Community Meetings

A video archive of Pine Plains Town Board, Planning Board, and other public meetings since 2012, consisting of about 170 videos.

Unlike those of most other municipalities, these videos were neither authorized nor paid for by the Town of Pine Plains. They have been filmed and posted by Pine Plains Views as a service to the community. As of June, 2019, I am no longer filming meetings on a regular basis and will document only those that are of particular interest to me as I am permitted to do as a citizen under the NYS Open Meetings Law.

Comprehensive Plan Hearing, September 25, 2019

Contrary to some rumors that I have retired, I gave notice six months ago that I was going to stop filming videos of the meetings on a regular basis. Anyone who has paid any attention at all to the Pine Plains Views website or its Facebook page would notice that actually I have been quite busy behind the camera.

I decided that this public hearing for the community to comment on the Comprehensive Plan was important enough for me to film and so I did and am posting it below.

Town Board Meeting, June 20, 2019

To watch in full screen, click the arrow box at the lower right corner of the video. On a mobile device, rotate to landscape mode for full-screen playback.

This meeting went on for a very long time: 2 hours and 40 minutes! Even though I compress the video files, this one would have exceeded my weekly allocation of 5 gigabytes in Vimeo unless I compressed it more than usual. Which I did. But I uploaded a higher resolution file onto one of my YouTube channels and if you would like to see the meeting in higher resolution go here.

Be forewarned, though, that YouTube will try to hold you and suggest other videos at the end.

Community Meeting, Comprehensive Plan Discussion, June 17, 2019

To watch in full screen, click the arrow box at the lower right corner of the video. On a mobile device, rotate to landscape mode for full-screen playback.

And if you are curious about what Pine Plains is really like, there are over 70 video stories about life in our small town in rural America as well as an huge photo album and links to community resources here: Pine Plains Views

Enjoy! And feel free to leave comments, feedback, kudos… whatever. Just so I know that someone looks at this stuff.