We have had several complaints about speeding on West St. in the Village. This is especially dangerous this time of year as school is back in session; kids are walking on the street, and the days are growing shorter. Our police department will be enforcing the speed limit of 25 mph, so please slow down for your own safety as well as the safety of our children.
Preparation work has begun to finalize the designated repairs to the Jayne St. Bridge in the Village of Florida. This is a Town-owned bridge that will be repaired in part through a grant secured by State Senator John Bonacic. Construction is expected before the winter season begins, and we will alert the public prior to the work commencing.
Orange County will hold the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Sat., Oct. 28 for residents. The collection center will be at the Delano Hitch Recreation Center, located at 401 Washington St. in Newburgh. This event is free for Orange County residents with proof of residency (no registration is required). No medical sharps will be accepted. If you wish to safely dispose of old prescription drugs, you may bring them to the lobby of the Warwick Police Department seven days/week. The Police Department is located in the lower level of Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick. For more information call 291-2664 or visit www.orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the Household Hazardous Waste tab on the left.
County Waste, our recycling hauler, will be open on Columbus Day, on Mon., Oct. 9. All recycling will be picked up on a normal schedule next week.
There will be a presentation by the Shade Tree Commission prior to the next regular Town Board meeting on Thurs., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy., in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Oct. 4 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.