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Posted on: May 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearing - Local Law No. B (Prop.) to Amend Chapter 22 as Permitted by the Open Meetings Law




            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook on May 25, 2022 at 7:40 P.M. local time, to hear all interested persons on a proposed Local Law No. B (Proposed) of 2022 entitled “A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 22, ENTITLED “MEETINGS, PUBLIC NOTICE OF” TO CHANGE THE TITLE TO “MEETINGS, NOTICE AND PROCEDURES”, TO AMEND NOTICE PROCEDURES, AND TO AUTHORIZE VIDEOCONFERENCING AS PERMITTED BY THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW, to exercise the Town’s right, pursuant to the Open Meetings Law as amended by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2022 to authorize the continued use of videoconferencing to conduct public meetings subject to certain conditions.

         The Town Board has determined that the proposed local law is best described as a local legislative decision concerning routine administration and management under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”).

            PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of said proposed Local Law are available for review at the Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571.

Pursuant to NY Laws of 2022 Chapter 56, the meeting will be held via teleconference or video conference.   Please refer to the meeting agenda to be posted on the Town website at listing the specific link which will allow the public to view and listen to the proceedings live, which is expected to be available at (click on “WATCH live”). Project documents will be posted with the meeting agenda on the Town’s website.

            All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard as follows: 1) The public is encouraged to submit written comments by email or telephone in advance of the hearing to and 845-758-4606 by 4:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Please note “Local Law No. B (Proposed) of 2022” in the subject. 2) Written comments may be dropped in the Town’s drop box in advance of the hearing at the Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571 by 4:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Please observe the recommendations of the CDC regarding distancing and use of masks. All comments so received in advance of the hearing will be noted in the hearing record. 3) Interested persons may register in advance to participate remotely via Zoom.  To register, please send your email, name and telephone number to by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing.

All reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.  In such a case, please notify the Town Clerk in advance at the above address or by phone 845-758-4606 so that arrangements can be made.

            By order of the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, dated May 10, 2022.


                                                                                    Deanna Cochran                                                                                                                                 Town Clerk

                                                                                    Town of Red Hook

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