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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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NYC DEP Responds to Town Regarding Route 28A

On August 9th the Town Board sent correspondence to the City of New York Commissioner pointing out the many safety issues and inferior road conditions regarding Route 28A.  The drop offs alongside Route 28A are deepening due to erosion and crumbling of the edges of the road and the culverts are deteriorating.  Route 28A needs…

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Olive Day 2016

In the mid 1970’s the Olive Democratic Party held the first Olive Day at Davis Park.  This established annual event has been a time for town residents to gather together to celebrate our community with family, friends, and neighbors.     A grant was received from the State for all towns in the Route 28…

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Olive Day September 10th

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Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

The Town is in receipt of the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and has until November 18, 2016 to complete the required process for adoption.   As a condition of continued eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), we must adopt floodplain management regulations that meet the standards of Section 60.3 (d) of…

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Esopus Creek Bridge Replacement & Route 28A Railroad Crossing Project

A video of the proposed Esopus Creek Bridge Replacement & Route 28A Railroad Crossing Project (CAT 252) has been posted on the NYCDEP website.  In addition to the video of the proposed design, there are historical photographs of the original Five Arch Bridge construction, detailed drawings of the bridge, and a video of the proposed…

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