2012-01-25 / Civics and Politics

Third Time’s the Charm for Nelsonville Board Scheduling


The Nelsonville Board of Trustees typically meet on the third Monday of the month but the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday bumped it forward to Tuesday Jan. 17. In the absence of a Tuesday quorum, the trustees finally met on Friday Jan. 20 at 12:30pm in the Village Hall.

Mayor Tom Corless presided over a light agenda that began with a resolution to schedule a voter registration day for Village elections on Saturday, March 10 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Village Hall.

Residents are reminded that this registration is only for Village elections. “If citizens have are registered with the county, they are already eligible to vote in Village elections,” Town Clerk Pauline Minners noted.

Trustee Peter Tomann’s seat is up for re-election, but so far, there are no other candidates running for that office.

The election will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 12 noon to 9 p.m.

The Board endorsed a Hudson Highlands Land Trust application for a grant of $20,000 to the New York State Conservation Program. Grant funds would be used for Hudson Highlands’ ongoing administrative costs. The Board also voted to send the names of four residents who were delinquent in their Village tax payments to the County for collection. The tiny Village boasts just 250 residences on the tax rolls.

The Board also answered a letter from the New York State Attorney General’s Office that requested a copy of Nelsonville’s Code of Ethics and also the roster of members who serve on the Village Board of Ethics.

In a conversation with Minners on Monday, the PCN&R learned that George Duncan, the current Building Inspector for Nelsonville, had also been appointed the Village Code Enforcement Officer in December. His duties are now expanded to include the issuing of notices of code violations such as illegal parking on the streets during snow emergencies and the negligence of resident sidewalk maintenance in icy or snowy weather.



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