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Olive Offices Rehabilitation Project

After Hurricane Irene the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery through a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) initiated the New York Rising Communities project.  Then Supervisor Berndt Leifeld appointed the 3 required members to that Town Committee–Ed Kahil, Mario Occhi, and myself.  This all began in August of 2013.  We are now at the point…

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Hurricane Season is Here!

We’re all aware of the potential damage this hurricane season has imposed on Texas.   And, now Florida is bracing for a major storm.  Though we are not in a coastal area we’re well aware of what a hurricane can do inland.  Let’s hope we are hurricane free again this year in Olive; but, to…

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Final Local Flood Analysis

Boiceville has eighteen (18) properties within the 100 yr. flood plain. Eleven (11) of those parcels have a history of flooding which resulted in substantial damage to structures. In December 2014 the Town of Olive hired Woidt Engineering and Consulting thus initiating Local Flood Analysis (LFA) for the hamlets of Boiceville and West Shokan.  Boiceville…

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Local Flood Analysis June 26th Meeting

Olive’s Flood Advisory Committee Statement of Purpose and Scope for Local Flood Analysis A Public Informational Meeting on Local Flood Analysis (LFA) will be held Monday, June 26th, 7 pm at the Town Meeting Hall in Shokan.   Major floods have become more frequent, and government resources for recovery have decreased.   These floods have caused…

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Olive First Aid Awarded “Agency of the Year”

Congratulations is extended to Olive First Aid Unit, Inc., for being awarded “Agency of the Year” by Ulster County Emergency Medical Services.  The gala event took place in Kingston on May 24th where various honorees were recognized for their work in providing first response medical service to Ulster County citizens. With community support for Town…

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Ulster County Grants Permit to Rail Bike Company

Last October Ulster County executed a five year permit with the Rail Explorers Corporation to operate a tourist rail-based bicycle (“rail bike”) excursions on the Western Segment of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad Corridor.  The property subject to this permit extends approximately 6.2 miles from Route 28A at Coldbrook Road to the east side of…

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Update on Broadband in New York State

Jim Sofranko, Town Board Member & Chair of the Olive Cable Franchise Negotiating Committee  provided the following update.   There is a vast amount of talk being floated around at the state level regarding broadband build-out money for rural NYS. The most significant amount is the $500 million the governor earmarked for rural broadband build-out…

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2017 New Year Happenings

There’s a lot going on in the Town of Olive and here are a few things you might be interested in knowing.  I wish all of you a happy, healthy 2017! Sylvia Flood Mitigation efforts with Flood Advisory Committee Boiceville and West Shokan Local Flood Analysis (LFA) is nearing completion. Woidt Engineering has done the…

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Maltby Hollow Brook Stream Corridor Assessment Meeting

Shaun McAdams of Barton & Loguidice will meet with the Flood Advisory Committee to present the results of the Maltby Hollow Stream Corridor Assessment on December 19th, 6 pm, at the Town Meeting Hall in Shokan. The Town of Olive, in coordination with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) conducted the stream corridor assessment…

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Ashokan Rail Trail Information Meeting December 1st

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and the Ulster County Department of Planning invite you to a public information meeting, Thursday, December 1st, 7 pm at the Onteora High School Auditorium at 4166 Route 28 in Boiceville.  The Ulster County Rail Trail Project known as the “Ashokan Rail Trail” is a 11.5 mile recreational trail that…

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