The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 80 year anniversary this past week. A record number of businesses were recognized for their investments in their physical spaces and/or the contributions to the economic health of our Town and Villages. I want to thank those entrepreneurs, as well as the Chamber which does so much to keep Warwick and its Villages the successful places they are.
Recently Senator Metzger held an open house for Veterans that brought many Veteran service organizations together at the American Legion Post 214 in Warwick. Vet2Vet (1-800-832-1200); My HealtheVet (1-877-327-0022); Supportive Services for Veteran Families (565-2892); and Action Toward Independence (343-4284) were some of the many agencies offering assistance to our Veterans. Orange County’s Veterans Services Agency was also present, and they offer numerous services to help as well. They can be reached at 291-2470. We owe it to those who have served to give them help when needed. Please pass this information on to any Veterans you know.
I would like to remind residents of the Town’s snow regulations: From Fri., Nov. 1 through Wed., Apr. 1 of the succeeding year, the parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways and other public property of the Town at any time during inclement winter weather. Vehicles in violation of this article will be towed at the owner’s expense. Heeding of this regulation is especially critical for safety in some of our more densely populated areas like Wickham village, Kings Estates/Sugar Hills and many of our hamlets.
I also remind property owners that any person who throws, shovels, plows or places snow or ice onto a public street, highway or right-of-way shall be guilty of a violation and subject to a fine not exceeding $250. These regulations are meant to keep you and your neighbors safe from accidents that can happen when, after the plow trucks have cleared the road, snow is pushed back into them creating driving hazards.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Nov. 20 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.