Our park employees have begun the process of getting our parks in shape for your warm weather enjoyment. The Town has an extensive parks system including active sports parks like Union Corners Park and Winstanley Park, neighborhood parks like Pine Island, Airport Park and for our KESH residents, Kings Estates Park. We also have passive parks, like Cascade Park and Wickham Woodlands, where you can enjoy nature, wildlife, kayaking, fishing, and quiet reflection, as well as trails for getting close to all these wonderful activities.
It is in these passive parks that we unfortunately have had the most destruction. Sadly vandalism is frequent with cars or ATV’s destroying the grass areas, picnic tables damaged, and garbage cans broken. These parks belong to you, the citizens of Warwick; you give your hard-earned taxes to, in part, maintain them. I would ask you as you enjoy these beautiful spaces to please report anyone you see causing harm to my office at 986-1120, ext. 241 or to the Warwick Police Department at 986-5000. Please enjoy these wonderful places and the beauty they contain; much fun and adventure awaits.
The next Household Hazardous Waste collection day will be Sat., Apr. 13 at the Thomas Bull Memorial Park, located at 90 Grove St. in Montgomery, NY. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of all those old chemicals and sprays that accumulate around the house. This service is free of charge to Orange County residents, with proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with Orange County address). For more information, call 291-3246 or visit www.orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the Household Hazardous Waste tab.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program and Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition offer free tax preparation assistance to low to moderate income individuals, families and seniors. There are many sites throughout the county offering this free service. There are no age restrictions and AARP membership is not required. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, call United Way’s Help Line, 2-1-1 or 1-800-899-1479 today!
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Mar. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, will be published in the March 27 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.