Congratulations to the class of 2014! Wishing much success to all the graduates the future has to offer. As school comes to a close, the Town of Plattekill has many fun and exciting events happening this summer!
Big News, THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO PLATTEKILL!! Come one, come ALL on Thursday June 26, 2014. Held at the Thomas Felten Memorial Park. One night ~ two shows. An event guaranteed to bring out the kid in all of us!
Plattekill Summer Camp starts June 30, 2014. Stop by the Town Hall for an application. Don’t miss out on enrolling your child in this 5 week program. Open enrollment continues; contact our Recreation Director for more details @ 845-883-7331, ext. #14.
The Plattekill PBA will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Pig Roast & Car Show, to benefit the Bruce Loertscher Scholarship Fund. Sunday June 29, 2014, from 1-4pm at the Thomas Felten Memorial Park. Trophies to the Best Top 10 cars, plus Best in Show! 60′s & 70′s music, 50/50 raffle and guest appearance by Elvis Impersonator “Joe Borelli”!
Who’s ready for the FIREWORKS? Our Red, White & Blue Fireworks Spectacular is set for Saturday July 12, 2014 at 5pm. Rain date set for Sunday July 13, 2014. Music, food, glowsticks & of course fireworks, what more could you ask for on a beautiful summer evening? Come out with family & friends and experience the sights and sounds this wonderful community event has to offer!
As part of my summer season message to all town residents, I want to update you on some special stormwater regulations which portions of our town are subject to. Back in 2003, Plattekill was one of 357 communities in NYS that was included in a second phase of EPA’s national stormwater management program.
The name of the stormwater program is “Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System” or MS4 for short. Two areas of our town are regulated under this system: a small area in the northeastern corner of the town (part of the Black Creek watershed that flows into the Town of Lloyd) and a southern area (part of the Quassaic Creek watershed that flows into the Town of Newburgh). The program regulations were revised in 2008 and again in 2010, and also the boundaries of the Town’s MS4 areas were revised. The Town is currently working on updating its maps. A goal of the MS4 program is to improve water quality and recreational use of waterways by reducing the amount of pollutants carried by stormwater during storm events to waterbodies. The Town must also submit an annual report due on June 1st to the NYSDEC. A copy of the report for the 2013-2014 year has been posted on this website.
Two of the several things the Town offers to its residents in order to assist in meeting its MS4 program goals are free of charge e-waste drop-off at the Transfer Station on Venuto Road and every July to also offer to every resident household $20 in free coupons for disposal of household waste. You must show proof of residency at the Transfer Station. The $20 in free coupons is available for pick-up at the Town Clerk’s office during the month of July. Let’s all pitch in and help keep our yards, roads and waterbodies clean!
Have a Safe & Fun Summer!
Joseph G. Croce