to Feb 28

Cypress Creek Catskill meeting

Opportunity for Catskill residents to voice their concerns about the Cypress Creek development in Catskill. Cypress Creek Renewables, a nationwide solar company pursuing property in Cairo, Greenville and CoxsackieConditions for the project’s special use permit included a deed restriction requiring the company to leave 40 acres of the 61-acre property undeveloped. Because it was illegal for the planning board to create this condition, the special-use permit must be amended and another public hearing will be held Feb. 26.

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to Feb 24

2019 Farming our Future Conference

Saturday, February 23
8 am to 1:30 pm

The 2019 Farming Our Future Conference theme, “Enhancing Agricultural Literacy in the Community,” will address the importance of knowing where our food comes from, emphasize sustainability, best management practices, community engagement, land use and farming techniques. While Columbia County, Greene County and the Mid-Hudson Valley have a rich farming heritage, it is incumbent upon all of us to do what we can to preserve and strengthen our agricultural landscape so it’s here for generations to come.

Jessica Ziehm, Executive Director of the New York Agriculture Animal Coalition, is the keynote speaker. Attendees will be able to attend a concurrent workshop session, visit with a variety of agriculture-related vendors and network with other participants. The conference is designed to attract a diverse audience from the community including established farmers, beginning farmers, interested non-farmers, suppliers, educators, community officials, industry leaders, and students. A nominal registration fee will cover the cost of providing breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

For more information on the conference, contact steering committee members Steve Hadcock at seh11@cornell.edu or Sandra Gardner at sgardner@taconichills.k12.ny.us.


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2:30 PM14:30

Town of Coxsackie will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 13

The Town Board of the Town of Coxsackie will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall, 16 Reed Street, Coxsackie, NY for the purpose of considering revised proposed Local Law 2 of 2018, a Local law to amend the code of the Town of Coxsackie, Chapter 167 titled “regulation and approval standards for solar collection systems”.  All interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard.  Written comments can be submitted to the above address. A copy of the proposed local law is available for review at the Town Clerk’s Office. 

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to Nov 19

Flint Mine Open-House planned for Thursday, November 8 at Pegasus

Hudson Energy Development proposes a 100MW facility sited on 1,800 acres of farm land located in Coxsackie and Athens.

Flint Mine Solar plans to file its Preliminary Scoping Statement (“PSS”) on or around November 2, 2018. More information, including the PSS document, will be made available on the Siting Board’s website (http://dps.ny.gov) under Case 18-F-0087.

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