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Greenwood Lake Mayor’s Column

May 4, 2014

Pedestrian Safety is Paramount

        We in Greenwood Lake pride ourselves on being a very “walker friendly” community. Just about anything in the Village is within walking distance. The problem, however, is keeping those walkers safe. There are no sidewalks around the lake, crosswalks on the state highway are inadequate and poorly designed, and most people tend to ignore pedestrians standing at the side of the road waiting to cross. So I ask this, of residents, tourists, and those just passing through – please, stop for people in our crosswalks, slow down while driving through our residential neighborhoods, do not speed around bends, such as the bend on Waterstone Road, and above all – do not text and drive while driving through our pedestrian friendly Village.

Village-Wide Brush Pickup

    If you would like brush to be picked up in front of your home, please make sure that the piles are bundled and tied with some form of degradable rope or twine. Bundle at lengths of no larger than 4 or 5 feet and make sure that they can easily be picked up by our crews and disposed of safely. As for leaf bags, plastic bags will not be accepted. Leaf bags must be biodegradable paper bags which can be purchased at our local hardware store.




  • Mexican Fiesta for Grades 6th – 8th  May 9th from 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge. Event is sponsored by the PBA and the GWL Coalition.
  • GWL Teen Center open every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. under the Holy Rosary Church.
  • Open Gym for Grades 9-12 every Friday at the MS. Free for Village and Town Residents
  • School Board Candidates Forum May 15th from 7:30-8:30p.m. at the Elementary School. 
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