Carbondale Report

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    Carbondale Report: Water rules and bag ban revisited

    Tuesday’s meeting, Jan. 24, was somewhat quiet with no public comments and the absence of trustees Erica Sparhawk and Luis Yllanes. Lani Kitching, nursing an illness, joined via Zoom. It was also the birthday of trustee Marty Silverstein!

    The consent agenda included accounts payable, art gallery permit renewals for Carbondale… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: 2022 wraps with raises

    At their final full meeting of 2022, the Board of Town Trustees were all in attendance. There will be no work session on Dec. 20 and the Dec. 27 meeting will be brief and hosted on Zoom.

    Following student of the month awards, a consent agenda was approved that included… read more →

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    Trustees take momentous action

    All trustees were present during their regular meeting on Nov. 22. Several actions garnered hearty applause from public attendees. Mayor Ben Bohmfalk called it “a community lovefest” on KDNK the next morning.

    To begin, trustees approved a consent agenda including a resolution reversing the Planning andread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Not-so-comprehensive update gets adopted

    All trustees except Erica Sparhawk were present during the special public hearing on Nov. 15 for adoption of the update to the town’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan.

    First, minor items of business were addressed including a consent agenda which renewed White House Pizza’s liquor license, appointed Rickread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Planning to plan ahead

    While Town Hall served as a polling place, receiving in-person votes on Election Day, the Board of Town Trustees gathered for their regular meeting at the Third Street Center. Trustees Marty Silverstein and Luis Yllanes were absent, as were microphones and a virtual viewing option. Nonetheless, the atypical meeting featured… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: What’s with 2A?

    This election, Carbondale residents have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 2A, a new tax on short-term rentals to help fund affordable housing initiatives. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights requires that any proposed tax go to the voters.

    In early 2022, the advocacy group Community Firstread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Gradually getting greener

    As snow gently spiraled from the sky on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees cozied up with a full agenda and all trustees present.

    After approving a straight-forward consent agenda, the board heard from Debbie Wilde representing a regional partnership to establish a withdrawalread more →

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    BOT approves dispensary plan on West Main

    On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Carbondale board of trustees met to discuss both a land use application for a potential recreational dispensary on West Main Street as well as the 2023 board budget.

    The meeting opened introducing the first round of “students of the month” forread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Trustees revisit STR ordinance

    All trustees were present at the regular meeting on Sept. 27.

    As part of their annual budgeting process, the board continued to hear updates from partners, including Senior Matters and Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER).

    But first, during general comments by trustees, Lani Kitching announced that Wilderness Workshop… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: Local youth direct trustees

    Prior to a regular work session, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees took the time to hear from youth representing 10 local classrooms, clubs and teams. To help allocate nicotine tax funds, the youngsters shared lived experience with their town government, displaying annotated maps identifying places where they feelread more →