Fire & Rescue
The Gardiner Fire Department would like to thank all of our sponsors of the 5K Classic, as well as the businesses who gave gifts, and to the runners/walkers who participated. The return of the BBQ and the kids’ run topped off this great community event. As always, the members of the Gardiner Fire Department were on hand to support our efforts. The Gardiner Fire Department would especially like to thank the members of our race committee: Barbara Clinton, Bernadette Koonz, Terri Colucci, Luke and
Donna Lyons and John and Landon Fracasse for their continued leadership and guidance in making this event possible. See everyone next year on July 20th!
GFD Cadet Program
Gardiner residents ages 15 to 18 years old can: learn about the fire service and other emergencies; serve your community, develop personal skills, and become CPR & First Aid certified; and receive in-house training held every week, as well as represent GFD at county level classes. Turnout gear and training shirts will be provided. Cadets are expected to attend scheduled meetings, drills, and social functions except when it interferes with academic activities. Upon reaching the age of 18, cadets will be eligible to apply for full GFD membership. Applications can be downloaded on the GFD website at www.GardinerFireAndRescue.org and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardiner Day 2022: Back in Action!
Join us for great family fun on October 1st: food trucks and live music to enjoy, and games, a bouncy house, face painting and henna for the kids. Then, marvel at the interactive basketball show by Black Jack Ryan, legendary trick basketball star and motivational speaker, as well as a magic show with illusionist Ryan Dutcher. Don’t miss the presentations and offerings of local businesses and vendors. Gardiner Day 2022 is sure to be a blast! See you there!
Gardiner Highway Department
This summer, crews have been working full steam on road construction projects. Since our last article, Clove Road Bridge project has been completed and Clove reopened. Be prepared for more delays on Clove Road, as it is scheduled to be resurfaced. The McKinstry Road Bridge is currently under construction and should be completed tentatively by the end of the year. The replacement of box culverts on 44/55 was recently completed. In the fall, update you about that four-letter word S.N.O.W.
Gardiner Library Happenings
Annual Book Sale: Enjoy live music, treats and find some awesome deals! Used books, movies, audiobooks and music will be for sale on Saturday, September 3rd from 10am-4pm and Sunday, September 4th from10am-2pm. Find presents for yourself or family and friends. Craft Supplies Sale: On Saturday, September 24th from 10am-2pm.get inspired and stock up on awesome craft and art supplies to use over the long, dark winter: Fabrics, yarns, notions, needles, scrapbooking supplies, sewing machines, paints, etc. Location TBD. Donations accepted at the library through September 18th.
Parks & Recreation
This spring and summer the Gardiner’s Volunteer Parks & Recreation Committee accomplished a lot: Arbor Day tree-planting events (see article Arbor Day), Majestic Park playground clean up and plantings with the generous donation of time and machinery from Hudson Valley Trailworks Future plans include preparing Gardiner’s new trails for the inaugural Dump Run 5k/10k (September 25th) at Riverbend Trails at Gardiner Park behind our town’s transfer station at the end of Steve’s Lane. The race course will take runners through the woods, along the river, into fields, and across the retired landfill for a breathtaking view of our beautiful Shawangunk ridge line. Created by the Gardiner Parks and Recreation committee in collaboration with the Gardiner Trail Alliance this event will be the first 100% Trail Run in our area. The entry fee is casual and all proceeds will be donated to the Parks and Recreation committee. Register now at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Gardiner/GardinerDumpRun. Also upcoming in October: 2nd Outdoor Family Movie Night at Majestic Park. Please reach out and let us know what other activities YOU would like to see in Gardiner’s parks! Parksrec.email@example.com.
Town Supervisor Marybeth Majestic
Open space and preservation of rural character are top priorities for Gardiner residents who participated in the Community Preservation Plan survey. In November, residents will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum to enact a one-time tax of 1.25% on real estate purchases. This real estate transfer tax, paid by the buyer, would apply to sales that are above the Ulster County median home sale price of $320,000.00. If passed, a home purchased for $520,000 would pay a one-time tax of $2,500 ($200,000 x 1.25%). Monies raised by the tax would be available for preservation measures such as purchase of development rights or conservation easements. Open space is not free; supporting this real estate transfer tax on the ballot in November will allow Gardiner to maintain and preserve what our residents value most. For more info, please visit the town website or contact me directly (845)-255-9675 x 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.