month

The ECC of Gardiner, NY is an all-volunteer commission dedicated to discussing and implementing ways to protect the natural resources of the town. Interested parties should contact Supervisor Majestic at supervisor.tog@gmail.com. 845.255.9675 ext 101

Upcoming Events Calendar

Miscellaneous Announcements

The ULSTER COUNTY BRING YOUR OWN BAG ACT went into effect on July 15, 2019. Most types of carry-out plastic bags are now prohibited at retail establishments, and retailers will be required to collect a fee on any recyclable paper bags provided. Reducing reliance on plastic bags and encouraging the use of reusable bags is an important way to diminish plastic pollution. Find resources and answers to many Frequently Asked Questions at the BYOBag Act website. If you have any questions or concerns about the implementation of this Act, you are encouraged to contact BYOBagAct@co.ulster.ny.us.

A NYS DEC SPILL INCIDENT OCCURRED IN GARDINER ON 10/07/18
For data on the incident click —> NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Violation Report
For further information please call:
NYS DEC Daily Dispatch Dan Bendell at 845-256-3121 or Daniel.Bendell@DEC.NY.gov

LOCAL LAW IMPOSES A MORATORIUM ON CERTAIN TOURISM-RELATED LAND USES
for more information on this law, click here.

TAKE OUR GARDINER LIBRARY SURVEY
https://www.gardinerlibrary.org/supportsurvey.asp

Be a Friend to Majestic Park - Support our beautiful community recreation space here.

 

UCAT Bus stops at Gardiner Town Hall

UCAT Bus stops at Gardiner Town Hall for a morning and evening commute Monday-Friday. The UCAT "W" route heads Northbound to New Paltz at 6:50AM and 6:35PM and Southbound to Wallkill at 6:10PM.


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Historic Gardiner NY

Photo Credit: Dennis O’Keefe Collection

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Photo Credit: Vivian Yess Wadlin Collection

Photo Credit: Vivian Yess Wadlin Collection

WELCOME
The town of Gardiner is a minor civil division located in southern Ulster County.  Based on the 2000 federal Census, the population of the town of Gardiner is approximately 5,238 persons with approximately 45 square miles of land and water surface area. The average density is about 116 persons per square mile.

The town is situated on the outer fringe of the New York metropolitan area. It is approximately equidistant from the Hudson River cities of Kingston, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, and approximately 75 miles north of New York City. The landscape varies from vertical rock cliffs and evergreen forests of the Shawangunk Mountains to the basins and broad floodplains of the Wallkill River, Shawangunk Kill and Mara Kill streams.

HUDSON VALLEY HISTORY PROJECT: GARDINER
Launched in 2006, the goal of the Hudson Valley History Project: Gardiner is to preserve the personal histories of Gardiner's longest standing residents. Each of these Story Subjects has lived in Gardiner for at least 50 years. The project's coordinators have enlisted the services of local writers to document and edit these special stories. Click here to read the stories.

THE GARDINER FAMILY NAME 
”The family name of Gardiner, in its numerous variety of forms, can be traced back in English history to William the Conqueror, who in the year 1066, defeated the Saxon King, Harold, in the Battle of Hastings, and subsequently introduced the Medieval European civilization to the British Isles. Both men, William Des Jardine and William the Conqueror, have been identified by historians as great grandsons of William the Longsword.

Since the family-name of Gardiner was first introduced into the British Isles as ‘Des Jardine’, it remained unchanged in the areas of heavy Norman population for perhaps a century before it became De Jardine, then Jardine, Gardine, etc. In the areas more heavily populated by the Romans it became De Gardino, D'Gardino, etc. In the areas more heavily populated by the Britions, Danes and Saxons, it appeared in the Twelfth Century as De Jardin, Jardin, Gardin, etc.

Geographical location also played a major role in determining how family names were spelled. In Scotland, for example, Gardiner was known as Gardenkirk. In Wales it was spelled Gardynyr. Across the line in Gloustershire, it was slightly altered to read Gardyner..." (ix-x, Gardiner: Generations and Relations, Thomas Richard Gardiner.)

ULSTER COUNTY POORHOUSE
The Ulster County Poorhouse (ca 1827-1954) was located along Libertyville Road on the Wallkill River, near the Town of Gardiner-Town of New Paltz boundary line. The land is now occupied by the Ulster County Fair and Ulster County Pool Complex. To read more about a recent comprehensive historical examination of Ulster County's Underprivileged, click here.

The town historian is a volunteer position appointed each year by the Town Board at the annual meeting. The current town historian is A.J. Schenkman.

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