As a potential strong snowstorm moves our way, it is a great time to point out some snow related laws and suggestions.
First, there is absolutely no parking on ANY roadway during a snowstorm. There is plenty of time to figure out now where you should park your car if you do not have adequate parking at your home. If you are a Village resident, you may temporarily park your vehicle at the overflow lot across from the Village Hall during the storm. Once the snow has been cleared, and if our crews have the ability, we will help plow your vehicle out of the lot. Keep in mind, this may not be until Mon. or Tues. but it’s better than having your car towed for parking in the roadway and causing unsafe conditions for our plows and other drivers.
Also, if you use a plow of any kind to either plow your residence or your business, you may not plow snow onto someone else’s property or impede their ability to remove snow. Village code requires that the snow removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the abutting property owner or user. Snow must be removed from sidewalks “within 10 hours of the conclusion of the storm.” The hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. are excluded from the 10 hour calculation. Bottom line, try your best to clear the snow as soon after the storm as you can. Village crews will go around and assist with sidewalk snow removal ONLY during regular working hours and never during the snow event.
Please keep in mind, these rules/laws are in place to protect the residents of our Village. The Village Board, our crews and I are all in this together and rest assured, we will use all available resources to help those in need. But, if you fail to plan properly and your choices lead to problems for others, you are less likely to receive a helping hand.
And finally, to the kids of Greenwood Lake – HAVE FUN!!!
Important Greenwood Lake Phone Numbers:
- Greenwood Lake Police: 477-9211
- Village Hall: 477-9215
- Mayor Dwyer Cell: 283-7993
Christmas Tree Pickup in the Village
The Village’s refuse contractor will be picking up Christmas trees in the Village starting this week and will pick up through the last week of Jan. Pick-up will be on Mon. and Thurs., depending on which side of the Village you live in.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Jan. 16 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.