The New Bandstand: On June 22nd, a new bandstand gazebo was installed to replace the old wooden one at Majestic Park (see photo at right) and the Gardiner Day Committee has offered to donate funds for lights. The Gardiner Summer Recreation Camp has begun to use the new bandstand, and it is ready for small concerts and events.
Water Monitoring Program Begun: The water monitoring program has begun. This program was designed by Supervisor Zatz and the Town Board to create a viable database of the water supply in the Hamlet. New businesses will be able to access this data rather than being required to create their own individual data.
The information that the water monitoring program is gathering will be collected over a period of time using the data from several wells.
Before the water monitoring program, any business interested in locating in the hamlet has had to do very expensive well testing and still only got a small snapshot view of the resource.
Expanded Parking at Rail Trail: Bob Macleod, who owns the Kiss My Face building, has generously allowed the town to expand parking for the rail trail by four spaces.
Grant to Extend Sidewalk: Supervisor Zatz secured a $50,000 grant offered by New York State Senator John Bonacic, which will be used to extend the sidewalks to the ball field, including twenty five additional parking spaces. The ball field will be redesigned so that you could picnic from your tailgate in the parking spots while watching the ball game.
Progress on the Cell Tower: The cell tower project on Wright’s Farm on Route 208 is still receiving permits and design changes. It is expected to be up and operating by the end of August.
Employee Manual and Other Human Resources: Although the town staff has not grown, management of human resources has become much more complex. Supervisor Zatz and the Town Board has been working on creating an employee manual to address and clarify various issues.