From the Desk of Mayor Dwyer
Sun, May 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM Sun, 9:13 PM
This past week I took the opportunity to participate in the New York Conference of Mayors’ (NYCOM) annual summit for New York Mayors. The conference provided a great opportunity for me, as a new Mayor, to network with other Mayors and share ideas about the challenges we all face as municipal leaders. The conference was also full of informative work sessions on topics ranging from budgeting issues to labor relations.
After the conference, which was about 30 minutes north of Albany, I made sure that I set up meetings with our state representatives, Senator John Bonacic and Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt. Both meetings proved to be extremely beneficial and a great opportunity for me to share some promising goals for our community. Both were extremely receptive and I am looking forward to working with them both on the betterment of Greenwood Lake. Senator Bonacic has re-written an old grant/ bill that the Village received years ago so that we can actually put the money to use. The bill is in the Senate Finance committee for approval as we speak. We will use this money to replace the water meter caps throughout the village – a necessary step to repairing village infrastructure. Assemblywoman Rabbitt will be providing the Village with State Police assistance during our major events, as well as during Applefest to help offset the cost that we, as a Village, incur as a result of police coverage during these events.
Lake Restoration/ Hydroraking: This process took a positive step last week. The Chairman of the Bi-State Lake Commission, Steve DeFeo, informed me that they will provide the Village with upfront money to begin the project. The total project will be just over $100,000, all of which the Lake Commission will fund. Therefore, the Village will not have to expend any resources toward the project. The final permits are being submitted this week and we are hoping that the project will begin in July or August.
Once again, the GWL Lions Club has stepped up to support our community. At a recent presentation by Marianne Schmidt of Hudson Valley Honor Flight, the Lions Club decided to sponsor a WWII veteran to participate in the Honor Flight, which flies the veteran to DC for the day. The Lions club is hoping to send a LOCAL vet if one steps up, but if one does not, they will donate the money to sponsor any other WWII vet wishing to participate in the program. If you are a WWII vet or know someone in the Greenwood Lake community who is, please contact Village Hall at 845-477-9215.
Cub Scouts Pack 121 Sign Ups May 17th from 5:30-8:30pm
If interested in getting your child involved in the Cub Scouts, sign ups are held at the GWL Elementary School Gym may 17th.
GWL Village Board Meeting – May 20th at 7:30pm
The regular meeting of the Village Board will be 5/20 at 7:30. The general meeting is preceded by a public hearing on MS4 (water quality review) and a public hearing on Hud Grant applications. Meetings are located in the GWL Courthouse.
Community Coalition Meeting – May 21st at 7pm in the Senior Center
Elks Senior Luncheon — May 22nd at 12pm – Free for Local Seniors
EARC Greenwood Lake Challenge – June 22nd 9am.
Join the East Arm Rowing Club of Greenwood Lake and the Greenwood Lake community as we watch the final regatta in the Learn To Row Program. This is always an exciting event and spectators are always welcome.
Merchants Guild Sponsors Street Fair – June 8th 11am-5pm on Windermere Avenue