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From Fall / Winter 2004-2005 Issue

“SADIE’S AND THE BEAVERS’ LAW”

LOCAL LAW NO. 6 OF 2004

SADIE – ARE YOU LISTENING? YOU’VE WON!

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 Muller

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 itself.

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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