2017 was a busy year for your Town government. Long needed safety improvements, recommended by our employee safety committee, were completed. Replacement of the 20 year old HVAC system and lighting upgrades will reduce our energy costs. Investments in highway and police departments will ensure our community remains safe. Our new federally funded bus facility will enhance our bus service within the Town and throughout Orange County. Infrastructure continues to be upgraded and maintained to protect your investment in your community. While cold and snow continues to plague us, we look forward to a 2018 full of hope and prosperity for our Villages, Town, County and Nation. Happy New Year to all!
Town Residents may bring their discarded Christmas trees next to the mulch pile, across from the Dial-A-Bus building on Public Works Drive, Mon. through Fri. from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Wed., Jan. 31.
With the extremely cold temperatures it is important to keep an eye on any elderly neighbors or those who might need extra help. If you know of someone that may need checking on, please call our Warwick Police Department at 986-5000, and we will be happy to have an officer look in on them. In the event of prolonged power outages or severe cold snaps, the police can also open our Warming Center in the Senior Center behind Town Hall. Orange County Social Services or the Office for the Aging may also be able to provide assistance. You can reach Orange County Social Services at 291-4000 or Office for the Aging at 615-3700.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Jan. 10 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.