By Lourice Angie
The Greenwood Lake Village Board is constantly looking for new ways to help improve the quality of life for its residents. For the New Year, the Board will continue to focus on the Village’s infrastructure and safety while working to provide the community with fun and entertaining events year round.
Final Phase of Sidewalks Connecting Mountain Lakes Lane
Recently the Village of G.L. received a notice that the final section of the Mountain Lakes sidewalk plan has been awarded funding through Orange County’s Community Development Block Grant funding programs. The Board successfully made the case that installing a sidewalk, with proper crosswalks, from the new boat launch and public park, firehouse, American Legion and outskirts of the Village, is a vital project for handicap accessibility. It will reduce vehicular traffic, address pedestrian safety, and increase access to critical locations within the community.
The sidewalk project will be fully funded by grants and will connect the intersection of Scott Lynch Way/Lakes Road, down to Mountain Lakes Ln., then cross at the G.L. Garden Center and connect to the Cablevision sidewalk. The project is anticipated to commence in early spring and shouldn’t take more than a couple weeks to complete says Village of G.L. Mayor Jesse Dwyer.
The Board adopted resolution #23 of 2018-19 to authorize Mayor Dwyer to sign an agreement with Orange County for the Senior Dining Program and home delivery meals. The Senior Dining Program provides nutritious meals to eligible seniors who are 60 years and over. While no fees are mandated for congregate or home delivered meals, confidential voluntary contributions of $3.50 per meal are suggested. These contributions help expand the program.
The Board adopted resolution #24 of 2018-19 that authorized the Village election to take place on Tues., Mar. 19 from 12 to 9 p.m. at the G.L. Senior Center, located at 132 Windermere Ave. in Greenwood Lake.
Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Luncheon
The annual Senior Christmas Luncheon, hosted by the G.L. Elks, was a huge success this year. The Board would like to thank the Elks and everyone who participated in helping make this special event for seniors grow each year. The senior center is open to those who are 55+ years of age. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Village Clerk at 477-9215 or leave a message for Village Board Trustee Keli Kelm.
Get Ready for the Second Annual G.L. Winter Classic
The G.L. Winter Classic will be back and is moving to the back of the lake, right off Waterstone Rd. This will help with securing ice, avoiding ice fisherman holes, and hopefully it will reduce the weight on the ice.
The format will include teams comprised of six players. Games will be played four versus four and are approximately 30 minutes each, with two halves of 15 minutes each. There will be three round robin games on Sat., Jan 19 and those that advance will compete on Sun., Jan. 20.
Last year there were 24 teams in total. Sign up was filled in about a week. With special permission, it will expand to 48 teams and be divided between a competitive division and a more recreational division. Hockey is very competitive and the games are fun but intense. There will be food vendors and a beer truck on site but no outside alcohol will be allowed per the Village of Greenwood Lake.
The next meeting of the G.L. Village Board will be held on Tues., Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Courthouse, located at 47 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake NY. This will be preceded by a Board workshop at 6:30 p.m.