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Mayor’s Column

November 17, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

 

By Jesse Dwyer

 

Aquatic Invasive Plant Inventory of GWL Presentation

Partnering with the Greenwood Lake Commission and Allied Biologicals, we received a grant to conduct a study of the invasive plant species in Greenwood Lake through the Hudson Valley PRISM Grant Program. This was a 2 week long intense study to identify each plant species that is in Greenwood Lake, and their locations and this study was conducted in June of 2014, just before the herbicide application. There will be a presentation on the findings of the study on Tuesday, November 25th at the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge at 7:00p.m. All members of the public are welcome and encourage to attend. We believe this study will be among many proactive measure to help save our lake and ensure that the most cost effective and safest strategies are employed toward that end.

Register your Home for Decorated House Contest

If you plan on decorating your home this year for the holidays, be sure to register your address either at Village Hall or by emailing cdwyer921@gmail.com. We plan on promoting tours around the community to view the wonderfully decorated homes. You must register by December 1st and the judging will take place on Dec., 6th from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.. The winner will be announced at the Tree lighting ceremony on the 7th.

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Youth Open Gym for 6th through 8th graders at the middle school from 6-8pm every Monday. 9th – 12th graders will have open gym every Monday from 8pm – 10pm.
  • Breakfast with Santa, 6th at 8:00a.m. American Legion
  • Caroling by the Campfire at the Greenwood Lake Garden Center Dec 6th from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Greenwood Lake Gives Back Food Pantry Fundraiser Murphy’s Tavern 7:00p.m.
  • Pictures with Santa at the Church of the Good Shepherd Dec. 7th at 2:00p.m.
  • Christmas Festival, Tree Lighting and Vendor Fair at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Windermere Dec., 7th from 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
  • Menorah Lighting at the Ambulance Building , 16th at 7:00p.m.
  • Village Board Workshop, Dec 15th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting, Dec., 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse

Mayor’s Column

November 11, 2014

VD

Wishing all who served and who are currently serving a very blessed Veterans Day.

Holiday Decorated House Contest

This year, there will be a contest for the best, brightest, and most impressively decorated house for the holidays. This contest is aimed at sparking a community effort to beautify and brighten up our area for the holidays. You must enter the contest to win one of 3 prizes, but if everyone participates, the ultimate prize is to have one of the most unique and impressive holiday “towns” around. Sign up forms are available at Village hall and also on the Village’s website. The winners will be announced at the tree lighting ceremony on December 7th. This contest is for homes and businesses located within the GWL School district, not just the Village. Meaning, it includes everyone from Nelson Rd. to Jersey Ave, East Shore, Etc. But, you must register your home to be included.

Coalition Hosts Presentation on Dangers of Heroin

Our community is witnessing some of the challenges that communities throughout the region are facing – but, we will not sit idly by. We will take control and proactively effect change. There will be a presentation on the dangers of heroin, and the steps that may lead people to use heroin, at the Greenwood Lake Middle School on November 13th at 7:00 p.m. This presentation is hosted by the Greenwood Lake Coalition and has some very special and talented guest speakers, including our County District Attorney David Hoovler. The event is free and we welcome everyone to attend over the age of 13.

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Youth Open Gym for 6th through 8th graders at the middle school from 6-8pm every Monday. 9th – 12th graders will have open gym every Monday from 8pm – 10pm.
  • Dangers of Heroin public presentation on the dangers of heroin use Nov., 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School.
  • Village Board Workshop, Nov., 17th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting, Nov., 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse

Mayor’s Column

November 3, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

By Jesse Dwyer

Election Day Make Sure you Vote!
If everyone who is eligible to vote came out to exercise their right, we would truly be served by representative democracy. I believe there are two obligations associated with elections: 1) Informing yourself and not voting blindly, and 2) Making the time to vote. In addition to the many races up for election, there are 3 Propositions to change the State’s Constitution. I encourage citizens to read about the propositions, but in a nutshell, here is a list of what will be up for YOUR decision on Tuesday, November 4th. And again, voting will take place at the GWL Elks Lodge from 6am-9pm.

Details of the Propositions can be found here http://www.elections.ny.gov/ProposedConsAmendments2.html
Prop 1: Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure
Prop II: Permitting Electronic Distribution of State Legislative Bills
Prop III: The Smart School’s Bond Act of 2014

Candidate Races for Election:
Governor
Comptroller
Attorney General
Supreme Court
Congress

Family Court

Assembly
Sheriff
NY Senate

Local Church to Stay Open
In the recent months, there has been much talk about closing and consolidation of Catholic Churches in NY. As many of you know, a Church in GWL, Holy Rosary Church, was on that list. I am very happy to report that the list of churches to be consolidated or closed has been released, and Holy Rosary Church is not on that list. I attribute this decision to what our community does best – band together for a common goal. Closing any religious institution within Greenwood Lake would have very costly effects on our community as a whole. We are a community that is deep rooted in religious, civic and organizational institutions and we will fight to preserve our history and our way of life.

Coalition Hosts Presentation on Dangers of Heroin
Our community is witnessing some of the challenges that communities throughout the region are facing – but, we will not sit idly by. We will take control and proactively effect change. There will be a presentation on the dangers of heroin, and the steps that may lead people to use heroin, at the Greenwood Lake Middle School on November 13th. This presentation is hosted by the Greenwood Lake Coalition and has some very special and talented guest speakers, including our County District Attorney David Hoovler. The event is free and we welcome everyone to attend over the age of 13.

• Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
• Youth Open Gym for 6th through 8th graders at the middle school from 6-8pm every Monday. 9th – 12th graders will have open gym every Monday from 8pm – 10pm.
• Dangers of Heroin public presentation on the dangers of heroin use Nov., 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School.
• Village Board Workshop Mon., Nov., 17th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse
• Village Board General Meeting Mon., Nov., 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse

Mayor’s Column

October 28, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

 

By Jesse Dwyer

 

As Veteran’s Day Nears

I would like to offer thanks and wish luck to the Village’s newest member of the armed forces, Tyler Rader. Tyler’s family is rooted in public service and it is a great thing to see her carry on the tradition that her family has embodied for generations. Best of luck and God Bless.

Halloween Curfew to be Enforced

        The Halloween curfew is that same each year, 8:00 p.m. on the 30th and 8:00p.m. on the 31st. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by either a legal guardian or a parent.

  • Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4th from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge
  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Youth Open Gym for 6th through 8th graders at the middle school from 6-8pm every Monday. 9th – 12th graders will have open gym every Monday from 8pm – 10pm.
  • Dangers of Heroin public presentation on the dangers of heroin use Nov., 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School.
  • Village Board Workshop, Nov., 17th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting, Nov., 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse

A Great Weekend in GWL

October 22, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

On behalf of the Greenwood Lake Village Board, I would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in the festivities this past weekend. Even with a little rain, we had a tremendous turn out for the Village’s 90th Anniversary as well as the GWLK Chamber Sponsored Halloween activities; Trick or Treating on Windermere and Haunted Trail. Job well done by all of the organizers, Denise and Kristi from Split Ends for their work on the Haunted Trail and Trustee Howley and Trustee Holder for their work on the 90th Anniversary celebration. Thank you to all of the local and area venders who came out make the event great, and of course, special thanks to the local organizations who always contribute to make events successful and entertaining for all. Our unsung hero for the evening was certainly Nick Catinella who coordinated the lighting through a very generously donated highway lighting system from an area company HSP Equipment. Without whom, that evening’s event would have been much darker!! Thank you all for your efforts and the Village Board looks forward to planning our 100th Anniversary!!

• Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4th from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge
• Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
• Lake Commission Meeting Wed.,. Oct., 22nd at the West Milford Town Hall 7:00 p.m.
• Youth Open Gym for 6th through 8th graders at the middle school from 6-8pm every Monday. 9th – 12th graders will have open gym every Monday from 8pm – 10pm.
• Village Board Workshop Mon., Nov. 17th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse
• Village Board General Meeting Mon., Nov. 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse

Don’t Miss Out On The Festivities in GWL This Weekend!!

October 17, 2014

Village’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

The 90th anniversary festivities that were rescheduled to October 18th, this Saturday, will coincide with other fall activities taking place that day. The exciting day in Greenwood Lake will kick off with Trick or Treating on Windermere at 2:00 p.m., sponsored by our Chamber of Commerce, followed by the Firemen’s Halloween Parade which kicks off at 4:30p.m. and ends at CVS where the 90th Celebration will be. Between 4:30-6:00p.m. Grace Lutheran is hosting a Roast Pork Dinner at Grace Lutheran Church on Waterstone Rd. The 90th Anniversary Celebration begins at 5:00p.m. in CVS field and will go until 9:00p.m. There will be food, drink, vendors, live band and great people celebrating the birth of our village. That very evening, the Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting Haunted Trails through our magnificent walking path behind CVS. In addition, we will be renaming the field after Ben and Gen Winstanley as well as dedicating the track around the field from the Lions Club President’s project of 2013.

• Trick or Treating on Windermere sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce begins on Oct., 18th at 200 p.m.
• Fireman’s Halloween Parade Oct. 18th at 4:30 p.m.
• GWL 90th Anniversary Celebration in CVS field Oct. 18th at 5:00 p.m.
• Chamber of Commerce sponsored Haunted Trails Oct. 18th beginning at 7:00 p.m.
• Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
• Youth Open Gym for 6th through 8th graders at the middle school from 6-8pm every Monday. 9th – 12th graders will have open gym every Monday from 8pm – 10pm.
• Village Board Workshop Mon., Oct. 20th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse
• Village Board General Meeting Mon., Oct 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse

Water Meter Installation Notice

October 1, 2014

Please be advised that a Village Contractor, Saks Plumbing and Heating, will be coming around to each home and business in the Village today and tomorrow leaving information on your door about scheduling an appointment to replace your water meter at no cost to you.

They are available to make the upgrade Monday through Saturday, 7am-7pm but you MUST schedule the time with them. This process will take place over the next month or so, but you must reach out to them right away to ensure that your meter is replaced.

The water meter replacements were obtained through a grant and there will be no additional charges on your water bill for this installation.

Here is the information that they will be leaving at your door. 

Saks Metering has been contracted by the Village of Greenwood Lake to conduct a village-wide water meter upgrade project. Typically, the upgrade of your water meter should take no more than a half hour to complete, so please make arrangements on your end to accommodate the upgrade. In most cases, your water meter is located on the inside of your home – basement, crawl space, etc. An installer from Saks Metering will be in your neighborhood for the next several weeks attempting to conduct this work. We ask that you call to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. To make an appointment, please contact Saks Metering at 914-502-3333 or email info@saksmetering.com. They will be more than happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment. Should you have any questions or  concerns regarding this project, don’t hesitate to contact the village or Saks Metering at anytime.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.

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