I believe it is safe to say that the Village got the worst of this recent storm. It was a terrible mix of heavy, wet snow and high winds. The same time I am writing this, we see a forecast of another storm on its way. I wanted to take a moment to thank the professionals working for and with the Village for their hard work and dedication during such a storm.
The DPW did a tremendous job keeping the streets safe. Our Parks Dept. also did an amazing job keeping our Village offices, parks, and sidewalks clear. Our Police were out there working with residents’ non-stop and finally, the local EMS and Fire crews – the volunteers, worked extremely hard during this storm.
I happen to believe the firehouse was operating 24 hours straight with non-stop calls throughout the Village. On behalf of the Village Board, I want to thank each of you for your dedication and professionalism during these very difficult times.
At this point, we are looking at another storm coming Wednesday. Please be prepared and please check the weather the night before. If you are able, please do not head into work – the fewer travelers on the roads the faster our crews can take care of the roads and the fewer incidents our volunteers and our police have to respond to. If there are power outages, we will keep Village Hall open for anyone to use.
If we have a large-scale emergency, we will activate our storm shelter, which is the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge. If you have an emergency, you can contact our Police Dept. at 477-9211. If you have a non-emergency related issue, as always, you can contact me on my cell phone: 283-7993 and I will try my best to help you with your issue.
Greenwood Lake Radio on WTBQ
Due to the weather last week, we will have Donald “Doc” Bayne, local Sterling Forest Historian and President of the Friends of Sterling Forest organization on our show this week. You can stream the show at www.wtbq.com or you can listen in at 93.5FM or 1110AM. If you would like to participate in the show, or ask a question, you may do so by texting or calling the show at 651-1110. I hope you can tune in this Friday at 11 a.m. and every Friday to Greenwood Lake Radio on WTBQ!
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Mar. 7 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch in Warwick NY.