Additional Town Contacts
Dog Control Officer
Andrew Mckee 845.249.8316
GARDINER’S CLEAN SWEEP WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH. THERE WILL BE A SHREDDING TRUCK AT TOWN HALL FROM 9 AM THROUGH 1 PM AND ORANGE BAGS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP IN ADVANCE AT TOWN HALL OR AT TOWN HALL ON THE 27TH. LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP GARDINER BEAUTIFUL! THANK YOU
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
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
COLUMBUS DAY OBSERVED: 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
Click here Tentative 2019 Budget /2019_Tentative_Budget.xlsx
Job & Volunteer Openings
TOWN BOARD MEMBER
The Town Board meets on the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of the month, except for July and August meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
There is a current vacancy on the board through the end of 2019. Interested parties, or those looking for more information, please contact Supervisor Majestic by May 7th at firstname.lastname@example.org. 845.255.9675 ext 101.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the 4th Thursday of the month, on an as-needed basis.
The ZBA is an all volunteer quasi-judicial board that help residents with area and/or use variances that may be required. Interested parties, or looking for more information, please contact Supervisor Majestic at email@example.com. 845.255.9675 ext 101.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 845.255.9675 ext 101
A NYS DEC SPILL INCIDENT OCCURRED IN GARDINER ON 10/07/18
For data on the incident click —> /NYS DEC Spill Incident DataBase.pdf
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
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.
Historic Gardiner NY
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 it's 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.