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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.

Mayor’s Column

September 29, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

 

By Jesse Dwyer

 

 

Leaf Pick up for Fall

With the incredible beauty of fall foliage ahead of us, we begin to plan our fall clean up. As always, leaf bag pick up is a service offered to Village residents and we implore you to use the service. If you have a lakefront property, your yard maintenance is even more necessary. Leaves that blow into the lake are extremely dangerous to the health and well-being of our lake and leaves that blow into the road are dangerous to drivers and pedestrians. Therefore, it is imperative that leaves be picked up and kept off yards as quickly and as often as possible. The building inspector will be out regularly to ensure such measures are taken seriously.

All leaves are to be bags in biodegradable paper bags, which may be picked up locally, and MAY NOT be bagged in plastic bags. Please put your packed leaf bags at the curb for curbside pickup by IWS (waste Service). Please also keep in mind that these bags must not be too heavy, damaged, or over-stuffed – they are being picked up by hand. The pickup schedule is as follows:  Everything west of the lake (Windermere Ave. side streets, Greenwood and Windermere Park, Victory Acres, etc) will be picked up on Mondays and the East side of the lake (Lakelands, Orchards, WTW, Sterling / TenEyck) will be picked up on Thursdays.

  • Trick or Treating on Windermere sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce begins on Oct., 18th at 200 p.m.
  • Fireman’s Halloween Parade 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 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

Mayor’s Column

September 24, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

 

By Jesse Dwyer

 

 

90th Anniversary Festivities Rescheduled

The 90th anniversary festivities that were cancelled are being rescheduled to October 18th, and 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 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. The 90th Celebration begins at 5:00p.m. in CVS field and will go until 9:00p.m.. That very evening, the Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting Haunted Trails through our magnificent walking path behind CVS. Once again, 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.

Open Gym for Youth Re-opens for the Winter

I am happy to announce that the Greenwood Lake Community Coalition’s sponsored Open Gym for Youth is re-opening again this winter. Open Gym nights will begin October 6th and will be every Monday until the winter ends. Open Gym will be at the Middle School and the times are as follows: 6th – 8th grade will have the gym from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and 9th – 12th graders will have the gym from 8:00p.m.- 10:00p.m.. Each activity that the Community Coalition hosts requires volunteers. The Coalition Teen Center as well as the Community Coalition are ALWAYS looking for dedicated members of the community who are willing to give their time to improve the quality of life and success of our youth. If you are interested in getting involved, please email me at mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org. The community coalition meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Senior Center, 7:00p.m.

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • East Arm Rowing Club Head Race – Tail of the Fox , Sept. 27th from 8:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • GWL Friend in Need Benefit, Sept. 27th at 12:00p.m. at the American Legion. Contact AnnMarie Sabarese for information: 477-2144. Softball tournament and raffles all day.
  • 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.

 

Mayor’s Column

September 17, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

By Jesse Dwyer

Car Seat Questions?
Greenwood Lake is full of young families, like my own. Just recently, my wife and I debated the “right” age and size that our 4 year old daughter should be when we switch from a traditional car seat to a booster seat system. Naturally, I lost the argument. But the point is, we had questions about car seats. You may have questions too. The Greenwood Lake Police Department is hosting a car seat safety inspection day to ensure that you are properly and safely traveling with your most prized possessions—your children. The inspection will take place on Sat., Sept 20th at the GWL Police Station at 16 Church St. from 10:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the NY State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the Windermere Insurance Agency.
Traffic Safety Assistance from the NYS DOT
After months of prodding, we have finally been able to meet with and strike a deal with the NYs Department of Transportation to improve the safety for pedestrians along the state owned highways throughout Greenwood Lake. We went over the limited number of cross walks, the poor location of some of our current cross walks (some heading directly into curbs), replacing some of the many sunken catch basins, and improving signage for people crossing at designated cross walks. Unfortunately, when dealing with the State government they work at, well, the State’s pace. We are looking to have fully updated and redrawn crosswalks along Windermere and Jersey Avenue by the spring of 2015. Hopefully by then, all of the catch basins and pot holes along the state highway will have been replaced / repaired as well.

Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
• GWL Police Child Car Seat Safety Clinic Sept., 20th from 10:00a.m – 1:00p.m. at the Police Station 16 Church St.
• East Arm Rowing Club Head Race – Tail of the Fox Sat., Sept. 27th from 8:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
• GWL Friend in Need Benefit Sat., Sept. 27th at 12:00p.m. at the American Legion. Contact AnnMarie Sabarese for information: 477-2144. Softball tournament and raffles all day.

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