Our holiday season is in full swing. Trees still to be lit include one in our Pine Island Park on Kay Road and Treasure Lane, hosted by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce on Wed., Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. Then on Fri., Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. the Village of Florida will light their tree at Village Hall with the help of the Florida Fire Department and the kids from Golden Hill Elementary.
Shopping local this season is important to keep our small businesses healthy. I urge everyone to take their holiday lists to our three Villages or seven Hamlets to get some great values. You won’t be disappointed.
Once again I would like to remind residents of the Town’s snow regulations: From Nov. 1 through 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., Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy., Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Dec. 4 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.