Marybeth Majestic was raised in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx and came to the Gardiner area to attend SUNY New Paltz in 1978. She graduated with a major in Political Science and a double minor in Journalism (Legislative Gazette Alumni) and Speech Communication. She and her husband Charley have been married for 33 years and together they raised their 3 children here.
Marybeth who has been involved in the town for many years is seeking her fourth term as Town Supervisor. She stands up and fights for what she believes in, but only after fully researching and considering all the facts. She is hard-working, with a strong will and desire to do what she can to keep Gardiner great. Some of her accomplishments as Supervisor include:
- Kept the Town functioning throughout a worldwide pandemic;
- Currently working on updating the 2004 Comprehensive Plan;
- Working with State and County officials to address the dangerous conditions at the Bruynswick Road intersection;
- Support the Riverbend Trails construction on the Transfer Station Property in conjunction with Parks & Recreation Committee and the Gardiner Trails Alliance;
- Made extensive improvements to the Town Hall (exterior drop box, hand sanitizers, glass dividers at counters and updated technology necessary to effectively zoom municipal meetings to the public);
- Signed contracts to replace the Clove Road Bridge by Spring of 2022;
- Works with Highway Superintendent to keep fleet up to date to serve our residents;
- Updated a new, user-friendly town website;
- Implemented initiatives to improve communication among Gardiner’s various boards;
- Created a more efficient and transparent board meeting process;
- Implemented necessary improvements at Majestic Park (pavilion and basketball court – fall 2022) and the rail trail (Forest Glen Road bridge replacement, traffic calming devices at Old Ford Road);
- Will work with the Open Space Institute and Wallkill Valley Land Trust in 2022 to improve the rail trail from the New Paltz town line to Route 44/55 (open up the canopy, address drainage, widen where necessary and resurface) as part of the 2022 County budget.
- Reviewed and revised sections of the Zoning Code;
- Completed an Inflow and Infiltration Study on the Hamlet’s Sewer Treatment Plant;
- Working with our Open Space Commission to investigate and proceed with a Community Preservation Fund;
- Invested in our building department to address our growing needs.
Although much has been accomplished, there is still a great deal of work to do, and Marybeth welcomes the opportunity to continue working for the residents of Gardiner.