Story by Lourice Angie
During the Warwick Town Board meeting held on Thurs., Dec. 13, the Board wished all residents a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. The Board anticipates that everyone will delight in holiday events taking place throughout the Town for the remainder of the season.
“We hope you enjoy this time with family and friends. Please remember those less fortunate, and do whatever is within your means to help where you can,” said Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton.
Check on Elderly Neighbors During Cold Temperatures
The Board reminds all residents that with the extreme cold temperatures moving in this winter, it is important to keep an eye on any elderly neighbors or those in need of extra help. If anyone knows someone that needs help or to be checked upon, call the Warwick Police Department at 986-5000 and an officer will be happy to look in on them.
In the event of prolonged power outages or severe cold snaps, the police can also open the Town Warming Center, located in the Senior Center behind Town Hall. Orange County Social Services or the Office for the Aging may also be able to provide additional assistance. Orange County Social Services can be reached at 291-4000 or residents can call the Office for the Aging at 615-3700.
Town Emergency Alert System
Supervisor Michael Sweeton announced that the Town emergency phone, text, and email system was up and running. The Board encourages residents to sign up, if they haven’t already. To sign up residents can visit www.townofwarwick.org and click on the “Emergency Notification System” icon displayed on the home page.
Town Snow Policy
Supervisor Sweeton announced that Town snow policies are in effect. Parking is not allowed on Town roads for 24 hours prior to and after a storm. Plowing snow onto a Town road after it has been cleared is also prohibited. Sweeton urges residents to obey the proposed snow policies in order to ensure that the Town clean up is done accurately and safely during snow storms.
Annual Apple Eve Celebration
The Village of Warwick’s Annual Apple Eve will officially kick off the 150th Anniversary of the Warwick Fire Department (WFD). The family friendly event will take place on Mon., Dec. 31 at the Railroad Green from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The WFD is thrilled to have the support of the Village and its residents during this very proud moment in history.
Children are invited to arrive at 10 p.m. for the Count Up to raise the Apple. Volunteer firefighters will be on scene handing out a variety of goodies to all kids in attendance. The celebration will include a special cake and sparkling cider toast to be served following the apple drop at Midnight.
Warwick Town Clerk Eileen Astorino reported that fees collected for the month of November were $5,837.49 and fees paid out were $7,722.21. Community preservation receipts for the month of Nov. were $80,408.01, which brings the total fund balance to $2,635,972.02.
Supervisor Sweeton would like to remind all residents to check out www.Burbio.com, a free website iOS and Android app that puts school, library, government, and community events in one place for the Town and all the Villages. With Burbio.com, residents can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, sync events to their Google or Apple calendar, and be notified when things change. is free for residents and free for non-profits to stream their events.
Councilman Floyd DeAngelo reported that the Warwick Valley Humane Society urges residents to wear proper protective clothing and take necessary precautions when attempting to help an injured or orphaned animal. For additional information and instructions visit www.wvhumane.org.
Next Town Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be held on Thurs., Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick NY.
Town Reorganization Meeting
The Reorganization meeting of the Town Board will be held on Wed. Jan 2 at 9 a.m. in the Warwick Town Hall.