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Hydrant Flush Today, MAY 27th (corrected)

May 27, 2015

Flushing Hydrants Today and Tomorrow
The Village will be flushing hydrants through the Village on Wednesday, May 27 & 28th. Please be patient throughout the process as you may experience discolored water at times. If you have any issues or questions, please contact Village Hall.

Teen Center Looking for Volunteers
The GWL Coalition Teen Center is looking for volunteers to help monitor the center on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer your time, please stop by the Teen Center (Elks Lodge) on Wednesday evening and let them know. Or, you may stop in the GWL Police Department 24/7 and let them know, providing your contact information for follow up.
Herbicide Application, Round 2
The herbicide that we are using to treat the weeds requires two doses to be administered. The first was put in this past Wednesday. The next will be on Wednesday June 3rd. The rain date for the administration will be Thursday June 4th. There are only 24 hour restrictions for swimming, drinking the water (not advised any time of year), and consuming fish. Do not irrigate your lawn with lake water for at least 2 weeks after the treatment if you are in any of the treatment areas (North, east and west arms of the lake). Any questions, again, please reach out to Village Hall or me directly at Mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org.

Events in the Village
● Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks
● GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our youth. Attend a Coalition meeting!
● GWL PBA Bicycle Rodeo May 31st at the GWL American Legion from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Event is for children under 12 years of age.
● EARC Rowing Regatta June 6th from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. You may view the races along Sterling & Edgemere Ave. between Emerald Point Restaurant and the bridge to Chapel Island. Refreshments will be served on site.
● Kelly Miller Circus is BACK!! Monday June 15th at the Ben Winstanley Memorial Park (CVS Field). Two shows: 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the GWL Garden Center, Planet Pizza, Village Buzz, True Value Hardware Store, GWL Library, and Windermere Insurance Agency. Advanced tickets are $12 for adult, $6 for child but if purchased on the day of the event adult tickets are $16 and children are $8. The tent raising ceremony is 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

HYDRANT FLUSH TODAY, May 27th (Corrected!)

May 27, 2015

Flushing Hydrants Today and Tomorrow
The Village will be flushing hydrants through the Village on Wednesday, May 27 & 28th. Please be patient throughout the process as you may experience discolored water at times. If you have any issues or questions, please contact Village Hall.

Teen Center Looking for Volunteers
The GWL Coalition Teen Center is looking for volunteers to help monitor the center on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer your time, please stop by the Teen Center (Elks Lodge) on Wednesday evening and let them know. Or, you may stop in the GWL Police Department 24/7 and let them know, providing your contact information for follow up.
Herbicide Application, Round 2
The herbicide that we are using to treat the weeds requires two doses to be administered. The first was put in this past Wednesday. The next will be on Wednesday June 3rd. The rain date for the administration will be Thursday June 4th. There are only 24 hour restrictions for swimming, drinking the water (not advised any time of year), and consuming fish. Do not irrigate your lawn with lake water for at least 2 weeks after the treatment if you are in any of the treatment areas (North, east and west arms of the lake). Any questions, again, please reach out to Village Hall or me directly at Mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org.

Events in the Village
● Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks
● GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our youth. Attend a Coalition meeting!
● GWL PBA Bicycle Rodeo May 31st at the GWL American Legion from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Event is for children under 12 years of age.
● EARC Rowing Regatta June 6th from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. You may view the races along Sterling & Edgemere Ave. between Emerald Point Restaurant and the bridge to Chapel Island. Refreshments will be served on site.
● Kelly Miller Circus is BACK!! Monday June 15th at the Ben Winstanley Memorial Park (CVS Field). Two shows: 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the GWL Garden Center, Planet Pizza, Village Buzz, True Value Hardware Store, GWL Library, and Windermere Insurance Agency. Advanced tickets are $12 for adult, $6 for child but if purchased on the day of the event adult tickets are $16 and children are $8. The tent raising ceremony is 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

Herbicide application, Wednesday May 20

May 19, 2015

Dear residents –

The Village will be applying Sonar to treat the weeds in the lake tomorrow, May 20th. There will be no swimming in the treatment area for only 24 hours. Please visit the village website for more details and any updates on the process.

Thank you and have a great night.

Jesse Dwyer
Mayor

Mayor Dwyer’s Column

May 19, 2015

 From the Mayor’s Office

By Jesse Dwyer

2015 Independence Day Fireworks

As it has been the case for decades, Greenwood Lake stands ready to put on yet another incredible fireworks show in recognition of our Independence over the holiday weekend. Choosing the day for the show, however, was no easy task. Fortunately for many, the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year. Unfortunately for those of us responsible for paying for a fireworks show and staffing the event with police, that day couldn’t be any more expensive. The company who puts on the incredible show for us has contracts on the Friday and Saturday that more than doubles our rate for the show we get. I would argue that our show is just as good as those paying the premium for their show as this company is relatively local. We would also have to factor in the cost of policing the event. For every police officer we have working on what’s called a “Super Holiday”, we are contractually required to pay at the additional rate of pay for such holidays. So in short, the cost to have the show on the holiday would be too great for the taxpayers. On the bright side, next year the 4th falls on a Monday so the Sunday show will work out great!

Available Information for Residents

The Village Board and administration strives to make information readily available to residents and those looking to visit our community. Some of the methods through which information is shared is, of course, the news column that I write weekly, our village website (www.villageofgreenwoodlake.org), our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/greenwoodlake), our emergency notification system (IRIS, register for this FREE service on our village website), by calling village hall at 845-477-9215, or by emailing me directly at mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org. This administration works very hard to address concerns, answer questions, and to find solutions to all of the problems and challenges we all share.

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks
  • GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our youth. Attend a Coalition meeting!
  • GWL Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election Thur., May 21st from Noon – 8 p.m. in the Library.
  • GWL PBA Bicycle Rodeo May 31st at the GWL American Legion from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Event is for children under 12 years of age.
  • EARC Rowing Regatta June 6th from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. You may view the races along Sterling & Edgemere Ave. between Emerald Point Restaurant and the bridge to Chapel Island. Refreshments will be served on site.

Mayor Dwyer’s Column

May 11, 2015

 From the Mayor’s Office

By Jesse Dwyer

2015 Greenwood Lake

Summer Concert Series & Events Schedule

6 June – EARC Rowing Regatta – 8:30 a.m.

13 June – Chamber of Commerce Street Fair – 11:00 a.m.

15 June – Kelly Miller Circus **

2 showings: 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

20 June – Groovy Tuesday – 7:30 p.m.

27 June – The Channel Drifters – 7:30 p.m.

3 July – Second Hand Hats – 7:30 p.m.

5 July – Independence Day Parade – 11:00 a.m.

5 July —  Fireworks on the Lake – Dusk

11 July – Forever Ray — – 7:30 p.m.

18 July – Some Guys and a Broad – 7:00 p.m.

23 July – The Uncle Brothers Band Children’s Concert** – 6:30 p.m.

1 Aug. — 5K and Kid’s Fun Run – 9:00 a.m.

1 Aug. – The Grey Hounds — – 7:30 p.m.

8 Aug. – Bucky Pizzarelli Jazz — – 7:30 p.m.

13 Aug. – Farmer Tom Walsh Children’s Concert **

— 6:30 p.m.

15 Aug. – Elvis Concert — – 7:30 p.m.

22 Aug. – Out of the Blue — – 7:30 p.m.

29 Aug. – Irish Night at the Beach w/ Celtic Cross

— 7:30 p.m.

-Rain date venue is the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge.

-The events listed with ** are sponsored by the – Greenwood Lake Lion’s Club.

Thank you to Trustee Katheleen Holder for organizing the 2015 Greenwood Lake Summer Concert Series!

Lake Management

Once again, the Village will utilize herbicides to treat the weeds in the north, east and west arms of Greenwood Lake. The treatment will be Sonar (approved by the NY DEC). Sonar has 24 hour restrictions on the following activities: Swimming, fish consumption, drinking water and domestic livestock watering. There is a 7 day restriction for irrigating your lawn after treatment. The treatment is scheduled to take place between Monday May 18 through Wednesday May 20th  depending on weather conditions. Please check the Village website and Facebook page for the exact day and times of treatment. ALL treatment areas will be posted very conspicuously.

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks
  • GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our y Attend a Coalition meeting!
  • Boater Safety Course May 20th and 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cost is $45. Register at Village Police Station 477-9215. Courthouse
  • Greenwood Lake School Board Candidates Forum Thursday May 14th 6:45 pm at the GWL Elementary School.
  • Greenwood Lake BOE Election and Budget Vote Tuesday May 19th from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Elementary School.
  • Greenwood Lake Library Budget Vote Thursday

May 21st from 12:00 p.m. -8 a.m..

Mayor Dwyer’s Column

May 11, 2015

 From the Mayor’s Office

By Jesse Dwyer

2015 Greenwood Lake

Summer Concert Series & Events Schedule

6 June – EARC Rowing Regatta – 8:30 a.m.

13 June – Chamber of Commerce Street Fair – 11:00 a.m.

15 June – Kelly Miller Circus **

2 showings: 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

20 June – Groovy Tuesday – 7:30 p.m.

27 June – The Channel Drifters – 7:30 p.m.

3 July – Second Hand Hats – 7:30 p.m.

5 July – Independence Day Parade – 11:00 a.m.

5 July —  Fireworks on the Lake – Dusk

11 July – Forever Ray — – 7:30 p.m.

18 July – Some Guys and a Broad – 7:00 p.m.

23 July – The Uncle Brothers Band Children’s Concert** – 6:30 p.m.

1 Aug. — 5K and Kid’s Fun Run – 9:00 a.m.

1 Aug. – The Grey Hounds — – 7:30 p.m.

8 Aug. – Bucky Pizzarelli Jazz — – 7:30 p.m.

13 Aug. – Farmer Tom Walsh Children’s Concert **

— 6:30 p.m.

15 Aug. – Elvis Concert — – 7:30 p.m.

22 Aug. – Out of the Blue — – 7:30 p.m.

29 Aug. – Irish Night at the Beach w/ Celtic Cross

— 7:30 p.m.

-Rain date venue is the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge.

-The events listed with ** are sponsored by the – Greenwood Lake Lion’s Club.

Thank you to Trustee Katheleen Holder for organizing the 2015 Greenwood Lake Summer Concert Series!

Lake Management

Once again, the Village will utilize herbicides to treat the weeds in the north, east and west arms of Greenwood Lake. The treatment will be Sonar (approved by the NY DEC). Sonar has 24 hour restrictions on the following activities: Swimming, fish consumption, drinking water and domestic livestock watering. There is a 7 day restriction for irrigating your lawn after treatment. The treatment is scheduled to take place between Monday May 18 through Wednesday May 20th  depending on weather conditions. Please check the Village website and Facebook page for the exact day and times of treatment. ALL treatment areas will be posted very conspicuously.

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks
  • GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our y Attend a Coalition meeting!
  • Boater Safety Course May 20th and 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cost is $45. Register at Village Police Station 477-9215. Courthouse
  • Greenwood Lake School Board Candidates Forum Thursday May 14th 6:45 pm at the GWL Elementary School.
  • Greenwood Lake BOE Election and Budget Vote Tuesday May 19th from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Elementary School.

Mayor Dwyer’s Column

May 4, 2015

 From the Mayor’s Office

By Jesse Dwyer

Boater Safety Course Being Offered

Effective May 1st, 2014, any individual born after 5/1/96 are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat in the state of New York. No person may operate a personal watercraft (jetski, wave runner) unless they possess a valid Boater Safety Certificate.

The Greenwood Lake Police Department will be offering Boater Safety courses to the public on 2 days (both are required) May 20th and May 22nd from 6:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The cost of the program is $45 and you must register by calling the Police Station at 477-9211.

Thanks for your Patience

I would like to offer my thanks for the patience that we have all demonstrated while our DPW crews reclaim our streets after a vicious winter. I assure you all that our crews are doing all that they can to sweep every street in our village, clean every catch basin and work on each and every pot hole in the Village. Please keep in mind, they must also address the myriad of other challenges that have come our way such as water leaks in Wah Tah Wa while our Water Operators work diligently to restore summer water for those residents. The street sweeper only moves at about 5 mph and must cover nearly 1,000 miles in order to fully sweep the Village.

If any resident notices a pot hole, drainage issue, or other road issue, please contact Village Hall to let us know – 477-9215. We are here to help and we look forward to another great year with clean streets and happy residents.

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks
  • 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.
  • Boater Safety Course May 20th and 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cost is $45. Register at Village Police Station 477-9215. Courthouse
  • Village Board Workshop May 11th  at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse.
  • Village Board General Meeting May 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
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