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New Paltz town, village merger vote will be put off; public meeting on Dec. 17

December 13, 2012 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After more than three hours of discussion and public comment, New Paltz’s elected officials essentially opted to delay a March 19 public referendum on the merger of the village and town. Dec. 6’s emergency meeting featured a tense exchange, complete with a threatened walkout from town Councilman Jeff Logan -- and a debate during which both Mayor Jason West and Supervisor Susan Zimet looked at times red-faced, angry and annoyed. Citizens who showed up for public comment complained about a lack of transparency in setting up the meeting -- notice of which was sent out only two days earlier on Dec. 4.
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