Completed Projects in Village
This week we completed the much-anticipated sidewalk project on Mountain Lakes Lake. This project was funded by a grant secured by Assemblyman Karl Brabenec, whom we thank very much for his ability to secure that funding. The next phase of the project will be a crosswalk across 17A from Black Bear Wine & Spirits to the Greenwood Lake Garden Center with a sidewalk from the Garden Center to the Optimum property. That project has been “grant awarded” and we are just awaiting the funds to begin the work.
Paving was completed on several streets in Greenwood Lake including: Lakelands Extension, Division, Rumsey and Brook Ct. O&R is about 90% complete with their infrastructure improvements and we can expect each of the roads impacted by O&R to be fully re-paved next year.
Teen Center Opening for 2019
The Greenwood Lake Coalition Teen Center will be opening for the year beginning on Wed., Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Opening night we will have a BBQ for the kids and guests. This year, we installed a basketball court next to the building. Thanks to the help from many volunteers including Tony Romanish, Brendan Kolasar, Ed Bilello and our friends from the Bellvale Bruderhoff Community.
The Teen Center is open to kids ages 12 to 17. There will be NO exceptions for kids of a younger age. Thankfully, we were able to secure a grant to fund an additional community center day paid for through a grant from the Michael & Erin Martucci Family Foundation. The opening of the center for younger ages will be announced shortly.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Sept. 18 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.