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From the Mayor’s Office

April 20, 2016

Village Adopts Budget for 2016/2017

One of the many goals I set when I ran for Mayor was to keep taxes affordable and spend our hard earned tax dollars as efficiently as possible to provide the essential services which our residents rely on. I am proud to say that as your Mayor, working with our dedicated Village Board and staff, have done exactly that. In a short 3 years, this Village Board and administration has been able to keep taxes under control while investing resources into our aging infrastructure, youth services, lake maintenance and improvements, revitalizing our parks and grounds, beautifying our main street and re-writing our comprehensive plan for the Village. In 3 years, we have added over $100,000 into our fund balance (savings account) through efficient spending practices and the ability to come in under budget consistently. I assure you, however, this Board is not of a mentality to cut, cut, and cut. We are spending a dollar as you would in your home, the way I do in my home – with consideration for how far a dollar can go.

Some plans that we have for this upcoming budget year are: Sediment remediation project in North West arm of the lake, Waterstone road sidewalk project, replacing deteriorating sidewalks on Windermere Avenue, installing a passive boat launch for public use on the north arm of the lake which will also serve as a Village gateway park, a handicap accessible wetlands trail connecting the dog park with Victory Acres and the Town Park. This Village Board is able to provide ALL of the essential services of previous years, create new programs and upgrade our infrastructure by increasing taxes slightly less than 1 quarter of 1 percent year over year. This equals an increase in taxes of $.13 per thousand dollars of assessed value.

 

Village Dates

  • Community Clean Sweep, April 23rd at the Senior Center
  • Grace Lutheran Arts & Craft Show/ Sale, April 23rd from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
  • Village Board Meeting May 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Workshop May 16th 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Teen Center open every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge
  • GWL Coalition Sponsored Stairway to Heroin Presentation, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the GWL Middle School
  • Open Gym for 6th – 8th grades every Monday from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Open Gym for high school aged every Wed., & Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym.
  • Open Gym for Adults Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym

Primary Election Tuesday, April 19th

April 18, 2016

If you are registered as a Democrat or a Republican, you are eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary election held tomorrow, April 19th.

Voting will take place at the American Legion between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

 

From the Mayor’s Office

April 11, 2016

Important Event Date Changes

With the change in Little League’s opening day parade and scheduled games to Saturday, April 16th, we have also moved Clean Sweep to the following Saturday, April 23rd. The Greenwood Lake Little League parade kicks off from Chase bank at 9:00 a.m.. The parade concludes at Lions Field followed by games all day.

Clean Sweep will be held Saturday April 23rd at 9:00 a.m. and will go all day. As previously mentioned, we are encouraging as many people who can to help us with shore cleanups. This can be done from a kayak, row boat, canoe or even a paddle board (for the experienced paddle boarder)! Anyone who would like to participate by boat should meet at the Waterstone Gazebo at 9am. Anyone who would like to help by land should be meeting at the Greenwood Lake Senior Center. We will provide bags, gloves and locations if you do not have a location of your own.

 

Village Dates

  • Community Clean Sweep, April 23rd at the Senior Center
  • Village Board Meeting May 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Workshop May 16th 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Teen Center open every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge
  • GWL Coalition Sponsored Stairway to Heroin Presentation, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the GWL Middle School
  • Open Gym for 6th – 8th grades every Monday from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Open Gym for high school aged every Wed., & Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym.
  • Open Gym for Adults Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym

GWL Coalition Sponsors Stairway to Heroin

April 6, 2016

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Emergency Water Main Repair Today

April 5, 2016

Our Water Dept. is out fixing a water main leak on Mountain Lakes Lane. The temporary emergency repair may affect water quality in the Victory Acres section of the village.

We anticipate having the project completed by this afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact Village Hall at 845-477-9215. Thank you for your patience.

Best,
Mayor Dwyer

 

 

From the Mayor’s Office

March 30, 2016

Village Board Looks to Expand Recreation

In an effort to expand recreation in our Village, the Board is in the process of acquiring property from Orange County on our North Arm (by American Legion) for the purpose of a park and a passive boat launch. A passive boat launch is one in which kayaks, canoes and non-motorized boats may be launched. The Village is seeking a grant from the Orange County IDA to cover the cost of the project. We anticipate the park and use of the launch to be free to anyone who would like to use it. Providing recreational access to the north arm of our lake is critical in protecting it from expanding wetlands and sedimentation issues. Adding a park to one of our community’s gateways is one more way to make our residents feel better about our community, improve the desirability and appearance of our Village and also provides an additional opportunity for recreational and outdoor use for our residents.

 

Mark Your Calendar: Clean Sweep!

As Spring approaches, we start planning our spring cleaning of the village. Each year, the Village Board tries to bring people together for a common goal – cleaning up the community together. This year, we will be meeting at the Greenwood Lake Senior Center at 9am on April 16th. We will dispatch teams out to critical points of the village to work on projects, pick up litter and make our community shine. This year, we are looking for additional assistance cleaning up our lake’s shores. This is best done by kayak, canoe or small boats. If you would like to participate, boaters will meet at the Waterstone Gazebo. We will provide you with bags, gloves and direction. At the end of the day, you may leave all of the bagged trash behind for our crews to remove for you.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me directly at Mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org

 

 

 

Village Dates

  • Village Board Workshop, April 4th, 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Meeting, April 4th, 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Budget Workshop:

4/4/2016 at 6pm in Courthouse

  • Public Hearing on Budget:

4/11/2016 at 7pm in Village Hall

  • Holy Rosary Wine and Design, April 10th from 2pm – 4pm at the Church
  • Teen Center open every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge
  • Open Gym for 6th – 8th grades every Monday from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Open Gym for high school aged every Wed., & Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym.
  • Open Gym for Adults Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym

From the Mayor’s Office

March 14, 2016

Plan for Safe Travel on St. Patrick’s Day

Village Police and other jurisdictions will be out in full force on St. Patrick’s Day enforcing traffic laws, protecting the safety of drivers and pedestrians from intoxicated drivers. In celebrating a day that is very meaningful to many of us Irish Catholic Americans, and all those celebrating this holiday, please make smart decisions and choose to call a taxi, walk, or arrange for a sober designated driver.

 

Safe Travel in Village

As the weather turns, and more people are out walking and playing outside, I would urge residents to drive very carefully throughout ‘town’. The speed limit on ALL side roads is 15 mph, and all other village streets are 25 mph. These speed limits will continue to be strictly enforced to ensure that our pedestrians, and children, can feel safe on their streets. Village Police will also be enforcing pedestrian crosswalk laws which require ALL drivers to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. There is nothing so urgent that would require our residents to speed through the Village and not take 5 seconds out of their day to ensure a pedestrian can cross a road safely. PLEASE, follow posted laws and respect members of our community who choose to travel by foot, and be sure to share the road with travelers choosing to travel by bicycle.

 

 

Village Dates

  • Village Board Meeting on the Tentative Budget , March 7th at 7pm in Village Hall
  • Village Board Workshop, April 4th, 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Meeting, April 4th, 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Budget Workshop: 4/4/2016 at 6pm in Courthouse
  • Public Hearing on Budget: 4/11/2016 at 7pm in Village Hall
  • Neighborhood Watch, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • GWL Coalition Meeting , March 15th at Village Hall 7 p.m.
  • Registration for 18th Annual Learn to Row Program on March 26th from 9am. – 12pm at the Alex Emodi Boathouse. Contact 845-477-3076 for more information
  • GWL Elks Lodge Fish Fry , March 25th from 5pm – 8pm at the Elks Lodge
  • Teen Center open every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge
  • Open Gym for 6th – 8th grades every Monday from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Open Gym for high school aged every Wed., & Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym.
  • Open Gym for Adults Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at M.S. gym
  • Election for Village Board March 15th, 12p.m. – 9p.m. at the Senior Center
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