Story by Shelley R. Clapper
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the Greenwood Lake Commission met on Wed. Nov. 15, instead of the fourth Wednesday of the month, which is when they typically hold their meetings.
During the meeting, New York co-chair Floyd DeAngelo reported that he had delivered the contract to Orange County to fund the Commission with $20,000 for 2017. DeAngelo also reported that the terms of the Morahan contract had been extended. The Commission would have to use the remaining funds by the new expiration date of Jun. 30. The remaining balance in the fund is $18,246.
The Commission discussed the geese control plans. The cost would be $20,000 the first year. The Commission speculated that the second year it would cost less at about $17,000 and the third year would also be cheaper. The present culling plan is to addle the eggs and to gather them up six weeks later. The Commission is also looking into alternative methods.
New Tree Stump Fields
The Commission discussed the new floating tree stump fields. The New Jersey Department of Protection had financed the money directly to the Commission for the recent major stump removal project that took place last August. New Jersey co-chair Paul Zarrillo had said that this time the financing would not be given directly to the Commission. The New Jersey State rate is $89 per man hour. Commissioner Clint Smith expressed his concern that the rate was so expensive.
Septic Pump Ordinance
Zarrillo reported that in New Jersey the septic pump ordinance notice has been mailed out. In New Jersey there is a mandatory pump out of septic tanks every three years.
The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wed., Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the G.L. Senior Center, located at 132 Windermere Ave. in Greenwood Lake. For more information about the Commission visit www.GWLC.org or send an email to info@GWLC.org.