Story by Katie Bisaro
The annual Village of Warwick spring pick-up of household items (no electronics), usually slated for the month of May, will take place in June this year at the request of Department of Public Works (DPW) Supervisor Michael Moser. According to Moser, he and his crews have several time-sensitive projects that must be completed in May, including parking lots and drainage projects which fall under the current fiscal year budget that ends on Thurs., May 31.
By moving the pick-up to June, Moser felt that the task could be completed in a more timely manner as he could allocate more labor to the task. Trustee Barry Cheney pointed out that DPW seasonal employees will be on board by then as well. Moser assured the Board that the task would be completed prior to the Jul. 4 holiday.
The Village Board of Trustees discussed the pros and cons of the matter, including the fact that residents are already putting items out on the curbs in anticipation of the traditional May timeframe. Moser commented that it was still too early for items to be out, even for a May pick-up, and that he will be notifying those residents of the violations.
Trustee Eileen Patterson objected to the delay until June on what she felt was short notice for this year. Additionally, June runs into graduation celebrations and she was concerned about items out on the curbs during that time.
In the end, the Board agreed to move the pick-up dates to June as requested and to be very proactive in notifying the residents of the change.
The Village will be divided into two areas to be picked up:
Week of Jun. 4: High St., Church St., Forester Ave. north of the railroad tracks, Colonial Ave. north side of Grand St. to the corporation line of Locust St., Maple Ave. and all streets within the area. The south side of West St. to the corporation line and Division St., Howe St. and all streets within this area to the west side of Oakland Ave. and including Campbell Rd., Pond Hill and areas north of West St. Village Cove residents should contact the homeowners association as to where to place items.
Week of Jun. 18: East side of Oakland Ave. to Forester Ave. at the railroad tracks to Galloway Rd. on the north side. South side of Galloway Rd., Homestead Village area, Warwick Grove, Hawthorne Ave., Overlook Dr., South St. Ext., and Southern Ln. to the corporation line. Brady Rd., Gordon Terrace and Ridgefield Rd. Residents of Warwick Grove and Homestead Village should contact their homeowners association as to where to place items.
Household items include: furniture, mattresses, rugs, etc. The Village asks residents to place metal items separately for recycling purposes. The Village WILL NOT pick up: garbage, leaves, brush, tires, barrels, paint, drain oil, construction debris, appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, etc.
All items are to be at the curbside on the Monday of the week your area is scheduled for pick-up by 7 a.m. Once the area has been picked up there will be no return trips. For more information call the Village Hall at 986-2031, ext. 6 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.