It is with deep regret that I inform the public of our decision to cancel the 2020 Independence Day Fireworks. The show, originally scheduled in July and postponed to September, was cancelled at the recent Board of Trustee’s meeting. We had hoped the Governor would increase the size of gatherings but being limited to no more than 50 people allowed at one event, we are left with no choice but to cancel. The tentative date for next year’s fireworks is set for Sat., July 3. The Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce has also cancelled the Street Fair.
Improving Handicap Accessibility in the Village
This past week, we completed a project at Village Hall to convert the entryway, bathroom, and Clerk’s window to fully handicap accessible facilities. In addition, we started a project at the Senior Center to make the entryway handicap accessible. The third handicap accessibility project for the year will begin within a couple weeks and that project will construct a sidewalk connecting Optimum to the Garden Center along 17A. Then a crosswalk will cross 17A to Black Bear which will connect to our recently built sidewalk along Mountain Lakes Lane. These three projects amount to $280,000 which are fully funded by grant funds and are being provided through Orange County’s Community Development Block Grant program which administers Federal HUD funding.