By Lourice Angie
As the community continues to navigate through the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic health situation, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton confirmed with the County that the reopening of all municipal buildings was part of Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan.
The Town of Warwick is currently in Phase 2. As a precautionary measure the Town will abide by the Governor’s rules and regulations and is anticipating reopening on or close to the tentative date of Tues., June 23.
The public was reminded to follow the CDC guidelines on how to protect themselves and others. The Town Board advises that there are still many unknowns regarding COVID-19 and almost as many opinions. Sweeton said he wants to see businesses reopen and they need community support now more than ever. However, above all the Board wants residents to remain safe.
“Businesses will adapt while continuing to provide the great service and value we have come to expect. Warwick is and will always be strong! These times have been difficult on so many levels, but it has underscored what a great Town we live in,” said Supervisor Sweeton.
Playgrounds reopened on Mon., June 15. The Board thanked the Department of Public Works and the parks group for getting things in order for reopening. Daily sanitizing is being done to the park’s public bathroom and all playground equipment. There will be signs posted to remind families of park regulations which include no more than 10 children on park equipment at a time and everyone must wear masks.
“Please abide by the regulations so that we can keep the playground equipment open. We’re excited that we’re able to do that,” said Sweeton.
Town Beach Open
The Town Beach at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake opened on Sat., June 6. Sweeton reported that the reopening was a great success and gave a special thanks to the Town of Warwick and Village of Greenwood Lake Police Departments who assisted in managing the entrance.
Operating hours are now seven days a week from 11a.m. to 7 p.m., for Warwick Town residents only which includes the Villages of Warwick, Florida, and Greenwood Lake. The beach is currently limited to 50% capacity while the Town and Village monitor how beachgoers observe social gathering regulations. The Board asks for the continued cooperation of the public and says it is greatly appreciated.
Season passes can be obtained from the Warwick Town Clerk by calling 986-1124. To download the 2020 Beach Membership Application, visit the Town website at www.townofwarwick.org.
Next Town Board Meeting
The next Town Board meeting will be held on Thurs., June 25, at 7:30 p.m. In accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order, Town Board meetings will be closed to the public but can be viewed live online via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be placed in the Warwick Valley Dispatch, and on the Town website at www.townofwarwick.org.