This past couple of weeks has seen two men who have made lasting contributions to our Town enter eternal rest. Roger Metzger was a man of gentle humor, kind words of encouragement but someone who also had a dogged determination to ensure our Town remained a place where nature flourished. His stewardship of Warwick’s parks and treescapes will be a lasting legacy to this honorable man. Gene Kalyan also left us, and Gene will be remembered most importantly for his dedication to the renowned Queens Village Queens Drum and Bugle Corp. No one will truly know how many hours Gene gave to generations of young girls or the lessons imparted that served them well as successful women. Both of these men are the best examples of the committed citizens we are blessed with here in Warwick. Condolences to the families and may these men rest in peace.
The NYS DEC has issued their draft West of Hudson Unit Management Plan (UMP) which lays out a ten (10) year road map for properties that include Hawk’s Watch on Mt. Peter and Pochuck State Forest off of Liberty Corners Rd. You can view its details at https:/www.dec.ny.gov/lands.
The Town will once again impose a Halloween curfew against congregating and loitering by those 18 years of age and younger to begin at 8 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 30 to 6 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 31 and from 8 p.m., Wed., Oct. 31 to 6 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 1. This is done in conjunction with the Village of Warwick to ensure our younger kids can enjoy Halloween and our neighborhoods, hopefully, can remain free of mischief.
A Public Hearing to consider a Proposed Introductory Local Law No. 12 entitled “A Local Law to Exceed the Two Percent Property Tax Cap” will be held on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick, NY.
The above The above The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, will be published in the Oct. 24 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.