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Friends of the Pine Plains Free Library Book Sale May 29-May 31st.

FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library (7775 South Main Street, Rt. 82)  will hold a BOOK SALE for 3 days on Memorial Day Weekend  on 2nd floor of the Library


Saturday May 29,   9:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday PREVIEW at 8:30 – 9:30, for $10  (members of FRIENDS are free)


Sunday, May 30, 11 a.m.  – 2 p.m.


Monday, May 31 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Social Distancing to be observed.  MASKS are mandatory.


Come shop a vast array of fiction, non-fiction, children’s, self-help, historical,  crafts/hobbies and more!

For more info please call 518-398-1927

Please be advised that NYS DOT will be cleaning State Roads on April 29 and 30th.

To all Pine Plains Residents- Please be advised that the New York State Department of Transportation will be sweeping the State Roadways located within our Town tentatively Thursday April 29, 2021 and Friday April 30, 2021. Please do not park along the State roadway during this period of time. The sweeping efforts will occur overnight and into the early morning hours. Although not convenient for those trying to sleep, this is the safest time for the NYSDOT to perform these duties.

Please keep in mind that this sweeping project will target only State roads. Thank you!



Notice of Public Hearing April 14, 2021 Cedar Ridge Farm, LLC

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Town of Pine Plains Planning Board on the 14
th day
of April, 2021, at 7:30PM, for the purpose of hearing all persons for or against the minor subdivision application
submitted by Cedar Ridge Farm, LLC for a property located at 8032 NYS Route 82 Town of Pine Plains, Dutchess
County, State of New York, Tax Map No. 6972-00-163395.
This meeting will not take place in person in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.67. Until further
notice, meetings will be held via videoconferencing. The town of Pine Plains has organized an interactive Public
Hearing for 7:30 pm on April 14
th, 2021. You will have an opportunity to see and hear the meeting live and provide
your comments in the comments section of Zoom. Comments for the public hearing session can also be sent in
advance of the meeting to or written and sent in to town hall. A dial-in number
is also available if you do not have access to a computer. This meeting will be recorded and a transcript will be
available at a later date.
Topic: Pine Plains Planning Board Public Hearing and April Meeting
Time: Apr 14, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 895 6443 6830
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The Town of Pine Plains Planning Board will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 7:00pm

The Town of Pine Plains Planning Board will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 24th,
2021 at 7:00 pm for the purpose of a minor subdivision application by Cedar Ridge Farm, LLC. The
meeting will be conducted via Zoom and broadcasted to the Planning Board’s YouTube channel at this
Tricia Devine Town of Pine Plains Planning Board Secretary

Zoning Review Action Items Meeting 3.9.2021 7pm

Zoning Actions

  1. Review p. 89-91 of Implementations Section of Comp Plan Update and enact

Zoning Review Action Items: Some Specifics

  1. Increase size of Business/residential district to allow for living over a business. Evaluate zoning districts with the goal of increasing density to encourage affordable housing development in the hamlet and near the business district. Foster growth in hamlet and manage agricultural landscape in rural districts. Be proactive not reactive. Foster diversity in business district.


  1. Solar Law


  1. Review, update and add new definitions (e.g. short-term rentals, resort calculation for allowable size)


  1. Murphy/Chase Property 20 acres Lake Road/Mitchell Property/Catholic fields

Need to be brought into residential district acreage requirement in order to build cluster housing. Consider form-based codes for developments.

  1. 5-acre density zoning clarification and discussion.


  1. Zero-lot-line zoning in hamlet. Examine concept. Useful for affordable housing owned not rented Consider zoning overlay to allow for building in open lots around town. See Rural Build attachment.


  1. Setbacks, ingress and egress: Non-conforming properties set-backs issue: can we reconcile these with our set-back requirements, as they don’t conform to any zoning as is? Front and side lawns also bear looking at. Form-based codes apply? How? Liberta Property has been zoned out of existence, needs to be brought in somehow.


  1. Manufactured housing—site review required but the last TB changed the size of the house requirements to allow for single-wide trailers. Previous recommendations were for housing sizes to be in keeping with double-wides which look more like real homes. Why? Why not?


  1. Review ridgeline protections and amend as needed. Consider wind turbine threat.


  1. ADUs: Accessory dwellings: revise to allow for renting an accessory dwelling on one’s property to anyone, not just family. Examine setbacks.


  1. Merging properties.


  1. Permissive activities.


  1. NND—keep or discard?


  1. Signs




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Parking Regulations with the Town of Pine Plains

This article shall be entitled “A Local Law Regulating Parking Within the Town of Pine Plains.”
No vehicle shall be parked, left standing or otherwise permitted to remain on any public street, road, highway within the Town or on any Town-owned or -maintained parking area in the Town of Pine Plains between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. or during any period of snowfall or other precipitation (except rain) for a period of six hours following said snowfall or other precipitation during the months of November of each year through April of the following year. This provision shall not apply to the parking of any ambulances, to any vehicle operated by a physician while on a professional call, or to any portion of a municipal parking area located on property leased to the Town for use as a municipal parking area which has been reserved by the Town for the use of the owner or tenants of the owner.
Any vehicle parked, left standing or otherwise permitted to remain on any public street, road, or highway within the Town or in any Town-owned or -maintained parking area within the Town in violation of the provisions of § 251-11 of this article, and any vehicles parked or abandoned on any public street, road, or highway within the Town during any floods, fires or other public emergencies, or found unattended where they constitute an obstruction to traffic, or at any place where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited, may be removed and stored by the Town, its Highway Department, and/or its Police Department, and the owner or operator of any such vehicle shall be liable for payment of the reasonable charges for such removal and/or storage.


There shall be no parking on the east side of Academy Street for a distance extending from its intersection with State Route 199 on the north to the point where the north side of Factory Lane intersects with Academy Street on the east.


There shall be no parking on the south side of Smith Street for a distance of 20 feet west from its intersection with Academy Street, and parking shall be limited to one hour from 20 feet west from the intersection with Academy Street to 300 feet west from the west of said intersection.
A violations of any provision of this article shall be deemed to be a traffic violation and subject to such fines as are prescribed in § 1800 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
The Town of Pine Plains Highway Superintendent, the members of the Town of Pine Plains Police Department, the members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department, and the members of the New York State Police shall have the power to issue parking tickets, summonses and/or appearance tickets for violations of this article and shall have general enforcement powers with respect to the same.