Wallkill Valley Times Oct. 07 2015

TIMES WALLKILL VALLEY Vol. 33, No 40 3 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015 Much-needed public recreation, or noisy nuisance? Those were the two sides of a disagreement at Thursday’s Shawangunk Town Board meeting, where the owner of a local livestock and horse business railed against the Wallkill Football League’s use of Galeville Park. The board also received the tentative 2016 budget from Town Clerk Jane Rascoe. Although the board has only begun looking at the numbers, and figures are subject to change, the town is looking at a 0.17 percent increase in its tax rate. But before the budget was released, the Town Board got an earful about the football league. ONE DOLLAR Weather talent Open studios Page 2 Page 5 www.WallkillValleyTimes.net Galeville noise irks neighbors By JANE ANDERSON 3 “This is a hobby for them, but it’s a livelihood for me,” Donna Spano told the board, comparing the recreational league with her business. The league practices and holds football games in the front field of the park, which is directly across Long Lane from her driveway, she said. The noise from coaches’ whistles upset Continued on page 4 Progress for Taylor Biomass in Montgomery By RACHEL COLEMAN Cozy new furnishing for the Vikings Bond Brungard Brad Conklin, Valley Central school board president, cuts the ribbon for the new stands at Valley Central High School, prior to Friday night’s home opener. The new stands have room for 1,600 spectators, an increase from the 50-year-old bleachers that held 950 and were demolished shortly after graduation last year. Game coverage, additional photo, on page 44. There may be light at the end of the tunnel for the garbage-to-energy facility Jim Taylor has been itching to build in the Town of Montgomery for the past 15 years. “I’m here with good news for a change,” said Taylor, owner of Taylor Biomass Energy, as he spoke to the Maybrook Village Board at their meeting last week. The $275 million project has faced a multitude of hurdles, setbacks and delays over the years, the most recent one being the evaporation of funding through the Department of Energy. Last-week however, the Town of Montgomery decided to move forward on the tax-exempt bonds needed by Taylor to secure private financing. The Capital Resource Corporation, formed by the town’s Industrial Development Agency and approved by the Town Board, will serve as the facilitator for the $200 million in tax-exempt bonds. The agency will issue the bonds, which will be sold on public market and the funds from those sales then loaned to Taylor. According to Chris Martell, attorney for both the IDA and CRC, there is no repayment obligation for either agency or the Town of Montgomery. Instead, all of the responsibility rests on Taylor. That burden seemed to sit comfortably on Taylor’s shoulders as he waited Continued on page 5 SERVING CRAWFORD, GARDINER, MAYBROOK, MONTGOMERY, PINE BUSH, SHAWANGUNK, WALDEN AND WALLKILL