By Elise Fisch
The Village of Warwick Board of Trustees met via Zoom video-conference on Mon., July 20. The video was live-streamed through the Village of Warwick Facebook page where it will remain posted for the public to view.
Residents of the Village will have a chance to dispose of household items during the annual bulk pickup which will be from Sept. 8 to Sept. 30. Items eligible for disposal include such things as furniture, rugs, mattresses, and other objects of that type.
Metal items should be placed separately for purposes of recycling. No garbage, leaves or brush, tires, barrels, paint, construction debris, computer equipment, or appliances such as televisions, stoves, washers, dryers, etc. will be picked up. Items for disposal must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the day pickup is scheduled for your address. No return trips will be made.
The Village will be divided by north and south of the railroad tracks, and scheduling of pickup will be designated by these areas. Villagers can find more information about their pickup day and view a map of the Village highlighting the track-divided areas on the Village of Warwick website -www.villageofwarwick.org. Residents who live in a development with a Homeowners Association (HOA) are advised to contact their HOA directly.
Expand Outdoor Classroom
on Hallowed Ground
Superintendent of Warwick Schools Dr. David Leach petitioned the Board to expand the area of the outdoor classroom located at the Hallowed Ground, located next to Park Ave. Elementary School. The Board agreed to expand the space, and noted that the location should be more clearly marked off for the public to be able to see. The space will be situated under the shade as much as possible, and covered under the Warwick Valley School District by certificate of insurance.
Outdoor Dining Street Closures Extended
The Board agreed to extend the outdoor dining street closures to the end of August. Main St. (between South St. and West St.) will be closed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., with the last hour set aside for breakdown and clean up. The final weeks of street dining will exclude Sunday from the roster, as Mayor Michael Newhard explained restaurant owners seemed to agree Sunday did not yield much business.
Trustees plan to open Railroad Ave. and Spring St. going forward, permitting that restaurant owners at those locations don’t feel their businesses would be hurt by the change. The New Jersey transit bus utilizes Railroad Ave. to make its final stop in the Village, and the Board feels compelled to allow them access to that route in the future.
Noise Complaints from Fit Body Boot Camp
Noise complaints have come through Village Hall regarding the use of Veteran’s Memorial Park parking lot by Warwick’s Fit Body Boot Camp. The business has been holding its classes in the park recently in order to adhere to social distancing measures and still be able to offer its services to patrons, as COVID-19 remains a present threat.
While conducting their workouts, the group will play music at an inappropriately high volume, as alleged by neighboring residents.
“It’s too loud for 6 a.m.,” said Trustee George McManus, and the Board agreed that use of the parking lot by other residents should also be prioritized.
The Fit Body Boot Camp classes will be asked to move to the park’s pavilion area, rather than utilize the parking lot.
The next meeting will be held on Mon., Aug 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick.