Story by Katie Bisaro
The ongoing public hearing regarding a special use permit application for the proposed construction of a 40-unit apartment building, and associated parking, on Forester Ave. has been closed.
The hearing had been held open for additional commentary and consideration for several weeks before being closed by the Village Board of Trustees on Mon., Oct. 1. There were no additional public comments at the Oct. 1 meeting.
Trustee Eileen Patterson commented that she spoke to several local real estate agents, in an informal poll, regarding the need for apartments. Those realtors confirmed that there is a need for rental properties in the Village of Warwick.
Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard concurred with Patterson, saying that he had asked similar questions and learned that there is a “tremendous need” for rental properties.
Village Settles Damage Claim
Following the public hearing, during the regular Board of Trustees meeting, a resolution was passed to settle a claim between the Village and John and Lynn Peruso, who own a business on Forester Ave. According to the resolution, it was determined that the Perusos sustained damage to the parking lot of their property at 28-30 Forester Ave. The damage was caused by work on a Village sewer rehabilitation project.
The Village has agreed to pay its share of the costs of repairing the parking lot, in the amount of $5,800. In return, the Perusos will execute a general release in favor of the Village to conclude the matter.
Intermunicipal Agreement Renewed
The Board of Trustees renewed the intermunicipal agreement between the Village and the Warwick Valley Central School District. The agreement is effective from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2021. In the agreement, the School District provides mowing services for Stanley-Deming Park. In return, the Village uses its street sweeper to clean school parking lots.
VFW to Hold Veterans Day Parade
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4662 will hold a Veteran’s Day Parade on Sun., Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. This year’s parade will commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Extended Parade Route
The parade route will be expanded over that of years past and will begin at the Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick. The parade will proceed through the Village to Railroad Ave. From Railroad Ave., the route will continue to South St., and then head south towards Stanley-Deming Park. The parade will then turn left onto Parkway, left again onto Park Ln., and will end at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Forester Ave., where a ceremony will be held.
According to its letter to the Village requesting permission for the event, the organizers hope that the extended route will be maintained in future years as they expect greater participation from the community.
Tent Party in Lewis Park Follows Parade
A tent party is planned in Lewis Park following the parade and ceremony, with family-friendly events such as face painting and games.
Village Purchases Wheel Loader
The Board of Trustees authorized the purchase of a 2018 Caterpillar 930 M Wheel Loader in the amount of $179,500 upon recommendation of the Department of Public Works Supervisor. The street equipment purchase was budgeted at $250,000; the purchase price reflects a NJPA/Sourcewise Government Discount.
Knights of Columbus Coin Drop
The Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus Council #4952 will hold a coin drop fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the Carolina hurricane relief fund. The coin drop will take place on Oakland Ave. near Linden Pl.
Next Village Board Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Mon., Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick NY.