At the Village of Warwick Board of Trustees meeting on Tues., Jan. 3, it was announced that Daniel Kelly, the Village Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer, will be retiring at the end of the month.
Mayor Michael Newhard commended Kelly for his work in the Village, characterizing him as a “firm but respected” official. He also acknowledged Kelly’s willingness to take on extra projects and thanked him for his service to the Village of Warwick.
Bullet Resistant Glass to be Installed in Village Court
The Board of Trustees granted permission to the Village of Warwick Court to use a portion of its Justice Court Assistance Program grant as a deposit payment in the amount of $3,000 to Dwayne’s Glass Works, LLC. This will begin the installation process of two bullet resistant windows in the Court Clerk’s office.
Election Inspectors Appointed
Deborah Sattler and Amelia Lawlor have been appointed Election Inspectors for the upcoming Village election to be held on Tues., Mar. 21 in Village Hall. Janet Fivehouse was appointed as an alternate Election Inspector should the need arise. Election Inspectors are paid at a rate of $11 per hour.
Hudson Valley Jazz Festival to Take Part in Sesquicentennial Celebration
Village resident Steve Rubin spoke during Privilege of the Floor on behalf of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, formerly the Warwick Valley Jazz Festival, about the possibility of participating in the Village’s Sesquicentennial celebration taking place throughout 2017.
Planning has begun for the jazz festival, now in its eighth year. The festival serves to highlight the talents of local jazz musicians as well as expose the community to “America’s music.”
Rubin put forth the idea of bringing in a well-known, “marquis” jazz artist to perform in the Village that would appeal to a broad cross section of the community. He would like to partner with the Village in order to bring in this artist.
The idea was well-received by the Board of Trustees who asked Rubin to work with the Board as well as the Sesquicentennial Committee on such logistical matters as venue (including an alternative in the event of inclement weather); the date for the concert, which would have to be worked in with the many other anniversary events; and the cost to bring in the well-known jazz artist.
Concert Should Tie Into Sesquicentennial Theme
Another consideration brought up by Mayor Michael Newhard and the Board was tying the jazz concert in with the sesquicentennial theme; it must be relevant to the celebration of Warwick’s 150-year history.
The Board would need an idea of the cost for the marquis artist in order to work that into their budget discussions and determine the Village’s ability for financial support. Budget work sessions will be starting soon.
Rubin agreed to work with the Board and the Sesquicentennial Committee on these matters. He has already reached out to the committee regarding potential dates.
Next Village Board Meeting
The next Village of Warwick Board meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 17 at Village Hall. Please note the change in date due to the Martin Luther King holiday.