Come to the square on December 20th 4-6pm! Holiday lights contest winners will be announced, see Santa, take a hayride. Sponsored by The Greater Delhi Area Chamber & Beautification Committee.
Delhi Holiday Jubilee at the Courthouse Square
Town Clerk announces Year-End and Organizational Meetings
The Town of Delhi will be holding its Year-End Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 3 pm at the Delhi Town Hall, 5 Elm Street, Delhi, NY. The Organizational Meeting will be held on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 3 pm at the Delhi Town Hall.
Nancy J. Lee
Delhi Town Clerk
Guided hike on new trails!
Amy Beveridge will lead a hike / snowshoe celebration for her birthday on the Bulldog Run Trail. Meet in the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot Delhi on Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00p.m.. (If the lot is full, park across the street at O’Connor Hospital).
The trail is moderate with some steepness. Snowshoes may be required (bring in case–will not be provided). Only well behaved dogs allowed. Amy will be bringing her dog.
While everyone is welcome, winter hiking can be dangerous: dress in layers. Wear boots, bring hats, mittens/gloves and snowshoes. Bring water and a snack.
Amy reserves the right to decline anyone deemed unprepared for inclement weather or current trail conditions.
R.S.V.P to Amy at email@example.com or call 607-278-5461.
NOTICE: COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGED
Due to inclement weather, the meeting of Delhi's Town Council originally scheduled for December 9 will instead be held on December 16.
Come to Delhi's Free Community BBQ, September 22
From 5-7 PM on Monday September 22, SUNY Delhi and the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to bring your entire crew to Delhi's Courthouse Square for the 2nd Annual Off-Campus Community BBQ. Be social! Eat for free! Win Prizes!
Delhi Hiking Trails Open
Delhi, NY; -The Catskill Mountain Club will host the opening of the Delhi Hiking Trails on Saturday, August 30th at 2:00p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. Meet in the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking area at 2:00p.m. and join Catskill Mountain Club members and volunteers as they lead guided hikes on over four miles of much anticipated hiking trails.
The Delhi Trails Project was made possible after the Village of Delhi, Delaware Academy Central Schools and the Immanuel Lutheran Church granted permission for the Catskill Mountain Club (CMC) to build and maintain hiking trails on village, school and church property. The Town of Delhi supports the project by covering liability on over four miles of intersecting hiking trails. Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital applied and received a grant from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Rural Health Alliance funding trail markers, lumber, and signs. The Catskill Association to Support and Inspire (C.L.A.S.I) also made a donation and CMC is collaborating with SUNY Delhi students this fall to add trail kiosks, sign in boxes, and benches to the Delhi Trails.
“The project was the result of collaboration and partnership from key community members and organizations including Village, Town, & the School boards, Immanuel Lutheran Church and O’Connor Hospital leaders. Delhi is very lucky to have dedicated and progressive community leaders who recognize the health, economic, recreational, and spiritual benefits of hiking trails located within village limits” stated Amy Beveridge, CMC Board Member.
Over four miles of trails have been constructed. The Bulldog Run Trail named after Delaware Academy Central Schools’ mascot meanders the mountain side in a 2.39 mile loop, starting and ending at the Immanuel Lutheran Church trail head. The Gribley Trail, a 3.08 mile route named after the beloved character in the children’s book My Side of Mountain fictitiously set in Delhi, NY, starts at the Village Park on Sheldon Drive. After a steep climb the trail passes through varied vegetation, offers views of the village, and descends to meet the Bulldog Run Trail, ending at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Trail head. Frightfull’s Fall trail is a .36 mile trek that connects Bulldog Run to the highest point of the Gribley Trail. The trail is named after the falcon, a second character, in the children’s book My Side of the Mountain.
Volunteers from the Catskill Mountain Club and residents of Delhi logged over 30 hours of trail work. The CMC extends a special thank you to; Matt Krzyston Delhi, NY resident and Town Council member for his support and muscle, Rick Roberts, Dave Krzyston, Sam Samudrala, Nick Utter, Charlie and Amy Beveridge, Ben and Ethan Moyse, Sarah Pawlikowski, and Kate Kochersberger for assisting on the trail crew!
The Catskill Mountain Club is a dues based member organization relying on donations and volunteers to accomplish its mission to promote non-motorized recreational activities in the Catskill Mountain region! Membership information and CMC apparel will be available for purchase at the Delhi Trail opening. Visit www.catskillmountainclub.org for membership rates and information on other upcoming CMC sponsored events.
Catskill Mountain Club Contact: Amy Beveridge
Immediate Release 607-278-5461
Clearing of Delhi's new hiking trails has begun!
The Town, Village, Delaware Academy and the Catskill Mountain Club are developing over three miles of new trails for public use! The trails are located behind the site of the ice skating rink and Delaware Academy. Trail opening is anticipated in late August. Stay tuned!
Town Council thanks clean-up volunteers
The Delhi Town Council expresses its gratitiude to all volunteers from SUNY Delhi, the Catskill Mountain Club, the O’Connor Center for Community Engagement and the Delhi Beautification Committee that helped clean up garbage and brush on May 3rd. Thank you for taking pride in Delhi's riverbanks, sidewalks and roads!
Delhi Riverwalk concept presented for public review
You can learn more about the Delhi Riverwalk project by visting the project's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/delhiriverwalk), or by visiting project website (http://delhiriverwalk.wordpress.com) and joining the mailing list. Haas Landscape Architects (http://www.haas-la.com) is leading the design process and they are very receptive to community input!
REMINDER: Joint Town and Village Board meeting
Delhi's Town Council and Village Board of Trustees will conduct a joint meeting on April 8 at 7:30pm at Delhi Town Hall to discuss formation of a Joint Flood Commission. Representatives of the Delaware County Soil and Water District will make a brief presentation regarding the purpose of establishing a Joint Flood Commission. The municipal leaders will also hear an update from Christina Viafore of the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce regarding community progress toward realization of the Joint Comprehensive Plan. All are residents of Delhi are encouraged to attend.
Town & Village Schedule Joint Board Meeting
The Town and Village of Delhi have scheduled a joint board meeting to discuss flood mitigation. The public meeting will be held at the Town Hall on April 8 at 7:30 PM. Representatives from Delaware County Soil & Water District will be in attendance to share information regarding current flood mitigation strategies in Delaware County.
Delhi Town Court receives grant
Catherine Fletcher, Delhi Town Court Clerk, successfully applied for and received a grant under the 2013-14 Justice Court Assistance Program (JCAP). The $3,000 grant, received February 14, will support equipment and furniture upgrades in Delhi's Town Court. The Town of Delhi thanks you, Cathy!
New Ice Rink open on Sheldon Drive
Open every day during daylight hours. On Saturday and Sundays in February, free snacks and skates for lending are provided on site, 11-1pm (or later…). On weekdays, the free skates for lending are available at Good Cheap Foods, on Main Street in Delhi, open 10am – 6pm. To volunteer for rink maintenance or 'skate duty' on weekends, write to Matt Krzyston at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skates and snacks provided by DCCAN and the Bassett 5210 program.
Delhi schools recognized in local press
A number of recent articles in The Daily Star and U.S. News & World Report translate into a single message — Delhi’s schools are among our nation’s best. Delaware Academy has steadily climbed the national rankings over the past three years and now ranks in the top 7 percent of American high schools.
Reflecting this elite status, DA has been selected to host the 2014 State Finals for speech and debate, which is expected to bring up to 1,000 of New York’s brightest students to compete in Delhi this April.
Across the valley from Delaware Academy, U.S. News awarded State University College of Technology at Delhi the nation’s No. 1 ranking for online bachelor’s program. SUNY Delhi is also adding its first post-graduate degree, which will directly address our nation’s dramatic shortage of nurse educators.
Reflecting these achievements, Albany has appointed SUNY Delhi to spearhead a new academic initiative, Open SUNY, making higher education much more accessible to people of all ages throughout New York. Delhi’s academic institutions and the people who work there have found an exciting new way to put our region in the national spotlight and I am encouraged by their success. It truly is a great time to be a Delhi Bulldog or a SUNY Delhi Bronco!
Krzyston is a member of the Delhi Town Council.
Delhi Shared Services project featured in Daily Star
January 28, 2014
By Jessica Reynolds Staff Writer The Daily Star
If all goes according to plan, residents of Delhi and surrounding areas will soon be “chilling out” on a community ice skating rink, organizers said Monday.
The target date for the grand opening of the 100-foot-by-50-foot rink is Saturday, according to Matt Krzyston, a member of the Delhi Town Council. Krzyston said the rink will be adjacent to the Delaware Academy bus garage on Sheldon Drive, on the plot of land that was home to the village pool for more than 50 years.
Krzyston said the portable rink, which was purchased as a kit from a company called NiceRink, arrived Monday. The rink will be large enough to accommodate 50 skaters at one time, Krzyston said.
Krzyston said the rink is a joint effort between the Delhi village and town boards, and has been in the works for about a year.
Several community members skate at Smith Pond, located next to O’Connor Hospital, Krzyston said. However, he said, town and village board members became concerned with the safety and accessibility of this location.
“We wanted a location that emergency personnel could easily get to, if needed,” Krzyston said, “and a place with easy access to parking.”
That’s where NiceRink came in. According to its website, the company is the world’s leading manufacturer of outdoor liners for portable ice skating rinks, offering “a unique, personalized, self-leveling rink system that can be set up anywhere.” The company and its rinks have been featured on ESPN and NBC. Kits include brackets, special thermal boards, a sturdy rink liner and an ice resurfacer, according to the website.
Krzyston said the rink will be filled with water today, and it will take about three days for the water to freeze. He said the ice will be approximately eight inches thick.
Village Mayor Richard Maxey said the rink will offer a much safer alternative to skating on ponds or rivers, where ice is not always solid and can crack or break, resulting in injury or drowning. He said safety of the public was a top concern in the town and village’s decision to buy the rink.
Maxey said Delhi used to have a skating rink near the American Legion Field, but it was moved when plans for a community swimming pool in the area emerged. Maxey also said there used to be a theater and bowling alley in Delhi.
“Both the town and village boards are very conscious of recreational needs in the community,” Maxey said, “and we are working together to provide more opportunities, such as the skating rink.”
Maxey said he’s looking forward to working with the town board which, he said, has taken the lead on the project. He said such amenities benches, bathrooms and a roof may eventually be added to the rink but, he said, the project will be taken “one step at a time.”
Krzyston said the cost of the rink will be split between the town and village. The rink will be free to the public, he said.
Eventually, Krzyston said, there will be lights at the rink and a place to warm up. He said there will be several weekends when the Delaware County Community Action Network will provide snacks for skaters.
Krzyston said a similar rink was installed in Margaretville several years ago, and has been a popular attraction.
“A lot of people are getting really excited,” Krzyston said. “You need to have something for people, especially kids, to do this time of year.”
Delaware Academy Central School Superintendent Jason Thomson agreed, saying the skating rink will be a great addition for the community’s young people. He said his children have been asking about the rink and are excited to get out on the ice.
“Anything positive for kids to do, especially during the winter, is a good thing,” Thomson said. “It’s nice to have something for them to do other than sitting inside and playing video games. Kudos to the town and village boards for providing them, and the whole community, with this new opportunity.”