Rhinebeck Village Informational Notice Memorial Plaque Dedication

May 28, 2017 at 12:30PM, the Rhinebeck Gulf War Veteran’s Memorial Plaque will be dedicated at a ceremony at the Doughboy Memorial Park, East Market Street Rhinebeck. The names of the Rhinebeck Gulf War Veterans are listed on the plaque. This project was the final project of military historian, the late Alan Coon of Rhinebeck. All funds for this plaque were raised in memoriam to Alan. All are welcome to come to the dedication.

A Message from Mayor Gary Bassett:

Mayor Gary Bassett selected Brant Neuneker to fill the open Trustee seat, vacated by Bassett when he was elected Mayor in March. The swearing in took place on May 9.

Brant is a former real estate attorney and broker, who resides in the Village with his wife Alisa, a college instructor. Their two children attend Rhinebeck schools. He holds a business degree from Western Illinois University and graduated from The John Marshall Law School.

Brant successfully served two full terms as a Village Trustee several years ago and then was a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Zoning Commission for the Village. The commission has been tasked with rewriting the zoning code.

Taking his place on the Board, Brant said, “I am very Grateful to Mayor Basset for my appointment to the Village Board and I look forward to the challenges ahead. As liaison to the Water Department, I am determined to help make the water line replacement project on Rt. 9, Chestnut, Livingston, and Platt Avenues a successful project. As a member of the Zoning Commission, I will diligently assist the other members and the Village Board to enact our proposed code revisions into law. We have a good group of Village Board members and staff and I am delighted to work with them.”

Joint Environment Committee being formed

The Village of Rhinebeck is forming a joint committee made up of experts in the village and town to be advocates for our environment. The purpose of the committee will be to work with outside organizations on issues that affect either the village or the town and bring them to each board for review and proposed actions. Both Mayor Bassett and the Town Supervisor will be liaisons to this committee. The Mission of the committee will be:

– Clean Energy Communities Program
– LED street lighting status updates
– Ban on Barges updates
– Watershed protection (Clean water)
– Resolution for Tanker Avoidance Zones
– Any new developments

Any interested residents of the Village of Rhinebeck please send letters of interest to Pat Coon, Village Clerk, 76 East Market St., Rhinebeck or pcoon@villageofrhinebeckny.gov.
Thank you.