Hamlet Happenings: July 2020

by Kathleen Sullivan
July 2020

Thanks to all who came out to help the members of Hurleyville-Sullivan First make Hurleyville more beautiful!

Now the barrels on Main Street and the planters at the “Hurleyville” signs and the firehouse need to be weeded and watered regularly. Please let one of the members of Hurleyville-Sullivan First know if you can help. You can send an email to izzysaunt@verizon.net, or you can phone MaryAnn (845-798-5418), Denise (845-807-7797) or Kathleen (845-707-9810).

Learn more about Hurleyville-Sullivan First at www.hurleyvilleny.com or on Facebook.

The Hurleyville United Methodist Church is currently closed. A team is presently working on a plan to safely re-open the church when permitted. Protocols for social distancing, disinfection and cleaning will be followed.

The generosity and kindness of the community during the pandemic is making it possible for the volunteers at the Bread of Life Food Pantry to provide more food to more families. Pre-made boxes of food will continue to be distributed to folks in need. Dates will be announced on the church’s Facebook page and on the sign outside the church.

Pastor Jorge is delivering sermons online on Facebook at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

You can pray with others over the phone on the church’s prayer line on Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m. All are invited to join the Bible study group on the church’s prayer line on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The prayer line phone number is 605-472-5491 and the access code is 251678.

“MESSY CHURCH” and the women’s group meetings are cancelled for now.

Please call Katrina at 845-436-7942 for more information on programs and events at the church. You can also get updates from the church on its page on Facebook.

The Sullivan County Museum is closed for the time being, and all research requests have been placed on hold.

Go to www.scnyhistory.org for more information on the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Museum. You can also visit the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum on Facebook.

Please email Suzanne Cecil at scecil@hvc.rr.com if you have any questions.

What the hill is happening with Gan Eden Estates?
April 22, 2020 The developer of Gan Eden Estates presented a sketch plan of the project to the regular meeting the Town of Thompson Planning Board. The board approved a motion to accept the sketch plan. The board also passed a resolution to become the lead agency of the project for environmental reviews and made a Type 1 action SEQRA positive declaration.
June 10, 2020 A Draft Scoping Document for the project was presented at a regular meeting of the board. The document identifies environmental issues that need to be addressed. After reviewing and adding comments to the document, the board adopted the document for public review at the regular meeting of the board.
June 11, 2020 The Draft Scoping Document was distributed to involved agencies and interested parties. The document, along with other public documents related to the project, can be found at https://townofthompson.com/government/public-documents/, development project button, Gan Eden Estates.
What’s next?
July 8, 2020 A Project Scoping Session will be held at a regular meeting of the Town of Thompson Planning Board. Comments from the public will be accepted during the session. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30PM on July 22, 2020. Written comments can be sent via email…planning@townofthompson.com. They can also be mailed to Planning Board, Town of Thompson,
4052 Route 42, Monticello, New York 12701. This will be one of the last opportunities for the public to make comments on the environmental impact of this proposed mega-project.
Sizable participation by the general public…whether during the meeting and or by the submission of written comments…will serve to demonstrate how much concern there
is in our community about this development being built.

Based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State and Local officials related to the COVID-19 virus, the meeting may be required to be held via videoconferencing or telephone rather than in person.

• The scoping document will be revised based on comments received. A Final Scoping Document will be prepared and adopted by the board.
• The developer of the project must schedule a new site plan review with the board.

• More reviews, permits and approvals are needed from the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, the Delaware River Basin Commission, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Department of Health and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Visit Columbia Hill Neighborhood Alliance at www.columbiahill.org or on Facebook to learn how you can help to protect your community.