Story by Katie Krahulik
A motion was passed during the Town Board meeting held on Thurs., Jun. 8 in which the Town Board may allow the consumption of alcohol at the Wickham Woodlands Manor, the pavilion at the Town Park on Union Corners Rd., and the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake, pursuant to the issuance by resolution of the Town Board of a written permit to be posted at the parks at the time of the event. Any person or entity applying for a permit shall provide a special event insurance policy to the Town for the dates of the event. Permits may be given upon the discretion of the Town Board upon a written application received by the Town Clerk at least two weeks before the date requested.
An agreement with the Villages of Florida, Warwick, and Greenwood Lake to conduct a public visioning to harmonize the Town’s priorities with those of the individual villages was authorized by the Town Board. Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton described the visioning as an update to the Community 2000 effort in the 1990s when a similar type of visioning was performed.
“It will ensure that all of us, the Villages and Town, are all pulling the same weight toward the future [we] want to go,” Town Supervisor Sweeton said.
The Town Board passed a motion which authorized the supervisor to sign an agreement that would allow O&R to replace failed streetlights with LEDs. Town Supervisor Sweeton asks residents to report failed street lights to either the Town Hall or the Police Department so that they can be replaced.
A special event permit was approved for a fundraising bike tour by “Bike4Chai Life Line” which will be held on Wed., Aug. 16 from 1 to 6 p.m., pending proof of proper insurance as well as approval by the Chief of Police.
The Town Board also accepted a bid to repave the taxiway at the Warwick Municipal Airport with asphalt.
Town Supervisor Report
Town Supervisor Sweeton encourages community members to visit the Salute to Veterans exhibit at the A.W. Buckbee Center in the Village of Warwick from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Mon., Jun. 19. The exhibit is being sponsored and put on by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4662 and the American Legion Post #214, both of Warwick, in conjunction with the Historical Society.
“Everybody I’ve talked to says it’s outstanding,” said Sweeton.
The Warwick Friendly Visitor program was launched in March and the Supervisor wishes to thank the Warwick Rotary for sponsoring the program for the first year.
“We’ve met about 40 requests for service so far; our target was 100 for the year. About 35 volunteers have signed up, so we’ll be getting monthly reports now as we go forward,” the Supervisor said. “Pass the word.”
For more information, call 986-1142, option 1 and then option 2.
Councilman Floyd DeAngelo announced that the Warwick Humane Society will host a Kitten Shower on Sun., Jun. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Humane Society. The Kitten Shower registry is online at smile.amazon.com. To register, use smile.amazon, and choose Warwick Valley Humane Society as the charity.
Councilman Russell Kowal attended the Paddle around the Park Race that the Citizen’s Foundation hosted and said the event was very nice. He wants to remind the public that the beaches are opening up this weekend.
Deputy Supervisor James Gerstner thanked the American Legion and VFW members for their services during the Memorial Day events held in the Town of Warwick.
Next Town Board Meeting
The next Town Board meeting will be held on Thurs., Jun. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.