Ongoing Issues

Primax/Dollar General

A decision about this project has not been made. It is still an ongoing issue for which public participation matters.

Updated  4/18/18:  The Final Environmental Impact Statement (aka the FEIS) has been approved; the planning board is in discussion with Primax over design issues. Final material, including visuals, will be available after the planning board and town engineer have reviewed them – probably by the end of April. There will be a public hearing scheduled (details TBD) and written and oral comments will be accepted. Final approval or denial could be as early as May or June.

You can download the FEIS by clicking here. The appendices can be found on the town website by clicking here.

Planning Board meetings are held the last Thursday of the month at 7PM in Town Hall. Please plan to attend!

Comprehensive Plan

Updated 4/18/18: After having been reviewed by the Town Board, the proposed comprehensive plan was sent to and approved by the county Planning Board. It is now back with the Town Board. A public hearing has been scheduled on May 8th at 6:45 in the Town Hall regarding the adoption of the plan. It is important that you attend this meeting to voice your support of the plan. You can find a copy of the final plan by clicking here. Please have a look to help you find an issue you feel is important that you can talk about while voicing support of the plan.

Commercial Venues Law

Here is a link to the proposed law.

Updated 2/20/18: This issue has been assigned to the Planning Board. Please send letters about this issue to the Planning Board Secretary Jami Del Pozzo at gtownpzsec@yahoo.com. If you wish to sign the petition against this proposed law, please email DearGDOSecretary@gmail.com.

The Planning Board meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7PM in Town Hall. Please attend!

Waterfront Revitalization

Updated 4/18/18:  Members have been currently focused on the Amtrak Fences and Gates proposal. A website, gatesgate.org, has been created around this issue.

They have also organized a Fight the Fences rally on Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd, from noon to 2PM at Lasher Park. As the 22nd gets nearer, please visit gatesgate.org for info on a possible shuttle to the rally from Palatine Park.

We are still in the public comments period, which ends at 4:30PM on May 1st, so if you haven’t yet, please send a letter or write an email.

By email:  cr@dos.ny.gov using the subject “F-2018-0060”. Please cc gates@gtel.net so the town has a record of your comments.

By Postal Mail:

  • New York State Department of State, CR F-2018-0060, Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure
  • One Commerce Plaza
  • 99 Washington Avenue
  • Albany, New York 12231

So that the town has a record, please mail a duplicate of your comments to

  • Amtrak Gates Comments, Town Hall
  • 50 Palatine Park Road
  • Germantown, New York 12526

The Waterfront Advisory Committee has now fulfilled its function to create a Local Waterfront Revitalization Study.  They are now reforming as the Germantown Waterfront Committee and are looking for committee members. If you would like to join or get more information, send inquires or a statement of interest to GermantownWaterfrontCommittee@gmail.com.