Village of Florida Mayor Jim Pawliczek wrote the following in his column that was published in the Jan. 25 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch:
The Village of Florida seems to be becoming a home for the birds, more specifically about 90 turkey buzzards. You can see them during the day sitting on top of the roofs of the buildings. There are many tall spruce and pines trees throughout the Village that they nest in and can look for miles for food sources. These birds are scavengers and are especially fond of the open refuse containers which hold food. They will target these containers and will remain at them until they deplete them of the food or the container is closed. There is a Village Ordinance regarding open containers. It is the responsibility of the property owners, whether it is rented or not, to make sure that the containers are secured. The Village Board has directed the Village Building Inspector to go throughout the Village and issue violations if necessary.