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01Aug
01Aug

Planning Board Special Meeting

Aug 01, 2019, 9:00 — Aug 01, 2019, 11:00   
Event summary
Bluewater Industrial Partners LLC - Project Sailfish F.E.I.S. (Final Environmental Impact Statement)
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    Aug 01, 2019, 9:00 — Aug 01, 2019, 11:00
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01Aug
01Aug

2019 Thursday Summer Concerts

Aug 01, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 01, 2019, 8:30   
Event summary
Downtown Village of Montgomery
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    Aug 01, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 01, 2019, 8:30
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01Aug
01Aug

Town Board Meeting

Aug 01, 2019, 7:00 — Aug 01, 2019, 7:00   
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All Town Board Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., Town Government Center,110 Bracken Road, 2nd Floor, Montgomery, NY

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    Aug 01, 2019, 7:00 — Aug 01, 2019, 7:00
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02Aug
02Aug

Friday Night Summer Concert Series

Aug 02, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 02, 2019, 8:30   
Event summary
Village of Montgomery
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    Aug 02, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 02, 2019, 8:30
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06Aug
06Aug

Press Conference

Aug 06, 2019, 10:30 — Aug 06, 2019, 11:30   
Event summary
August 6th at 10:30 am, Senator Skoufis and Senator Metzger will be holding press conference at the Town of Montgomery Police Department regarding Hope not Handcuffs pre-arrest diversion program. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome
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    Aug 06, 2019, 10:30 — Aug 06, 2019, 11:30
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07Aug
07Aug

Music in the Grove - Free Summer Concert Series

Aug 07, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 07, 2019, 9:00   
Event summary
The first concert on 7/1/19 will start at 7 p.m., all other concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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    Aug 07, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 07, 2019, 9:00
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08Aug
08Aug

2019 Thursday Summer Concerts

Aug 08, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 08, 2019, 8:30   
Event summary
Downtown Village of Montgomery
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    Aug 08, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 08, 2019, 8:30
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12Aug
12Aug

Planning Board Meeting

Aug 12, 2019, 7:30 — Aug 12, 2019, 8:30   
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THE EVENING MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TOWN GOVERNMENT CENTER, 2ND FLOOR MEETING ROOM, 110 BRACKEN ROAD, MONTGOMERY, NEW YORK

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    Aug 12, 2019, 7:30 — Aug 12, 2019, 8:30
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12Aug
12Aug

Montgomery Fire District Monthly Meetings

Aug 12, 2019, 7:30 — Aug 12, 2019, 9:30   
Event summary
7:30 p.m.
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    Aug 12, 2019, 7:30 — Aug 12, 2019, 9:30
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13Aug
13Aug
Event summary
Valley Central Middle School Cafeteria, 1189 State Route 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549
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    Aug 13, 2019, 7:00 — Aug 13, 2019, 9:00
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14Aug
14Aug

Music in the Grove - Free Summer Concert Series

Aug 14, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 14, 2019, 9:00   
Event summary
The first concert on 7/1/19 will start at 7 p.m., all other concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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    Aug 14, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 14, 2019, 9:00
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15Aug
15Aug

Town Board Audit/Work Session

Aug 15, 2019, 6:00 — Aug 15, 2019, 8:00   
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Audit/Work Sessions begin at 6 p.m., Town Government Center 110 Bracken Road, 2nd Floor, Montgomery, NY

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    Aug 15, 2019, 6:00 — Aug 15, 2019, 8:00
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15Aug
15Aug

2019 Thursday Summer Concerts

Aug 15, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 15, 2019, 8:30   
Event summary
Downtown Village of Montgomery
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    Aug 15, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 15, 2019, 8:30
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19Aug
19Aug

Zoning Board Of Appeals Meeting

Aug 19, 2019, 7:00 — Aug 19, 2019, 8:00   
Event details

The meetings are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Town Government Center, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York at the second floor meeting room.

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    Aug 19, 2019, 7:00 — Aug 19, 2019, 8:00
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21Aug
21Aug

TOMSIP Meet & Greet Information Session

Aug 21, 2019, 10:00 — Aug 21, 2019, 12:00   
Event summary
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Borland House Inn, 130 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY 12549
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    Aug 21, 2019, 10:00 — Aug 21, 2019, 12:00
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21Aug
21Aug

Music in the Grove - Free Summer Concert Series

Aug 21, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 21, 2019, 9:00   
Event summary
The first concert on 7/1/19 will start at 7 p.m., all other concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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    Aug 21, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 21, 2019, 9:00
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22Aug
22Aug

2019 Thursday Summer Concerts

Aug 22, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 22, 2019, 8:30   
Event summary
Downtown Village of Montgomery
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    Aug 22, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 22, 2019, 8:30
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26Aug
26Aug

Planning Board Meeting

Aug 26, 2019, 7:30 — Aug 26, 2019, 8:30   
Event details

THE EVENING MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TOWN GOVERNMENT CENTER, 2ND FLOOR MEETING ROOM, 110 BRACKEN ROAD, MONTGOMERY, NEW YORK

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    Aug 26, 2019, 7:30 — Aug 26, 2019, 8:30
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28Aug
28Aug

Music in the Grove - Free Summer Concert Series

Aug 28, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 28, 2019, 9:00   
Event summary
The first concert on 7/1/19 will start at 7 p.m., all other concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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    Aug 28, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 28, 2019, 9:00
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29Aug
29Aug

2019 Thursday Summer Concerts

Aug 29, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 29, 2019, 8:30   
Event summary
Downtown Village of Montgomery
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    Aug 29, 2019, 6:30 — Aug 29, 2019, 8:30
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Provided by Albert Valk in his speech for 
the Rail Trail Grand Opening on May 2, 2009


In 1985 the Town of Montgomery and the Town of Shawangunk purchased the old single-track railroad bed, known as the Wallkill Valley Branch, from Con Rail. Both municipalities purchased the property for economic development of a commercial corridor, also for utility easements and access to the Old Borden Farm Reservoir. The reservoir, which is high yielding, could someday provide water for the Village of Walden or the Hamlet of Wallkill. The Town of Montgomery performed research and extensive testing on the reservoir looking for water resources for economic development and for the future, based on a study done by Phillip J. Clark Consultants (1981), which indicated an overflow of the dam of 300 - 400,000 g.p.d, a strong water source.

The Town of Shawangunk, in the Hamlet of Wallkill, built up around the rail bed. They built Railroad Avenue, providing access to the schools, residential development along CE Penney Drive, and Little League fields to the North of Route 208. To the South they provided a nature / rail trail, which they opened in 1995 and named it after former Supervisor Jesse McHugh. North of the Hamlet of Wallkill, the rail bed is owned by the NYS Dept. Of Corrections, with no public access allowed. Further north, in Gardiner NY, by Denniston Road, public access to the rail bed is once again allowed.

The Town of Montgomery had done nothing to the railroad property they purchased, letting it sit dormant. In the Village of Walden, the railroad tracks from Route 52, where the Old Scalper Bridge was, is a very active rail-car line providing products to Interstate Bag Company, American Lumber and a number of other businesses along the way.

In 2002, the Federal Highway Administration held TEA-21 grant information meetings in the Legislative Chambers in Goshen NY. The question of allowing utilities, such as water lines, electric and phone lines to be placed alongside or as part of the trail was asked. It was the opinion of those in attendance from the Federal Highway Administration that it was allowed and was smart planning for the future, especially for the three municipalities and two counties working together for the benefit of their residents.

A discussion developed at the Walden Diner between Mayor Rocky Pelligrino, Village Manager Jim Politi, Supervisor John Valk and Supervisor Al Valk about a joint application to develop a fully ADA compliant trail connecting the two population centers, just like the Heritage Trail that runs between Goshen and Chester, which has achieved great success and usage. The idea to connect the Village of Walden (population 6,100) and the Hamlet of Wallkill (population 2,500) was exciting and those involved were enthusiastic in providing handicapped accessibility for wheelchairs, bicycles, roller bladders, joggers and walkers of all ages. The combined population of the two towns is 33,000+ residents. According to a former railroad employee, who worked on the railroad line for 30 years, there is a 3% grade between Walden and Wallkill, which is almost flat terrain.

In 2003, to compliment the Walden Rail Trail project, Bob and Doris Kimball donated 21 acres of land right alongside the Rail Trail. This is designated to be the "Kimball Park." Restrooms, picnic areas and a parking lot could be in the future if money becomes available.