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“SADIE’S AND THE BEAVERS’ LAW”
LOCAL LAW NO. 6 OF 2004
SADIE – ARE YOU LISTENING? YOU’VE
PRECEDENT-SETTING TRAPPING LAW PASSES
IN NEW PALTZ VILLAGE!
Prior to the start of this “trapping season,” The Village
Board passed a law that severely limits trapping and minimizes the
risk of being overturned for being too extreme.
After the New Paltz Village Trapping Law passes:
First Row: Ira Brant, Ann Adler, Chris Arenella, Second Row: Jeff Bagg, Marion
DuBois, Third Row: Rene, Tracy Gaffney, Standing at door: April Daly, Peter
What the law does: The law entirely bans trapping on
Village-owned property; it bans trapping anywhere in New Paltz Village
(private property) within 300 feet of buildings, whether the buildings
are in the village or not (that extends the range of the ban beyond
Village boundaries). Those who wish to set traps must notify the
Village of New Paltz Environmental Commission (EnCC) no later than
14 calendar days prior to the setting of traps. The EnCC may require
a meeting to inform those who wish to trap about non-lethal options.
Signage: Property on which trapping of any kind takes
place must be posted at the edges of the property, posters must not
be more than 50 feet apart, and signs must be placed at the trap
Penalties: $1,000 or six months in jail for each offense
(per trap) per day. The Board voted to let the law be called “Sadie’s
and the Beavers’ Law” for Sadie, the dog, and the eight beavers who
were killed in New Paltz by a developer who wanted to dry up a wetland.
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