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From the Mayor’s Office

November 16, 2017

Rifle Season Opening this Saturday

Opening day for “Big Game Hunting” with a rifle opens this Saturday, November 18th. I am bringing this to your attention because we are lucky enough to have nearly 20,000 acres of state park land right in our backyard! Of which, about 75% of that land is open to public hunting. Over the next several weeks there will likely be an increase in deer movement at night as the deer try to evade the people wearing orange walking through the woods during the daytime. In addition to being more careful driving at night, I would also ask hikers to be mindful of this when hiking in the park. ALWAYS wear blaze orange while hiking or hunting in the woods and I would strongly suggest an orange vest rather than just an orange hat – or even both!!

Some interesting facts about hunting: Nearly $1.6 billion dollars collected from hunting activity (taxes and fees on licenses and equipment) goes toward wildlife conservation and parkland management and the hunting industry is solely responsible for creating and keeping more than 50,000 people employed in the Federal Fish and Wildlife agency.

Stay safe and good luck!

 

Village Dates

  • GWL Gives Back 4th Annual Food Pantry Fundraiser Friday, November 24th from 6pm – 10pm at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Friend in Need Fundraiser Sunday, November 26th from 12pm – 4pm at the American Legion.
  • Outdoor Holiday Festival & Crafts Fair Saturday, December 2nd from 1pm – 5pm. Food, entertainment, crafts, vendors all located in the yard of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
  • Trooper Eric Nicholson Annual Blood Drive, December 2nd from 9am – 3pm in the Ambulance Corp. Building
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday December 2nd at sundown.
  • Open Gym Night Every Monday and Friday at the Middle School from 8pm – 10pm. Mon: 7th – 12th Friday for adults.
  • GWL Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday at the Elks. 4-6pm under 13 years old. Over 13 y/o 6-8pm
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From the Mayor’s Office

November 10, 2017

A Salute to our Veterans

Although I do not have the honor of being a Veteran, I do have many members of my family who have served. Both of my Grandfathers fought in the Korean war as part of the Marine Corp. My father served in the Army, my brother is currently serving as a Senior Chief in the US Coast Guard, Active Duty. My uncle, a Green Beret, took a round from an A.K. in the torso during a tour in Iraq and by the grace of God is still with us today. I have lived my life with a great appreciation for those who serve, and for the sacrifices they made, and continue to make on behalf of our nation. Veterans are the class of individuals who committed to sacrifice their education, their family, their jobs and in the most tragic of cases, sometimes even their lives for our nation. Living veterans, to me, are a symbol in this country. Just as the National Anthem symbolizes this great land as the beacon of freedom around the world, singing words of a free and un-oppressed nation, U. S. Veterans symbolize the sacrifices made to create that beacon of freedom, to establish, defend and preserve our right to live free and un-oppressed. On this day, and every day we live free in this great country, let us always remember to thank a Veteran. God bless our veterans, troops currently serving, our first responders and God Bless America.

I would like to ask that all Americans join together Saturday, November 11th and take time out your day to recognize Veterans. The Greenwood Lake recognition will take place at the American Legion Post located on LCpl Scott Lynch Way 11/11/2017 at 11am. God bless Veterans, our troops currently serving, our first responders and God bless America.

 

Village Dates

  • Village Board Public Workshop, Nov 13th at 6:30pm in the Courthouse
  • Visioning Process – Community Voices Public Meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 14th from 7pm – 9pm in the GWL Middle School.
  • Village Board Meeting , Nov. 13th at 7:30 pm
  • Open Gym Night Every Monday and Friday at the Middle School from 8pm – 10pm. Mon: 7th – 12th Friday for adults.
  • GWL Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday at the Elks. 4-6pm under 13 years old. Over 13 y/o 6-8pm

Election is Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November 6, 2017

Elections for NY Supreme Court, County and Town officials will be held tomorrow. In addition, there will be three (3) propositions to vote for (see reverse side of ballot).

ALL voting will take place at the American Legion Post located on Scott Lynch Way between the hours of 6am – 9pm.

 

 

From the Mayor’s Office

October 30, 2017

Sidewalks in Greenwood Lake

The Windermere Avenue sidewalk project is back on track and scheduled for this week. The project will continue down Windermere from Jersey Avenue and will stop at Oak St (this year). We will continue down Windermere from Oak St. next year. The project should last for anywhere between 2-4 weeks.

The Waterstone Road sidewalk project, connecting the gazebo at Vine St. to the bridge at Sterling Road, will begin in the next 2 weeks. This project will create a waterfront sidewalk along Waterstone road and will install crosswalks to allow for safe pedestrian travel between the bridge and the gazebo. We will look to expand this project when more funds become available. This project is being funded by a grant from State Senator John Bonacic, whom we thank greatly for his efforts to contribute to our community.

 

Village Dates

  • Village Board Public Workshop, Nov 13th at 6:30pm in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Meeting , Nov. 13th at 7:30 pm
  • Open Gym Night Every Monday and Friday at the Middle School from 8pm – 10pm. Mon: 7th – 12th Friday for adults.
  • GWL Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday at the Elks. 4-6pm under 13 years old. Over 13 y/o 6-8pm

From the Mayor’s Office

October 6, 2017

Village Receives Grant from Senator Bonacic

The Village recently received notice that a grant for $50,000 has been approved for the Village to purchase an aerial platform lift. This lift, which would mostly be used by our Parks & Grounds Dept. would significantly help with maintaining our current facilities. The Village does not have the necessary equipment such as this to repair buildings, perform tree work, and improve the appearance of our downtown during events and holidays. Much work is needed in our downtown and we constantly find ourselves renting or borrowing this equipment. It will be a welcome relief to perform these functions in-house, ultimately saving the municipality’s scarce resources.

WTW Park Paving Complete

I am happy to report the paving in Wah Ta Wah Park has been completed. We negotiated a deal with Orange & Rockland that in order for them to install natural gas lines in WTW, they must in turn pave the roads in the park. They agreed and in addition to most residents in the park getting access to natural gas, the entire park has been paved with asphalt. I would like to thank our partners at O&R including our Government Relations partner Michael Grant, the contractors who performed the work Ward Paving, our DPW for overseeing the work – Ben Astorino and Jeff Feagles, and also would like to thank Park President Kathy Gilson for her persistence and partnership in this project.

 

Village Dates

  • Open Gym Night Every Monday and Friday at the Middle School from 8pm – 10pm. Mon: 7th – 12th Friday for adults.
  • GWL Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday at the Elks. 4-6pm under 13 years old. Over 13 y/o 6-8pm
  • Village Board Workshop Monday, Oct. 16th at 6:30pm in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Meeting Monday, Oct. 16th at 7:30pm in the Courthouse
  • Greenwood Lake Coalition Meeting , Oct. 17th at 7pm in Village Hall

Revised Website Link for Survey

October 2, 2017

Town-wide Visioning Project Seeks Input

The Visioning Committee that is developing the long-term plan for the town is continuing to accept survey data from town residents. Please complete the survey and share your vision at https://www.community2gether.org/. The survey is also available at the GWL Library and will be available until October 15th.

From the Mayor’s Office

October 2, 2017

Town-wide Visioning Project Seeks Input

The Visioning Committee that is developing the long-term plan for the town is continuing to accept survey data from town residents. Please complete the survey and share your vision at https://www.community2gether.org/. The survey is also available at the GWL Library and will be available until October 15th.

Comments for Short Term Residential Rentals

The Village continues to seek comments from the public on short-term residential rentals (Air B&B) over the next couple months. So far, I have received many comments and emails from residents and I am proud to say that the responses so far have not only been civil, they have been informative and solution-based. Please email me your comments on short-term residential rentals at mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org.

Relief Needed for Puerto Rico

As most have heard by now, Puerto Rico suffered a devastating impact from Hurricane Maria. At this point, relief efforts are continuing for the impacted families still living there. Town Halls throughout Orange County, as well as Village Hall in Greenwood Lake are accepting items which will be delivered to Puerto Rico out of Stewart Air Base. Items that are needed include: Aspirin, diapers, Clorox wipes, baby wipes, baby formula, batteries, flashlights, hygiene products, soap, and toiletries of any kind. These items will be accepted until October 12.

Village Dates

  • Open Gym Night Evert Monday and Friday at the Middle School from 6pm – 8pm for grades 7th to 12th
  • GWL Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday at the Elks. 4-6pm under 13 years old. Over 13 y/o 6-8pm
  • Village Board Workshop Monday, Oct. 16th at 6:30pm in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Meeting Monday, Oct. 16th at 7:30pm in the Courthouse
  • Greenwood Lake Coalition Meeting , Oct. 17th at 7pm in Village Hall
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