As the summer picks up, I wanted to outline some projects that the Village will be working on throughout our area.
This year, we intend to continue the sidewalk project down Windermere Avenue between Oak and Elm Sts. We will begin work on the grant-funded sidewalk extension from the firehouse to 17A within the next week or so. This project will include a crosswalk over 17A where an additional grant-funded sidewalk will be built along 17A connecting the Garden Center to the Cablevision sidewalk.
The Village will be paving all of Rumsey Rd, Lakelands Ext., a large section of Cane Rd, Division St. and Brook Trail. Keep in mind, these roads will be paved with REAL asphalt as we no longer tar and chip roads. In some cases, where needed, we will reclaim the old road and pave with entirely new base. In other cases, where drainage requires higher roadways, we will pave over the old road (Rumsey for example).
We will be line striping several roadways over the next couple of weeks including Mountain Lakes Ln., Waterstone Rd, Teneyke / Sterling, Edgemere, and the Town of Warwick will continue down East Shore Rd to the Jersey border.
Over the next few weeks, Orange & Rockland (O&R) will be performing replacements of their main gas lines in the following roads: Maple, Myrtle, Murray (by Windermere Ave only), Windermere Ave between Church and Murray, Laurel Ave and Grove Ave as well as Church St. and Humphrey. O&R will fund road paving of these streets for the following year. Rest assured, however, the streets will be patched very well temporarily and the ground will settle effectively for a good long-term asphalt pour the following year.
We also expect to begin an $80,000 fully grant-funded project on the Senior Center which will make the building handicap accessible and greatly improve the appearance of the front and side of the building.
Toward the end of the summer, the Village will perform a process called “hydroraking” in the Northwest arm (by Defeo’s) and in the lagoon off of Woodland Dr. whereby hundreds of cubic yards of sediment and decaying plant matter will be removed allowing proper water flow in those areas.
Although much more work will be performed this summer, I felt these would cause some minor inconveniences for our residents. We will do our best to provide specific dates for each of these projects as soon as they become available.
As of the next week, school will be out so PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY! Our police will be patrolling side roads constantly throughout the Village and will not tolerate speeding. Please obey all traffic laws within and around our Village.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the June 19 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.