Supervisor's Corner    

By Michael P. Sweeton

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Week of August 31, 2015

Fall seems to be rapidly approaching and with it comes “back to school” and increased traffic from visitors to our beautiful Valley. Some kids will be beginning the ritual of walking to school, others will be driving for the first time and big yellow school buses will be starting and stopping along the way. I ask that everyone plan on adding a few extra minutes to your commute time and be extra vigilant during this transition time so that our kids can make their way safely to and from school.  The harvest on our farms is well underway and we are truly blessed to enjoy such bounty, year after year. Thank you to our hard working farmers who toil to produce such wonderful fruits and vegetables for our enjoyment. Please give them a brake, as well, as they travel from field to field to get the food to your table.  Enjoy this glorious time in the Warwick Valley.

The 2015 Orange County Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collection Events Schedule for Residents is as follows: Saturday, September 19 – Delano Hitch Recreation Center, 401 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY and Saturday October 24 – Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane, New Hampton, NY. This event is FREE for Orange County Residents. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting unwanted prescription medication and over the counter medication. No medical sharps will be accepted. Medical sharps are accepted at hospitals.  Events for businesses, schools, farms and government agencies require registration, will have scheduled drop off times and a cost determined by the vendor: Friday September 18 Delano Hitch Recreation Center, 401 Washington Street, Newburgh NY.  Must register by September 4; Friday October 23 – Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane, Goshen, NY.  Must register by October 12.  No electronic equipment will be accepted during these events.  Call (845) 291-2664 or email rlaraia@orangecountygov.com for registration forms or questions.

A Public Hearing on a local law to amend the Zoning Law as it relates to campgrounds and minor corrections will be held on Thursday September 10, 2015 at 7:15 pm in the Warwick Town Hall.

The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.