News

Dividing Weir to One Lane Traffic Feb. 25th

Notification was given to the Town that effective Wed., February 25th the NYC DEP will be restricting traffic on the dividing weir over the Ashokan Reservoir to one lane.  In conversation with a DEP representative it was noted that the NYS DOT inspected the bridge in December, 2014, and “yellow flagged” it.  If the DEP…

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Highway Superintendent Reminds Us About Snow Plow & Winter Driving Issues

During and after snow events the Highway Department receives phone calls regarding damage to mailboxes, either from snow plows directly or from the force of snow being thrown by plows.  If such damage is indeed caused by snow removal, it is not done intentionally.  It’s an unfortunate consequence of snow removal.  As far as the…

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Did You Know…?

PUTTING SNOW OR REFUSE INTO A STREET OR ROAD IS ILLEGAL Winter is rapidly approaching, and with it snow and the need for plowing, shoveling, and snow blowing of driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots. Article 1219 of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law makes it illegal to plow, shovel, or blow snow into a…

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Safe Portable Generator Operation

If you are operating a portable generator please be aware of the hazards associated with their operation.   Please be reminded of the following:                Never use a generator indoors or in enclosed spaces such as garages, crawl spaces, or basements.               Make…

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Members Needed for Zoning Board, Assessment Review Board, & Conservation Advisory Council

Olive has openings on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Board of Assessment Review.  Any resident who would like to volunteer for either of these two positions should send a resume or letter of intent to the Supervisor’s office, PO Box 180, West Shokan, NY  12494   or  olivesupervisor@hvc.rr.com   The Zoning Board of…

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2015 Meetings & Closings Schedule

2015 Town Meetings Schedule & Office Closings    

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Meeting with NYCDEP on Boiceville Bridge over Esopus

The December 16th presentation on the replacement of the Five Arch Bridge in Boiceville was well attended with representatives from the NYC DEP, DEP’s engineering firm (WSP Group), Ulster County Planning & Dept. of Environment, Ulster County Soil and Water, Trout Unlimited, Olive Flood Advisory Committee, Olive Planning Board, Town Board, Olive residents, and the…

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Flood Advisory Committee Recommends Woidt Engineering & Consulting for Local Flood Analysis

The Flood Advisory Committee (FAC) has been presented with six engineering proposals for doing Local Flood Analysis on the Esopus Creek and a portion of the Bushkill Stream from Maltby Hollow Stream to the reservoir as well as completing a Townwide Flood Mitigation Plan.   A subcommittee was appointed to review all six of the…

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NYCDEP Esopus Bridge Replacement Informational Meeting Dec. 16th

The NYCDEP will present information on the replacement of the Esopus Bridge (Five Arch Bridge) and on the alignment of Route 28A where it crosses the railroad tracks on  Tuesday, December 16th, 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the Town Meeting Hall in Shokan, NY.  The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period….

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Part time Seasonal Position

The Town of Olive Recreation Department is accepting applications for the part time seasonal position of Pool Supervisor. Applicants must have the following certifications, Lifesaving Certificate, Lifeguard/Pool Management certificate. An applicant should have a minimum of 3 years of experience running a large swimming pool.  A full job Description is available on www. town.olive.ny.us Applications and…

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