By now we should be in Phase III and the Town Hall, as of Tues., June 23, is now open to the public. You will see some physical changes in the departments, and you are asked to wear a mask when visiting. This will keep both you and our employees safe. Industries now open under Phase III are food services with 50% indoor capacity and personal care businesses, like nail salons. The public is asked to please respect the rules that the businesses have in place, as this protects them from State-imposed violations of the distancing guidelines. We all want to avoid more draconian restrictions, so let’s just all do our part.
Congratulations to all the Warwick, Florida and Greenwood Lake students who are graduating this year. You have been remarkable in keeping your chins up when all the excitement of senior year was abruptly taken from you by the pandemic. We are proud of all of you and wish you much success in the years ahead.
Our playground equipment and bathrooms in our parks are once again open. They are sanitized daily and signage, as per the Orange County Department of Health, is in place to ensure your safety. Please abide by the guidelines so these facilities can remain open for everyone’s enjoyment.
The Town Beach at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park opened on Sat., June 6 and is now open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Warwick Town residents only (This, of course, includes Florida, Greenwood Lake and Warwick Village residents). The beach area is limited to 50% occupancy initially while the Town and Village monitor how beachgoers observe our social gathering regulations. Season passes can be obtained from the Warwick Town Clerk by calling 986-1124. The NYS and Orange County Departments of Health have imposed strict guidelines that staff and beachgoers will need to follow, so your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board, as per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1, will be closed to the public but can be viewed live via the Zoom app on Thurs., June 25 at 7:30 p.m. A link to the meeting will be placed in our official newspaper, the Warwick Valley Dispatch, and on www.townofwarwick.org. All future meetings will be conducted in this manner until the Governor’s order is lifted.