By Katie Bisaro
The Village of Warwick will hold a joint public hearing with the Town of Warwick to consider the annexation of a small sliver of land from the Town to the Village as part of an adjustment to the tax map and in relation to the proposed Village View Estates development. At a previous Village Board meeting, Mayor Michael Newhard pointed out that the annexation would be considered regardless of the status of the proposed Village View development.
The public hearing will take place on Thurs., Jan. 14, 2021, at 7 p.m. at Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick, where public commentary will be heard. Any written communication must be addressed to the Village or Town Boards and received prior to the public hearing.
Special Use Permit for Cell Antenna Renewed
At their regular meeting on Mon., Dec. 7, the Village Board of Trustees approved an application from new Cingular Wireless (AT&T) renewing the special use permit for a cellular antenna array located on St. Anthony Community Hospital. The renewal is for five years, from July 19, 2020 until July 19, 2025.
New AHDRB Appointee
Mayor Michael Newhard appointed Ralph Lucarelli to the Village of Warwick Architectural and Historic District Review Board to replace Robert Skallerup who resigned earlier in the month. Lucarelli had served on the AHDRB in the past.
Mayor Pays Tribute to Michele Carter
Mayor Michael Newhard bid an emotional farewell on behalf of the Board to long-time Warwickian Michele Carter who passed away on Thurs., Dec. 3 at the age of 87. As a close friend of his late mother and his family, Newhard had fond memories of Mrs. Carter growing up and described her as a “real role model for us all.” She served on the Sesquicentennial Committee as the “elder stateswoman” and was an integral part of the Warwick Food Pantry who tirelessly organized the ongoing activity of the pantry as well as the large activities such as the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets.
“[She] had a rich soul and a big generous heart and we will truly miss her,” Newhard stated.
The next Village Board meeting will be held, via Facebook Live, on Mon., Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. For more information regarding the meeting and commentary during Privilege of the Floor, visit www.villageofwarwick.org.