Brenda Faulls, Receiver of Taxes, will be accepting online payments for the 2019 Orange County Town and County Real Property Tax Bills. There is a convenience fee that will be applied to this service and paid by the taxpayer to the payment processor. These fees are not included in the tax dollars paid to the collector. The fees are as follows: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Credit Cards: 2.45% of the total tax, due at time of payment; Visa Debit Card: $3.95; ACE (E-Check) Electronic Check: $1.75
To pay online, go to the Receiver of Taxes section of the Town website at http://www.townofwarwick.org/departments/taxes.shtml. If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office at 986-1125, ext. 249.
You can still pay in person at Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY. Tax collection hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon. through Fri. in January and 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon., Wed., and Fri. during February and March.
We want to remind residents about Warwick Transit (Dial-A-Bus) which services the entire Town of Warwick, including the Villages of Warwick and Florida, Pine Island and Greenwood Lake. The most popular destinations are ShopRite, Price Chopper, St. Anthony’s Hospital, CVS, Main St. in the Villages of Warwick and Florida, many doctors’ offices and the Senior Center in Warwick. Dial-A-Bus requires reservations which can be made by calling 986-2877, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Along with local service, Warwick Transit provides transportation to Middletown, Monroe and Goshen. For further information, go to the Town of Warwick website, www.townofwarwick.org, under Transit Services, or call Warwick Transit directly at 986-2877.
The Town of Warwick Friendly Visitor Program is committed to supporting our residents by helping them remain in their homes. They do this by matching local volunteers with residents that need support. The volunteers make a difference by providing transportation to local appointments (volunteers will escort you to appointments,) help with grocery shopping, chatting on the phone, home visits, playing a game, reading, and clerical assistance. There is no charge for the service. Services are offered to older adults and adults with disabilities in the Town of Warwick, Village of Warwick, Village of Greenwood Lake, Village of Florida and Pine Island.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or are in need of receiving services, call 986-1124 (listen for prompt for Friendly Visitor Program,) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Jan. 16 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.