Story by Lourice Angie
The Warwick Town Board met on Thurs., Jun. 14 and Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton opened by offering his congratulations and best wishes to the graduating class of 2018. on behalf of the entire Board, he encouraged the graduates to “enjoy graduation and be safe, don’t drink and drive but enjoy yourselves.”
A few weeks ago Supervisor Sweeton attended the 36th Annual Orange County Bureau Youth Awards Luncheon. The event recognizes young people and adult leaders who have played a vital role in shaping and inspiring youth to thrive and be the best they can be.
Sweeton said that the Town of Warwick should be proud of all the awardees. Sweeton offered special congratulations to Bill Steinauer, who received the Asset Builder/Spirit of Volunteerism Award for his tremendous leadership of the Warwick Valley Community Center. Steinauer, along with his great staff, has taken the Community Center to new heights, securing it as a central place in the community. Supervisor Sweeton said all of these great Warwick citizens did well.
The list of local awardees includes:
- Positive Change Leading to Success, Marissa Hirrel from the Greenwood Lake Middle School.
- Spirit of Success, Jonah Bowen from Warwick Valley High School.
- Healthy Living, John Shaughnessy from S.S Seward Institute.
- Outstanding Leadership/Volunteerism, Molly Hewitt from Warwick Middle School.
- Outstanding Leadership/Volunteerism, Emily Leone from Winslow.
- Outstanding Leadership/Volunteerism, Lindsey Tobey from Winslow.
- Outstanding Leadership/Volunteerism, Robert Verblaauw from S.S Seward Institute.
The Town Beach, located at 7 Windermere Ave. in the Village of Greenwood Lake, is now open on weekends for enjoyment. The beach operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is staffed by certified lifeguards. In addition, it provides picnic areas, as well as restroom and shower facilities. Daily passes are available at the gate, and both resident as well as non-resident passes are available at the Town Clerk’s office in the Warwick Town Hall, Mon. through Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting on Sat., Jun. 23, the beach will be open seven days a week through Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 3.
Police Call Report
Town Councilman Floyd DeAngelo reported that the town received a total of 1,912 calls to the police for the month of May. The Town, outside of the Village of Greenwood Lake, had a total of 228 calls with the Village having a total of 778 calls. Pine Island had a total of 303 calls and the Village of Warwick had 603.
Warwick Police Lt. John Rader announced that with school about to be out for the summer, the Police Department asks that everyone while driving be aware of children who are out and about.
Humane Society Kitten Shower
Councilman DeAngelo reported that the Warwick Valley Humane Society will host a Kitten Shower on Sun., Jun. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Shelter, located at 48 Public Works Dr. in Warwick. Coffee and dessert will be served. For additional information or to view the wish list visit www.smile.amazon.com or call 986-2473.
Town Councilman Russell Kowal reported that last month Community 2000 visited the Town Hall to share the results of the visioning hearings held throughout the winter. One of the suggestions made for the Town was to try to make the Wawayanda Creek more accessible to canoes and kayaks. Kowal says that they have gathered a core group that will meet on Tues., Jun. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Senior Center, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
“Anyone willing to out come out and help us clear brush out of the creek and make an evaluation of what is there is welcome. Supervisor Sweeton has checked with the D.E.C and says there is a cut off date of Mon., Oct. 1. If we are lucky enough we can have it done this year,” said Councilman Kowal.
“It’s a beautiful trail. If you can get some of the snags and things cleared up it can be a lot of fun, so thank you,” said Supervisor Sweeton.
Friendly Visitor Program
The next Friendly Visitor Program volunteer training will be held on Mon., Jul. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick. Reservations are required. To R.S.V.P. call 986-1124, ext. 400.
The Warwick Fire Department is hosting their annual carnival at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 60 Forester Ave. in Warwick, until Sat., Jun. 23. There will be rides, games and fun for everyone. Pay one price wristbands will be available every night for $20 per person. The carnival will have fireworks on Sat., Jun. 23 starting at 10 p.m. The rain date for the fireworks is Sun., Jun. 24.
Warwick Town Clerk Eileen Astorino reported that the total fees collected for the month of May were $14,684.62 and fees paid out were $5,491.44.
The Town accepted a bid proposal from Jim Leshinski for the installation of electricity to the pavilion and restrooms at the Ben Winstanley Park in Greenwood Lake not to exceed the amount of $10,430. The Board accepted a bid proposal from Ketchum Fencing, Inc. to supply and install a 75’x6’ high all black chain link fence with one 12’ wide double swing gate not to exceed the amount of $3,150.
The Board also accepted a bid from Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for all materials and the installation of plumbing for the Winstanley Park bathrooms not to exceed the amount of $16,498.
Next Town Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Town of Warwick Board will be held on Thurs., Jun. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.