By Katie Bisaro
The Village of Warwick has resumed issuing facility use permits, effective Mon., June 15. This will allow groups and organizations to once again use municipal areas such as the baseball and softball fields and Village parks after being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic health situation. The reopening of the facilities is in accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Orders and the Dept. of Health regarding the phased reopening of New York State.
Adult Kickball League
The Warwick Adult Kickball League has been granted permission to use the Over-35 field and two Little League fields, working around the Little League schedule, in Veterans Memorial Park on Friday nights. The start date for the league is contingent on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders and the phased reopening plan.
Community Art Exhibition
Large-scale works of art created by professional local artists will be on display on the Railroad Green and in Stanley-Deming Park from Fri., Aug. 14 to Sat., Aug. 29. The community-wide public art exhibition, presented in conjunction with Wickham Works, Inc., is themed “Words from Warwick.” Several workshops will take place prior to the exhibition. For more information, visit the Wickham Works website at www.wickhamworks.org.
Water Quality Report
Trustee Barry Cheney reported that the annual drinking water quality report for 2019 was completed with good results. In 2019 there were no violations in the standards that are required to be tested and there were several accomplishments including a basis of design evaluation for treatment of Well #3; a completed emergency response plan and vulnerability assessment and reservoir emergency action plan.
The Village also received a grant for water quality improvement project from New York State. This will allow the Village to acquire land in the reservoir watershed giving the Village full control over activities and uses that could be detrimental to water quality. The total received from the state is limited to $280,150 with a 25% match required by the Village.
Work was completed on the Ridgefield and Galloway pump stations. The Village updated 137 residential water meters, installed three new hydrants to replace existing hydrants and repaired 11 hydrants. Five water main breaks and 11 service lines were also repaired.
The annual report is available for viewing on the village website at www.villageofwarwick.org. Copies are also available at Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick. The report is prepared to comply with state and federal regulations and also raises the understanding of the public of the need to protect drinking water sources. Any questions about the report may be directed to Kathy Schweizer at the Village DPW offices, 986-2031, ext. 110.
The next meeting of the Village Board of Trustees will take place on Mon., July 6, at 7:30 p.m. Information on viewing the meeting via Facebook Live will be available on the village website, www.villageofwarwick.org.