Catskill Village trustees stay upbeat
Mar 01, 2011 7:03 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Catskill Main Street, as seen on the Village of Catskill's website."][/caption]The major issues at Monday night's February 28 meeting of the Catskill Village trustees was basically feel-good news, from the announcement of a new bicycle sales and repair shop moving into a Main Street location once home to a longstanding local hardware store, to discussion of the village sponsoring a grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts to provide further advertising and logistical support to the new Masters on Main Street program that was successfully inaugurated on the same Saturday, February 26 that WGXC had its launch party at the Catskill Community Center. Other talk highlighted an upcoming Animal Planet show on the town's Cat'n Around Catskill annual promotions, that see the placement (and later auction sale) of artist-painted cats around town, this Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m., and an upcoming e-blast to go out for the Catskill Farmers' Market, which moved from Catskill Point to Main Street last year with almost unanimous success. On a less boosterist level, there was also talk about the brownfields pollution remediation taking place at a Water Street property near the Union Mills building, set for completion in 2012, discussion of recent snow removal on sidewalks, and sidewalks needing repair by private home owners, with plans to "ramp up enforcement" by next winter. Finally, a March 14 public hearing was set for re-zoning West Main Street to reflect its more commercial character of recent years.