About two years ago, the Greenwood Lake Village Board, working with the Greenwood Lake Police Department, determined that there was a need for a safe place to exchange items with people during internet sales. Such sales would be Craigslist or Tag Sale exchanges. So, in an effort to provide a safe place for these legal sales, we recommended the standard transaction site to be in front of the Greenwood Lake Police Department. There is a sign in the parking lot designating the spot, the location is under 24-hour surveillance and there is always an employee inside the building 24/7. We are encouraging these transactions to take place at this location for your safety and the safety of others. This is NOT a drop off location and you may not leave items at this location.
Reminder to Call 477-9211 Over 911 for Emergency
I want to remind G.L. residents of the importance of calling our local Police Dispatch Office when there is an emergency rather than calling 911. If you call 477-9211, you will immediately be put through to a Village Police Dispatcher who has been trained to know Greenwood Lake roads, addresses, people, and situations. In addition, they are the quickest to get hold of on duty officers working within the Village. If you call 911, you are calling a dispatcher working in Goshen, NY as a County employee. Even though they are highly trained, there will be no quicker response time than if you call 477-9211 for your emergency. Our Police Dispatch Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and they are more than happy to assist at a moment’s notice.
- G.L. Summer Concert Series Presents – Children’s movie at the Elks Lodge, 35 Chestnut St., Fri., Aug. 11, 7 p.m. “Boss Baby.”
- G. L. Summer Concert Series Presents – Black Dirt Band, Sat., Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
- Skatepark Fundraiser Concert at the Beach – Sun., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.,
- Zumba at the Beach – every Sat., 9 a.m., Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park.
- Yoga at the Beach – every Sun., 8:30 a.m., Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park.
- The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Aug. 9 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.