Town Residents may bring their discarded Christmas trees next to the mulch pile, across from the Dial-A-Bus building on Public Works Drive, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Wed., Jan. 31.
With the extremely cold temperatures it is important to keep an eye on any elderly neighbors or those who might need extra help. If you know of someone that may need checking on, please call our Warwick Police Department at 986-5000, and we will be happy to have an officer look in on them. In the event of prolonged power outages or severe cold snaps the police can also open our Warming Center in the Senior Center behind Town Hall. Orange County Social Services or the Office for the Aging may also be able to provide assistance. You can reach Orange County Social Services at 291-4000 or Office for the Aging at 615-3700.
A reminder that our recycling hauler, County Waste, will be on a one-day delayed schedule this week due to the holiday.
Brenda Faulls, Receiver of Taxes will be accepting online payments for the 2018 Orange County Town and County Real Property Tax Bills. There is a convenience fee that will be applied to this service and paid by the taxpayer to the payment processor. These fees are not included in the tax dollars paid to the collector.
The fees are as follows:
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Credit Cards: 2.45% of the total tax, due at time of payment
Visa Debit Card: $3.95
ACE (E-Check) Electronic Check: $1.75
To pay online go to the Receiver of Taxes section of the Town website at www.townofwarwick.org, under Billing Status at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office at (845)-986-1125, ext. 249.
You can still pay in person at the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY. Tax collection hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in January and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday during February and March.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Jan. 3 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.