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I am researching my ancestry and have possibly been led back to Marbletown, N. Y.
My great, great, great grandfather was one Dr. John T. Jansen who was admitted to the Ulster County Medical Society in 1810. He was born in 1788, possibly to a Thomas and Janneke (Du Bois) Jansen as his parents. The date for his Baptism would be about a month after his birth in July of 1788. Is there proof of accurate location for my family line in Marbletown? Would he be the the son Johannes who later resided in Minisink?( He was married to a Clarissa LeFevre Dolson on Dec. 28, 1811.)
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Re: Bennett Solar Site 170 Kripplebush Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12848
Borough of Bay Head, Ocean County, New Jersey
Dear Mr. Rivera:
October 20, 2020
via email
As requested, Princeton Hydro, LLC (Princeton Hydro) reviewed the current proposed solar energy generation project (SEGP), referenced above. As we understand, the project proposes the construction of a 1.8 MW solar energy generation system on 12.05 acres of the 31‐acre parcel. The project will consist of an array of elevated solar panels on posts, equipment pads, utility poles, 1,800 linear feet of new road (gravel), a stormwater management system for the gravel roads and equipment pads, and a culvert on Kripplebush Creek. I was able to review all the documents available at the Town website to the date of this letter.
It is very important to understand that SEGP construction is similar in nature to an industrial development. Contrary to popular belief, solar array installations impart significant impacts and modifications to the landscape, including mass soil grading (i.e. roads), soil compaction (solar array fields), loss of agricultural soils, as applicable, and the increase in stormwater and sediment runoff during and after construction. Even in the flattest of terrain, there is the need for grading, construction, and maintenance vehicle access, trenching for utilities, the placement of hundreds to thousands of anchoring posts or foundations, and stress on vegetation related to shading and soil compaction.
Regardless of the technology employed, SEGP construction follows a similar general pattern. Construction is completed in two specific phases; 1) site preparation and 2) a more time‐consuming effort in assembly, testing, and initiation of operation.
As with other types of construction, site preparation for a SEGP includes the establishment of access to the site, clearing of vegetation and other obstructions, and grading. To create access roads, depending on subsurface conditions, soils require excavation and replacement with compacted soils to provide support during any weather condition. For the solar array areas, grading may be required depending on site topography.
During the longer second phase, equipment used on the site generally includes cranes, backhoes, bulldozers, trucks, and possibly concrete batch plants. As the construction of solar array components is a repetitive effort, material delivery needs, and assembly of each panel requires multiple passes over on‐ site soils. Other construction activities include the installation of underground power cables, control buildings, substations, and control and maintenance buildings, all of which also will require repetitive loading by delivery and construction equipment.
Solar panel arrays are normally supported on driven posts which are like steel highway guard rail posts. The posts are driven into the ground with hydraulic hammer drivers mounted on skid steers or rubber tire excavators. The underground cable required to supply and deliver power necessitates trenches to be excavated and backfilled all along the array systems.
Basically, the construction of this site will permanently impact the quality of the onsite soils, including farmland of significant importance soils. The repetitive loading by vehicles and equipment, site stripping,

Bennett Solar Site 170 Kripplebush Road Stone Ridge, NY 12848 Borough of Bay Head, Ocean County, New Jersey October 20, 2020
and general soil compaction will decrease the ability of the soils to infiltrate stormwater and create a permanent barrier to root pe*******on. All these issues will negatively impact the hydrology of the tract.
While the solar array panels themselves are not to be considered impervious in the design of the site, in reality they can have a dramatic impact on the growth of vegetation due to shading and create focused concentrated flow off the panels that can create erosion rills and lead to increased runoff. A paper titled “Hydrologic Response of Solar Farms”, published in May 2013 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), authored by Lauren M. Cook and Richard H. McCuen both of the University of Maryland, College Park, modeled stormwater runoff from solar arrays, with and without the elevated panels. They found that if the vegetative cover remained the same, stormwater runoff peak flow and runoff volume were not significantly different. However, if the vegetative cover were reduced, the peak flow and volume increased dramatically.
At this point in the review of this application, it appears that the applicant has submitted their third iteration of the engineering plans, and therefore, the application has been reviewed by the Town, with modifications. However, it is important that prior to rendering a decision on whether or not to approve this application, it is important to understand the means and methods of the construction specified of this solar array, and how, if possible, the applicant proposes to preserve the characteristics and nature of the soils and vegetative cover. According to the engineering plans, the area of the solar area has been identifiedonsheetC‐7as“nogradingexpectedinarrayarea”. Thisisastatementthatshouldbemodified to state that “no grading allowed in array area”. Further, the applicant, following the installation of the support posts, but prior to the installation of the panels, must rototill and remove any compaction that was caused by the repetitive loads that are caused by equipment access. Following the installation of the panels and subsurface cable, compaction of the soils must be checked to ensure that pre‐construction soil bulk densities are maintained, and remediated where necessary, both below the panels and in intervening rows. Finally, specific to the solar array, the applicant must guarantee that the vegetative cover below and surrounding the solar panels, and other areas of the project will provide a dense and robust cover of vegetation. It is strongly recommended that a success rate of 90% healthy ground cover be imposed on the applicant for the life of the project.
Regarding the impact of the proposed culvert on Kripplebush Creek, as we understand, this area was devastated by floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Of course, adding, yet another culvert on the creek will subject the Kripplebush Historic District to overbank flooding, and with the effects of climate change, flooding impacts will be expected to worsen. Regardless of whether the applicant has designed this project to meet flooding of the 100‐year storm event, increasing the size of the culvert to address increased flooding in the future.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at your convenience. Thank you. Sincerely,
c: file
Princeton Hydro, LLC
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Francisco Rivera
187 Kripplebush Road Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Re: Bennett Solar Site 170 Kripplebush Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12848
Borough of Bay Head, Ocean County, New Jersey
Dear Mr. Rivera:
October 20, 2020
via email
As requested, Princeton Hydro, LLC (Princeton Hydro) reviewed the current proposed solar energy generation project (SEGP), referenced above. As we understand, the project proposes the construction of a 1.8 MW solar energy generation system on 12.05 acres of the 31‐acre parcel. The project will consist of an array of elevated solar panels on posts, equipment pads, utility poles, 1,800 linear feet of new road (gravel), a stormwater management system for the gravel roads and equipment pads, and a culvert on Kripplebush Creek. I was able to review all the documents available at the Town website to the date of this letter.
It is very important to understand that SEGP construction is similar in nature to an industrial development. Contrary to popular belief, solar array installations impart significant impacts and modifications to the landscape, including mass soil grading (i.e. roads), soil compaction (solar array fields), loss of agricultural soils, as applicable, and the increase in stormwater and sediment runoff during and after construction. Even in the flattest of terrain, there is the need for grading, construction, and maintenance vehicle access, trenching for utilities, the placement of hundreds to thousands of anchoring posts or foundations, and stress on vegetation related to shading and soil compaction.
Regardless of the technology employed, SEGP construction follows a similar general pattern. Construction is completed in two specific phases; 1) site preparation and 2) a more time‐consuming effort in assembly, testing, and initiation of operation.
As with other types of construction, site preparation for a SEGP includes the establishment of access to the site, clearing of vegetation and other obstructions, and grading. To create access roads, depending on subsurface conditions, soils require excavation and replacement with compacted soils to provide support during any weather condition. For the solar array areas, grading may be required depending on site topography.
During the longer second phase, equipment used on the site generally includes cranes, backhoes, bulldozers, trucks, and possibly concrete batch plants. As the construction of solar array components is a repetitive effort, material delivery needs, and assembly of each panel requires multiple passes over on‐ site soils. Other construction activities include the installation of underground power cables, control buildings, substations, and control and maintenance buildings, all of which also will require repetitive loading by delivery and construction equipment.
Solar panel arrays are normally supported on driven posts which are like steel highway guard rail posts. The posts are driven into the ground with hydraulic hammer drivers mounted on skid steers or rubber tire excavators. The underground cable required to supply and deliver power necessitates trenches to be excavated and backfilled all along the array systems.
Basically, the construction of this site will permanently impact the quality of the onsite soils, including farmland of significant importance soils. The repetitive loading by vehicles and equipment, site stripping,

Bennett Solar Site 170 Kripplebush Road Stone Ridge, NY 12848 Borough of Bay Head, Ocean County, New Jersey October 20, 2020
and general soil compaction will decrease the ability of the soils to infiltrate stormwater and create a permanent barrier to root pe*******on. All these issues will negatively impact the hydrology of the tract.
While the solar array panels themselves are not to be considered impervious in the design of the site, in reality they can have a dramatic impact on the growth of vegetation due to shading and create focused concentrated flow off the panels that can create erosion rills and lead to increased runoff. A paper titled “Hydrologic Response of Solar Farms”, published in May 2013 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), authored by Lauren M. Cook and Richard H. McCuen both of the University of Maryland, College Park, modeled stormwater runoff from solar arrays, with and without the elevated panels. They found that if the vegetative cover remained the same, stormwater runoff peak flow and runoff volume were not significantly different. However, if the vegetative cover were reduced, the peak flow and volume increased dramatically.
At this point in the review of this application, it appears that the applicant has submitted their third iteration of the engineering plans, and therefore, the application has been reviewed by the Town, with modifications. However, it is important that prior to rendering a decision on whether or not to approve this application, it is important to understand the means and methods of the construction specified of this solar array, and how, if possible, the applicant proposes to preserve the characteristics and nature of the soils and vegetative cover. According to the engineering plans, the area of the solar area has been identifiedonsheetC‐7as“nogradingexpectedinarrayarea”. Thisisastatementthatshouldbemodified to state that “no grading allowed in array area”. Further, the applicant, following the installation of the support posts, but prior to the installation of the panels, must rototill and remove any compaction that was caused by the repetitive loads that are caused by equipment access. Following the installation of the panels and subsurface cable, compaction of the soils must be checked to ensure that pre‐construction soil bulk densities are maintained, and remediated where necessary, both below the panels and in intervening rows. Finally, specific to the solar array, the applicant must guarantee that the vegetative cover below and surrounding the solar panels, and other areas of the project will provide a dense and robust cover of vegetation. It is strongly recommended that a success rate of 90% healthy ground cover be imposed on the applicant for the life of the project.
Regarding the impact of the proposed culvert on Kripplebush Creek, as we understand, this area was devastated by floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Of course, adding, yet another culvert on the creek will subject the Kripplebush Historic District to overbank flooding, and with the effects of climate change, flooding impacts will be expected to worsen. Regardless of whether the applicant has designed this project to meet flooding of the 100‐year storm event, increasing the size of the culvert to address increased flooding in the future.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at your convenience. Thank you. Sincerely,
c: file
Princeton Hydro, LLC
2

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01/03/2022

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01/03/2022

Just a reminder Town Offices will be closed Today Monday January 3rd, we will reopen on Tuesday January 4th at 8:30am. Tonight’s Town Board meeting will be via ZOOM.

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01/01/2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022! Just a reminder Town Offices will be closed on Monday January 3rd, we will reopen on Tuesday January 4th at 8:30am. We have a very limited amount of Covid-19 test kits available. We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
MARBLETOWN RESIDENTS.
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Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

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Photos from our swearing in ceremony this morning! Congratulations to our Town Supervisor, Rich Parete along with Town Board members Ken Davenport, Tim Hunt and Don LaFera.

12/31/2021

Town Board Meeting Agenda 1.3.2022 via ZOOM

AGENDA HERE:https://www.marbletown.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4666/f/agendas/january_3_agenda_0.pdf

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AGENDA HERE:https://www.marbletown.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4666/f/agendas/january_3_agenda_0.pdf

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12/31/2021

REMINDER 📣 Town Offices are OPEN Today 12/31 We have a limited amount of Covid-19 test kits left! We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
MARBLETOWN RESIDENTS.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

REMINDER 📣 Town Offices are OPEN Today 12/31 We have a limited amount of Covid-19 test kits left! We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
MARBLETOWN RESIDENTS.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

12/30/2021

🏀📣 ATTENTION - NEW START DATE📣🏀

🏀📣 ATTENTION - NEW START DATE📣🏀

12/30/2021

Heather our Town Clerk/Tax Collector and her 🦄 helper are handing out Covid-19 test kits today!
We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Marbletown Residents.
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

Heather our Town Clerk/Tax Collector and her 🦄 helper are handing out Covid-19 test kits today!
We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Marbletown Residents.
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

12/30/2021

ATTENTION TOWN OF MARBLETOWN RESIDENTS!!
We have received a limited amount of at home Covid-19 test kits.
We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

ATTENTION TOWN OF MARBLETOWN RESIDENTS!!
We have received a limited amount of at home Covid-19 test kits.
We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

12/29/2021

ATTENTION TOWN OF MARBLETOWN RESIDENTS!!
We have received a limited amount of at home Covid-19 test kits.
We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

ATTENTION TOWN OF MARBLETOWN RESIDENTS!!
We have received a limited amount of at home Covid-19 test kits.
We are asking residents that picked up a kit already to be considerate of residents that have not done so yet.
One kit per household, each kit contains two tests.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Townhall 1925 Lucas Ave. Cottekill.

12/28/2021

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12/28/2021

Ulster County will hold two FREE drive-through at-home test distribution events at TechCity in the town of Ulster on Wednesday, December 29th and at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz on Thursday, December 30th. Each event will have 3,000 at-home kits available to Ulster County residents only, with one kit available per car. The events will start at 6PM and run while supplies last.
Each at-home rapid kit contains two tests per-box.
Report positive at-home test results to the Department of Health online at covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/hometest/ or by calling the Ulster County Recovery Service Center (RSC) at 845-443-8888. (Negative test results do not need to be reported to the Department of Health.)

Ulster County will hold two FREE drive-through at-home test distribution events at TechCity in the town of Ulster on Wednesday, December 29th and at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz on Thursday, December 30th. Each event will have 3,000 at-home kits available to Ulster County residents only, with one kit available per car. The events will start at 6PM and run while supplies last.
Each at-home rapid kit contains two tests per-box.
Report positive at-home test results to the Department of Health online at covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/hometest/ or by calling the Ulster County Recovery Service Center (RSC) at 845-443-8888. (Negative test results do not need to be reported to the Department of Health.)

12/28/2021

Wishing everyone a Safe, Happy and Healthy 2022!! 🌟🌟
Town offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 3rd – New Years day observation. Transfer Station will be Closed Saturday Jan. 1st.

Wishing everyone a Safe, Happy and Healthy 2022!! 🌟🌟
Town offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 3rd – New Years day observation. Transfer Station will be Closed Saturday Jan. 1st.

12/27/2021

📣📣 CONGRATS To our Town Clerks office they won 3rd place in the Christmas door decorating contest!!!

📣📣 CONGRATS To our Town Clerks office they won 3rd place in the Christmas door decorating contest!!!

12/27/2021

📣📣 CONGRATS To our Justice Dept and The Supervisors office they tied for 2nd Place in the Christmas door decorating contest!!!

📣📣 CONGRATS To our Justice Dept and The Supervisors office they tied for 2nd Place in the Christmas door decorating contest!!!

12/27/2021

📣📣 CONGRATS To Jill and Jess in our Youth and Rec Dept- Winners of the Christmas door decorating contest!!!

📣📣 CONGRATS To Jill and Jess in our Youth and Rec Dept- Winners of the Christmas door decorating contest!!!

12/27/2021

Amazing shot of the Esopus Creek looking downstream from the Hurley Mountain Road bridge. Photo Credit** town resident Theresa Szymanski Kelly!

Amazing shot of the Esopus Creek looking downstream from the Hurley Mountain Road bridge. Photo Credit** town resident Theresa Szymanski Kelly!

12/27/2021

We would like to thank Town Board member Eric Stewart for his outstanding service and dedication to the residents of Marbletown from 2018 to 2021. We are sad to see him go, we wish him all the best at the Legislative level!

We would like to thank Town Board member Eric Stewart for his outstanding service and dedication to the residents of Marbletown from 2018 to 2021. We are sad to see him go, we wish him all the best at the Legislative level!

12/24/2021
12/22/2021

We distributed all of our covid-19 test kits, we will announce when/if we get another delivery from Ulster County. Thank you.

We distributed all of our covid-19 test kits, we will announce when/if we get another delivery from Ulster County. Thank you.

12/21/2021

Town Board Meeting

Town Board

12/21/2021

We have a Christmas Hibiscus 🎄🌺

12/20/2021

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12/20/2021

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12/20/2021

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12/20/2021
12/20/2021

Town offices closed Dec. 23rd & 24th.
Town offices closed Monday, Jan. 3rd.
Transfer Station open 12/24 8am– 12noon. Closed Dec. 25th *
Open Dec. 26th 10am - 2pm.
Transfer Station Closed Saturday Jan. 1st.

Photos from Lomontville Fire Department's post 12/20/2021

Photos from Lomontville Fire Department's post

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Photos from Town of Marbletown & Community's post 12/20/2021

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12/20/2021

Thank you to our Youth and Rec Dept. for a wonderful night!! Jill and Jess you did an amazing job 🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟

Thank you to our Youth and Rec Dept. for a wonderful night!! Jill and Jess you did an amazing job 🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🌟

12/20/2021
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